Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

Prior to 1981 this Journal was named:






NUMBER 16 / 1978




PETER J. BAYNE received his LL.B. (Hons) from Melbourne in 1964 and his J.D. from Chicago in 1967. He is now Chairman of the Department of Legal Studies at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia. Re taught law at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1969 to 1971, and at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1971 to 1974, and spent most of 1975 as constitutional adviser to the government of Papua New Guinea, engaged in work preparatory to the independence Constitution.

MARTIN CHANOCK is a member of the Department of Legal Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne. After leaving South Africa, where he studied law, he received his doctorate in history at Cambridge in 1968. Since then he has taught at the University of Malawi, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, the University of Sussex, and the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Unconsummated Union. Britain, Rhodesia and South Africa, 1900—1945 (Manchester University Press, 1977), and a number of articles on Central African history. At present he is working on a book on the creation of the customary law in Central Africa.

MARGUERITE JOHNSTON received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1978. She did her field research among the Giriama of Kenya.

ABDUL PALIWALA is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Papua New Guinea and Secretary of the Papua New Guinea 1aw Reform Commission. He has also taught at the faculties of law at the Queen’s University, Belfast, and the University of Dar es Salaam. His main research interests are the political economy of law, community level dispute settlement, international economic law, and legislative drafting.

JEAN G. ZORN received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964, and her M.A. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and 1972. She taught law at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1972 to 1975, and was Principal Projects Officer of the Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea in 1975-76. She is now in private practice in New York