Events

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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Are Liberal Theories of Property Ahistorical?

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

Which of the Duties of Directors are Fiduciary

14 October 2020 10:30am11:30am
Presented by John Story
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Molly Thomas, Legal Consultant at the International Criminal Court (The Hague)

12 October 2020 12:00pm
Molly Thomas is a Legal Consultant at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. She currently works on a trial concerning alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Mali.

Tortious Misfeasance in Public Office – Raw Statistics from the Front Line

9 October 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Kit Barker and Katelyn Lamont | Via Zoom

Women in Law 2020

7 October 2020 5:30pm7:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School women alumni and friends to network with each other, and to provide advice to the students attending about how to maintain life balance and deliver practical strategies for health and wellbeing of a female lawyer.
In-person attendees are asked to arrive at Riparian Plaza at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Streaming will begin at 6pm for online participants.

Susannah Wilkinson, Digital Law Lead (Australia & Asia), Herbert Smith Freehills

28 September 2020 12:00pm
Susannah is driving the development of smart legal contracts in conjunction with the industry collaboration through the Australian National Blockchain. She is a key member of the global Connected and Autonomous Vehicle team with experience advising clients on procurement of autonomous equipment. 
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Coffee Conversations with Peter Glover, International Commercial Litigation Lawyer

17 September 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. Join Hong Kong based Peter Glover to discuss international commercial litigation, arbitration and risk management.

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
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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
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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