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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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

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