Events

This page lists events hosted by UQ Law or events hosted by organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

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Freedom of Contract and the Contract Institution

27 May 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Ryan Catterwell, The University of Queensland Law School.
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Forensic Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

10 June 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
The Main Problems with Australian Responses to Forensic Science and Medical Evidence. Presented by Professor Gary Edmond (UNSW) with Saul Holt QC commenting and the Hon Justice Peter Applegarth AM chairing.
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Common Law Relief from Penalties: When Did it All Begin?

5 August 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
Presented by Dr Peter Turner, with Professor Warren Swain, University of Auckland, commenting and the Hon Justice David Jackson, Supreme Court of Queensland chairing.
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Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Role of Law

7 October 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
Presented by Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University, with Professor Patrick Parkinson, UQ Law, commenting and the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission chairing.
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Forensic Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

10 June 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
The Main Problems with Australian Responses to Forensic Science and Medical Evidence. Presented by Professor Gary Edmond (UNSW) with Saul Holt QC commenting and the Hon Justice Peter Applegarth AM chairing.
sandstone column

Common Law Relief from Penalties: When Did it All Begin?

5 August 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
Presented by Dr Peter Turner, with Professor Warren Swain, University of Auckland, commenting and the Hon Justice David Jackson, Supreme Court of Queensland chairing.
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Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Role of Law

7 October 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
Presented by Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University, with Professor Patrick Parkinson, UQ Law, commenting and the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission chairing.
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Keilin Anderson, Office of International Law

3 May 2021 12:00pm
Keilin Anderson works as a Lawyer with the Office of International Law within the Attorney-General’s Department.
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Jordan English, stipendiary lecturer in law at St Hilda's College, Oxford

29 March 2021 12:00pm
Jordan's college teaching currently comprises contract and trusts. He has also taught land law and tort law. On the BCL/MJur Jordan teaches Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
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Finian Cullity, Australian Government Solicitor

15 March 2021 12:00pm
Finian Cullity is a senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor specialising in competition law and complex regulatory disputes.
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Bruce Cowley, ShedB Principal and Adjunct Professor

26 October 2020 12:00pm
Bruce Cowley, ShedB Principal, has extensive experience as a lawyer, governance professional, board member, author and speaker on governance issues.
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Molly Thomas, Legal Consultant at the International Criminal Court (The Hague)

12 October 2020 12:00pm
Molly Thomas is a Legal Consultant at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. She currently works on a trial concerning alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Mali.

Susannah Wilkinson, Digital Law Lead (Australia & Asia), Herbert Smith Freehills

28 September 2020 12:00pm
Susannah is driving the development of smart legal contracts in conjunction with the industry collaboration through the Australian National Blockchain. She is a key member of the global Connected and Autonomous Vehicle team with experience advising clients on procurement of autonomous equipment. 

Nitra Kidson QC, Barrister-at-Law

14 September 2020 12:00pm
Nitra practices almost exclusively in public law, particularly in the areas of administrative and constitutional law, native title law, migration law, freedom of information law and human rights law.

Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict: Compatibility with International Humanitarian Law

11 September 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
This seminar will briefly outline the defining technical characteristics of autonomous weapon systems and the aspects of machine autonomy which underlie legal concerns.
Presented by Dr Tim McFarland (Research Fellow, UQ Law School, Law and the Future of War Research Group).
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Simon Cleary, barrister and award winning novelist

31 August 2020 12:00pm
Simon practises predominantly in the areas of trade practices, consumer law, financial services, tort law, workers’ compensation and administrative law. He appears in both State and Federal Courts and tribunals.

The Cognition of Contract Interpretation

21 August 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Hypothetical and real case examples to explain what judges and lawyers are doing when construing a contract.
Presented by Dr Ryan Catterwell, he will demonstrate that an interpretive dispute is resolved by ascertaining what was objectively intended by the choice of words in the contract.
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Alastair Blenkin UQ adjunct lecturer and Founder & CEO of Hyra iQ

17 August 2020 12:00pm
Alastair founded Hyra iQ in 2017 in UQ's ilab accelerator, following his experience in commercial contracting working as a property lawyer in top tier law firm, MinterEllison between 2011-2017.

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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.

