[SydPhil] FW: NISL seminar 5 MARCH, MARC GALANTER, RIGHTING OLD WRONGS
m.krygier at unsw.edu.au
Fri Feb 28 13:58:27 AEDT 2014
RE-REMINDER and VENUE CHANGE
The UNSW Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law
invites you to attend
an evening seminar:
Righting Old Wrongs
WEDNESDAY, 5 MARCH, 2014
[New Venue] Staff Common Room, 2nd Floor
UNSW LAW SCHOOL
DRINKS: 5.30 - 6.00 pm
SEMINAR AND DISCUSSION: 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Would those interested in attending the seminar please let Martin Krygier (m.krygier at unsw.edu.au<mailto:m.krygier at unsw.edu.au>) know ahead of time.
This paper addresses some of the perplexities that attend projects to remedy large scale wrongful acts that are not fresh, but occurred in the more distant past. It takes up a number of examples from the wartime detention of Japanese citizens to reparations for slavery. It attempts to identify the moral and practical questions entailed by such efforts.
Marc Galanter, John and Rylla Bosshard Professor Emeritus of Law and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and formerly LSE Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, studies lawyers, litigation and legal culture. He has written extensively on these topics, including Tournament of Lawyers: The Transformation of the Big Law Firm (1991) and Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture (2005). He has been editor of the Law & Society Review, President of the Law and Society Association, Chair of the International Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism, a member of the Council on the Role of Courts, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Galanter is the author of a number of highly regarded studies of litigation and disputing in the United States including "Why the 'Haves' Come Out Ahead: Speculations on the Limits of Legal Change," one of the most-cited articles in the legal literature. His work includes pioneering studies on the impact of disputant capabilities in adjudication, the relation of public legal institutions to informal regulation, and patterns of litigation in the United States.
He is also recognized as a leading American student of Indian law. He is the author of Competing Equalities: Law and the Backward Classes in India (1984, 1991) and Law and Society in Modern India (1989, 1992) and many articles on the legal system and legal culture of India. He is an Honorary Professor of the National Law School of India and of the National Law University Delhi, served as advisor to the Ford Foundation on legal services and human rights programs in India, and was retained as an expert by the Government of India in the litigation arising from the Bhopal disaster. He is currently engaged in research on access to justice in India.
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