Law, Science and Technology
Events

The UQ Law, Science and Technology Program host a range of events that aim to bring together a diverse array of speakers to facilitate the analysis and synthesis of law, science and technology in a way that actively creates connections between the varieties of perspectives and concerns between law and the sciences.

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)
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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.
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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.
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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New Lawyering for A2J

7 August 2019 9:00am12:30pm
A workshop mapping the future of social justice lawyering.
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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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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.
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.
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Technology and the Future of the Courts

26 March 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
Presented by Chief Justice James Allsop, this lecture provides an overview of the role of the court in the uptake of technology (both the Federal Court of Australia and other courts in Australia and around the world).
Biology

The social, legal and regulatory challenges of synthetic biology workshop

13 February 2019 2:00pm5:00pm
This workshop will explore some of the key challenges that synthetic biology poses for national and international regulatory frameworks, and consider possible solutions.
Special Topics in Expert Evidence: Medical and Arson Cases

Special Topics in Expert Evidence: Medical and Arson Cases

12 February 2019 5:30pm7:00pm
Following up on our colloquium in 2018, this event will explore two hotly contested topics of expert evidence: arson and forensic medical evidence.

Expert evidence and the myth of trial safeguards: Latent fingerprint evidence, for example

15 November 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Gary Edmond, School of Law, University of New South Wales on why trial safeguards have not enabled lawyers and judges to recognise a range of issues with latent fingerprint evidence and many other types of forensic science.
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Legal Personhood in Postgenomic Times: Plasticity, Rights, and Relationality

26 October 2018 2:00pm4:00pm
Presented by Dr Sonja van Wichelen, The University of Sydney and Dr Marc De Leeuw, University of New South Wales.

Fabricating Trust: Trademarks, Labels, and the Legal Definition of Food Workshop

12 September 2018 2:00pm5:30pm
Fabricating Trust: Trademarks, Labels, and the Legal Definition of Food Workshop

Emerging Issues in Expert Evidence

30 August 2018 3:30pm7:00pm
An interdisciplinary colloquium, presenting emerging issues from the perspective of barristers, academics, forensic scientists, and psychologists.

Intangible Machines: A History of Patent Protection for Computer Programs

3 August 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Brad Sherman on patent law and software.

Humanitarian Arguments in Debates about International Arms Control

13 July 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Associate Professor Rain Liivoja, TC Beirne School of Law, addresses humanitarian concerns which underpin much of contemporary arms control law.

Lethal Autonomous Robots and the Plight of the Noncombatant

14 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Ronald C. Arkin, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, on the role of lethal autonomous robotic systems in warfare.
Research Seminar Series

The Gestalt of Autonomous Systems

18 May 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Thomas Burri

Reimagining IP Law

26 April 2018 6:00pm8:00pm
Presenter: Ms Jocelyn Bosse, PhD student at the TC Beirne School of Law and a former Treasurer of ALPSA

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