Events

This page lists events hosted by UQ Law or events hosted by organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

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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.
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.
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.
Medieval king

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
Person using mouse at computer

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?"

Opening of first Federal Parliament, 1901

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.
Abstract painting

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.
Deceased person in morgue

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.

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