Events

This page lists events hosted by UQ Law or events hosted by 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.

Local legal practitioners - view courses that are eligible for CPD points and events that are eligible for CPD points.

Natural Law and the Calvinist Usury Doctrine: From Forbidden Sin to Natural Property Right

10 July 2020 9:00am11:00am
Presented by Joanne Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Patent Protection in Bhutan and its impact on plant genetic resources

10 July 2020 11:00am1:00pm
Presented by Kencho Peldon, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Coffee Conversations with Gavin Scott

13 July 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join Gavin Scott, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.
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Coffee Conversations with Clementine Fox

21 July 2020 4:30pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. Join Clementine Fox to discuss how law and technology work together, and how students can better prepare for after graduation.

Michelle Mahoney - Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons

3 August 2020 12:00pm
Michelle is the Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons and is responsible for the design and delivery of both the innovation and transformation strategies and portfolios.
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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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Women in Law: 30 under 30 Finalists

15 June 2020 12:00pm
The Women in Law episode features three UQ Alumni who were recently named finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30. Their experience and learnings will be invaluable for young females students starting out in the profession.
The witness box

Luke Furness of Clayton Utz

8 June 2020 12:00pm
Luke Furness a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz, Australia's largest, independent law firm. He has been at Clayton Utz for the better part of a decade and specialises in all types of disputes with a particular focus on tax and duties disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and IP and trade practices disputes.
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Professor Heather Douglas, Law Deputy Dean (Research)

1 June 2020 12:00pm
Professor Heather Douglas researches in the areas of criminal justice and domestic violence. In 2014- 2019 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave violence.
The Witness Box

Ted Cawrey of Blueprint Law

25 May 2020 12:00pm
Ted Cawrey is an entertainment finance lawyer and runs the Brisbane office of the boutique law firm Blueprint Law. Blueprint Law focusses on the media, tech and entertainment sectors and was established in Sydney 15 years ago.
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Monica Taylor of the UQ Pro Bono Centre

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Monica is the Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre having worked previously in the community legal sector advising clients across a range of areas of law including housing, disability, mental health and public space law.
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Solitary confinement panel discussion

18 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
A panel of local and international experts discuss solitary confinement, its use and impact on prisoners.
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Coffee Conversations with Sheetal Deo

14 May 2020 11:00am12:30pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join us as we sit down with Sheetal Deo of the Queensland Law Society.
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Gabriela Christian-Hare of the Australian Pro Bono Centre

11 May 2020 12:00pm
Gabriela Christian-Hare is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, Australia’s centre of leadership for pro bono legal services. The Centre’s mission is to grow participation and excellence in pro bono across the legal profession.
Click through to submit a question
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Associate Professor Paul Harpur of the UQ Law School

5 May 2020 12:00pm
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.

Rosslyn Monro of Community Legal Centres Queensland

27 April 2020 12:00pm
Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions and is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.

Wendy Herman of Tenants Queensland

20 April 2020 12:00pm
Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides high-quality, free, independent tenant advisory services to assist tenants to understand their rights and responsibilities and sustain, as far as possible, safe and secure tenancies.
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Coffee Conversations with John Cooper

24 June 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join John Cooper, Partner in Charge of the Jones Day Brisbane Office.
witness box

Women in Law: 30 under 30 Finalists

15 June 2020 12:00pm
The Women in Law episode features three UQ Alumni who were recently named finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30. Their experience and learnings will be invaluable for young females students starting out in the profession.
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Three Minute Thesis School of Law heat

9 June 2020 10:00am11:00am
Learn about the pioneering research happening at UQ and hear from law HDR students as they present their theses in a snappy three minute presentation as part of the Law School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat.
The witness box

Luke Furness of Clayton Utz

8 June 2020 12:00pm
Luke Furness a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz, Australia's largest, independent law firm. He has been at Clayton Utz for the better part of a decade and specialises in all types of disputes with a particular focus on tax and duties disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and IP and trade practices disputes.
witness box

Professor Heather Douglas, Law Deputy Dean (Research)

1 June 2020 12:00pm
Professor Heather Douglas researches in the areas of criminal justice and domestic violence. In 2014- 2019 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave violence.
The Witness Box

Ted Cawrey of Blueprint Law

25 May 2020 12:00pm
Ted Cawrey is an entertainment finance lawyer and runs the Brisbane office of the boutique law firm Blueprint Law. Blueprint Law focusses on the media, tech and entertainment sectors and was established in Sydney 15 years ago.

John Calvin's Constitutional Theology

22 May 2020 11:00am11:30am
Presented by Constance Lee, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Constitutional Transformations: Failure and Opportunity in Post-Independence South Sudan

22 May 2020 10:30am11:00am
Presented by Mark Deng, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Monica Taylor of the UQ Pro Bono Centre

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Monica is the Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre having worked previously in the community legal sector advising clients across a range of areas of law including housing, disability, mental health and public space law.
Click through to submit a question.
solitary confinement cells

Solitary confinement panel discussion

18 May 2020 11:00am12:00pm
A panel of local and international experts discuss solitary confinement, its use and impact on prisoners.

The Universal Franchise: The Protection of Voting Rights under the Australian Constitution

15 May 2020 1:30pm2:00pm
Presented by Lorraine Finlay, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law
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Coffee Conversations with Sheetal Deo

14 May 2020 11:00am12:30pm
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join us as we sit down with Sheetal Deo of the Queensland Law Society.

Indigenous people in legal education reading group

12 May 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Session topic: Indigenous Jurisprudence
witness box

Gabriela Christian-Hare of the Australian Pro Bono Centre

11 May 2020 12:00pm
Gabriela Christian-Hare is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, Australia’s centre of leadership for pro bono legal services. The Centre’s mission is to grow participation and excellence in pro bono across the legal profession.
Click through to submit a question
witness box

Associate Professor Paul Harpur of the UQ Law School

5 May 2020 12:00pm
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.
Law PhD milestone presentation

International obligations and human rights in Australian Extradition

5 May 2020 11:30am12:00pm
Presented by Craig Jensen, PhD candidate, UQ School of Law

Rosslyn Monro of Community Legal Centres Queensland

27 April 2020 12:00pm
Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions and is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.
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Coffee Conversations with Ted Cawrey

21 April 2020 10:00am11:00am
Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. So grab a cuppa and join us!
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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!

Wendy Herman of Tenants Queensland

20 April 2020 12:00pm
Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides high-quality, free, independent tenant advisory services to assist tenants to understand their rights and responsibilities and sustain, as far as possible, safe and secure tenancies.
Research seminar series

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

17 April 2020 9:00am3 May 2020 11:45pm
Recorded seminar presented by Dr Jan De Bruyne, Ghent University
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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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