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The Internationalisation of Law

The Internationalisation of Law

Legislating, Decision-Making, Practice and Education

Edited by Mary Hiscock and William van Caenegem

This insightful book explores the acute challenges presented by the ‘internationalisation’ of law, a trend that has been accelerated by the growing requirement for academics and practitioners to work and research across countries and regions with differing legal traditions.


Mary Hiscock and William van Caenegem


Mary Hiscock and William van Caenegem Two events were selected by the faculty of law at Bond University to celebrate its twentieth birthday. The first in time was a Symposium on the Internationalisation of Law in June 2009, and the second was an invitation to the last Law Man of the Wardaman People, an indigenous clan, to visit the Law School as Artist-in-Residence in September 2009 to depict his Law in a painting, and to explain its significance to the academic and the wider community. The painting will then remain at the Law School. The Law Faculty has had a constant goal since its inception to combine the best of the Australian traditions of legal education with the best modes and content of legal education wherever they may be derived. The striving for this goal is reflected in the diverse nature of the curriculum and teaching methods, the diverse origins and education of the faculty and of the students, and the diverse research output of the school. As the first private law school in Australia, Bond had an unrivalled opportunity to settle its own priorities and policies, and to continue to develop these in a leadership role. After two decades, the faculty members thought it appropriate to reflect on major legal issues. To do this, we gathered a group of legal scholars from around the world, almost all of whom had a direct link with the Law School before the Symposium and, we hope, all of whom now feel that...

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