ICYMI: Gava and Paterson on What Role Law Need Play In a Society With Magic @JMPaters


John Gava, Adelaide Law School, and Jeannie Marie Paterson, University of Melbourne Law School, have published What role need Law play in a Society with Magic? as U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2021-44. Here is the abstract.

How important are our legal notions of private and public law in a magical society? This chapter suggests that they are not very important and that the magical society depicted by JK Rowling is better understood as a heroic society similar to that of Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey”.

The full text is not available from SSRN. This text also appears as Gava and Paterson, What Role Need Law Play In a Society With Magic? in The Law and Harry Potter (Jeffrey Thomas & Franklyn Snyder, eds., Carolina Academic Press, 2010), at 3.