Social justice

Making a difference: How my time at ANU Law shaped my world views and career path

Human rights charter in Australia long overdue, says ANU Law scholar

Sophia Collins is ANU Law's first London IBA intern

Julian Burnside in conversation with Simon Rice


In Watching Out, a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief, noted barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which does and doesn't run true to its ultimate purposes. Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemperate age.

Farewell Professor Simon Rice: Invaluable lessons learned through LRSJ

LRSJ Info Session 2017

Want to find out more about who ANU Law Reform and Social Justice are, or what we do? Are you interested in joining a project? Do you have ideas you are burning to share with like-minded students? Come along to our Info Session in Week 3!

New ways forward

Reform and renewal in constitutional interpretation and legal education

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper

Michael Coper has had a distinguished career as a constitutional lawyer and educationalist, from influencing a dramatic change in the law on section 92 of the Constitution, to conceiving the pioneering Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, to urging law schools, nationally and internationally, to embrace a pervasive ethos of law reform, social justice and public service. 

Sexual intimacy, gender identity and fraud: A conversation

In recent years, the UK has witnessed a series of sexual offence prosecutions brought against young LGBT people (all of whom were designated female at birth) on the basis of so-called ‘gender fraud’ (R v Gemma Barker [2012] unrep; R v Chris Wilson [2013] unrep; R v Justine McNally [2013] EWCA Crim 1051; R v Gayle Newland [2015] unrep; R v Kyran Lee (Mason) [2015] unrep; R v Jason Staines [2016] unrep).

Australian Lawyers and Social Change conference

From 22 – 24 September 2004, the ANU Faculty of Law held a highly successful conference that was attended by around 140 people, on the subject of Australian lawyers and social change. The conference focused particularly on action outcomes, and the presentations and suggestions made at the conference are presented below.

Reflections from participants of the 1974 conference

During the 2004 conference, some of the participants in the 1974 conference reflected on this earlier conference and the changes that have occurred since:

ANU Law PhD student announced regional winner in Commonwealth Youth Awards


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