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Sir Maurice Byers Lecture
In early 2000, Bar Council resolved to establish an annual address in honour of Sir Maurice Byers. In recognition of Sir Maurice's principal areas of work, it was decided to make the focus one of constitutional or public law.



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2009: Beyond the text: a vision of the structure and function of the constitution


Delivered by the solicitor-general of the Commonwealth of Australia, Stephen Gageler SC on 7 April 2009. View the lecture >>



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2008: Judicial Review Today

Delivered by the chief justice of New Zealand, the Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, in the Bar Association Common Room on Thursday, 24 April 2008

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2007: Theories of Constitutional Interpretation: A Taxonomy

Delivered by the Hon Justice J D Heydon AC on Thursday, 3 May 2007 at 5:30pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

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pic2006: The Implications of the Constitution
Delivered by David Jackson QC on Thursday, 30 March 2006. The lecture was published in the Winter edition of Bar News, the journal of the New South Wales Bar Association. View the lecture >>


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2005: Statutes

Delivered by The Hon Justice WMC Gummow AC in the Banco Court, Queens Square, Sydney on 17 March 2005. View the lecture >>





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2003-2004: What's Wrong with Top Down Legal Reasoning?

Delivered by The Hon Justice Keith Mason AC, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.View the lecture >>






    Past lectures 2000-2002
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    Biography of Sir Maurice
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