Small States in a Legal World

  • Petra Butler
  • Caroline Morris

Part of the The World of Small States book series (WSS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. 2015 Keynote Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Small States: Challenges and Adventures in Law

  4. The Legal Profession in Small States: Education, Practice and Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Seán Patrick Donlan, David Marrani, Mathilda Twomey, David Edward Zammit
      Pages 191-212

About this book


This book is a unique collection of high quality articles analysing legal issues with particular regard to small states. The small states of the world differ considerably in their geography, history, political structures, legal systems and wealth. Nevertheless, because of their size, small states face a set of common challenges including vulnerability to external economic impacts such as changing trade regimes and limited ability to diversify economic activity; limited public and private sector capacity, including the legal and judicial infrastructure; a need for regional co-operation; a vulnerability to environmental changes as well as a limited ability to engage with supranational bodies and the forces of globalisation. This is the first volume of an exciting and unique new series, The World of Small States. In this work, legal experts from small jurisdictions and those with a particular interest in legal issues facing small states explore inter alia ethics in small jurisdictions, legal education and the profession in small states, the challenges facing small states with mixed legal systems, the constitutional arrangements in small states, small states as tax havens, and intellectual property and competition law issues.


Sustainable development of small islands Small States Developing states Centre for small states The Seychelles Cyprus Pacific Island Countries Luxembourg The Caribbean Palestine

Editors and affiliations

  • Petra Butler
    • 1
  • Caroline Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of LawQueen Mary University of London LondonUnited Kingdom

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