William MacNeil’s current research interests in science fiction, horror and fantasy as vehicles for critical legal theory continue to take him in interesting and unexpected directions.
After presenting (in Lismore, Hong Kong and NYC), then publishing his paper (in a Finnish based, English language journal) on zombies — ‘The Litigating Dead: Zombie Jurisprudence in The Walking Dead, The Rising and World War z’ — MacNeil picked up, and rearticulated the theme of catastrophic dystopia in his light-hearted (yet deadly earnest) address,
‘Juris-Apocalypse Now! The End of Legal Education As We Know It?’, as a member of the concluding plenary panel at The Academy of Law’s recent Sydney-based conference, ‘The Future of Legal Education’.
Cherchez les monstres!