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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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.
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The Conscience of Trust

13 July 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Professor Irit Samet, Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London.
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Book Launch: 'Compensation for Native Title' by William Isdale (Holt Prize Winner 2021)

30 June 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
Join us for the launch of 'Compensation for Native Title', published by the Federation Press in 2022 and written by Dr William Isdale.
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Q&A with Judge Nathan Jarro

2 June 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Join a Q&A with Judge Nathan Jarro, Judge of the Queensland District Court and Queensland’s first Indigenous judge.
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The Many Obligations of Co-operation and Prevention in Contract Law

1 June 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Ryan Catterwell presents an analysis of the different obligations of co-operation and prevention that arise under the common law of contract. This session considers points of distinction, common threads, and whether a unified principle is possible.
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Common Law Relief from Penalties: When Did it All Begin?

19 May 2022 5:00pm
Presented by Dr Peter Turner, with Professor Warren Swain, University of Auckland, commenting and the Hon Justice Peter Flanagan, Supreme Court of Queensland chairing.
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UQLS x Hall & Wilcox Naida Haxton Lecture

17 May 2022 6:00pm9:00pm
Coordinated by The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS), the annual Naida Haxton Lecture is one of the main events on the Law Society’s calendar and provides an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss legal advocacy and Queensland’s legal history with a prominent member of the judiciary.
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Supporting Indigenous Data: Introducing Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels

17 May 2022 9:00am
Associate Professor Jane Anderson and Associate Professor Maui Hudson discusses the concerns over Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Indigenous rights under the Nagoya Protocol underpinning the development and application of Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels/Notices.

International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Operations: UN GGE negotiations and Ukraine

13 May 2022 1:30pm2:30pm
Join Associate Professor Johanna Weaver (Australian National University) as she examines the understanding reached under UN auspices in May 2021, whereby International Humanitarian Law applies equally to cyber operations undertaken in an armed conflict.
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WORKSHOP | Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law’s International Peace and Security Interest Group

12 May 2022 9:00am13 May 2022 6:00pm
The 2022 edition of the IPSIG workshop invites ANZSIL members and legal practitioners to discuss the inextricable link between technology and national security, and to take stock of best practices in teaching and public engagement on international peace and security law issues.
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Women in Law 2022

4 May 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us for an invigorating discussion about this journey, with a panel of vibrant women who have successfully navigated their own pathways and now look to share their experience and advice with UQ students.
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Are Indigenous Rights Inconsistent with Australian Political Traditions?

28 April 2022 3:00pm5:00pm
Join Dr Dylan Lino from UQ School of Law, who will discuss how Australia’s constitutional practices and traditions can support indigenous rights rather than create friction. You will be welcomed by special guest UQ’s Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry AO and invited to network with Dylan and guests over canapés and drinks following the lecture.
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UNESCO, the Right to Self-Determination of Peoples and the Ukraine War

30 March 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG discusses how the development of "self-determination" law applies to the conflict between The Russian Federation and Ukraine.
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Stand and Deliver: Biopiracy, Law, and the Balkanization of the Genescape

22 February 2022 9:00am10:00am
Professor Jack Kloppenburg joins us in our first instalment of the People, Plants and the Law lecture series where he will discuss how intellectual property and contract law globally facilitate the profitability of the international seed trade.