This page lists events hosted by UQ Law or events hosted by organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

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Current Legal Issues Seminars

Current Legal Issues is a high-profile series of seminars on contemporary legal issues. Each seminar has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Queensland Bar Association and Queensland Law Society.

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Luke Furness of Clayton Utz

8 June 2020 12:00pm
Luke Furness a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz, Australia's largest, independent law firm. He has been at Clayton Utz for the better part of a decade and specialises in all types of disputes with a particular focus on tax and duties disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and IP and trade practices disputes.
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Professor Heather Douglas, Law Deputy Dean (Research)

1 June 2020 12:00pm
Professor Heather Douglas researches in the areas of criminal justice and domestic violence. In 2014- 2019 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave violence.
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Ted Cawrey of Blueprint Law

25 May 2020 12:00pm
Ted Cawrey is an entertainment finance lawyer and runs the Brisbane office of the boutique law firm Blueprint Law. Blueprint Law focusses on the media, tech and entertainment sectors and was established in Sydney 15 years ago.
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Monica Taylor of the UQ Pro Bono Centre

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Monica is the Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre having worked previously in the community legal sector advising clients across a range of areas of law including housing, disability, mental health and public space law.
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Solitary confinement panel discussion

18 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
A panel of local and international experts discuss solitary confinement, its use and impact on prisoners.
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Gabriela Christian-Hare of the Australian Pro Bono Centre

11 May 2020 12:00pm
Gabriela Christian-Hare is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, Australia’s centre of leadership for pro bono legal services. The Centre’s mission is to grow participation and excellence in pro bono across the legal profession.
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Associate Professor Paul Harpur of the UQ Law School

5 May 2020 12:00pm
Associate Professor Harpur has a mixture of practice and research experience, having formerly practised as a lawyer. He continues to work as an industrial relations special advisor in a national private practice.

Rosslyn Monro of Community Legal Centres Queensland

27 April 2020 12:00pm
Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions and is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.

Wendy Herman of Tenants Queensland

20 April 2020 12:00pm
Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides high-quality, free, independent tenant advisory services to assist tenants to understand their rights and responsibilities and sustain, as far as possible, safe and secure tenancies.


Workshop: Problem-led Leadership and Design Thinking

12 September 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Problem-led leaders focus on solving problems. In this workshop, we will explore what problem-led leadership is, and how it can have a practical impact in the world.
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Women in Law 2023

24 August 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
Our panel of inspiring women will share insights of their personal experiences and discuss the issues that still present barriers to women within the legal profession.

Workshop: Agile Project Management

23 August 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This workshop series is designed to develop your practical skills in areas that are crucial to success in the legal profession.
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Constitutional Dialogism and ‘One Country, Two Systems’: Common Law vs Chinese Law?

23 August 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Presented by Shucheng (Peter) Wang, Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).
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AI risks in the financial sector: consequences for companies and directors

16 August 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
This seminar will discuss the use of machine learning (ML) and AI technologies to offer personalised products to consumers and explore the legal and ethical risks for financial sector companies that potentially arise out of the use of ML and AI in this context.
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Administrative Justice After Robodebt

10 August 2023 3:00pm4:30pm
The Robodebt Royal Commission’s final report is due to be submitted in July this year. Our expert panel will be discussing the outcomes of the report, and its implications for the use of automated decision-making in public administration. Panellists will discuss various strategies for ensuring that use of automation in government decision-making is fair, transparent, and accountable.

A Risk by Any Other Name

10 August 2023 2:00pm3:00pm
Professor Jodi Gardner analyses if volenti should be abolished and a clearer distinction developed between actions of defendants and that of plaintiffs.
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UQ Open Day St Lucia

6 August 2023 9:00am3:00pm
We can't wait to welcome you to Open Day at UQ's St Lucia campus in Brisbane. Explore your interests and study options, immerse yourself in university life and get answers to all your questions.

Workshop: Client Interviewing Skills

2 August 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
In this workshop, you'll learn the art of client-interviewing. The session will be run by the Law School's Practitioner-in-Residence Faye Austen-Brown, a human rights lawyer from Caxton Legal Centre with 15 years of experience, here to help you learn how to navigate complex legal scenarios with confidence and empathy. 

