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

Interested in attending events that contribute to your professional development? View listing of events that are eligible to earn CPD points

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Law Firms of the Future

12 September 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.

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.
Deng Thiak Adut

UQLS Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture

16 September 2019 6:00pm
Guest speaker: Mr Deng Thiak Adut. Host: Aidan Byrne, Provost.
DAta

Reconceptualising Information Privacy Law for a Collected World

20 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Queensland University of Technology.

Gender and IoT: The Implications of smart technologies on victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse

8 October 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Leonie Maria Tanczer, University College London’s (UCL) Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)

The Living Legacies of Spanish Colonial Property Rights: Natural Resources and the Law of the Prior Sovereign in the United States

11 October 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
Pillars

The Prospects for Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

17 October 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Chester Brown, University of Sydney
Chair: The Honorable Justice James Douglas, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Professor Anthony Cassimatis, UQ Law School
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Digital Legislation

23 October 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
In this talk, Professor Guido Governatori will introduce the paradigm of digital legislation.
France

Contractual Interpretation in English and French Law: Some Comparative Observations

24 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Contract interpretation is at the core of commercial litigation in England. Comparison with France is particularly topical because French contract law has recently been through a major reform.
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The Academy and the Courts: what do they mean to each other today?

31 October 2019 5:30pm
The Australian Academy of Law's Eighth Annual Patron’s Address will be delivered by The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and Patron of the Australian Academy of Law. The address will discuss the purposes for which the AAL was founded.

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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
Peatland Indonesia

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

7 June 2019 4:00pm5:00pm
Information session about interdisciplinary project work for current students in Indonesia for Semester 2.
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Three Minute Thesis Schools of Law/Economics heat

7 June 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn about the pioneering research happening at UQ and hear from law and economics HDR students as they present their theses in a snappy three minute presentation as part of the Schools of Law/Economics Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat.
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Does the Law Protect Social Groups? Freedom of Association in Comparative Perspective

7 June 2019 12:00pm1:30pm
Presented by Dr Maria Cahill
Chaired by Nicholas Aroney
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.
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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
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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?"

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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
Coffee

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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