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

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Attending online events

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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.


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LLM Information and Networking Evening

30 November 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us at our in-person event to discuss how you can tailor the UQ Master of Laws (LLM) to suit your interests and career goals.
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Biocultural Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Local Communities: Protecting Culture and the Environment

29 November 2022 4:00pm5:30pm
Biocultural community protocols are broadly understood as instruments that set out terms and conditions for the access and use of resources and knowledge owned and controlled by Indigenous and local communities. These protocols are rooted in the customary norms, values, and laws that the relevant communities recognise for the governance of their biological and cultural resources and knowledge.
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Disability action

25 November 2022 12:00pm2:30pm
Join us as we celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 25 November 2022 as part of the Law Matters Series. 
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2022 WA Lee Equity Lecture and Networking Evening

17 November 2022 5:15pm7:00pm
The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, Chair of QCF, and Chief Justice Helen Bowskill looks forward to welcoming you to this year's WA Lee Equity Lecture presented by the Honourable Justice Roger Derrington on “The nature of foundational proprietary interests in tracing”.
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Strategy to Combat Transnational Organised Crime

27 October 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Join Professor Marc Thommen from University of Zürich, who will discuss how substantive criminal law is instrumentalised for the fight against organised crime.
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Comments on Enrichment

24 October 2022 8:00am9:30am
The Honorable Justice Edelman of the High Court of Australia will present a brief paper on the meaning and place of the concept of ‘enrichment’ in the developing law of Unjust Enrichment.
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2022 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture

20 October 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
The TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia, invite you to the 2022 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture.
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Novelties, Frauds, and Protections: The Fruit Business in Nineteenth-Century America

18 October 2022 9:00am10:00am
Professor Daniel Kevles discusses the history of commercial plant nurseries and how the market sought to protect their investments in the creation or acquisition of novelties and how to prevent cheats from offering fraudulent plants under branded names.
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Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Role of Law

13 October 2022 5:00pm
Presented by Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University, with Professor Patrick Parkinson, UQ Law, commenting and the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission chairing.
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UQ Law LEAD Scholarship Information Session 2022/2023

10 October 2022 6:30pm7:30pm
Joint his online information session to understand changes to the LEAD Scholarship, as well as how to apply for 2023.
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Lord Jonathan Sumption OBE Public Lecture: Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis

7 October 2022 5:15pm7:30pm
In this lecture, Lord Sumption will explore the impacts of the pandemic response in the context of the rule of law. The lecture will focus on the events of the past two years and unpack the impact on civil liberties and current threats to liberal democracy
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Tucson's Strategies for Supporting the Producers of its Food Heritage

6 October 2022 3:00pm4:30pm
This lecture will focus on programs developed by the non-profit NGO managing Tucson's UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation to support food heritage conservation and local food businesses.
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2022 KWM #TransformLaw Prize pitch night

5 October 2022 5:00pm7:00pm
Four entrepreneurially minded students will take home $10,000 at the 2022 #TransformLaw KWM Prize – attend to find out who!
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Why a Desert City Became the First UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in the USA

4 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
A city in the heart of the Sonoran Desert may seem an unlikely global leader in using food as a critical factor in sustainable development. This presentation will describe how Tucson leveraged more than 5,000 years of plant-people relationships and recent food system innovations to become the first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in the USA and a thought leader in the global Creative Cities Network.

Emerging Technologies and Domestic Military Law Workshop

30 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
The Law and Future of War Research Group at The University of Queensland is inviting abstracts on the topic of ‘Emerging Technologies and Domestic Military Law: Comparative Views on Principles, Policies and Practice’.

BEL Careers Day

27 September 2022 10:30am7:30pm
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS | Be inspired and gain exclusive access to industry experts and career-building specialists at BEL Careers Day. Get a LinkedIn headshot and chat with employers about internship and graduate opportunities.
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Life and Death in Private Law

23 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This colloquium will bring together leading academics, legal practitioners, and members of the judiciary to engage with the shifting sands of life and death in challenging and diverse ways.
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Welcome The Hon Justice Minoh Kwon from the Supreme Court of Korea

14 September 2022 9:30am10:30am
Morning tea to welcome The Hon Justice Minoh Kwon from the Supreme Court of Korea. Judge Kwon is a 2022/23 Visiting Research Scholar in the Korean Law Program in the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law.
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Reforming the Law of Domestic Violence - An Offence of Coercive Control?

8 September 2022 5:00pm
Presented by The Hon Margaret McMurdo AC, President, Queensland Court of Appeal, with Professor Heather Douglas, University of Melbourne, commenting and The Hon Justice Soraya Ryan, Supreme Court of Queensland chairing.
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Get To Know Your School BBQ

24 August 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
CURRENT LAW STUDENTS | The School of Law would like to invite you to join us for a sausage sizzle, a free tote bag and lots of fun!

Sydney Law alumni update and reconnection

23 August 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Reconnect after the pandemic and hear about school's future initiatives and current priorities. Professor Bigwood will be joined by his fellow colleagues, Associate Professor Rain Liivoja, Deputy Dean (Research), and Associate Professor Francesca Bartlett, Director of Teaching and Learning.
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Artificial by Nature: Plastic Flowers as Intangible Properties

23 August 2022 5:00pm
Dr Jose Bellido discusses how significant the controversies concerning the copyright of plastic plants were in addressing the unstable distinction between the natural and the artificial, particularly when the subsistence of copyright was at stake.
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Reforming the Australian Justice System's Response to Sexual Offences

21 July 2022 5:00pm
Presented by The Honourable Anthony North QC, Chair, Victorian Law Reform Commission, with Associate Professor Julia Quilter, University of Woolongong, commenting and Her Honour Judge Deborah Richards, District Court of Queensland, chairing.
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Deaths in Custody: Holding Institutions to Account

18 July 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Together with invited speakers, Professor Tamara Walsh will examine the multisystemic nature of failings that contribute to deaths in custody in Australian police cells, watchhouses and prisons. The seminar will draw on findings from Professor Walsh’s Deaths in Custody Project database.