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. 

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The Resilience of Contract Law in Light of Technological Change

18 July 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
While the Internet hardly creates academic excitement anymore, a number of internet-related technologies seems to challenge the principles of contract law and may, finally, test their ability to withstand technological change.
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Postgraduate meet and greet session

15 July 2019 5:00pm6:30pm
New postgraduate law students are invited to join fellow students and academic staff at an orientation evening.
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Postgraduate international advising session

15 July 2019 1:00pm2:30pm
This is a compulsory session for international postgraduate law students commencing in Semester 2, 2019.
Scene from the Tichborn criminal trial (Regina v. Castro), which took place in 1873–74 at the Court of Queen's Bench, London. The Claimant (probably named Arthur Orton) is the bearded man in the lower centre of the picture, facing left; he is sitting in front of his lawyer, Edward Kenealy, who is leaning against the desk.

Young Lawyers Queensland present: Ethical Conundrums

12 July 2019 8:30am10:15am
Drawing on a number of short videos dealing with classic ethical conundrums facing criminal lawyers, lawyers in this session will discuss how best to respond.

Overturning terra nullius - NAIDOC Week 2019

7 July 2019 8:30am14 July 2019 4:30pm
To celebrate NAIDOC Week (7–14 July 2019), Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is running exclusive guided tours of their exhibition—Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title.
Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

3 July 2019 8:30am4:00pm
Join us as we bring together academics, research higher degree students, tax practitioners and ATO professionals to present and discuss their research.
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UQSIP MASLU Twilight Panel Session

27 June 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
In February this year, MV Solomon Trader ran aground on a reef in Lughu Bay, Solomon Islands, spilling over a hundred tonnes of oil into the waters off the coast of Rennell Island. A massive clean-up operation is still underway. The disaster raises numerous questions which will be explored by the panel members in three quite different contexts.
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UQSIP MASLU Twilight Panel Session

27 June 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
In February this year, MV Solomon Trader ran aground on a reef in Lughu Bay, Solomon Islands, spilling over a hundred tonnes of oil into the waters off the coast of Rennell Island. The disaster raises numerous questions which will be explored by three expert panel members.
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Research impact in law and policy: challenges, choices and lessons learned from the UK experience

27 June 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Lawrence McNamara, Reader at the University of York and Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Design a new course for BEL students

22 June 2019 9:00am
Full-day participating in a series of collaborative and practical exercises to design a new course for business, economics and law students.
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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
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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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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
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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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District Court of Queensland: 60 years new

4 June 2019 8:30am30 August 2019 4:30pm
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the restoration of the District Court of Queensland. This curated historical display contains many items that explore the court’s first year of operation.
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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.
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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

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