Speeches/Articles by Justice Edelman


Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World” by Paul Daly, reviewed by Justices James Edelman and Susanna Connolly, (2022) 29 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 215 - (PDF)

Foreword, Paula Giliker (ed), Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World (2022) - (PDF)

Spigelman Oration: Implications - Pre-edited version. Edited version to be published in (2022) Australian Law Journal - (PDF)

Mutual Borrowing and Judicial Dialogue Between the Apex Courts of Australia and the United Kingdom (with the Rt Hon. Lady Arden) - Pre-edited version. Edited version published in the Law Quarterly Review, (2022) 138 LQR 217) -  (PDF)


Lucinda Lecture, Original Constitutional lessons: Marriage, Defence, Juries, and Aliens - Pre-edited version. Edited version to be published: Monash University Law Review (2021) volume 47 - (PDF)

Chapter in Andrew Dickinson and Edwin Peel (eds), A Conflict Of Laws Companion (Oxford University Press, 17 June 2021) - (PDF)


Foreword to Janina Boughey and Lisa Burton Crawford (eds), Interpreting Executive Power (The Federation Press, 20 January 2020). - (PDF)

The Interpretation of Written Contracts, Mr Justice Russell Brown Law Lecture Series, January 9, 2020 , University of Alberta (Published in C Mitchell and S Watterson (eds), The World of Maritime and Commercial Law: Essays in Honour of Francis Rose (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2020)). - (PDF)

Foreword to Bant, Barker and Degeling (eds), Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution, (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) - (PDF)


The future of the Australian business corporation: a legal perspective, Supreme Court of New South Wales Corporate and Commercial Law Conference, 29 October 2019 - (PDF)

Foreword to Nicholas A Tiverios, Contractual Penalties in Australia and the United Kingdom - History, Theory and Practice (The Federation Press, 3 September 2019).  -  (PDF)

The evolution of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the case of the deed of company arrangement, 2019 Oxford Law and Finance Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Oxford, 14 January 2019 - (Published in Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly). - (PDF)

Foreword to Issue 42(3) of the University of New South Wales Law Journal entitled ‘Conceptions of Ownership’- (Published in the University of New South Wales Law Journal, [2019] UNSWLawJl 28; (2019) 42(3) UNSW Law Journal 785). - (PDF)


Constitutional Interpretation, 2018 Winterton Lecture, University of Western Australia, 26 March 2018 - (To be published in University of Western Australia Law Review) - (PDF)


Hadley v Baxendale, 2017 FW Guest Memorial Lecture, University of Otago, 1 November 2017 - (To be published in University of Otago Law Review) - (PDF)

The Equity of the Statute, Philosophical Foundations of Equity Law, King's College London, 29-30 June 2017 - (To be published in Klimchuk, Samet, and Smith (EDS), Philosophical Foundationsof The Law of Equity (Oxford, OUP)) - (PDF)


Chief Justice French, Judicial Power and Chapter III of the Commonwealth Constitution, WA Bar Association Colloquium to honour the retirement of French CJ, 24 November 2016 (Published in H Jackson (ed), Essays in Honour of Chief Justice French (The Federation Press, 2019)) (PDF)

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30 MAY 2008


The Honourable Justice Kiefel

High Court of Australia