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

UQ Law prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of our people – students, staff, alumni, industry partners and the community – above all else. Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, we are changing the way we bring you events. To make sure you don’t miss out on these updates, opt-in to our Newsletter.

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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Let’s Talk About Corporations: Launch Event

2 February 2023 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us as we launch ‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’: A New Series of Boardroom Conversations 2023, featuring a keynote address by Professor Rod Sims AO (Crawford School of Public Police, Australian National University).
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The role of law in coastal wetland restoration

7 December 2022 7:00am9:00am
Join the thought-provoking University of Queensland Law Matters series to delve into new and meaningful research with community-wide impact.
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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.