Queer Reading of the Law



Ever get the feeling that the law doesn’t always fulfil its goal of impartiality and equal treatment before the law? Through reading the law queerly, this gathering of students and scholars will take a critical journey into law, theory and practice.

Designed over a three year period to complement and challenge the learning of Juris Doctor students throughout their program, but open to all members of the Melbourne Law School community, this reading group will explore queer, sexuality, desire, feminist and intersectional politics and theories in the law.

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Participants are expected to read deeply and think creatively in advance of the session the following materials:


Queer Cowboys in Mexico City, Brad Jessup (2017) ©

Year 1 - 2019

Year 2 - 2020

The readings for 2020 will be announced soon.

Year 3 - 2021

The readings for 2021 will be announced soon.