Launched by the Honourable Justice Steward
On 22 April 2021, Melbourne Law School hosted the Hon Justice Steward of the High Court of Australia who launched Legal History Matters: From Magna Carta to the Clinton Impeachment, edited by Associate Professor Amanda Whiting and Professor Ann O’Connell.
This collection of essays seeks to reinvigorate the study of history within the law school curriculum, by showcasing what students of the law can achieve when, addressing diverse topics, they seek to understand legal processes and institutions historically.
The volume comprises outstanding legal history papers authored by graduate (final year JD) students in the Melbourne Law School. This collection is dedicated to two women who championed the teaching of legal history at the Melbourne Law School in the 1960s and 1970s - Dr Ruth Campbell and Mrs Betty Hayes.