An anthropological perspective on writing for the court

Katie Glaskin

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Native title is a relatively recent, compleX legal process that raises particularissues for anthropologists working within it. Katie Glaskin 'provides cmanthropological perspective on writing for the court, discussing recent decisionsof the Federal Court requiring anthropologists to write expert reports' thatadhere to the Evidence Act (Cth) 1995 and the importance ofanthropologists toproperly understand native title law. The paper focuses on the exercise of "anthropological expertise within the legal context of native title, examining thetension betw~en 'improper influence' and 'permissible guidance' when workingwithin a larger framework ofpositivist legal cultui'e.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalLand, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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