What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. What does it mean for us today — for being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. Come and hear about the real Magna Carta!
This public lecture will be presented by Dr Nigel Jamieson from the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago.
|Date||Tuesday, 21 July 2015|
|Time||5:15pm - 6:15pm|
|Location||Moot Court, 10th floor Richardson Building, Faculty of Law|
|Contact Name||Faculty of Law|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 3773|