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.

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

A Financial-Legal History of Money, Credit, and Capital and the Rise of Credit Capitalism

31 March 2020 9:00am11:00am
Webinar presented by Joanne Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

The responsibility of states to prevent atrocity crimes

27 March 2020 11:00am1:00pm
Webinar presented by Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Native Title compensation in Australia

27 March 2020 9:00am9:45am
Webinar presented by Will Isdale, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
LawRight charity gala

LawRight Charity Gala

21 March 2020 7:00pm
Gala fundraiser for LawRight at Queensland Museum. Dress formal, tickets $130.
Research seminar series

Right Wing Populism and the Constitution

20 March 2020 3:00pm4:15pm
Presented by Prof Keith Ewing, King's College, London, UK

UQLS Hall & Wilcox Naida Haxton Lecture

17 March 2020 6:00pm
The Honourable Chief Justice, Catherine Holmes AC will deliver a lecture on the independence of the judiciary as discussed in her publication Declaration of Independence in The Australian Legal Review.
Patricia Lee Refo

Q&A with president-elect, Patricia Lee Refo (American Bar Association)

5 March 2020 1:45pm3:00pm
UQ Law students, join us for an intimate Q&A with Patricia Lee Refo, President-Elect of the American Bar Association.

Ecosystem services, coastal wetlands and law – lessons from the United States and Australia

4 March 2020 5:00pm7:00pm
This event will feature insights from world-leading experts in the field and will provide information on the adaptions of ecosystem services into law and policy around the globe.
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The Case of Prorogations: Brexit and judicial review of advice to the Queen

27 February 2020 5:30pm6:30pm
Speakers: Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament
Mr Sandy Thompson QC, Solicitor-General for Queensland
Mr Tony Keyes, Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
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Equity and Trusts in the Digital Economy

20 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day conference examines the role that equitable doctrines and remedies play in the modern digital space, with a particular focus on blockchain technologies, intermediated securities and smart contracts.
Eagle Street aerial

Opening of 2019-20 Transnational Organised Crime Course

17 February 2020 6:30pm10:00pm
Students are cordially invited to a dinner marking the official opening of the 2019-2020 joint University of Queensland, University of Zurich and University of Vienna Transnational Organised Crime course (LAWS5231).
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Enforcement Mechanisms for Norms Governing the Use of Public Powers

14 February 2020 3:00pm4:15pm
Presented by Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University, Canada
Sketch of courtroom in Sydney, c1817, via Wikimedia Commons, CC0

The Standardisation of Tort Damages

11 December 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Eric Descheemaeker, Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School

In Conversation with Leigh Goodmark

4 December 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Goodmark, Director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law, in conversation with the ABC's Paul Barclay as they discuss her new book, Decriminalizing domestic violence: A balanced policy approach to intimate partner violence.

The United Nations and the Pacific Islands

4 December 2019 12:00pm
Twelve Pacific Island Countries are full members of the United Nations, and a number of other territories benefit from UN association in some way. This seminar outlines current research on the relationship between the UN and the Pacific region from independence to contemporary times.

UQ Women in BEL: Crafting your career at all levels

26 November 2019 12:00pm1:45pm
UQ staff and higher degree by research students are invited to register for an exciting career development and networking session, hosted by the UQ Women in Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Network.
Constitution of Australia, photo by Superegz, CC 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A beauty in the eye of the beholder – religious freedom and the Australian Constitution

13 November 2019 5:30pm7:00pm
Presented by The Honourable Robert French AC (Chief Justice High Court of Australia 2008-2017).
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Cashless welfare transfers and Australia's first peoples - redemptive or repressive violence?

8 November 2019 12:00pm
The government has enacted a host of Cashless Debit Card (CDC) legislation purportedly to address substance abuse and foster socially responsible behaviour. Their CDC narrative of policy success and redemptive prospects is deeply contentious.
Selden Society

Using and proving history in constitutional cases

7 November 2019 5:30pm6:30pm
What role does history play in the law, and how are claims about history proved? This lecture explores this question through a series of case studies, with a particular focus on constitutional cases.
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The Human Rights Act in Criminal Law Practice

4 November 2019 5:00pm8:00pm
The advent of the Human Rights Act in Queensland will have a number of applications to the practice of criminal law. Practitioners from all sides of the profession are invited to join College of Law & Robertson O’Gorman at this session that will provide practical insights from Queensland’s first Human Right’s Commissioner, Scott McDougall and a senior practitioner, Saul Holt QC.

The Academy and the Courts: what do they mean to each other today?

31 October 2019 5:30pm
The Australian Academy of Law's Eighth Annual Patron’s Address will be delivered by The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and Patron of the Australian Academy of Law. The address will discuss the purposes for which the AAL was founded.