More lawyers than people: Thoughts on lawyers, justice and society

Date & time
5–6pm Tuesday 18 February 2014
Sparke Helmore Theatre 1, ANU College of Law
Professor Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin


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Marc Galanter is one of the western world’s leading thinkers on lawyers, justice and legal culture, and a leading figure in the empirical study of the legal system. He is the John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and LSE Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Why the ‘Haves’ Come Out Ahead: Speculations on the Limits of Legal Change, one of the most-cited articles in the legal literature.

As well, Professor Galanter is an expert in the Indian legal system. He was retained as an expert by the government of India in the litigation arising from the Bhopal disaster, and is currently engaged in research on access to justice in India.

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