Julius Stone Address
The Julius Stone Address, inaugurated in 2000, is an annual lecture given by a leading international scholar of jurisprudence. The Address is delivered in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is attended by judges, scholars, leading members of the legal profession and the broader community.
The annual address is published in the Sydney Law Review. The text of some past addresses is also available online. Links are provided below.
The address is kindly sponsored by the Educational Heritage Foundation.
Julius Stone Address Archive
2000 Professor William Twining, University College, London, UK
'The Province of Jurisprudence Re-examined: Problems of Generalisation in a Global Context'
2001 Professor Upendra Baxi, Warwick University, UK
'Human Rights as Human Flourishings: From Julius Stone to Amartya Sen and Beyond'
2002 Professor Patricia Williams, Columbia University, USA
'Inlaws and Outlaws: The Fate of Equality in Unsettled Times'
2003 Professor Jack Balkin, Yale Law School, USA
'How Rights Change: Freedom of Speech in a Digital Age'
2004 Professor David Kennedy, Harvard Law School, USA
'Challenging Expert Rule: The Politics of Global Governance'
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2005 Professor Ratna Kapur, Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi, India
'The Dark Side of Human Rights'
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2006 Professor Jeremy Waldron, New York University
'Conquest & Circumstances: Can changing conditions legitimise the imposition of colonial authority?'
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2007 Professor Brian Tamanaha, St Johns University, New York
'Understanding Contemporary Legal Pluralism'
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2008 Professor Samantha Besson, University of Fribourg
'The Authority of International Law'
2009 Professor Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
'International Law and State Power: Historical Reflections'
2010 Professor Nicola Lacey, All Souls College, Oxford
'Could He Forgive Her? Gender, Agency and Women's Criminality in 19th-Century English Law and Literature'
2011 Professor Leslie Green, University of Oxford ‘A Democratic Constitution: The Basics’