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.


Reconceptualising Information Privacy Law for a Collected World

20 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Queensland University of Technology.

Postgraduate pizza lunch for R U OK? Day

17 September 2019 1:15pm2:30pm
Postgraduate students are invited to relax together at this catered lunch. Please register for catering purposes.
Deng Thiak Adut

UQLS Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture

16 September 2019 6:00pm
Guest speaker: Mr Deng Thiak Adut. Host: Aidan Byrne, Provost.
Australian Senate Chamber

Political Impact: Writing Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries

16 September 2019 12:00pm1:30pm
A practical, skills-based seminar on writing submissions and appearing before Parliamentary Inquiries, presented by the Centre for Policy Futures and UQ Law. 

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics: Governance in an Age of Inquiries

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.
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Law Firms of the Future

12 September 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Kim Trajer (Chief Operating Officer, McCullough Robertson) and Milan Gandhi (Innovation Ambassador, McCullough Robertson/Founder of The Legal Forecast) will explore the basics of how and why modern day law firms are pushing to innovate, and what this actually means in practice particularly for those seeking to enter the profession within the next few years.
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The Right to Health in the new Human Rights Act of Queensland - Crash Course

11 September 2019 9:00am12:00pm
In 2019, Queensland’s Parliament passed the Human Rights Act of Queensland (HRAQ), which will make Queensland the third Australian State/Territory to implement rights legislation. Delivered by Dr Claire E Brolan

Ceilings for IP enforcement: Proportionality and neutral position

6 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Jesús Ivan Mora Gonzalez, University of Granada
Pro Bono 10th Anniversary

UQ Pro Bono Centre 10th Anniversary

5 September 2019 5:30pm8:30pm
Featuring a panel of established and emerging leaders in the Queensland legal profession talking about the role of service in creating a great leader, why service matters now more than ever, and the future of leadership in the legal profession.
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The Big Law Tour

4 September 2019 9:00am3:00pm
Ever wondered what it is really like inside some of Australia's largest law firms? Join us for a tour of Herbert Smith Freehills, McCullough Robertson and Minter Ellison.
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Court in Session with UQ Law School

3 September 2019 9:00am1:00pm
Interested to know what students can do with a Law degree? Join us for our Court in Session day to get an exclusive preview of what it’s like to study at UQ Law.
Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession Lecture Series

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Really Need to Know About Technology

29 August 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
The automation of various aspects of legal services delivery, from discovery and due diligence to predictive analytics, have raised questions for university and continuing legal education. To work effectively alongside technology, lawyers will need to understand it, not by learning to code, but by grasping the underlying logics.

Rethinking Public Entities & Revenue Generation: A New Interdisciplinary Regulatory Model

28 August 2019 8:00am9:00am
Presenter: Emirenciana (Tyas) Nyantyasningsih, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.

Criminal Law

22 August 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor David Hamer, University of Sydney
Chair: The Honorable Justice Soraya Ryan, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Benedict Power, Barrister- at-Law

Protecting the media in an age of terror

21 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh; Professor Peter Greste; Mr Richard Murray and Professor Katharine Gelber (UQ).
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Next Witness by Julie Fragar panel discussion

20 August 2019 1:00pm1:45pm
Have you visited the Next Witness by Julie Fragar art exhibition yet? Join us in the library as the artist and a panel of experts discuss the paintings and explore the intersection of law and art.

Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton

20 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton, Law Squared.
Research Seminar Series

Competition law models fit for transplantation? The US, EU, and China

16 August 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Mark Furse (University of Glasgow) and Doctor Wendy Ng (University of Melbourne)
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Geneva Conventions are turning 70

12 August 2019 6:00pm7:30pm
In Brisbane, Australian Red Cross is hosting a free seminar to explore why the Geneva Conventions are more relevant than ever. The seminar will bring together four panellists with direct experience.

New Lawyering for A2J

7 August 2019 9:00am12:30pm
A workshop mapping the future of social justice lawyering.
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Self-determination and the Implications of the Chagos Advisory Opinion

6 August 2019 4:30pm
This MASLU/CPICL/ILA (QLD brand) presentation assesses the resonance of the sources used, and the more radical contentions advanced, during the Chagos Case – for the exercise of the right to self-determination in the colonial context and for international law more generally.

Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer

6 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer, General Counsel at Volvo Group and UQ alumnus.

Reading group

2 August 2019 1:30pm2:30pm