Faculty of Law

The Bill of Rights in Modern Law with Special Reference to Tasmania


David Clark is Professor of Law at Flinders University and publishes extensively on the Magna Carta.

Start Date

21st Apr 2016 1:00pm

End Date

21st Apr 2016 2:00pm


Faculty of Law Staff Room

RSVP / Contact Information

Please RSVP to Law.secretary@utas.edu.au by Tuesday April 19 2016.

David Clark is a graduate of the Otago and Oxford Universities and is a Professor of Law at Flinders University in Adelaide. He first published on Magna Carta in the Melbourne University Law Review in 2000, and subsequently with the American Bar Association in 2014 in the book Magna Carta and the Rule of Law, and in a paper on Magna Carta and Court delay in the Pacific in  Robert Hazell  &  James Melton(eds)  Magna Carta and Its Modern Legacy     (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2015). He wrote a paper on Magna Carta in New Zealand, which will appear in the Canterbury Law Review in 2016. He has delivered lectures on the Charter at the State Library of New South Wales in June this year, at the Law Society of South Australia in the same month. He has published on the history of constitutional landmarks such as Habeas Corpus and the Bill of Rights 1689. He is interested in survivals and how earlier legal instruments come to be re-interpreted and applied in modern circumstances.