Eleventh Geoffrey Sawer Lecture - Chief Justice Gleeson and the High Court

Date & time

6–7.15pm Friday 31 October 2008


Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Rd, The Australian National University


Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO FASSA


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Part of the Annual Geoffrey Sawer Lecture series

The lecture will deal with Murray Gleeson’s method of constitutional interpretation, which will cover both matters in ‘The Constitution’ and broader constitutional principles. It will contrast his early statements emphasising ‘strict and complete legalism’ with many of his decisions.

Matters covered will include his views on original meaning, the place of human rights in legal interpretation and the relevance of social consequences in construing constitutional provisions.

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