Events

UQ Law hosts various events independently, in conjunction with UQ, industry, and corporate and government partners, to further knowledge for and about the law. 

For legal practitioners

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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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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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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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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 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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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.

International Conference on Legal Pluralism

10 July 2020 9:00am17 July 2020 5:00pm
3 days of pre-conference workshops, excursion and dinners, followed by 3 day conference.

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Pro Bono 10th Anniversary

UQ Pro Bono Centre 10th Anniversary

5 September 2019 5:30pm8:30pm
Featuring a panel of established and emerging leaders in the Queensland legal profession talking about the role of service in creating a great leader, why service matters now more than ever, and the future of leadership in the legal profession.
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The Big Law Tour

4 September 2019 9:00am3:00pm
Ever wondered what it is really like inside some of Australia's largest law firms? Join us for a tour of Herbert Smith Freehills, McCullough Robertson and Minter Ellison.
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Court in Session with UQ Law School

3 September 2019 9:00am1:00pm
Interested to know what students can do with a Law degree? Join us for our Court in Session day to get an exclusive preview of what it’s like to study at UQ Law.
Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession Lecture Series

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Really Need to Know About Technology

29 August 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
The automation of various aspects of legal services delivery, from discovery and due diligence to predictive analytics, have raised questions for university and continuing legal education. To work effectively alongside technology, lawyers will need to understand it, not by learning to code, but by grasping the underlying logics.
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Rethinking Public Entities & Revenue Generation: A New Interdisciplinary Regulatory Model

28 August 2019 8:00am9:00am
Presenter: Emirenciana (Tyas) Nyantyasningsih, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
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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

Protecting the media in an age of terror

21 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh; Professor Peter Greste; Mr Richard Murray and Professor Katharine Gelber (UQ).
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Next Witness by Julie Fragar panel discussion

20 August 2019 1:00pm1:45pm
Have you visited the Next Witness by Julie Fragar art exhibition yet? Join us in the library as the artist and a panel of experts discuss the paintings and explore the intersection of law and art.
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Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton

20 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton, Law Squared.
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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)
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Geneva Conventions are turning 70

12 August 2019 6:00pm7:30pm
In Brisbane, Australian Red Cross is hosting a free seminar to explore why the Geneva Conventions are more relevant than ever. The seminar will bring together four panellists with direct experience.
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New Lawyering for A2J

7 August 2019 9:00am12:30pm
A workshop mapping the future of social justice lawyering.
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Self-determination and the Implications of the Chagos Advisory Opinion

6 August 2019 4:30pm
This MASLU/CPICL/ILA (QLD brand) presentation assesses the resonance of the sources used, and the more radical contentions advanced, during the Chagos Case – for the exercise of the right to self-determination in the colonial context and for international law more generally.
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Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer

6 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer, General Counsel at Volvo Group and UQ alumnus.
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Indigenous Cultural Competency in Legal Education: Time for Top-down Reform

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Simon Young - Professor of Law and Justice (USQ), Adjunct Professor (UWA), External Fellow (UQ Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law).

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Brisbane

1 August 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

World Legal Summit 2019

1 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Join your colleagues in the profession and world-leading experts to consider best practice legislation and regulatory structures for dealing with emerging technologies in a global context.

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Sydney

31 July 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Melbourne

30 July 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

Community engagement project work in Indonesia (PEATLI) - information session

26 July 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Transdisciplinary opportunity with remote community in Indonesia, for current undergraduate students at UQ.

The Off-taste of Trademark: Packaging, shelf-life, and food science in the early US peanut industry

25 July 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
Presenter: Tad Brown, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law

Priority, Authority, Property and the Kakadu Plum

25 July 2019 2:30pm3:00pm
Presenter: Jocelyn Bosse, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law

Debunking the 'Market Substitution Assumption' in Queensland

23 July 2019 5:30pm7:30pm
The 'market substitution assumption' has been widely used in Queensland Courts and by policy-makers more generally as a rationale for permitting coal mines to proceed. This seminar will analyse how this argument has been used in Queensland. Presented by Sean Ryan, Principal Solicitor, Environmental Defenders Office Qld.

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