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27 January 2015

Welcome to the Sydney Law School Professional Learning and Community Engagement newsletter.
 
Unless otherwise advertised, events are free of charge and held at the Sydney Law School building on the University's Camperdown campus.

The majority of advertised events are MCLE/CPD eligible where they relate to your area of professional practice. Please refer to the individual articles below for points values and details, or click here to view a calendar of eligible events.

 
 
EVENTS
 
SEMINAR  | 
2015 Law & Business Seminar Series: Fiduciary Law and Entrepreneurship
Prof Gordon Smith
5.30-6.45pm, Wed 4 February

The first seminar of the 2015 Ross Parsons Law & Business Seminar program will be presented by Professor Gordon Smith (Brigham Young University, USA) and will address the topic Fiduciary Law and Entrepreneurship.
 
 
CONFERENCE  | 
2015 SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference
8.45am-5.30pm, Fri 6 February
Conference program now available

The Sydney Centre for International Law at Sydney Law School is delighted to present the third International Law Year in Review Conference, to be held at the Law School on 6 February 2015. The conference will give participants insight into the latest developments in international law over the preceding year, especially those most salient for Australia.
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CONFERENCE  | 
Ten Years since Civil Procedure Act (2005): A Decade of Insights and a Guide to Future Litigation
1-6pm, Wed 18 February

This conference celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 by examining the changes the legislation has inspired and considering what future reforms may be needed. The conference pays specific attention to key practical issues such as case management, discovery and expert evidence, with experienced judges and practitioners examining how they may best be employed. The program aims to honor the past through focusing on current and future best practice.
 
 
LECTURE  | 
Distinguished Speakers Program - What can be learned from the quest for same-sex marriage in the United States

Prof Edward Stein

6-7pm, Thursday 12 March

Professor Edward Stein (Cardozo School of Law), will deliver a lecture titled: 'What can be learned from the quest for same-sex marriage in the United States' as part of the 2015 Distinguished Speakers Program.
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SERIES  | 
Employment Relations and the Law Seminar Series 2015

6.15-8.15pm, 18 Mar - 27 May

This popular annual series is made up of 10 evening seminars and provides an introduction to the current regulation of employment and labour relations in Australia. The seminars will be presented by a number of qualified academics and lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of employment law.
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EVENT  | 
George Winterton Memorial Lecture 2015

In 2015, the George Winterton Memorial Lecture will be hosted by the Law School at the University of Western Australia. The lecture will take place on Thursday 19 February 2015 at 6.00pm at the University Club, University of Western Australia. RSVPs are essential, click here for further details.


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EVENT  | 
Sydney Law School 1975 Graduates 40 year reunion in 2015

2015 marks the 40th anniversary since graduation 22 March for the class of 1975. The reunion organising committee are planning an evening for classmates to reminisce and enjoy the company of your fellow graduates. 
NEWS  | 
Justice Peter Hely Scholarship applications open

Sydney Law School is now accepting applications for the 2015 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. This prestigious Scholarship was established with thanks to generous contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity.
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The study of the law affects and is affected by all areas of life. Our 2015 program will cover a range of interest areas including: same sex-marriage, indigenous constitutional recognition, climate disasters and international citizenship all within the framework of the law.
 
 



Hurry! March 31 deadline approaching - Have you obtained your CPD points?

Professional Plus+ is Sydney Law School's home for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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The December 2014 issue of the Sydney Law Review includes: High Court negligence cases 200010; a UK perspective on an Australian privacy tort; marriage as a human right; work allocation in Australian courts; and compulsory income management and Indigenous peoples.
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