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8 April 2014

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  | 
2014 JSI Seminar Series: Professor Jeremy Webber
Prof Jeremy Webber

6-8pm, Tue 15 April

As a part of the 2014 JSI Seminar Series, Professor Jeremy Webber will address the topic 'We are Still in the Age of Encounter: Indigenous Rights, the Nature of Sovereignty, and Agonistic Constitutionalism'.
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SEMINAR  | 
Used and Abused? The term 'gang' and its implications for ethnic minority youth
6-8pm, Wed 16 April

In this Juvenile Justice seminar, Dr Hannah Smithson will deliver a keynote presentation on the problematic usage of the term 'gang' and its implications for ethnic minority youth in the United Kingdom.
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CONFERENCE  | 
Who’s afraid of the nanny state? Freedom, regulation and the nation’s health

Public oration (free): 6-7.30pm Mon 28 April
Conference: 9-4pm Tue 29 April  

The ‘nanny state’ has become a familiar phrase in debates about what government ought to do, and not do, in its efforts to improve the health and well-being of the population. Presented by the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Law School, this free public oration followed by full day conference will consider the rightful role of the government in improving the health and well-being of the population.
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SEMINAR  | 
Ross Parsons Law and Business Seminar Series: The professional regulation of investment bankers
 
Prof Andrew Tuch

6-7pm, Mon 5 May

In this 2014 Ross Parsons Law & Business Seminar series, Professor Andrew Tuch, Washington University Law School and Cathie Armour, ASIC Commissioner will address the topic The professional regulation of investment bankers.
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SEMINAR  | 
Are trade mark surveys dead, or just resting?
Robert Cumming

1-2pm, Wed 8 May

A key aim of trade mark law is to prevent consumer confusion over the source of goods and services. This seminar will look at recent developments and consider a global report on the best practices in the use of survey evidence by the International Trademark Association (INTA), to try and get to the bottom of the question: are consumer surveys ever worth the trouble?
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SEMINAR  | 
2014 JSI Seminar Series: Dr Kristen Rundle
 
Dr Kristen Rundle

6-8pm, Thu 8 May

As a part of the 2014 JSI Seminar Series, Dr Kristen Rundle will address the topic 'Legal subjects and juridical persons:Personhood, institutions and authority in Fuller and Arendt'.
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LECTURE  | 
Distinguished Speakers Program: Mandatory sentencing: Getting justice wrong

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

6-7pm, Thu 15 May

In this lecture which forms part of the 2014 Distinguished Speakers Program,  Nicholas Cowdery AM QC will explore the topic 'Mandatory sentencing: Getting justice wrong'.
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CONFERENCE  | 
Developments in Corporate Governance – East Meets West

6-7 June

This two day conference discusses key developments in the field of corporate governance in Australia, the United States and Asia.  The conference is convened jointly by Sydney Law School, Vanderbilt University, National Taiwan University and Seoul National University, and includes many leading national and international scholars in the field of corporate governance.
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CONFERENCE  | 
22nd Annual Labour Law Conference 2014: Labour Law in practice 2014: the big issues and big cases

9am-5pm, Mon 25 August

At this year's Labour Law Conference, presenters will discuss the top cases and major issues facing labour law in 2014. Senior Deputy President Jonathan Hamberger from the Fair Work Commission will present the keynote address on the topic of ‘The new anti-bulling provisions and the growth of individual employment rights’.
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CONFERENCE  | 
2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference

Tuesday 30 September - PG Conference
ANZSOC Conference  - 1-3 October 

Abstract submissions close 30 April 

The 27th annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference will be held at Sydney Law School from 1 - 3 October 2014. This year's conference 'Testing the Edges; Challenging Criminology' will highlight cutting-edge criminological research being conducted in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally.
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CONFERENCE  | 
Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) Conference

14-15 November
Call for abstracts | Early bird rates available

The 7th Biennial ALLA Conference is being held in Manly, Sydney on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November 2014. The conference program, themed 'Under the Microscope: The Next Phase of Australian Labour Law?' will feature a keynote speech by Peter Gray AM, former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
 
EVENT  | 
45 year reunion for the Class of 1969

The organising committee for the Class of 1969 reunion invites you to join fellow classmates to celebrate 45 years since graduating on Friday 16 May 2014 at an inner city venue from 6pm onwards.
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AWARDS  | 
University Alumni Awards 2014 - call for nominations
Nominations close 24 April

The University of Sydney Alumni Awards program honours some of Australia’s foremost thinkers and brightest achievers by recognising and celebrating how their exceptional contributions, innovation and generosity of spirit have enriched the lives of others.
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NEWS  | 
FINAL CALL: Sydney University Law Society seeking volunteers for Careers Mentoring Program for 2014

The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) is currently seeking volunteer mentors to participate in their Careers Mentoring Program in 2014, registrations to close on 12 April 2014.
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NEWS  | 
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner Announced
David Birch is the recipient of the 2014 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. David was selected from an outstanding list of candidates and intends to apply the scholarship towards studying an LLM at the University of Cambridge.
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Sydney Law School has a new home for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Sydney Law School Professional Plus+ contains all relevant information for law and non-law professionals in order to meet their CPD requirements. Choose from postgraduate units of study, seminars, events or conferences, all of which are available to audit for CPD points.
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Sydney Law School is pleased to announce its new Staff Spotlight Video Series. This new initiative showcases the Law School’s individual staff members, their research interests and areas of expertise.
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Sydney Law School is pleased to host the 2014 Animal Law Lecture keynote address, which will be held on 1 May at 6.30pm.

This year's series will explore the rise of ‘ag-gag’ laws which criminalise many of the methods used by animal advocates to uncover incidents of cruelty. To present this topic, Voiceless is proud to welcome award-winning journalist and one of America’s foremost ag-gag experts, Will Potter, as keynote speaker. Click here to register and for other tour venues across Australia.




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The March 2014 issue includes articles and commentary on criminal law reform in Queensland;  legislative intentions and statutory interpretation; a feminist critique of enrichment; elder abuse and the rights of older persons; contract codification; ‘mutual trust and confidence’ before the High Court; implementing protest-free zones around abortion clinics in Australia.
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The March 2014 issue includes articles and commentary on whether judges are out of touch;  public attitudes to sentencing; preparatory terrorism in Australia and the UK; police powers of arrest in NSW; the neoliberal penality thesis in China; legal representation for sexual assault victims; and NSW property crime.
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The 2014 Julius Stone Address by Professor Fredrick Schauer and the Sydney Institute of Criminology's One Puch Assaults are now available.

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