All research events

Research seminar series

Intellectual Property Laws: Are We Ready For Dancing Robots?

1 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Dr Mathilde Pavis, the University of Exeter.
Research seminar series

European Union Measures Concerning Drug Trafficking, Addiction and International Cooperation

22 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by MMag. Monika Stempkowski, University of Vienna.
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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).
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.
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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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.
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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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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Law Firms of the Future

2 August 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.

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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.

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.
Seminar 4

Seminar 4: "Jury Directions, the Struggle for Simplicity and Clarity"

20 September 2018 5:15pm6:45pm
Speaker: The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell AC, High Court of Australia
Chair: The Hon. Justice Roslyn Atkinson AO, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Professor Jonathan Clough, Monash University

Biometrics, Privacy and the Law

13 September 2018 5:30pm7:00pm
This panel discussion will explore current biometrics applications in Australia, the laws that regulate them and how, in a time of increasing complexity, citizens can engage in policy debate on the rapid advancement of technology.

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.

Law Futures Centre Seminar Series: Organisational Vicarious Liability

23 August 2018 5:30pm
Presented by Christian Witting, Professor of Private Law at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Research Seminar Series

Constitutional Unamendability and Comparative Method

10 August 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Adrienne Stone
Seminar 3

Seminar 3: Constitutional Law - "Who is Afraid of Proportionality?"

9 August 2018 5:15pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Adrienne Stone, University of Melbourne
Chair: The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin AM, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: The Hon. Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland

Intangible Machines: A History of Patent Protection for Computer Programs

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

Victims who kill: Improving section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (E and W)

20 July 2018 11:30am1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Nicola Wake

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.
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Damages without Duty

5 July 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by John Gardner, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford
Research Seminar Series

The Gestalt of Autonomous Systems

18 May 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Thomas Burri
Restitution - A New Start

Restitution - A New Start

18 May 2018 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Professor Lionel Smith, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Seminar 2

Seminar 2: Fiduciary Law - "Prospective Fiduciary Duties"

17 May 2018 5:15pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University Canada
Chair: Dominic O’Sullivan QC
Commentator: The Hon. Justice Derrington, Federal Court of Australia
Mandate or Market? International Organisations and the Private Sector

Mandate or Market? International Organisations and the Private Sector

26 April 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
Research Seminar Series

Experiences of the Referendum Council and Constitutional Reform

20 April 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Megan Davis

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