About this database
This database aims to be the first comprehensive, searchable repository of faculty scholarship amongst Australian law schools. Melbourne Law School is the oldest Law faculty in Australia, and its long history of legal scholarship forms a unique collection. This database aims to promote and showcase the Melbourne Law School and the University of Melbourne Library, and to disseminate Melbourne Law School scholarship around the world.
Faculty members have published not only in law but also in overlapping fields (notably history) and other areas, particularly in the nineteenth century.
For faculty members at Melbourne Law School between 1857 and 1945, the Faculty Scholarship Bibliography includes all published materials by these individuals, not only their work at Melbourne Law School, and it includes both legal and non-legal publications. Lecture notes are also included, if these are available in library collections. Casual and acting staff during this period are not included in the database.
For faculty members at Melbourne Law School between 1945 and 1975, the Faculty Scholarship Bibliography includes all law-related material published by these individuals during their period of employment at Melbourne Law School, plus one year after their departure, with the intention that this is a fair representation of their work at the Law School. Casual and acting staff during this period are not included in the database.
Where a former faculty member has been involved with multiple editions of a work, the earliest edition is included in the database, with notes about subsequent editions.
Where publications related to a former faculty member have been discovered (for example, book reviews of their work, collections of essays dedicated to them, obituaries), these have been included in the database under a separate listing.
This project will be completed by the Melbourne Law School Law Research Service in 2011. We thank Dr John Waugh, Melbourne Law School Historian, for his collaboration and advice on this project. We acknowledge the generous support of the University of Melbourne's History of the University Unit, who provided a grant to assist with the research in this project.