Dr Lawrence Joseph

Contact details

Name:
Dr Lawrence Joseph
Qualifications:
PhD (Constitutional Law), University of London (2012); LLM (Criminology and Criminal Justice), University of London (2007); BSc (Econ), University of the West Indies (1970); Barrister at Law, Lincoln's Inn (1977)
Position/Fellowship type:
ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow (2013/14)
Fellowship term:
04-Mar-2014 to 07-Apr-2014
Institute:
School of Advanced Study
Home institution:
Government of Grenada
Related institutes:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Location:
c/o Joseph and Joseph Chambers Lucas Street ST GEORGE'S GRENADA WEST INDIES
Phone:
001 473 435 8205
Email address:
lajos102@yahoo.com

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
International Law, Law
Regions:
North America
Summary of research interests and expertise:

As a qualified barrister with expertise in interdisciplinary fields that span law, political science and modern history, Dr Joseph is well respected in legal and political communities in the Caribbean. His government appointments include that of Speaker of Grenada’s House of Representatives as well as its attorney general. He is also Vice-President of the Grenada Bar Association and a prolific writer, engaging in what he describes as fruitful ‘conversations’ with the general public through weekly articles in the local media on a wide range of topics involving governance and institutional development.

Project summary relevant to Fellowship:

One topic concerns the mystique behind Kelsen's Theory of Revolutionary Legality. This theory was adopted hook, line and sinker by many Commonwealth Courts since the Dosso Case in Pakistan in 1958. It provided an easy way out for the judges in their dilemma to resolve issues arising out of extra-constitutional activities on the part of the state. I took the position in my recent dissertation (which position I still uphold) that Kelsen's theory was seriously misapplied. One possible topic that may deal with this issue may be called: "Bursting the Mystique Behind Kelsen's Theory of Revolutionary Legality".

Read our news story: Dr Lawrence Joseph talks ‘constitutionalism, revolutions and the question of legitimacy'

Professor Joseph's report on his fellowship at the School [PDF]

Publication Details

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
Virtual Legal Collections – breaking local and national boundaries

NonPeerReviewed

Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

In Celebration of Willi Steiner

NonPeerReviewed

A celebration of the life and work of the late Willi Steiner, Librarian of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from 1968 to 1982 and also Secretary of the Institute from 1968 to 1971. Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Unwrapping crocodiles

NonPeerReviewed

Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Apr-2004 Way of ignorance

NonPeerReviewed

Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Career in law librarianship: in memory of Gillian Sands

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A tribute to the late Gillian Sands.Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Muriel Anderson: an appreciation

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A tribute to the late Muriel Anderson, former Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

European Collections of the Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

PeerReviewed

Chapter describing the European Collections of the Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.Preprint of a chapter by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

A. W. Brian Simpson: a bibliography

NonPeerReviewed

Preprint of a chapter by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Law libraries and their users

PeerReviewed

Preprint of a chapter by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Legal Information on the Web - can we trust the official version?

NonPeerReviewed

A consideration of the issues involved in the provision and use of online legal resources, highlighting questions of authentication and verification of official sources. Powerpoint presentation and List of References from a talk given by Jules Winterton at the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) Annual Meeting, 17 August 2007. Jules Winterton is the Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and President of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL).

Oct-2006 Globalisation and Law Libraries - trends and challenges

NonPeerReviewed

A consideration of the trends and challenges for Law Libraries and legal research methods resulting from the impact of globalisation. Powerpoint presentation and List of References from a talk given by Jules Winterton at the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) Annual Meeting, 20 October 2006. Jules Winterton is the Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and President of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL).

On Starfish Island: the Philippine Group of Law Librarians Seminar of April 2008

NonPeerReviewed

An account of the Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL) Seminar on ‘Partnering for Successful Library and Information Services’ held at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City on Palawan Island from 21 to 23 April 2008.Preprint of an article by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and President of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL).

Jul-2011 Globalization and Legal Information Management

PeerReviewed

Draft of Chapter 2 of the IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management by Jules Winterton, Associate Director and Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. This chapter is a relatively brief survey of what globalization means in the field of legal information management and what effect it has had and will have on a range of activities and policy areas relevant to the practice of legal information management. There are firstly some comments towards a definition of globalization for the purposes of this chapter and then a survey of the following in the light of that definition: legal systems, information consumers, legal information needs, information and management, legal publishing, digitization, intellectual property rights, lobbying and advocacy on policy issues (the politics of law librarianship), international networking, and legal information managers and law librarians of the future.

Open Access – Free Access to Primary Legal Materials

NonPeerReviewed

This brief presentation addressed free access to primary legal materials, discussing the scope and nature of open access, and referring to the Free Access to Law Movement. The social imperatives for free access were outlined. Various sectors providing free access and their funding models were discussed. Requirements for freely accessible legal information were enumerated including existing standards. The definition of added value and the role of commercial publishers was discussed. The Presentation ended with questions for the audience. This paper is an outline with notes on legal publishing and extensive reference to websites and further reading. Paper by Jules Winterton (President, International Association of Law Libraries and Associate Director and Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London) presented on Thursday, 12 August 2010, 13:45 – 15:45 at IFLA 2010.

