Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne
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Law Rare Book Lecture 2023
‘The Weird and Wonderful World of Animals and the Law’
Presented by Professor Katy Barnett
For this lecture, Professor Katy Barnett will discuss the book she co-wrote with Professor Jeremy Gans Guilty Pigs which considers the history and development of the law as it relates to animals. Does the King really own all the swans? Were medieval animals put on trial? And should animals (in captivity or otherwise) be treated like people? Since Guilty Pigs has come out, the New York Court of Appeal decided that Happy the Elephant was not entitled to legal personhood, but the Panamanian government has said that people can sue on behalf of the interests of sea turtles.
We hope you can join us for this opportunity to hear Professor Katy Barnett speak. The lecture will start at 6.00 pm and is hosted by the Law Library, Melbourne Law School.
Join Professor Philip Goad (Co-Director of The Australian Centre of Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) and Melbourne School of Design Chair of Architecture), Pamela McGirr, Jury Chair for the 2023 AIA Heritage Architecture awards, and Jurors Mark Raggatt (ARM) and Christine Phillips (RMIT) to discuss the awardees and shortlist this year.
The seminar will feature an inspiring dialogue between panellists who will discuss their winning or nominated projects including:
- Queen Victoria Markets Shed Restoration A-D, H-I
- Fitzroy Town Hall Ceiling Conservation
- University of Melbourne Student Precinct
- Warrnambool Library and Learning Centre
The panel will describe the process the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) takes in adjudicating these awards, and share their thoughts on current issues in heritage, conservation and renewal.
This will be followed by an open discussion and the opportunity for questions from audience members to panellists.