About the speaker

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.

Associate Professor Harpur was appointed a Distinguished International Visiting Fellow with the Burton Blatt Institute from 2015 onwards and a 2020 academic fellow of the Harvard Law School Project on Disabilities.

He is active on boards and in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the rights of persons with disabilities to use assistance animals. He also appears regularly in the news speaking on disability law and policies.

Outside the law, Associate Professor Harpur has previously been a professional athlete with a disability, competing in the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Paralympics, the 2002 Manchester and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a range of other world titles and international competitions.

About The Witness Box

The Witness Box is an online series where UQ Law students interview noteworthy guests working in the profession. Released weekly and housed online 24/7, this series offers students, staff, alumni and professionals an opportunity to explore several organisations and specialties within the profession. Student interviewers also have the chance to establish a connection with their interviewees.

Whether you're staff, a student or the public, we're always looking for questions to ask in this series, so dive into the upcoming schedule below, and be sure to submit your questions online.

Plus, if you're a UQ Law student and want to delve deeper than each guest’s area of expertise, the challenges their industry faces and the available career paths, register your interest to become a student interviewer today. You will no doubt develop your soft skills and create great connections.

 

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