May-2009 Law Library Associations

NonPeerReviewed

Jules Winterton (President, International Association of Law Libraries and Associate Director and Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) discusses the range of national, regional and international associations, and the scope of their activities and influence. He comments on the improvements in the quality of law libraries achieved through the activities of law library associations and the consequent benefits to the users of law libraries and to the legal system. He briefly surveys the development of law library associations, including recently established associations, and describes the variety of legal status adopted by associations. He discusses the key activities of library associations: networking and the sharing of best practice; the formal expression of agreed standards and competencies; professional development and training; quality assurance and regulatory roles; representation and lobbying to government and international organisations; liaison with other organisations and with the legal profession; research and scholarship. In addition, Jules Winterton discusses the various grants and scholarships offered by law library associations to attend conferences, undertake placements and internships, or research fellowships in law librarianship. He comments on the value of law library associations.

Sep-2002 Creating the Virtual Library

NonPeerReviewed

Workshop presentation paper by Jules Winterton (Associate Director and Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) providing an understanding of the key issues to be considered in creating and managing collections of electronic resources in libraries and some background to project design, funding and management.

Jun-2003 Financial Planning and Management

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Paper providing an understanding of the context, basic practicalities, and limitations of financial planning and management in libraries and information services; given by Jules Winterton (Associate Director and Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) at a Pre-Conference Seminar of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) 34th Annual Study Conference, Cardiff, June 2003.

The Commonwealth Law Library

PeerReviewed

Article about a project at IALS to catalogue the Commonwealth Law Library, a unique collection of Commonwealth legislation amassed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its predecessor departments and transferred to the Institute Library under trust deed in 1992 to complement the strong Commonwealth law holdings of the Institute. Article published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

Archival Resources of IALS 2011

NonPeerReviewed

A listing, for information, of the archival resources of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 2011.

Jul-2011 Globalization, Law Schools and Law Libraries

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Globalization of legal research and education will be briefly noted. Law library services with international scope are increasingly important in successful legal research and the education and training of lawyers. National, regional and international law library associations have a vital role in supporting librarians to develop those services for their institutions. The International Association of Law Libraries promotes law librarianship and facilitates the exchange of legal information worldwide. Its activities include annual courses in international law librarianship, grants / scholarships and internship programs, the International Journal of Legal Information, the recently published IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management, and the future development of online training materials.

Sep-1998 IALS Library: Funding Cooperation Among University Libraries

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Welcome to the IALS Student Law Review

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The IALS Student Law Review is a new open access journal from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies made freely available online through the School of Advanced Study's Open Journals System. The journal publishes scholarly articles or developing work format and will focus on legal studies within the main expertise of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), School of Advanced Study (SAS) University of London.In this Editorial Jules Winterton (Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Professor Avrom Sherr (Woolf Professor of Legal Education and Director on Sabbatical, IALS), Dr Constantin Stefanou (Director of Taught Courses, IALS and Academic Editor IALS Student Law Review) and Nima Mersadi Tabari on behalf of the IALS Student Law Review Editorial Board welcome you to our inaugural issue.The IALS Student Law Review aims to provide a unique forum for all those who are interested in legal studies to present their scholarly contributions. The unique offering of the IALS Student Law Review is that it allows for publication on multi-dimensional legal studies. In addition, it proactively encourages analytical and comparative studies. Papers that investigate legal issues from single or multiple vantage points whether topically or jurisdictionally are equally welcomed, as are papers examining law-related interdisciplinary work.The IALS Student Law Review is run by IALS PhD legal research students assisted by an academic member of staff at IALS. The journal is intended as a showcase for legal scholars from postgraduate students and early career scholars to well-established academics; and intends to target both members of the legal academia and practitioners in addition to students.Submissions from legal practitioners are also welcomed. Scholars working on related topics are encouraged to put together several papers for consideration as special themed issues or dossiers.

Nov-2016 Online Access to Legal Doctrine

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This chapter discusses the evolution of online access to legal doctrine and some of the factors underlying the writing, production and dissemination of legal doctrine in England and Wales with some reference to the USA. This involves a brief discussion of legal doctrine in the context of scholarly legal writing, the nature of the communities which primarily produce the legal writing classed as doctrine and the drivers for their behaviour. It also takes into account the nature of the ongoing transition from print production and distribution to online availability in a wide variety of models.

Aug-2014 Law libraries and their users

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Preprint of revised and updated chapter by Jules Winterton, Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in law libraries and their users – including new information technologies such as social networking and communication.

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
20-Mar-2014 Revolutionary Governments and the Question of Legitimacy

University of Cardiff Law School Law Building Museum Avenue CARDIFF CF10 3AX 13:00–14:00 (arrive 12:30) RSVP: SamuelAM@cardiff.ac.uk

10-Mar-2014 To what extent do Citizens have an Obligation to obey the State?

Canada Room Council Chamber Queen’s University Belfast 27-30 University Square BELFAST BT7 1NN 16:00–17:15 (arrive 15:30) RSVP: d.p.coyle@qub.ac.uk by 6 March

06-Mar-2014 Constitutionalism as a Democrat’s Dream: The Grenada Experience

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square LONDON WC1B 5DR 18:00 - 19:15 (arrive: 17:30) RSVP: IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk

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