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Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
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Australian Legal History - High Court, US Legal History - Supreme Court, Judicial biography, Use of history in judicial decision-making, Intellectual history, ‘Culture wars’ and the courts
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About Me

Dr Tanya Josev is a legal historian, researching in contemporary Australian and American legal and political history. Her current interests include the origins and evolution of the binary understanding of the judicial role as involving ‘activism’ and ‘restraint’ across various common law jurisdictions; judicial biography; the use of history and historiography in apex courts; and the effect of the ‘culture wars’ on the courts. Her book, ‘ The Campaign Against the Courts: A History of the Judicial Activism Debate’ won the 2018 LSAANZ ECR book prize.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Australia, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Law, Politics