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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Legal obligations of states to prevent atrocity crimes

8 October 2021 10:00am11:00am
An HDR milestone presentation by Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria
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Brian Kirkup, Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

4 October 2021 12:00pm
A member of the finance team, Brian Kirkup advises global financial institutions, private equity sponsors and borrowers in connection with acquisition financing, distressed debt and other corporate transactions.

2021 Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture

21 September 2021 6:15pm7:15pm
Jo-Anne Bragg, General Counsel for the Environmental Defenders Office, talks about cultural change and the legal profession.
David McBride

Whistleblowers, War Crimes and Press Freedom: David McBride on Trial

14 September 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
The trial of David McBride raises the possibility that the first Australian to be tried in relation to alleged war crimes in Afghanistan will be someone who spoke up.  Join this distinguished panel for a discussion of the McBride case, whistleblower protections, press freedom and increasing state surveillance capacity.
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National Indigenous representative bodies in Australia

23 July 2021 2:30pm3:30pm
An HDR milestone presentation by Laurel Fox
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Chrysanthemum Throne: Emperor, nationalism and gender discrimination in Japan

23 July 2021 1:30pm2:30pm
An HDR milestone presentation by Anthony Shaw
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Foundations of the Calvinian usury doctrine: Law, liberty and love

23 July 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
An HDR milestone presentation by Joanne Lee
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Accommodation and integration mechanisms in Indian constitution

23 July 2021 11:00am12:00pm
An HDR milestone presentation by Terefe Gebreyesus
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Church and state relations - Charitable status and tax exemptions

23 July 2021 10:00am11:00am
An HDR milestone presentation by Mark Fowler.
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UQ Law School Research Showcase

7 July 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Join us for a snapshot of the UQ Law research activities, with presentations and an opportunity to engage informally over refreshments.
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Policy and Regulatory Dimensions of Resilience-Based Management in the Great Barrier Reef

18 June 2021 10:00am11:30am
HDR milestone presentation by PhD Candidate Liza Rolim-Baggio
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Forensic Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

10 June 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
The Main Problems with Australian Responses to Forensic Science and Medical Evidence. Presented by Professor Gary Edmond (UNSW) with Saul Holt QC commenting and the Hon Justice Peter Applegarth AM chairing.
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Freedom of Contract and the Contract Institution

27 May 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Ryan Catterwell, The University of Queensland Law School.

In the shadows of Parité: Gender politics, legal pluralism and the standing of Kanak women in New Caledonia

26 May 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Dr Nicole George, UQ School of Politcal Science and International Studies
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Arthur (Artie) Abal, Impact Sourcing and Crowd Diversity at Appen

24 May 2021 12:00pm
Arthur (Artie) Abal (he/him) is a UQ Law graduate working at Appen, one of the world’s leading producers of data used for the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Women in Law 2021

5 May 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School students to network with each other and to seek advice from the panel about how to succesfully maintain a work-life balance as a female lawyer.
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Keilin Anderson, Office of International Law

3 May 2021 12:00pm
Keilin Anderson works as a Lawyer with the Office of International Law within the Attorney-General’s Department.
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Native Title compensation in Australia

9 April 2021 10:00am11:00am
Presented by HDR candidate William Isdale.
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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