Events

UQ Law hosts various events independently, in conjunction with UQ, industry, and corporate and government partners, to further knowledge for and about the law. 

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2019 Law Reunion

20 October 2019 3:00pm5:30pm
The 2019 Law Reunion Reception is being held on Sunday 20 October in the UQ Art Museum, opposite the Forgan Smith Building, at The University of Queensland.

Harmonisation of unconventional gas resources regulatory (UGR) frameworks: Is there a will or a way?

22 October 2019 10:00am11:00am
Presenter: Sarah Asokendaran, PhD candidate, TC Beirne School of Law
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UQ Law School Giving Day Launch

22 October 2019 5:45pm7:30pm
Guest Speaker, Justice James Edelman, will speak at the launch on the importance of opportunity for the next generation of legal professionals.
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Digital Legislation

23 October 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
In this talk, Professor Guido Governatori will introduce the paradigm of digital legislation.
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Contractual Interpretation in English and French Law: Some Comparative Observations

24 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Contract interpretation is at the core of commercial litigation in England. Comparison with France is particularly topical because French contract law has recently been through a major reform.

2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture

24 October 2019 4:45pm7:00pm
The Honorable Justice A M Stewart will present on 'The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: The implications of Volcafe v CSAV [2019] AC 358 on the position in Australia'.
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Regulating the Schoolies experience: The psychology of a youth mass gathering

25 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Dr Laura Ferris, The University of Queensland.
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The Intersection of Indigenous Laws and State Law - Confrontation or Cooperation?

25 October 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
Book launch and presentation by Professor Ghislain Otis, University of Ottawa. Learn more about research with impact, collaboration with other Universities, and outputs from grant projects.
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East Timor Prosecutions Public Forum

29 October 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
The Australian Government's secret prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery for national security offences has sparked national debate. This public forum will raise the debate through the lens of highly qualified speakers.
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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.

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#transformlaw KWM Prize - pitch final

17 October 2019 5:00pm7:00pm
Over the seven week program, six teams developed innovative proposals for the application of technology in legal practice. We'll be joined by a panel of academic and industry experts who will determine the winning proposal and award the team with $10,000.
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The Prospects for Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

17 October 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Chester Brown, University of Sydney
Chair: The Honorable Justice James Douglas, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Professor Anthony Cassimatis, UQ Law School
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Autonomous naval vessels and international law

15 October 2019 5:30pm6:30pm
Presented by Professor Rob McLaughlin, Professor of Military Security Law and Director of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra, and Dr Simon McKenzie, Research Fellow, UQ School of Law.

Coffee Conversations with Dylan McKimmie

14 October 2019 9:15am10:30am
October Coffee Conversation with Dylan McKimmie, partner at international law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright

The living legacies of Spanish colonial property rights: natural resources and the law of the prior sovereign in the United States

11 October 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

11 October 2019 9:00am10:00am
This paper will consider the notion of Indigenous rights in Australia, and the impacts of those rights in a climate change policy vacuum. Presented by Tom McEvoy SC, Australia's first Indigenous Senior Counsel.

Human Rights and Climate Change Conference

11 October 2019 8:45am5:00pm
Friends of the Earth Climate Frontlines, the University of Queensland’s Human Rights Consortium, the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland and Pacific Climate Warriors 350 invite you to be part of our one-day human rights and climate change conference.
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The unitary implementation of corporate governance in Australia and its continuing relevance and fitness for purpose

10 October 2019 3:30pm5:00pm
Presenter: Elizabeth Jameson, PhD candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
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Which of the Duties of Directors are Fiduciary

10 October 2019 2:00pm3:30pm
Presenter: John Story, PhD candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
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Propertising Plants: Judging and Abstracting New Varieties

10 October 2019 11:30am12:00pm
Presenter: Hamish Macdonald, PhD candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
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World Mental Health Day – Law School morning tea

10 October 2019 9:30am12:00pm
This is a space for you, your friends and fellow TCB students to come together to chat, study (individually or in a group), or just grab a snack!

Gender and IoT: the Implications of smart technologies on victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse

8 October 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Leonie Maria Tanczer, University College London’s (UCL) Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)
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Migration and domestic violence: Women's experiences of proving domestic violence as a requirement for permanent residency

8 October 2019 11:30am12:00pm
Presenter: Ana Flavia Cavalcante Borges Jelinic, PhD candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
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Annual UQLA breakfast

26 September 2019 7:00am
Join The University of Queensland Law Alumni Association for their annual breakfast, opened by Honourable Justice Sue Brown of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
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UQ Law Research Awards

25 September 2019 4:00pm5:00pm
To coincide with UQ Research Week, we will celebrate outstanding contributions to research by UQ Law School academics and HDR students in the past year.
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Coffee Conversations with Richard Gifford

23 September 2019 10:15am11:30am
September Coffee Conversations with Richard Gifford, Solicitor at Donaldson Law.
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Reconceptualising Information Privacy Law for a Collected World

20 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Queensland University of Technology.

Postgraduate pizza lunch for R U OK? Day

17 September 2019 1:15pm2:30pm
Postgraduate students are invited to relax together at this catered lunch. Please register for catering purposes.
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UQLS Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture

16 September 2019 6:00pm
Guest speaker: Mr Deng Thiak Adut. Host: Aidan Byrne, Provost.
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Political Impact: Writing Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries

16 September 2019 12:00pm1:30pm
A practical, skills-based seminar on writing submissions and appearing before Parliamentary Inquiries, presented by the Centre for Policy Futures and UQ Law. 

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics: Governance in an Age of Inquiries

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.
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Law Firms of the Future

12 September 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Kim Trajer (Chief Operating Officer, McCullough Robertson) and Milan Gandhi (Innovation Ambassador, McCullough Robertson/Founder of The Legal Forecast) will explore the basics of how and why modern day law firms are pushing to innovate, and what this actually means in practice particularly for those seeking to enter the profession within the next few years.
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The Right to Health in the new Human Rights Act of Queensland - Crash Course

11 September 2019 9:00am12:00pm
In 2019, Queensland’s Parliament passed the Human Rights Act of Queensland (HRAQ), which will make Queensland the third Australian State/Territory to implement rights legislation. Delivered by Dr Claire E Brolan

Ceilings for IP enforcement: Proportionality and neutral position

6 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Jesús Ivan Mora Gonzalez, University of Granada

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