Legal Ethics

HDR/ECR Masterclass: Research methods in law, culture and identity

This Masterclass will explore how to undertake ground-breaking research on the complex relationship between culture and law. The rule of law requires that like cases be treated alike. But what does this mean when it comes to cultural differences? How should cultural context be accounted for in law-making and judicial decision-making? When law refuses to consider cultural claims, is it repressive because it forces assimilation? The central normative question is whether the law ought to follow a policy of assimilation or one of accommodation.

Professor

Renee Newman Knake is a Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center. She also currently holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2019, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School's Center on the Legal Profession and the American Bar Foundation in 2015.

One day Ethics Roundtable: Reimagining lawyer regulation in light of the realities of practice?

This one day roundtable celebrates the visit of Professor Leslie Levin to the ANU College of Law. Professor Levin will initiate the discussion with a presentation of her most recent US empirical research work on the myriad factors that affect lawyer decisionmaking. This will open discussion on the scope of factors including behavioural ethics to explain unethical behaviour. 

Law Students take on Community Legal Education project in Myanmar

Associate Professor Alex Bruce appointed as Fellow of Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

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