Excursions in the Law by Peter Heerey

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December 2014, no. 367
Excursions in the Law

Excursions in the Law

by Peter Heerey

Desert Pea Press, $59.95 hb, 282 pp, 9781876861131

Excursions in the Law by Peter Heerey

Reviewed by
December 2014, no. 367

What’s on a judge’s mind? Litigants and advocates would love to know. Former judge Peter Heerey answers that question in his latest book, a compendium of writing over many years, covering a vast array of topics and in myriad forms.

Heerey displays his abiding affection for his Tasmanian roots with an essay on the Tasmanian member of the group of authors of the Australian Constitution, Andrew Inglis Clark. He then shifts into high gear with commentary on the famous case of Professor Orr of the University of Tasmania, who was sacked for having a sexual relationship with an eighteen-year-old student. Orr challenged the dismissal. His case, somewhat amazingly, ended up in the High Court, which dismissed his appeal.

Excursions in the Law

Excursions in the Law

by Peter Heerey

Desert Pea Press, $59.95 hb, 282 pp, 9781876861131

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