Sociology of Law Research Seminars - Craft skills and legal rules: How Australian magistrates make bail decisions
The Sociology of Law Department arranges a series of research seminars inviting both local and international researchers who are conducting state of the arts research within various areas of law and society.
School of Social Science, University of Tasmania
This seminar is based on the paper "Craft skills and legal rules: How Australian magistrates make bail decisions". It pursues an ethnomethodological approach in describing the work of magistrates making bail decisions in Australian lower courts. Because researchers are committed to examining the practical nature of occupational work, this approach has potential to provide a detailed account of rule-use in legal settings. It will be shown how magistrates employ and are permitted to employ considerable discretion when working within bail legislation, and in interpreting legislation. This account of legal work is relevant to long-standing debates about rule skepticism and formalism; and to policy debates that seek to limit judicial discretion.
To receive a copy ahead of the seminar, contact Ida Nafstad at ida [dot] nafstad [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
This seminar will be conducted digitally on Zoom. Follow this link to attend.
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Meeting ID: 677 3697 2109
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+46 8 5052 0017 Sweden
+46 8 5050 0828 Sweden
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2 december 2020 10:00 till 11:00
Zoom digital conference software. More information in the event description.
ida [dot] nafstad [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se