Tuesday, March 22, 2022

New Issue of Amicus Curiae (Vol 3, Issue 2)

Amicus Curiae
Series 2, Vol 3, No. 2, pp. 335-360
Published in 2022
3-2 Synopsis
Editor: Michael Palmer (Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor) 
In this issue, contributions by Inger Andersen (Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme), and the Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill examine the role of law reform in addressing the issues of climate change. The issue also offers second and final special section, guest-edited by Professor Carl Stychin, addressing questions of ‘Law, Public Policy and the Covid Crisis’. Justice Anthony J Besanko’s contributed essay ‘Legal Unreasonableness After Li—A Place For Proportionality’ considers the issue of substantive legal unreasonableness in the context of administrative law in Australia, especially judicial review of the exercise of an administrative discretionary power, following the 2013 case Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Li. In his essay, ‘What is the Role of a Legal Academic? A Response to Lord Burrows’, Professor Geoffrey Samuel examines and challenges the arguments recently put forward by Lord Burrows, and argues against characterization of the role of legal academics as one in which scholars of law function primarily as servants of legal practice. In his contribution, ‘Possible Solutions for Protectionist Anti-Dumping Procedures’, Dr Abdulkadir Yilmazcan’s contribution examines issues in international trade negotiations on anti-dumping. In the contribution by Professor Christopher Waters, entitled ‘The Role of Border Cities in International Law’, and based on his presentation at IALS Director’s Seminar Series November 4, 2021, two fields of study are brought together, namely: cities as actors in international law, and international boundaries. He asks us to appreciate more fully that border cities have become important in respect of a number of legal issues often not anticipated in constitutions or municipal legislation, including climate change (especially post-COP 26), migration and sanctuary, human rights, and human development. In the Notes section, several examinations of recent law publications are offered. Barrie Nathan considers Jeffrey Hill’s study, The Practical Guide to Mooting, Nicola Monaghan evaluates Stephen Mason And Daniel Seng (eds)—Electronic Evidence & Electronic Signatures (Fifth Edition), and Professor Jaakko Husa assesses the study by Simone Glanert, Alexandra Mercescu, Geoffrey Samuel entitled Rethinking Comparative Law. ‘A Visual Autoethnography of a PhD Journey’ by Dr Clare Williams is this issue’s Visual Law article. Notes on and Events in the recent work of the Institute is provided by Eliza Boudier of the IALS.

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