UQ Law School Research Showcase

 

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  • Date5-6pm
    Wednesday
    7 July 2021

  • WhereUQ Brisbane City
    293 Queen Street

  • DateRegister by
    5pm, Monday 5 July 

The University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law engages in research that aims to benefit the legal profession, policy-makers and the wider community across many different areas of law.

Our researchers are always looking for an opportunity to engage in knowledge transfer with legal practitioners by sharing their research insights, and by hearing from you about issues and challenges that presently confront the legal system.

Please join us for a snapshot of the research activities at UQ Law, with short presentations from Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Dr Ryan Catterwell, Associate Professor Rain Liivoja and Professor Tamara Walsh, together with an opportunity to further engage with us informally over refreshments.

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For enquiries, please contact research@law.uq.edu.au.

About our researchers

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a constitutional law scholar and Senior Lecturer at UQ Law with combined expertise in courts, national security and press freedom. She has published widely in these fields, including two edited collections as well as articles in Australia's leading journals. In 2019, Rebecca was awarded the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia's Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research and a UQ BEL Faculty award, in recognition of her research in national security, press freedom and fair trial rights. Her book 'The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis' (co-authored with Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch), was shortlisted for a 2017 Queensland Literary Award and her Sydney Law Review article 'The Inherent Jurisdiction of Courts and the Fair Trial' has been shortlisted for a 2020 Australian Legal Research Award.

Rebecca's current research combines legal and empirical approaches to examine the impact of national security law on press freedom and edits the Press Freedom Policy Papers.

 

Dr Ryan Catterwell

Dr Ryan Catterwell

Dr Ryan Catterwell is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law teaching Contract Law and author of the book “A Unified Approach to Contract Interpretation”, published by Hart Publishing. He holds a PhD in contract interpretation from the University of Sydney. He is published on contract law in leading Australian and English journals.

Dr Catterwell’s research interests include private law, commercial law, contract theory, legal interpretation, logic and law, and law and technology. In broad terms, his research seeks to explain the law by employing a blend of theoretical and empirical methods. Ryan also applies his doctrinal research in exploring the extent to which legal reasoning can be automated.

 

Associate Professor Rain Liivoja

Associate Professor Rain Liivoja

Associate Professor Rain Liivoja is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Law School, where he leads the Law and the Future of War research group. Rain is also a Senior Fellow with the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds the title of Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki, where he is affiliated with the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights.

Rain's current research focuses on the legal challenges associated with military applications of science and technology. His broader research and teaching interest include general international law, the law of armed conflict and human rights law. He is the author of Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad (Cambridge University Press 2017), and a co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Routledge 2016) and International Law-making: Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers (Routledge 2013).

Rain and his team host a podcast series where they interview experts from a diverse range of fields to explore how new military technology and international law interact

 

Professor Tamara Walsh

Professor Tamara Walsh

Professor Tamara Walsh has degrees in both Law and Social Work, and her interest is in social welfare law. Her research studies examine the impact of the law on vulnerable people including children and young people, people experiencing homelessness, people on low incomes, people with disabilities, mothers and carers. Most of her studies are socio-legal and empirical in nature, and she draws on human rights discourse and social exclusion theory to explore the influence that the law has on complex social problems. Her research has spanned 15 years and has been widely published, both in Australia and internationally.

Tamara's current research involves the Deaths in Custody Project, a national database that aims to record all publicly accessible deaths in custody.