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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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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.

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics: Governance in an Age of Inquiries

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.
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Reconceptualising Information Privacy Law for a Collected World

20 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Queensland University of Technology.

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)

The Living Legacies of Spanish Colonial Property Rights: Natural Resources and the Law of the Prior Sovereign in the United States

11 October 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
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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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Contractual Interpretation in English and French Law: Some Comparative Observations

24 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Contract interpretation is at the core of commercial litigation in England. Comparison with France is particularly topical because French contract law has recently been through a major reform.
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Equity and Trusts in the Digital Economy

20 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day conference examines the role that equitable doctrines and remedies play in the modern digital space, with a particular focus on blockchain technologies, intermediated securities and smart contracts.

International Conference on Legal Pluralism

10 July 2020 9:00am18 July 2020 5:00pm
3 days of pre-conference workshops, excursion and dinners, followed by 3 day conference.
Research Seminar Series

Competition law models fit for transplantation? The US, EU, and China

16 August 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Mark Furse (University of Glasgow) and Doctor Wendy Ng (University of Melbourne)
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New Lawyering for A2J

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

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.
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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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.
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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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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.
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.
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).
Research seminar series

European Union Measures Concerning Drug Trafficking, Addiction and International Cooperation

22 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Dr Monika Stempkowski, University of Vienna.
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.
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

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