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Kieran Pender writes in Australian Book Review
Coronavirus restrictions could mean more risk-taking on our roads, but ACT police warn 'someone's luck will run out'
Kath Hall quoted in ABC News
Lee-Anne Sim writes in Medium
Elizabeth Curran writes in The Age
Anthony Hopkins speaks to SBS Hindi
Mark Nolan interviewed by ABC Radio Canberra
Kim Rubenstein writes in APPS Policy Forum
quoted in Fairfax Media
Elizabeth Curran speaks to Lawyers Weekly
- Professor Zenon Bankowski
- Professor Desmond Manderson
This workshop aims to challenge the preponderance of words in legal education and address the growing need of thinking of law in its current setting that is highly influences by changing imageries, visual media and technological progress utilising different means of perception.
- Dr Olivera Simić, Griffith University
Transitional justice research involves critical examination of difficult topics that can raise ethical and methodological issues for participants and for researchers.
A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.
Join us at this event to hear about how our GDLP can give you the edge in the increasingly competitive marketplace.
- The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler, High Court of Australia
In partnership with the ANU College of Law, the National Judicial College of Australia will present the biennial Conference on 4 and 5 March 2017.
- Professor Leslie Levin, University of Connecticut
In this presentation Professor Levin looks at the circumstances under which legal professions throughout the world, through mandatory and voluntary lawyer associations, attempt to influence the law by either advocating for legal change or opposing it.
- Professor Leslie Levin, University of Connecticut School of Law
The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.
A ‘special’ Staff Meeting will be held on Thursday 11 May 12-1 (Moot Court) during Wellness in the Law week. This staff-only event will focus on issues of wellbeing in the Law Community
- Judge Matthew Myers AM, ALRC Commissioner
Judge Myers will speak about his work as ALRC Commissioner on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Dr Golnar Nabizadeh, University of Dundee
This seminar examines the intersections between the law, trauma, and testimony, arguing that the law has increasingly come to recognise the breadth of experience, and range of narrative iterations, that may constitute trauma.
The ANU Legal Workshop will be in attendance to help you understand your options for your Practical Legal Training (PLT) so you can make choices on the next step in your career that are right for you.
- Sarouche Razi, Kimberley Community Legal Service
- Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice Chancellor
- Senator Patrick Dodson
This launch marks a new partnership between Kimberley Community Legal Services and the ANU through which KCLS aims to substantially innovate and extend civil law legal help for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. The hope is that this will enable and position KCLS to manifest breakthrough legal service models based on long-term relationships with clients, working from client vantage points, in furtherance of client goals.
30th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture - The Secret History of the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government: The Palace Connection
- Professor Jenny Hocking FASSA, Monash University
The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 remains one of the most contentious episodes in Australian politics. The history of the dismissal is no less contentious and has never been settled.
- A/Prof Asmi Wood
- Dr Ron Levy
- Dr Anthony Hopkins
- A/Prof Molly Townes O'Brien
Several of our colleagues recently attended the Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program in Melbourne. They will be presenting a Teaching and Learning forum about the ideas discussed at the Program.
- Professor Stephen Bottomley, ANU College of Law
GRADUATING STUDENTS - you and your families are warmly invited to the Dean's graduation reception prior to your graduation ceremony.
- Professor Deborah Widiss
Legislative supremacy depends on the assumption that if the legislative branch disagrees with a judicial interpretation of a law, it may “override” that interpretation by passing a new statute or amending an existing statute. This seminar will present my research looking at the efficacy of overrides in the United States, and it will explore possibilities for similar tensions to arise under the Australian system.
- Maria Falas
In the lead up to Mental Health Week, the ACT Law Society is providing a free seminar presented by Maria Falas, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing from OnePath Life Limited (legalsuper’s group insurer).
- Dr Liz Curran, ANU College of Law
This Seminar & Conversation will explore recent public inquiries in Australia and Dr Liz Curran’s research over the past six years suggesting a less adversarial approach may be necessary.
- The Honourable Justice Robert Osborn
- Professor Mark Nolan SFHEA
- The Hon Robert Osborn QC
- Associate Professor Matthew Zagor
Tertiary to Work (TTW) is Canberra's only Graduate Careers Fair for students of all disciplines.
- Professor Tom Faunce
- Justice John Faulks, former family Court Judge and ALRC commissioner,
- Justice Mary Finn, former family Court Judge, former member of the ANU Council
The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.
The Legal Forecast is a national organisation run by early-career lawyers and law students, who are passionate about disruptive thinking in the legal space and access to justice.
- Renee Newman Knake, Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center
- Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
- Kieran Pender
The International Bar Association, together with The Australian National University, the Law Council of Australia, the ACT Law Society, the ACT Bar Association the Australian Academy of Law, will host a panel event to discuss findings from the IBA’s report Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession.
- The Hon Alan Robertson SC
Open to first year law students, join Professor Jolyon Ford as he moderates a student ‘Q&A’ session at the law school with The Honourable Alan Robertson SC, retired judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
- Associate Professor Vivien Holmes
- Professor Tony Foley SFHEA
Join Associate Professor Vivien Holmes and Emeritus Professor Tony Foley SFHEA as they review the factors associated with a high incidence of sexual harassment and bullying in the legal profession and the research on ethical/unethical culture in workplaces and how these two might intersect.
Join our alumni panel in this online discussion hosted by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice that explores careers in social justice, law reform and advocacy.
In this launch event for Women in Law ANU (WILA), we will hear from some of our alumni and prominent women in law and ask what their experience has been like in the legal sector.
- Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL
- Emeritus Professor Tim Bonyhady AM, FAAH, FASSA
- Emeritus Professor Stephen Bottomley FAAL
- Professor Peta Spender FAAL
- Professor Fiona Wheeler FAAL
Join a panel of some of the ANU CoL’s most senior and experienced Professors will come together in a zoom roundtable to share their reflections on how they were able to sustain and build their research careers, and some of the lessons learned which can be applied during the pandemic.