Legalism and the Latham High Court in Emergency
Room 611, Level 6
185 Pelham Street
This lecture considers the High Court’s treatment of emergency powers cases during the Second World War. It explores the role and meaning of legalism as an adjudicative technique with a particular focus on rulings against the government. It also considers the scope afforded by this style of judicial method – in the adjudication of the executive’s wartime legal powers – to unearth constitutional values.
Dr Patrick Graham, Lecturer
Dr Patrick Graham
University of New England
Patrick studied law at the London School of Economics (LLB. and LLM) and was awarded his PhD by Queen Mary, University of London, on the use of emergency power in early twentieth century Britain. His main research interests are in administrative law and legal history. He is originally from Ireland.