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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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.


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Freedom of Contract and the Contract Institution

27 May 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Ryan Catterwell, The University of Queensland Law School.
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Arthur (Artie) Abal, Impact Sourcing and Crowd Diversity at Appen

24 May 2021 12:00pm
Arthur (Artie) Abal (he/him) is a UQ Law graduate working at Appen, one of the world’s leading producers of data used for the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Women in Law 2021

5 May 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School students to network with each other and to seek advice from the panel about how to succesfully maintain a work-life balance as a female lawyer.
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Keilin Anderson, Office of International Law

3 May 2021 12:00pm
Keilin Anderson works as a Lawyer with the Office of International Law within the Attorney-General’s Department.
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Native Title compensation in Australia

9 April 2021 10:00am11:00am
Presented by HDR candidate William Isdale.
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Remedying the tragedy of ecosystem services in wetlands

30 March 2021 11:30am1:00pm
A comparative study of legal and policy mechanisms protecting wetland ecosystem services in Australia and the United States. Presented by Caroline Law-Walsh
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Queer First Nations Women, Experiences of Discrimination and the Australian Law

30 March 2021 10:00am11:30am
Presented by HDR candidate Trudie Broderick
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Jordan English, stipendiary lecturer in law at St Hilda's College, Oxford

29 March 2021 12:00pm
Jordan's college teaching currently comprises contract and trusts. He has also taught land law and tort law. On the BCL/MJur Jordan teaches Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
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Finian Cullity, Australian Government Solicitor

15 March 2021 12:00pm
Finian Cullity is a senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor specialising in competition law and complex regulatory disputes.
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Accommodating Computer-Generated Works into Indonesia’s Copyright Law: Challenges and Possibilities

16 February 2021 10:30am12:00pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Laurensia Andrini
Advisors: Dr Allison Fish and Dr Xan Chacko
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Reviewing legal and policy compliance of autonomous weapons systems

28 January 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Wolf
Advisors: Associate Professor Rain Liivoja and Dr Robert Mullins
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Indigenous Identity in Fiji: Na Vanua, Na Lawa, Na Kawa Ni Bobula

28 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Unaisi Narawa-Daurewa
Advisors: Professor Jennifer Corrin and Professor Reid Mortensen
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The recovery of stolen religious artefacts in the face of cultural heritage law’s commercial imperative - insights from the litigation experience of the Greek Orthodox Church.

28 January 2021 10:00am10:45am
HDR Milestone Presentation by Nicolas Augoustinos
Advisors: Professor Craig James Forrest and Dr Lucas Lixinski
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Understanding law as a MacIntyrean 'Practice'

27 January 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Andrew Curtin
Advisors: Prof Nick Aroney, Dr Rob Mullins
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Waldron’s Concept of Rule of Law and Legal Theory

27 January 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Luis Sanchez Fernandez
Advisors: Dr Robert Mullins and Professor James Allan
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The Nature of Constitutions: A Theory of Genuine and Pseudo Constitutionalism

27 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Saeger Magalhaes Costa.
Advisors: Professor Nicholas Aroney and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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The Chrysanthemum Throne: The Influence of the Emperor and Nationalism on Gender Discrimination in Japanese Law

27 January 2021 9:00am10:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Anthony Shaw
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Richard Chapman
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The role of the law in the circulation of the Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana)

16 December 2020 11:00am11:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Jocelyn Bosse.
Advisors: Professor Bradley Sherman, Dr Allison Fish and Dr Susannah Chapman
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Virtual Hearings and Due Process

4 December 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Lucy Martinez, via Zoom.
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Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law

20 November 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Dr Eve Massingham, via Zoom.
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Navigating dual legal systems: Islamic inheritance law in Australia’s secular legal framework

20 November 2020 2:00pm2:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Brooke Thompson
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Morrison
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Retail Analytics, Big Data Logics and Fair Collection under Australian Privacy Law

20 November 2020 1:00pm1:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Helena Gregorczuk
Advisors: Dr Alan Davidson and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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Milan Gandhi, Founder and National Director of The Legal Forecast

9 November 2020 12:00pm
Milan is the Founder and a National Director of The Legal Forecast, a national not-for-profit run by entrepreneurially-minded early-career professionals who, among other objectives, promote the role of innovation in enhancing access to justice and legal services.