Article for De Minimis: Minority of One

I wrote the following for De Minimis' Issue 2, Semester 1, 2019. [T]here’s nothing wrong with being part of a minority. Even and especially a minority of one. I actually wrote the bulk of this piece some months ago, never necessarily intending for it to be shared or published. This was long before the controversy … Continue reading Article for De Minimis: Minority of One

Article for De Minimis: Shayna Jack is not a ‘drug cheat’

To define Shayna by her mistakes is to deny the whole person that is Shayna Jack. The first semester I contributed to De Minimis (Semester 2 of 2018 - my second semester at law school), I happened to submit two articles, both of which were published. Not only was this a newfound level of success … Continue reading Article for De Minimis: Shayna Jack is not a ‘drug cheat’

Why justice matters

Lawyers, judges, politicians, academics and philosophers often appeal to notions of ‘justice’ in public debate and civic discourse. But what the term ‘justice’ actually means is often loosely defined and uncritically understood. Oxford defines justice in terms of ‘just behaviour or treatment’ and ‘the quality of being fair and reasonable’. Cambridge defines justice as ‘the … Continue reading Why justice matters

‘Honourable’ Mentions

Knowing our history is an important part of knowing ourselves and where we are going. The following Justices may or may not be noteworthy for their contributions to legal scholarship, but their respective contributions to High Court trivia should not be overlooked. Albert Piddington Piddington was appointed alongside Sir Charles Powers (the first solicitor ever … Continue reading ‘Honourable’ Mentions