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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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Remedying the tragedy of ecosystem services in wetlands

30 March 2021 11:30am1:00pm
A comparative study of legal and policy mechanisms protecting wetland ecosystem services in Australia and the United States. Presented by Caroline Law-Walsh
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Queer First Nations Women, Experiences of Discrimination and the Australian Law

30 March 2021 10:00am11:30am
Presented by HDR candidate Trudie Broderick
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Jordan English, stipendiary lecturer in law at St Hilda's College, Oxford

29 March 2021 12:00pm
Jordan's college teaching currently comprises contract and trusts. He has also taught land law and tort law. On the BCL/MJur Jordan teaches Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
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Finian Cullity, Australian Government Solicitor

15 March 2021 12:00pm
Finian Cullity is a senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor specialising in competition law and complex regulatory disputes.
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Accommodating Computer-Generated Works into Indonesia’s Copyright Law: Challenges and Possibilities

16 February 2021 10:30am12:00pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Laurensia Andrini
Advisors: Dr Allison Fish and Dr Xan Chacko
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Reviewing legal and policy compliance of autonomous weapons systems

28 January 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Wolf
Advisors: Associate Professor Rain Liivoja and Dr Robert Mullins
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Indigenous Identity in Fiji: Na Vanua, Na Lawa, Na Kawa Ni Bobula

28 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Unaisi Narawa-Daurewa
Advisors: Professor Jennifer Corrin and Professor Reid Mortensen
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The recovery of stolen religious artefacts in the face of cultural heritage law’s commercial imperative - insights from the litigation experience of the Greek Orthodox Church.

28 January 2021 10:00am10:45am
HDR Milestone Presentation by Nicolas Augoustinos
Advisors: Professor Craig James Forrest and Dr Lucas Lixinski
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Understanding law as a MacIntyrean 'Practice'

27 January 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Andrew Curtin
Advisors: Prof Nick Aroney, Dr Rob Mullins
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Waldron’s Concept of Rule of Law and Legal Theory

27 January 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Luis Sanchez Fernandez
Advisors: Dr Robert Mullins and Professor James Allan
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The Nature of Constitutions: A Theory of Genuine and Pseudo Constitutionalism

27 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Saeger Magalhaes Costa.
Advisors: Professor Nicholas Aroney and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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The Chrysanthemum Throne: The Influence of the Emperor and Nationalism on Gender Discrimination in Japanese Law

27 January 2021 9:00am10:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Anthony Shaw
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Richard Chapman
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The role of the law in the circulation of the Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana)

16 December 2020 11:00am11:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Jocelyn Bosse.
Advisors: Professor Bradley Sherman, Dr Allison Fish and Dr Susannah Chapman
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Virtual Hearings and Due Process

4 December 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Lucy Martinez, via Zoom.
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Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law

20 November 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Dr Eve Massingham, via Zoom.
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Navigating dual legal systems: Islamic inheritance law in Australia’s secular legal framework

20 November 2020 2:00pm2:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Brooke Thompson
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Morrison
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Retail Analytics, Big Data Logics and Fair Collection under Australian Privacy Law

20 November 2020 1:00pm1:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Helena Gregorczuk
Advisors: Dr Alan Davidson and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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Milan Gandhi, Founder and National Director of The Legal Forecast

9 November 2020 12:00pm
Milan is the Founder and a National Director of The Legal Forecast, a national not-for-profit run by entrepreneurially-minded early-career professionals who, among other objectives, promote the role of innovation in enhancing access to justice and legal services.

2020 Law Reunion

31 October 2020 4:00pm5:30pm
Join law graduates from the 70s, 80s and 90s for a reunion in the UQ Art Museum followed by a tour of the law school.

Solitary Confinement in Queensland

30 October 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Tamara Walsh | Via Zoom
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Bruce Cowley, ShedB Principal and Adjunct Professor

26 October 2020 12:00pm
Bruce Cowley, ShedB Principal, has extensive experience as a lawyer, governance professional, board member, author and speaker on governance issues.
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Coffee Conversations with Geoff Kennedy, Crime and Corruption Commission

20 October 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. Join Geoff Kennedy, a Legal Director at the Crime and Corruption Commission, as he provides interesting insights for justice, criminology and accounting students.
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The impact of changes to the Queensland Biodiscovery law on scientific research

15 October 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Queensland became one of the first jurisdictions in the world to regulate the collection, circulation and use of biological resources (e.g. plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms) for scientific and commercial purposes when it passed the Biodiscovery Act in 2004.
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Are Liberal Theories of Property Ahistorical?

15 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Darryn Jensen, Australian National University | Zoom seminar