Honourable Glen Norman Williams, AO, Q.C. LL.D.(Honoris causa), BA, LLB, retired judge of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of Queensland, and of the Court of Appeal Solomon Islands, Adjunct Professor TC Beirne School of Law.

Professor Jennifer Corrin, Director, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law, ARC Future Fellow, former Solomon Islands legal practitioner.

About The Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law and UQ Solomon Island Partnership Seminar

Legal systems of former colonies are often burdened with a legacy of transplanted laws, developed for use in a foreign country. Today, Solomon Islands is struggling with a plural legal system and seeking to balance the demands of law from different sources, designed to operate in fundamentally different contexts. This seminar will examine the legal systems of Solomon Islands and the tensions between the different laws in force. It will discuss the court system and, more specifically, how the system has dealt with the aftermath of the tensions 2000-10. It will also touch on issues within the legal profession.


1-W341, Forgan Smith Building (1) UQ St Lucia Campus
Sir Samuel Griffith Room