Events

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Rhetoric and reality: the making of English medieval legislation

23 May 2019 5:15pm
Selden Society 2019 lecture series—lecture one, the third annual Lord Atkin lecture—Rhetoric and reality: the making of English medieval legislation
Presented by Professor Paul Brand
Customs House

2019 UQ Law Awards

30 May 2019 5:15pm7:30pm
Join us as we celebrate our students and teaching staff achievements from 2018 and 2019.
Pillars

Unjust Enrichment and Equity

13 June 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: The Honorable Justice Julie Ward, Chief Judge in Equity, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Chair: The Honorable Justice Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland
Commentator: Professor Kit Barker, UQ Law School

Design a new course for BEL students

22 June 2019 9:00am
Full-day participating in a series of collaborative and practical exercises to design a new course for business, economics and law students.
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Research impact in law and policy: challenges, choices and lessons learned from the UK experience

27 June 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Lawrence McNamara, Reader at the University of York and Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

3 July 2019 8:30am4:00pm
Join us as we bring together academics, research higher degree students, tax practitioners and ATO professionals to present and discuss their research.
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The Resilience of Contract Law in Light of Technological Change

18 July 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
While the Internet hardly creates academic excitement anymore, a number of internet-related technologies seems to challenge the principles of contract law and may, finally, test their ability to withstand technological change.
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Law Firms of the Future

2 August 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.
Research Seminar Series

Competition law models fit for transplantation? The US, EU, and China

16 August 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Mark Furse (University of Glasgow) and Doctor Wendy Ng (University of Melbourne)
Pillars

Criminal Law

22 August 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor David Hamer, University of Sydney
Chair: The Honorable Justice Soraya Ryan, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Benedict Power, Barrister- at-Law

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Text Analytics in Legal Practice: Opportunities and Challenges

16 May 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
Recent developments in text analytics offer new tools for legal practice. Increasingly, these techniques will identify argument-related information in legal decisions raising the possibility of ever more effectively matching documents’ substantive concepts and argument roles with those required to solve users’ particular legal problems.
Text Analytics in Legal Practice: Opportunities and Challenges

How Computational Models of Legal Reasoning Can Help Legal Apps

16 May 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Due to popular demand, Professor Kevin D. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, will present a second lecture at noon in the UQ Law boardroom. Professor Ashley has kindly agreed to present at St Lucia in addition to Queensland Supreme Court Library in the evening. We hope the additional time allows for more UQ academics to attend and learn from Professor Ashley, an expert on computer modelling of legal reasoning and cyberspace legal issues.

Meet the Profession networking event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students

15 May 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us during Law Week to hear from a panel of distinguished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law alumni, drawn from Griffith, Bond, QUT and UQ, to discuss: "Where are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in law and justice?"

Opening of first Federal Parliament, 1901

2019 Supreme Court of Queensland Oration—100 years after Federation, is it different?

13 May 2019 5:15pm
2019 Supreme Court of Queensland Oration—100 years after Federation. Is it different? Presented by the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor-Delegate of New South Wales
Research seminar series

Free Speech on Campus in the United States and Australia

10 May 2019 1:00pm2:30pm
Presented by Professor Kristine Bowman, Michigan State University.
Pillars

Corporate Commitment to Human Rights in Australia

9 May 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Sally Wheeler, Australian National University
Chair: The Honorable Justice Sue Brown, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Tim L’Estrange, Partner, Jones Day

Customary Land Tenure Reform: Adopting a Different Approach (Sri Lanka and Solomon Islands)

3 May 2019 2:00pm
Presented by Anne Pickering, mid-candidature review presentation
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May Coffee Conversations

1 May 2019 10:15am11:30am
May Coffee Conversations with Andrea Perry Petersen—lawyer, clinical legal educator, legal tech adviser, social justice advocate and Churchill Fellow.
Research seminar series

Naturalizing Dangerousness: Risk technologies and the realities they create

29 April 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Robert Werth, Rice University.
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A Path to Syrian Accountability led by Non-state Actors: The ‘System’ of International Criminal Law and the Case of CIJA

17 April 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This presentation/paper addresses the options for accountability for senior leaders of the Syrian government suspected of atrocity crimes.
Moral Machines: The Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars

Moral Machines: The Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars

16 April 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Azim Shariff, University of British Columbia.
Women in Law

Women in Law 2019

11 April 2019 5:30pm8:00pm
Join us for an invigorating discussion about career development with a panel of successful women from the legal profession.
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Reconceptualising the Law of the Dead by Expanding the Interests of the Living

8 April 2019 12:30pm1:30pm
Kate Falconer challenges the traditional formulation of the law of the dead by bringing the interests of the deceased to the forefront.
The Hon Justice Michael Kirby

Naida Huxton Lecture

2 April 2019 4:45pm7:15pm
UQ Law Society will welcome The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG to present the annual Naida Haxton Lecture.
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Justice Kirby presents: High Court of Australia and Beyond

2 April 2019 1:30pm2:45pm
First-year law students are invited to attend a presentation from The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, who will speak on the ‘High Court of Australia and Beyond’.
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April Coffee Conversations

2 April 2019 10:15am11:30am
April Coffee Conversations with Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia.
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Is QCAT (still) a court? Super-tribunals and Ch III of the Constitution

28 March 2019 5:30pm6:30pm
Since Burns, decisions in New South Wales and South Australia have found that their super-tribunals are not Ch III courts. In light of these developments, is QCAT still a court? And what does the fallout from Burns v Corbett mean for Queensland?
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Accessory Fiduciary Liability

27 March 2019 12:00pm2:00pm
Not everyone understands that assistants engaged in serving particular beneficiaries for their employers are themselves accountable as fiduciaries directly to those beneficiaries. Professor Flannigan, University of Saskatchewan, discusses the basis for that conclusion.
Coffee

March Coffee Conversations (#2)

27 March 2019 10:15am11:30am
March Coffee Conversations (#2) with Patrick O’Brien, planning and environment lawyer at McCullough Robertson.
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UQ Support and Services Showcase

27 March 2019 10:00am2:00pm
The Support and Services Showcase aims to connect new and returning students to central, faculty and school level services. All the main university services will come together at the UQ Centre on March 27th to help students discover or re-discover services, programs and opportunities that will benefit them throughout their university life.
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Technology and the Future of the Courts

26 March 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
Presented by Chief Justice James Allsop, this lecture provides an overview of the role of the court in the uptake of technology (both the Federal Court of Australia and other courts in Australia and around the world).

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