Events

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

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Nitra Kidson QC, Barrister-at-Law

14 September 2020 12:00pm
Nitra practices almost exclusively in public law, particularly in the areas of administrative and constitutional law, native title law, migration law, freedom of information law and human rights law.

Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous Voices on Racism in the Australian Public Service

13 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
SEMINAR | presented by Dr Debbie Bargallie, Griffith University
man reading newspaper on fire

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh in Conversation with Peter Greste

11 September 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
In this interview, award-winning journalist, press freedom advocate and UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications, Professor Peter Greste, speaks with 2019 Paul Bourke Award winner Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh about press freedom in Australia.

Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict: Compatibility with International Humanitarian Law

11 September 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
This seminar will briefly outline the defining technical characteristics of autonomous weapon systems and the aspects of machine autonomy which underlie legal concerns.
Presented by Dr Tim McFarland (Research Fellow, UQ Law School, Law and the Future of War Research Group).

Aboriginal Scholarship: Speaking Truth to Power

1 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
SEMINAR | Presented by Dr Fiona Foley, Griffith University
The witness box

Simon Cleary, barrister and award winning novelist

31 August 2020 12:00pm
Simon practises predominantly in the areas of trade practices, consumer law, financial services, tort law, workers’ compensation and administrative law. He appears in both State and Federal Courts and tribunals.
lady justice statue

Law Reform Relating to Press Freedom - The Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

24 August 2020 1:00pm2:30pm
Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential law reform regarding freedom of the press.

The Cognition of Contract Interpretation

21 August 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Hypothetical and real case examples to explain what judges and lawyers are doing when construing a contract.
Presented by Dr Ryan Catterwell, he will demonstrate that an interpretive dispute is resolved by ascertaining what was objectively intended by the choice of words in the contract.

Reading group

20 August 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
2 readings, led by Heather Douglas
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Coffee Conversations - Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) Panel

20 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join us in a panel discussion with Jane Lye, Nicholas Pokarier and Alice Robertson from Australian Government Solicitor (AGS).
lady justice statue

Reform of Legal Structures for Social Enterprises - The Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

17 August 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into the potential creation of a dedicated corporate structure for social enterprises.
witness box in court

Alastair Blenkin UQ adjunct lecturer and Founder & CEO of Hyra iQ

17 August 2020 12:00pm
Alastair founded Hyra iQ in 2017 in UQ's ilab accelerator, following his experience in commercial contracting working as a property lawyer in top tier law firm, MinterEllison between 2011-2017.
Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law: Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court

Online book launch - Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law: Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court

11 August 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
Join author Dr Simon McKenzie (UQ Law School) and guest speaker, Professor Tim McCormack (University of Tasmania), in launching the book Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law: Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court.
lady justice statue

Automated Decision Making and Administrative Law - The Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

10 August 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into the regulation of automated decision making.

Michelle Mahoney - Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons

3 August 2020 12:00pm
Michelle is the Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons and is responsible for the design and delivery of both the innovation and transformation strategies and portfolios.

Research through storying

28 July 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
SEMINAR | Presented by Professor Tracey Bunda
lady justice statue

Defamation - The Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

27 July 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential reform of defamation law.
pour a coffee

Coffee Conversations with Clementine Fox

21 July 2020 4:30pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. Join Clementine Fox to discuss how law and technology work together, and how students can better prepare for after graduation.
pour a cup of coffee

Coffee Conversations with Gavin Scott

13 July 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join Gavin Scott, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.

Patent Protection in Bhutan and its impact on plant genetic resources

10 July 2020 11:00am1:00pm
Presented by Kencho Peldon, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Natural Law and the Calvinist Usury Doctrine: From Forbidden Sin to Natural Property Right

10 July 2020 9:00am11:00am
Presented by Joanne Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
pour a cup of coffee

Coffee Conversations with John Cooper

24 June 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join John Cooper, Partner in Charge of the Jones Day Brisbane Office.
witness box

Women in Law: 30 under 30 Finalists

15 June 2020 12:00pm
The Women in Law episode features three UQ Alumni who were recently named finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30. Their experience and learnings will be invaluable for young females students starting out in the profession.

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