‘The Limits of Law’ – Talk for Adam Smith Club

By Legal Eagle

For Melbournites who are interested, I am giving a talk next Tuesday on ‘The Limits of Law’ for the Australian Adam Smith Club.

It is a dinner meeting on Tuesday the 8th of March 2011, at the Curry Club Cafe, 396 Bridge Rd, Richmond 3141 at 6:30pm for dinner at 7:00pm.

The Club tells me that attendance is open to both members and non-members. The cost is $40.00 per head for members and $45.00 per head for non-members.

Those who wish to attend should complete the pdf (link below) and return it to the Club no later than Monday the 7th of March 2011. Tickets will not be sent. The invitation and newsletter can be downloaded at www.adamsmithclub.org/LF98.pdf

I will be focusing on means-end limits of law, under the following headings:
(1) Self-interest and the law of unintended consequences;
(2) Belief in the law;
(3) Pale Criminality; and
(4) The law as a blunt instrument.


  1. Elsie Brown
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Is there any chance of your posting a transcript for those who can’t make it?

  2. kvd
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Come on LE; get with the times! I’m expecting a youtube link, plus a twitter stream – at the very least.

  3. kvd
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Something new found every day: a shy lawyer. But good luck with it anyway.

  4. kvd
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Actually LE, you could do worse than advertise yourself as a shy lawyer – It could be a huge point of differentiation for you. Google search of this exact phrase returns only 4510 results, whereas ‘good lawyer’ returns 3,760,000 results.

    Anyway, enough of that. If you won’t do a YouTube vid, then maybe you can use this? It’s in black and white, which is quite appropriate for the law, and maybe a bit Kafkaesque, but certainly has no pole dancing.

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