This volume of speeches by Murray Gleeson, who served as Chief Justice of
New South Wales, then of Australia, for two decades, is, as James Spigelman has put it
in his foreword, “a testament to judicial leadership”. While his judgments are his most
enduring and primary contribution to the law, in hundreds of occasional speeches he
explained the role and importance of the rule of law, and of the institutions through
which it is maintained.
Although Murray Gleeson is known as a judge, he is also one of our great legal
writers. The selected papers are models of elegant expression, clarity of thought,
deep contemplation and scholarship. They cover several broad themes: the rule
of law, advocacy, judging, legal history, the judiciary as an arm of government, the
application of legal principle, and international commercial arbitration.
From the Foreword by the Hon James Spigelman AC, QC
"This volume of speeches is a major part of the foundation that Murray Gleeson
has bequeathed to his successors. It will be drawn on by lawyers and judges for generations to come."
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