Saturday, February 6, 2010

Greetings from Australia

Australia ABA Intlaw The American Bar Association Section of International Law has an ILEX Briefing Trip this week in Australia and New Zealand.  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his wife are joining us as part of the delegation.  It should be an exciting week, with great Australian (and New Zealand) hospitality.

One event I'm looking forward to tomorrow is a meeting with Australian aboriginal lawyer Noel Pearson, who was described by the Australian Literary Review as "the most influential intellecutal in Australia."  He's written much but just published his first book, Up From the Mission.  It's a collection of his major writings, which focus on improving the situation of indigenous peoples.  His writings consider identity, culture, tradition, history, law, language, education, and responsibility.  

(mew)

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