Did you know that constitutions in many Pacific countries not only recognise customary laws but frequently place them above common law? And where local legislation does not exist, foreign legislation is often applied? 

Colonialism has left Pacific countries with messy and complicated legal systems, something researchers like Emeritus Professor Jennifer Corrin are trying to untangle. Join her for a roundtable discussion on Monday 26 July 2021 to ask your questions and learn more about this important area. 

Speaker

Jennifer Corrin
Professor Emerita at The University of Queensland

Jennifer researches law reform and development in plural legal regimes and legal issues affecting small states. She has published in the areas of legal pluralism, comparative law, South Pacific law, customary law, human rights, court systems, evidence, civil procedure, family law, land law, constitutional law, and contract. She is the author of Contract Law in the South Pacific and co-author of Introduction to South Pacific Law and Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific. Jennifer is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a member of the Australian Academy of Law, and a member of the Board of the Commission on Legal Pluralism. Before joining The University of Queensland, Jennifer spent five years at the University of the South Pacific, having joined the Faculty after ten years in her own legal firm in the Solomon Islands.
 

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