Events

Events hosted by UQ Law or organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

UQ Law prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of our people – students, staff, alumni, industry partners and the community – above all else. Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, we are changing the way we bring you events this semester.

 A number of key activities will be planned for Semester 2, so be sure to register. Until then, we are working to bring you some exciting content in the form of live-streaming, podcasts, articles and photos. To make sure you don’t miss out on these updates, opt-in to our Newsletter.

Local legal practitioners - view courses that are eligible for CPD points and events that are eligible for CPD points.

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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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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. The disaster raises numerous questions which will be explored by three expert panel members.
Ship

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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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.
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.
speaker from behind with audience in background

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.
aerial of pedestrians

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
Townsville District Court

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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