Events

Events hosted by UQ Law or organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

UQ Law prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of our people – students, staff, alumni, industry partners and the community – above all else. Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, we are changing the way we bring you events this semester.

 A number of key activities will be planned for Semester 2, so be sure to register. Until then, we are working to bring you some exciting content in the form of live-streaming, podcasts, articles and photos. To make sure you don’t miss out on these updates, opt-in to our Newsletter.

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Coffee Conversations with Dan Creasey [Virtual]

20 April 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, Coffee Conversations in its traditional format has been cancelled. Dan Creasey, however, is free to answer any and all of your questions online, so why not submit one today and he’ll answer it in the webinar!

Complexities of legal pluralism within socio-economic regulation in Timor-Leste

5 May 2020 9:00am11:00am
Presented by Marcus Humphreys, MPhil candidate, UQ School of Law
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Patent Protection in Bhutan and its impact on plant genetic resources

22 June 2020 2:00pm
Presented by Kencho Peldon, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Forensic evidence in criminal proceedings

20 August 2020 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Gary Edmond, UNSW
Commentator: Mr Saul Holt QC
Chair: The Hon Justice Peter Applegarth, Supreme Court of Queensland

Women in Law 2020

8 October 2020 5:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School women alumnae and friends to network with each other, and to provide advice to the students attending about how to maintain life balance and deliver practical strategies for health and wellbeing of a female lawyer.

2020 Law Reunion

31 October 2020 4:00pm5:30pm
Join law graduates from the 70s, 80s and 90s for a reunion in the UQ Art Museum followed by a tour of the law school.

Relighting a lamp of the Constitution? prorogation in the United Kingdom courts and its implications

12 November 2020 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: The Hon Dame Sian Elias GNZM PC QC
Commentator: Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, The University of Melbourne
Chair: The Hon Justice Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Queensland
West Midlands Police from West Midlands, United Kingdom [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

Forensic evidence in criminal proceedings

20 August 2020 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Gary Edmond, UNSW
Commentator: Mr Saul Holt QC
Chair: The Hon Justice Peter Applegarth, Supreme Court of Queensland

Women in Law 2020

8 October 2020 5:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School women alumnae and friends to network with each other, and to provide advice to the students attending about how to maintain life balance and deliver practical strategies for health and wellbeing of a female lawyer.

Relighting a lamp of the Constitution? prorogation in the United Kingdom courts and its implications

12 November 2020 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: The Hon Dame Sian Elias GNZM PC QC
Commentator: Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, The University of Melbourne
Chair: The Hon Justice Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Queensland
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Resolving Anti-Doping Disputes: Does the Current Framework Promote Procedural Fairness and Equality in India?

1 April 2020 2:00pm4:00pm
Webinar presented by Shaun Star, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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A Financial-Legal History of Money, Credit, and Capital and the Rise of Credit Capitalism

31 March 2020 9:00am11:00am
Webinar presented by Joanne Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
Research seminar series

Regulating Artificial Intelligence in the European Union: Legal and Ethical Aspects

Cancelled
27 March 2020 3:00pm4:15pm
Presented by: Dr Jan De Bruyne, Ghent University
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The responsibility of states to prevent atrocity crimes

27 March 2020 11:00am1:00pm
Webinar presented by Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Native Title compensation in Australia

27 March 2020 9:00am9:45am
Webinar presented by Will Isdale, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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LawRight Charity Gala

21 March 2020 7:00pm
Gala fundraiser for LawRight at Queensland Museum. Dress formal, tickets $130.
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Right Wing Populism and the Constitution

Cancelled
20 March 2020 3:00pm4:15pm
Presented by Prof Keith Ewing, King's College, London, UK

UQLS Hall & Wilcox Naida Haxton Lecture

17 March 2020 6:00pm
The Honourable Chief Justice, Catherine Holmes AC will deliver a lecture on the independence of the judiciary as discussed in her publication Declaration of Independence in The Australian Legal Review.
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Q&A with president-elect, Patricia Lee Refo (American Bar Association)

5 March 2020 1:45pm3:00pm
UQ Law students, join us for an intimate Q&A with Patricia Lee Refo, President-Elect of the American Bar Association.
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Ecosystem services, coastal wetlands and law – lessons from the United States and Australia

4 March 2020 5:00pm7:00pm
This event will feature insights from world-leading experts in the field and will provide information on the adaptions of ecosystem services into law and policy around the globe.
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The Case of Prorogations: Brexit and judicial review of advice to the Queen

27 February 2020 5:30pm6:30pm
Speakers: Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament
Mr Sandy Thompson QC, Solicitor-General for Queensland
Mr Tony Keyes, Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
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Equity and Trusts in the Digital Economy

20 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day conference examines the role that equitable doctrines and remedies play in the modern digital space, with a particular focus on blockchain technologies, intermediated securities and smart contracts.
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Opening of 2019-20 Transnational Organised Crime Course

17 February 2020 6:30pm10:00pm
Students are cordially invited to a dinner marking the official opening of the 2019-2020 joint University of Queensland, University of Zurich and University of Vienna Transnational Organised Crime course (LAWS5231).
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Enforcement Mechanisms for Norms Governing the Use of Public Powers

14 February 2020 3:00pm4:15pm
Presented by Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University, Canada
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The Standardisation of Tort Damages

11 December 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Eric Descheemaeker, Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School
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In Conversation with Leigh Goodmark

4 December 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Goodmark, Director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law, in conversation with the ABC's Paul Barclay as they discuss her new book, Decriminalizing domestic violence: A balanced policy approach to intimate partner violence.
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The United Nations and the Pacific Islands

4 December 2019 12:00pm
Twelve Pacific Island Countries are full members of the United Nations, and a number of other territories benefit from UN association in some way. This seminar outlines current research on the relationship between the UN and the Pacific region from independence to contemporary times.

UQ Women in BEL: Crafting your career at all levels

26 November 2019 12:00pm1:45pm
UQ staff and higher degree by research students are invited to register for an exciting career development and networking session, hosted by the UQ Women in Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Network.
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2019 David F Jackson Mooting Dinner

19 November 2019 6:00pm9:00pm
The David F Jackson Mooting Dinner was established in 2012 and will continue to be held in November each year. Named after the school’s esteemed alumnus and pre-eminent barrister Mr David F. Jackson AM QC, the dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all UQ law students who have represented the Law School in external competitions throughout the year.
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A beauty in the eye of the beholder – religious freedom and the Australian Constitution

13 November 2019 5:30pm7:00pm
Presented by The Honourable Robert French AC (Chief Justice High Court of Australia 2008-2017).
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Cashless welfare transfers and Australia's first peoples - redemptive or repressive violence?

8 November 2019 12:00pm
The government has enacted a host of Cashless Debit Card (CDC) legislation purportedly to address substance abuse and foster socially responsible behaviour. Their CDC narrative of policy success and redemptive prospects is deeply contentious.
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Using and proving history in constitutional cases

7 November 2019 5:30pm6:30pm
What role does history play in the law, and how are claims about history proved? This lecture explores this question through a series of case studies, with a particular focus on constitutional cases.
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The Human Rights Act in Criminal Law Practice

4 November 2019 5:00pm8:00pm
The advent of the Human Rights Act in Queensland will have a number of applications to the practice of criminal law. Practitioners from all sides of the profession are invited to join College of Law & Robertson O’Gorman at this session that will provide practical insights from Queensland’s first Human Right’s Commissioner, Scott McDougall and a senior practitioner, Saul Holt QC.
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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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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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