Desmond Manderson is Director of the Centre for Law Arts and the Humanities at Australia National University College of Law and College of Arts & Social Sciences.

He is the author of several books including From Mr Sin to Mr Big: A history of Australian drug laws (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law: The legacy of modernism (Routledge, 2012). His most recent books focus on the intersection of art, law, and politics: Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies and Critique (Toronto, 2018) and Danse Macabre: Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Pieces by Desmond Manderson

Looking at the big picture
Edition 65: Crimes and Punishments

Groundhog Day
Edition 41: Now We are Ten

Edition 76: Acts of Reckoning

Griffith Review