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Judicial Studies Programme Lecture

Appointed to the New Zealand High Court last year, the Hon Justice Matthew Palmer has found judicial life more similar to academic life than any other role. Earlier this year Judge Richard Posner of the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals published a trenchant critique of both the judiciary and the academy in the United States. In this lecture Justice Palmer considers the similarities and differences between the functions and cultures of the legal academy and the judiciary in New Zealand. Like Judge Posner, but in different ways, he urges each to pay attention to the other.  FULL DETAILS