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Public Law in the Age of Statutes: Essays in Honour of Dennis Pearce

Edited by Anthony J Connolly and Daniel Stewart

The nine essays have been prepared by the presenters at a conference in Canberra in October 2014. The essays celebrate the career and scholarship of Professor Dennis Pearce of the Australian National University. By members of the judiciary, senior lawyers and academics, the essays look at current issues relating to statutory interpretation, judicial review, delegated legislation, law reform and the culture of government.

Federation Press, 978-1-760020-39-2, November 2015, 236 pages, hardcover, A$115.

The New Zealand Supreme Court: The First Ten Years

Edited by Andrew Stockley and Michael Littlewood

This brings together the papers presented at the November 2014 conference hosted by the Auckland Law School to mark the first decade of the Supreme Court. The papers have been refined to take account of the discussions which took place on their presentation. The first part of the book outlines the establishment, role and functioning of the court, while the second part addresses the emerging jurisprudence of the court in the most important areas of New Zealand law.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-1-927313-10-7, November 2015, 521 pages, paperback and e-book.

Why Lawyers Are Like Lobsters (and other lessons on surviving in the law)

By Marcus Elliott

The author says this is a handbook for all lawyers, past, present and future, even those who are not yet born. He claims that it holds the secrets of absolute and total success as a lawyer.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-1-927313-58-9, November 2015, paperback, $50 (GST included, p&h excluded).

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