Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies

Clark Center Co-Sponsors Comparative Judicial Studies Conference

Wed, August 14, 2019
Clark Center Co-Sponsors Comparative Judicial Studies Conference

The Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies partnered with Monash University’s Department of Business Law and Taxation to co-sponsor the interim meeting of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee (09) on Comparative Judicial Studies. The conference took place July 24-26 at the Monash Prato Center, located near Florence, Italy. A welcome reception was followed by two days of panels and a conference dinner.

The gathering brought together 30 scholars from universities around the world. Panels addressed a wide range of topics, including courts and migration policy, challenges to comparative courts research, and issues concerning judicial empowerment, capture, and politicization. Two faculty from UT-Austin participated. Both presented papers concerning Australia. Clark Center Director Rhonda Evans presented a paper on the institutional implications of Australia’s asylum-seeker policies for the High Court of Australia, while a paper co-authored by H.W. Perry, Department of Government and UT-Law, and Patrick Keyser, La Trobe University in Australia, compared the ways in which of the Supreme Court of the United States and the High Court of Australia manage the participation of amici curie (“friends of the court”) in their respective proceedings. A copy of the complete conference program is available here.

In addition to Rhonda Evans, conference organizers included James Kelly of Concordia University and Carolyn Sutherland of Monash University. The RC09 will organize a series of panels at the IPSA World Congress to be held 25-29 July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, visit www.ipsa.org/events/congress/lisbon2020.

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