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Scholarship, Practice and Education in Comparative Law

A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock

  • John H. Farrar
  • Vai Io Lo
  • Bee Chen Goh

About this book


This book examines how law functions in a multitude of facets and dimensions. The contributions shed light on the study of comparative law in legal scholarship, the relevance of comparative law in legal practice, and the importance of comparative law in legal education. The book will particularly appeal to those engaged in the teaching and scholarship of comparative law, and those seeking to uncover the various significant dimensions of the workings of law.

The book is organised in three parts. Part I addresses scholarship, with contributors examining comparative legal issues as critique and from a theoretical framework. Part II outlines practice, with contributors discussing the function of comparative law in such comparatively diverse areas as international arbitration, environment, and the rule of law. Part III appraises comparative law in education.


comparative law international law legal scholarship legal education legal practice legal history jurisprudence legal interpretation statutory interpretation constitutional interpretation commercial law insolvency law contract law rule of law environmental law mediation

Editors and affiliations

  • John H. Farrar
    • 1
  • Vai Io Lo
    • 2
  • Bee Chen Goh
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawBond UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawBond UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.Southern Cross UniversityGold CoastAustralia

About the editors

John Farrar is Emeritus Professor of Law at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia and Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. He is a specialist in comparative corporate law and corporate governance, and the impact of the global financial crisis on regulatory systems. He teaches and supervises research in corporations law, corporate governance, white collar crime and fraud, and corporate insolvency.

Vai Io Lo is Professor of Law at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. Her research concentrates on comparative and interdisciplinary studies, especially on Australian, Chinese, Japanese and US laws, and in the areas of labour and employment, foreign direct investment, healthcare, dispute resolution, law and society, legal education, judicial reform, international trade, and consumer protection.

GOH Bee Chen is Professor of Law at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia. A former Malaysian Rhodes Scholar, her research interests include dispute resolution (with a focus on Sino-Western issues), international law of peace, law and religion, organics law and climate justice.

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