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Berger International Speaker Series: Professor James Allan

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Myron Taylor Hall, 186
Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

The Constitutional Structures of the Angloshere— Copying and Innovating

James Allan holds the oldest named chair at the University of Queensland where he is the Garrick Professor of Law.  He is a native born Canadian who practised law at a large firm in Toronto and then at the Bar in London before moving to teach law in Hong Kong, New Zealand and then Australia.  He has had sabbaticals at the Cornell Law School and the University of San Diego School of Law in the US and at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Dalhousie Law School in Canada (where he was the Bertha Wilson Visiting Professor of Human Rights).

Allan has published widely in the areas of constitutional law, legal philosophy and bill of rights scepticism.  In 2014 he published his book Democracy in Decline, aimed at the educated layperson.  And recently he edited and contributed to the book released in December of 2016 Making Australia Right.  Allan also writes regularly for weeklies and monthlies including being a regular contributor to The Australian, The Spectator Australia, and Quadrant.  He was elected to the Mont Pelerin Society in 2011.  As a majoritarian democrat he was delighted by the Brexit vote.

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