IILAH Reading Group


The IILAH Reading Group will recommence for Semester 2, 2018 on Wednesday 1 August from 1:00 pm – 2.00 pm (meeting fortnightly).


Our theme this semester is The Office of the International Lawyer & the Plurality of Laws. All students, faculty and visitors are welcome to join. Readings will be posted below in advance.


Semester 2, 2018

This semester's reading group seeks to engage with a series of texts that take up questions of office, conduct and encounter. The reading group aims to explore these three concepts in detail, especially with regard to how they apply to the work of a jurist and also how they interrelate with one another.

  • Wednesday 1 August 2018

    • Jeffrey Minson

      Jeffrey Minson, 'How to Speak Well of the State: A Rhetoric of Civil Prudence', UC Irvine Law Review 4 (2014) 437.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Minson reading
  • Wednesday 15 August 2018

    • Laura Benton and Lisa Ford

      Laura Benton and Lisa Ford, 'A Global Empire of Law', in Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800–1850, Harvard University Press, 2016, 1-27.

      Room 628, Level 6

    • Download Benton and Ford reading
  • Wednesday 29 August 2018

    • Ian Hunter

      Ian Hunter, 'Postscript: The kingdom of truth and the civil kingdom', in Rival Enlightenments: Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 364-376.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Hunter reading
  • Wednesday 12 September 2018

    • Shaun McVeigh & Sundhya Pahuja

      Shaun McVeigh & Sundhya Pahuja, 'Rival jurisdictions: The promise and loss of sovereignty', in Charles Barbour and George Pavlich eds., After Sovereignty: One the Question of Political Beginnings, Routledge, 2010, pp. 97-114.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Pahuja & McVeigh reading
  • Wednesday 3 October 2018

    • Walter Benjamin

      Walter Benjamin, 'The Storytellers' in Hannah Arendt (eds) Illuminations, Harry Zohn (trans), Pimlico, 1999 pp. 83-107.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Benjamin reading
    • John Berger

      John Berger, 'The Storyteller', in John Berger and Tom Overton (eds) Landscapes: John Berger on Art, Routledge, 2016, pp. 60-65.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Berger reading
    • Reinhart Koselleck

      Reinhart Koselleck, 'Historia Magistra Vitae: The Dissolution of the Topos into the Perspective of the Modernized Historical Process' from Rienhart Koselleck, Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time, Keith Tribe (trans.), New York: Columbia University Press, 2004, pp. 26-42.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Koselleck reading
  • Wednesday 17 October 2018: 2 - 3PM

    • Peter Goodrich

      Peter Goodrich, 'Who Are We?: Persona, Office, Suspicion, and Critique.' in Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins' (Eds.) Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 43-60.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Goodrich reading
  • Wednesday 31 October 2018

    • Shaun McVeigh

      Shaun McVeigh, 'Office and Persona of the Critical Jurist: Peripheral Legal Thought (Australia)', in Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins' (Eds.) Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 386-405.

      David Saunders, ‘The critical jurist and the moment of theory’, Postcolonial Studies 10:1 (2007) 77:  optional reading

      Room 831, Level 8

  • Wednesday 14 November 2018

    • Desmond Manderson

      Desmond Manderson, 'AD 2014: A Review of Eve Darian-Smith, Laws and Societies in Global Contexts - Contemporary Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2013)', Law and Humanities 8:1 (2014), 77.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Manderson reading

Semester 1, 2018

  • Wednesday 11 April 2018

    • McVeigh & Haldar

      Shaun McVeigh, 'Office and Conduct of the Minor Jurisprudent', UC Irvine Law Review 5 (2015) 499.

      Piyel Haldar, 'The tongue and the eye: eloquence and office in renaissance emblems', in Peter Goodrich and Valerie Hayaert, Genealogies of Legal Vision, Oxford: Routledge, 2015, 152-178.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download McVeigh reading
      Download Haldar reading
  • Thursday 26 April 2018

    • Hunter

      Ian Hunter, 'About the dialectical historiography of international law', Global Intellectual History 1, 1 (2016) 1.

      Room 628, Level 6

    • Download Hunter reading
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018

    • Alexandrowicz & Baxi

      Upendra Baxi, 'Kautilyan Principles and the Law of Nations: A Comment', Materials for Postgraduate Studies, University of Sydney, 1967.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Baxi reading
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018

    • Grovogui

      Siba Grovogui, 'Come to Africa: A Hermeneutics of Race in International Theory', Alternatives 26 (2001) 425-448.

      Room 831, Level 8

    • Download Grovogui reading
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018

    • Genovese

      Ann Genovese, 'Inheriting and Inhabiting the Pleasures and Duties of Our Own Existence: The Second Sex and Feminist Jurisprudence', Australian Feminist Law Journal 38 (2013) 41.

      Room 831, Level 8

Participating in the IILAH Reading Groups


If you would like to introduce a reading to the group, please contact IILAH Director, Professor Sundhya Pahuja at s.pahuja@unimelb.edu.au

If you would like to come, please do RSVP to law-iilah@unimelb.edu.au.

Past Reading Groups

2017

2016

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