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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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.
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The Role of the Married Femme Sole: Deserted Wives, Property and Coverture in the Nineteenth Century

11 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Join Professor Danaya Wright from The University of Florida as she discusses deserted wives, property and coverture in the nineteenth century.

Seeds as Deep Time Technologies

2 May 2023 9:00am10:00am
Presented by Associate Professor Courtney Fullilove from Wesleyan University. This talk aims to unite diverse insights in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences by theorizing seeds as deep time technologies.

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Property as the Law of Institutional Artefacts

27 April 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Using insights from the intersection of social ontology and the philosophy of material culture, Dr Kate Falconer will argue that the ‘thing’ at the centre of property rights is not in fact (or rather, not just) the ‘thing’ itself, but rather an institutional rendering of that object into an institutional artefact.
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Writing Submissions: Issue Framing with The Hon. Justice Peter Applegarth AM

18 April 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
The UQ Pro Bono Centre is proud to welcome our patron, The Hon. Justice Peter Applegarth AM, to present to students, alumni and community of the T.C. Beirne School of Law. In this session, Justice Applegarth will locate the importance of issue framing in crafting oral and written submissions.
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CBA and Crown Casino: Tales of Risk Governance Failures

13 April 2023 6:00pm7:30pm
Join Dr Vicky Comino as she reflects on the regulatory treatment of the CBA and Crown Casino and examines the challenges of addressing financial crime in corporate settings. Mr Jamie Kelly joins Dr Comino to reflect on what ‘good’ risk governance looks like, drawing on global regulatory experiences in risk culture, compliance and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF).

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Reconsidering Japan’s Plant Patent Movement: National histories, Colonial Legacies, and Transpacific Dynamics

4 April 2023 2:30pm3:30pm
Join Senior Lecturer Kjell Ericson from Kyoto University as he contextualizes the activities of the plant patent movement that breeders and propagators joined.

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How to Interpret a Generally Expressed Constitutional Provision: the Example of the Tasmania Lobster Case

30 March 2023 5:15pm8:00pm
In 2023, a new Macrossan lecture series is to be established by The TC Beirne School of Law and the UQ Law Association (UQLA). In the spirit of the original lecture series, distinguished Australians will be invited to address varied topics of public importance.

Student Pro Bono and Pizza | UQPBC info session

30 March 2023 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us for a student pro bono panel plus pizza to learn about student pro bono opportunities through the UQ Pro Bono Centre.
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Public Policy in the Private Law of Torts

22 March 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor John Oberdiek, Rutgers Law School, distinguishes between principled and unprincipled appeals to public policy, and makes the case that even in resolutely non-consequentialist, relational accounts of tort law, public policy considerations can play a principled, if limited role.
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35 years in defence of Seed Freedom

7 March 2023 2:30pm3:30pm
Dr Vandana Shiva joins us in our first 2023 instalment of the People, Plants and the Law lecture series where she will discuss people, plants and Intellectual Property Law, specially patents and breeders rights.
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When Staff with Disabilities and Universities Meet: International and Comparative Reflections

6 March 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Please join Professor Lisa Waddington, a Professor in European Disability Law, and International and European Law at Maastricht University as she presents the first Law Matters seminar for 2023.
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Welcome Back Gelato

2 March 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
Take this opportunity to chat with friends and meet other new law students in the Law Library!

Pro Bono Drop-in Session

2 March 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
The UQ Pro Bono Centre is holding a drop-in session before the gelato night to answer student queries about how to volunteer your legal skills to benefit the community. Drop in anytime between 3pm and 4pm to say hello!
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Bachelor of Laws Court Tour

17 February 2023 8:30am4:00pm
Join your fellow first-years for an exclusive UQ introductory welcome experience to the legal profession, beginning from the Supreme Court of Queensland.
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Bachelor of Laws Orientation Session

13 February 2023 3:30pm5:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ, and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Postgraduate Law Orientation Session

13 February 2023 11:00am12:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from the Postgraduate Program Director and program advisers about what to expect in your program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.