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

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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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Three Minute Thesis School of Law heat

9 June 2020 10:00am11:00am
Learn about the pioneering research happening at UQ and hear from law HDR students as they present their theses in a snappy three minute presentation as part of the Law School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat.
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Luke Furness of Clayton Utz

8 June 2020 12:00pm
Luke Furness a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz, Australia's largest, independent law firm. He has been at Clayton Utz for the better part of a decade and specialises in all types of disputes with a particular focus on tax and duties disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and IP and trade practices disputes.
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Professor Heather Douglas, Law Deputy Dean (Research)

1 June 2020 12:00pm
Professor Heather Douglas researches in the areas of criminal justice and domestic violence. In 2014- 2019 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave violence.
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Ted Cawrey of Blueprint Law

25 May 2020 12:00pm
Ted Cawrey is an entertainment finance lawyer and runs the Brisbane office of the boutique law firm Blueprint Law. Blueprint Law focusses on the media, tech and entertainment sectors and was established in Sydney 15 years ago.

John Calvin's Constitutional Theology

22 May 2020 11:00am11:30am
Presented by Constance Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Constitutional Transformations: Failure and Opportunity in Post-Independence South Sudan

22 May 2020 10:30am11:00am
Presented by Mark Deng, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Monica Taylor of the UQ Pro Bono Centre

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Monica is the Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre having worked previously in the community legal sector advising clients across a range of areas of law including housing, disability, mental health and public space law.
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Solitary confinement panel discussion

18 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
A panel of local and international experts discuss solitary confinement, its use and impact on prisoners.

The Universal Franchise: The Protection of Voting Rights under the Australian Constitution

15 May 2020 1:30pm2:00pm
Presented by Lorraine Finlay, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Coffee Conversations with Sheetal Deo

14 May 2020 11:00am12:30pm
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 as we sit down with Sheetal Deo of the Queensland Law Society.

Indigenous people in legal education reading group

12 May 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Session topic: Indigenous Jurisprudence

Reading group

12 May 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Led by Trudie Broderick, discussing 2 readings authored by Val Napoleon.
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Gabriela Christian-Hare of the Australian Pro Bono Centre

11 May 2020 12:00pm
Gabriela Christian-Hare is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, Australia’s centre of leadership for pro bono legal services. The Centre’s mission is to grow participation and excellence in pro bono across the legal profession.
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Associate Professor Paul Harpur of the UQ Law School

5 May 2020 12:00pm
Associate Professor Harpur has a mixture of practice and research experience, having formerly practised as a lawyer. He continues to work as an industrial relations special advisor in a national private practice.
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International obligations and human rights in Australian Extradition

5 May 2020 11:30am12:00pm
Presented by Craig Jensen, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Rosslyn Monro of Community Legal Centres Queensland

27 April 2020 12:00pm
Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions and is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.

Coffee Conversations with Ted Cawrey

21 April 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!

Coffee Conversations with Dan Creasey [Virtual]

20 April 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, Coffee Conversations in its traditional format has been cancelled. Dan Creasey, however, is free to answer any and all of your questions online, so why not submit one today and he’ll answer it in the webinar!

Wendy Herman of Tenants Queensland

20 April 2020 12:00pm
Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides high-quality, free, independent tenant advisory services to assist tenants to understand their rights and responsibilities and sustain, as far as possible, safe and secure tenancies.

Regulating Artificial Intelligence in the European Union: Legal and Ethical Aspects

17 April 2020 9:00am3 May 2020 11:45pm
Recorded seminar presented by Dr Jan De Bruyne, Ghent University

Resolving Anti-Doping Disputes: Does the Current Framework Promote Procedural Fairness and Equality in India?

1 April 2020 2:00pm4:00pm
Webinar presented by Shaun Star, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Reading group

31 March 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
The reading to be discussed is Jenny Reardon and Kim TallBear, ‘“Your DNA is Our History”: Genomics, Anthropology, and the Construction of Whiteness as Property’ (2012) 53 Current Anthropology S233.

Indigenous people in legal education reading group

31 March 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Session topic: Science and Technology Studies and Indigenous Peoples