The TC Beirne School of Law’s Research Seminar Series provides an opportunity to explore and critically discuss legal and interdisciplinary issues in an academic environment. The seminars are an integral part of the School’s research culture.

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Research Seminar Series

Experiences of the Referendum Council or Constitutional Reform (TBC)

20 April 2018 1:00pm3:00pm
Presented by Professor Megan Davis
Research Seminar Series

Cultural studies, indigenous heritage, the body (TBC)

4 May 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Rosemary Coombes
Research Seminar Series

The Gestalt of Autonomous Systems

18 May 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Thomas Burri
Research Seminar Series

Victims who kill: The ambit of section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

20 July 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Associate Professor Nicola Wake
Research Seminar Series

Who is Afraid of Proportionality? Reflections on the Research Process (TBC)

10 August 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Adrienne Stone
Research Seminar Series

Capital Markets Regulation in Australia and South Korea

26 October 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Ms Sooeun Choi
Research Seminar Series

It’s all about the money: a transsystemic mapping of free trade law

2 March 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Professor Csongor István Nagy
Research Seminar Series

Perspectives on Legal Research: The Case of 'Preventive Justice'

3 November 2017 3:00pm4:00pm
Presenter: Professor Andrew Ashworth

Aligning Transnational Public Policy with State Sovereignty

20 October 2017 3:00pm4:00pm
Presenter: Professor Leon Trakman
Research Seminar Series

Reflections on the Miller Case

1 September 2017 3:00pm4:00pm
Presenter: Associate Professor Nick Barber, Fellow of Trinity College at Oxford University
Research Seminar Series

Can Norms Die? Violation and International Law

19 May 2017 3:00pm4:00pm
Presenter: Associate Professor Sarah Percy
Research Seminar Series

The Litigating Dead: Zombie Jurisprudence in The Walking Dead, World War Z and The Rising

17 March 2017 3:00pm4:00pm
Some critics have argued that the recent popular proliferation of zombie narratives suggests a collective failure of imagination: that what the trope of the zombie signifies is the very impossibility of thinking outside of the prevailing logics of consumption—or Capital.

Quistclose trusts

17 April 2015 12:00pm1:00pm

On rules and rulings

10 April 2015 12:00pm1:00pm