In the 2016 Lecture Series, we will be seeking to pursue six new themes. Each of these themes was chosen for their appeal to contemporary Australian audiences and their suitability as a framework for future lecture programs.

In 2016, our six new themes, with their topics and speakers will be:

In 2016, the Supreme Court Library is also honoured to welcome the Deputy Chief Justice, Republic of South Africa, the Hon Dikgang Moseneke, to present this year’s Supreme Court Oration.

In presenting these lectures, we are very grateful again this year for the generous participation of very fine speakers—and for the ongoing support of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

John McKenna QC
Chair, SCLQ History and Publications Committee

If you have any enquiries about the lecture series, please contact us or 07 3006 5130.


Supreme Court Library Queensland

Supreme Court Fire of 1968

24 November 2016 5:15pm7:00pm
Lecture six—Legal History of Queensland—Supreme Court Fire of 1968 will be presented by The Hon Richard Chesterman AO RDF QC on 24 November 2016.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

27 October 2016 5:15pm7:00pm
Lecture five—Justices of the US Supreme Court—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be presented by The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC on 27 October 2016.

Mabo v State of Queensland (No 2)

22 September 2016 5:15pm7:00pm
Lecture four—Leading Cases of the Common Law—Mabo v State of Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1 will be presented by The Hon Margaret White AO on 22 September 2016.