Professor John Carter
BA LLB (Sydney) PhD (Camb)
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John Carter was born in England in 1953. He settled in Australia in 1960. After completing Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees at the University of Sydney in 1974 and 1976, he spent a year as Associate to the Hon Mr Justice Franki of the Federal Court of Australia. In 1978 he returned to England as a WÿM Tapp Research Student at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He graduated Doctor of Philosophy in 1981. In that year he took up a Lectureship in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. Following promotions to senior lecturer and Associate Professor in 1986 and 1990 respectively, he was awarded a personal chair in the field of Commercial Law in 1995.
In 1988 Professor Carter established the Journal of Contract Law, of which he is the General Editor. He was also Executive Editor of the Sydney Law Review between 1990 and 1991. Between 1986 and 1989 Professor Carter served as consultant and part-time Commissioner to the Law Reform Commission of New South Wales.
Specialising in Contract, Commercial Law and Restitution Professor Carter has written extensively in all these areas. He has published three major works. First, Breach of Contract, based on his doctoral thesis and now in its 2nd ed, 1991, published jointly by Law Book Co Ltd, Sydney and Sweet & Maxwell, London. Second, Contract Law in Australia, with Professor DÿJ Harland of Sydney Law School, published by Butterworths, Sydney and now in its 3rd ed, 1996. Third, Restitution Law in Australia (the first Australian work analysing the subject restitution), with Justice Mason, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, published by Butterworths, Sydney in 1995. Professor Carter is the author of three titles in Halsbury's Laws of Australia: Contract, Restitution (with Keith Mason and Andrew Bulley) and Sale of Goods.
Professor Carter is a consultant to Freehill Hollingdale & Page, solicitors. He is also Chairman of the Education Committee of the Commercial Law Association of Australia and Director of Continuing Legal Education, in the Faculty of Law of the University of Sydney.
- Commercial Law and Restitution
Teaching and supervision
- Personal Property
- Advanced Contracts
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