Women in Law 2021

5 May 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
This event is an opportunity for UQ Law School students to network with each other and to seek advice from the panel about how to succesfully maintain a work-life balance as a female lawyer.
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Keilin Anderson, Office of International Law

3 May 2021 12:00pm
Keilin Anderson works as a Lawyer with the Office of International Law within the Attorney-General’s Department.
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Native Title compensation in Australia

9 April 2021 10:00am11:00am
Presented by HDR candidate William Isdale.
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The Compensatory Principle: Restitutio in Integrum or Restitutio Rationalis?

6 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Andrew Fell and Dr Iain Field, The University of Queensland Law School.
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Remedying the tragedy of ecosystem services in wetlands

30 March 2021 11:30am1:00pm
A comparative study of legal and policy mechanisms protecting wetland ecosystem services in Australia and the United States. Presented by Caroline Law-Walsh
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Queer First Nations Women, Experiences of Discrimination and the Australian Law

30 March 2021 10:00am11:30am
Presented by HDR candidate Trudie Broderick
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Jordan English, stipendiary lecturer in law at St Hilda's College, Oxford

29 March 2021 12:00pm
Jordan's college teaching currently comprises contract and trusts. He has also taught land law and tort law. On the BCL/MJur Jordan teaches Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
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Finian Cullity, Australian Government Solicitor

15 March 2021 12:00pm
Finian Cullity is a senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor specialising in competition law and complex regulatory disputes.
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Accommodating Computer-Generated Works into Indonesia’s Copyright Law: Challenges and Possibilities

16 February 2021 10:30am12:00pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Laurensia Andrini
Advisors: Dr Allison Fish and Dr Xan Chacko
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Reviewing legal and policy compliance of autonomous weapons systems

28 January 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Wolf
Advisors: Associate Professor Rain Liivoja and Dr Robert Mullins
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Indigenous Identity in Fiji: Na Vanua, Na Lawa, Na Kawa Ni Bobula

28 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Unaisi Narawa-Daurewa
Advisors: Professor Jennifer Corrin and Professor Reid Mortensen
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The recovery of stolen religious artefacts in the face of cultural heritage law’s commercial imperative - insights from the litigation experience of the Greek Orthodox Church.

28 January 2021 10:00am10:45am
HDR Milestone Presentation by Nicolas Augoustinos
Advisors: Professor Craig James Forrest and Dr Lucas Lixinski
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Understanding law as a MacIntyrean 'Practice'

27 January 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Andrew Curtin
Advisors: Prof Nick Aroney, Dr Rob Mullins
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Waldron’s Concept of Rule of Law and Legal Theory

27 January 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
HDR Milestone presentation by Luis Sanchez Fernandez
Advisors: Dr Robert Mullins and Professor James Allan
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The Nature of Constitutions: A Theory of Genuine and Pseudo Constitutionalism

27 January 2021 11:00am12:30pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Renato Saeger Magalhaes Costa.
Advisors: Professor Nicholas Aroney and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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The Chrysanthemum Throne: The Influence of the Emperor and Nationalism on Gender Discrimination in Japanese Law

27 January 2021 9:00am10:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Anthony Shaw
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Richard Chapman
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The role of the law in the circulation of the Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana)

16 December 2020 11:00am11:30am
HDR Milestone presentation by Jocelyn Bosse.
Advisors: Professor Bradley Sherman, Dr Allison Fish and Dr Susannah Chapman
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Virtual Hearings and Due Process

4 December 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Lucy Martinez, via Zoom.
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Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law

20 November 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Dr Eve Massingham, via Zoom.
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Navigating dual legal systems: Islamic inheritance law in Australia’s secular legal framework

20 November 2020 2:00pm2:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Brooke Thompson
Advisors: Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Morrison
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Retail Analytics, Big Data Logics and Fair Collection under Australian Privacy Law

20 November 2020 1:00pm1:45pm
HDR Milestone Presentation by Helena Gregorczuk
Advisors: Dr Alan Davidson and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
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Milan Gandhi, Founder and National Director of The Legal Forecast

9 November 2020 12:00pm
Milan is the Founder and a National Director of The Legal Forecast, a national not-for-profit run by entrepreneurially-minded early-career professionals who, among other objectives, promote the role of innovation in enhancing access to justice and legal services.

2020 Law Reunion

Cancelled
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.

Solitary Confinement in Queensland

30 October 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Tamara Walsh | Via Zoom

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