Western Law

Neyers Discusses Right-Based Approach with Victoria’s Judges

Justice Maxwell and Prof. Jason NeyersOn Friday February 6, 2015, Professor Neyers gave a talk and participated in a workshop about the right-based theory of tort law at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  He explained the theory and examined particular issues in private nuisance, public nuisance, pure economic loss in negligence and public authority liability from the perspective of that theory with a focus on Australian materials and doctrine. The event was attended by twenty-one appellate and trial judges of the Victorian Supreme Court and was organized by the President of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Maxwell.  “It was a honour to be invited to address the court, and to be able to engage in a wide-ranging question and answer session with the judges,” said Neyers.  As a token of their appreciation, President Maxwell presented  Professor Neyers with a copy of Books for the Profession: The Library of the Supreme Court of Victoria by Sue Reynolds which provides a history of the “drama and intrigue”  surrounding the founding of the library.