Workshop: Client Interviewing Skills

2 August 2023 2:00pm3:00pm
In this workshop, you'll learn the art of client-interviewing. The session will be run by the Law School's Practitioner-in-Residence Faye Austen-Brown, a human rights lawyer from Caxton Legal Centre with 15 years of experience, here to help you learn how to navigate complex legal scenarios with confidence and empathy. 

Workshop: Client Interviewing Skills

2 August 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
In this workshop, you'll learn the art of client-interviewing. The session will be run by the Law School's Practitioner-in-Residence Faye Austen-Brown, a human rights lawyer from Caxton Legal Centre with 15 years of experience, here to help you learn how to navigate complex legal scenarios with confidence and empathy. 
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Patenting immunity? Vaccines and Public Health

24 July 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion which will attempt to move beyond unsuccessful debates that pit innovation against equitable access to medicine. In doing so, panellists will draw on their own experiences in relation to re-thinking vaccine creation, production, and distribution. They will also consider what is needed to revision intellectual property to support the creation and delivery of new therapies, both in times of crisis and times of calm.
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Business, Economics and Law Orientation

17 July 2023 8:00am21 July 2023 5:00pm
We can't wait for you to join us for Orientation at The University of Queensland! Orientation is full of social and academic activities designed to introduce you to life and study at UQ.
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Remedies Impacting Rights: How the Availability of Specific Performance Impacts Assessment of Common Law Damages

5 July 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
This paper considers the question of whether (and if so, how) a promisee’s choice whether or not to try to enforce a contract by seeking an order for specific performance can bear upon the damages he or she obtains for the contract’s breach.
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13th Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

30 June 2023 9:00am4:00pm
The Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium brings together tax practitioners, researchers, academics and accountants for panel discussions and paper presentations on a range of tax topics.
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The Application of Contracts

29 June 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Ryan Catterwell analyses the nature of contract application, examining the aim of the process and its mechanics, and explaining why and how we apply a contract.
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Life and Death in Private Law 2.0

22 June 2023 1:00pm5:00pm
Professor Kit Barker, Dr Andrew Fell, Dr Gregory Dale and Professor Mark Lunney discuss life and death in private law.
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Rethinking accessorial liability in corporate law

15 June 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
In this lunchtime webinar, Dr Jason Harris (Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School) and Vanessa Whittaker SC (Banco Chambers) discuss a paper by Professor Harris that considers accessorial liability in corporate law for civil and criminal breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The Beyond Intellectual Property Moment in Historical Context

The Beyond Intellectual Property Moment in Historical Context

7 June 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Graham Dutfield from the University of Leeds.

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Teaching Contract: My Way

31 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Prof David McLauchlan introduces participants to the book that he is presently writing, entitled Teaching Contract: My Way. The seminar will be of interest to teachers of all private law subjects, not just the law of contract.

Law Beyond Borders: Reflecting on Transnational Perspectives | Webinar

29 May 2023 6:00pm7:00pm
Join our webinar 6pm Monday 29 May to hear from a panel of students who will consider what law beyond borders can look like. From Australia through South East Asia, panellists will reflect on the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned while navigating law transnationally in the Oceanic region.

Laws Beyond Borders: Challenges and opportunities for implementing the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)

25 May 2023 5:00pm6:45pm
In light of the current review of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), this panel discussion brings academics together with other key stakeholders to discuss these challenges and opportunities, and to consider Australian modern slavery laws in their broader global context.

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Patents in the pandemic

25 May 2023 12:30pm1:30pm
The seminar addresses the TRIPS-waiver for improving the supply of affordable vaccines in the developing world that South Africa and India proposed at the World Trade Organization in October 2020.
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Rethinking federal enforcement of corporate law

18 May 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
In this seminar, Kerry Abadee will consider proposals for the reform of the regulatory architecture including the Hayne Royal Commission's proposal for a new federal civil law enforcement body for corporate law.

Pro bono, any which way: Exploring pro bono journeys in the profession

16 May 2023 1:00pm1:45pm
To celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 16 May 2023, the UQ Pro Bono Centre welcomes lawyers Megan Jarvis and Lily Porceddu to the Law School.