Greg Taylor

Dr Greg Taylor is Professor of Law at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia where his chief interest is constitutional law. He previously taught at Monash University in Melbourne. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at Mannheim University in Germany (2003-2004), a lecturer at the Law School at the University of Adelaide (1999-2003) and an Associate of the Supreme Court of South Australia (1997-98). He is a member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and the Australian Legal History Association. His other research interests include comparative law, legal history and evidence.

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Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

The Law of the Land: The Advent of the Torrens System in Canada (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2008), 221 pp.

Other Legal History Publications

‘Jury Trial in Austria’ New Criminal Law Review, Vol 14, 2011, pp. 281-325.

‘Is the Torrens System German?’ Journal of Legal History, Vol 29, 2009, pp. 253-285.

‘The Torrens System – Definitely Not German’ Adelaide Law Review, Vol 30, 2009, pp. 195-212.

‘The Torrens System’s Migration to Victoria’ Monash University Law Review, Vol 33, 2007, pp. 323-371.

A Great and Glorious Reformation: Six Early South Australian Legal Innovations (Australia: Wakefield Press, 2005), 211 pp.

‘The Victorian Criminal Code’ University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol 23, 2004, pp. 170-204.

‘John Baker’s Act: The South Australian Origins of Australian Claims-Against-the-Government Legislation’ University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol 27, 2004, pp. 736-776.

‘The Origins of Associations Incorporation Legislation – The Associations Incorporation Act 1858 of South Australia’ University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol 22, 2002-2003, pp. 224-238.