John Farrar and His /Jū-bik’wi-ti/ in Legal Education

Laurence Boulle, Ian Edwards

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In our tribute to John Farrar, we reveal his ubiquity in legal education across many institutions and jurisdictions. It first describes his role as teacher and educator, which provides a platform for many of his other contributions. It is followed by brief references to his mountain of scholarship, particularly in commercial law, corporations law and legal education, in all of which he was a published and acknowledged authority in many countries. His educational expertise and comparative scholarship provided the basis for a long and fruitful involvement in policy development and law reform, predominantly in corporations law. John also spent a large part of his career as a manager and leader in different educational institutions at a time of great upheaval in the sector. In a final reflection on the ‘knowledge commons’, we consider John Farrar’s contribution to less formal ways of knowing, such as in mentoring and being available to discuss and advise on many topics with colleagues. Here he could draw on his extensive knowledge in many areas of theory, jurisprudence, politics, and the law. The authors provide some personal anecdotes on his ubiquity in the law and his contributions to society as a Wyse and Compleate Professor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation in Transition: Human and Economic Perspectives
EditorsUmair Ghori, Mary Hiscock, Louise Parsons, Casey Watters
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-99-2439-4
ISBN (Print)978-981-99-2438-7, 978-981-99-2441-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023


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