Professional Learning and Community Engagement

29 July 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.

2014 JSI Seminar Series: Dr Arie Rosen
Dr Arie Rosen

6-8pm, Thu 31 July

As a part of the 2014 JSI Seminar Series, Dr Arie Rosen will address the topic 'Statutory interpretation and the many values of legislation'.
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Ross Parsons Law and Business Series: Business and Human Rights
6-7.15pm, Wed 6 August

In this complimentary 2014 Ross Parsons Law & Business seminar to be held in honour of the late Fiona Gardiner-Hill, Associate Professor Ian Lee (University of Toronto) and Donald Robertson (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills) will address the topic 'Business and Human Rights'.
Descent into crime: Serious repeat offending in the early to mid-life course

6-8pm, Thu 7 August

Join us for this Juvenile Justice NSW seminar presented by Professor Mark Halsey (Flinders University, SA) who will discuss his work on young offenders and desisting from crime.
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The European Court of Human Rights and Social Rights - Emerging Trends in Jurisprudence
Assoc Prof Chistina Binder
6-7pm, Tue 12 August 

This seminar, presented by Associate Professor Christina Binder (University of Vienna), will examine the outcomes of the recently published title "Key cases in Social Rights Jurisprudence". It will focus on these emerging trends in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)'s social rights jurisprudence. It will identify general lines/criteria in the Court's case law, outline the challenges encountered and show ways forward.
2014 JSI Seminar Series: Associate Professor Massimo Renzo
Assoc Prof Massimo Renzo

6-8pm, Thu 14 August 

As a part of the 2014 JSI Seminar Series, Associate Professor Massimo Renzo will address the topic 'Basic Needs and Moral Status: A Hybrid Theory of Human Rights'.
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The Art of Strategic Litigation in International Law: How, When and Where to Sue the Bad Guys
Richard Hermer QC
5.30-6.30pm, Mon 25 August

Richard Hermer QC is a barrister practising in international human rights law at Matrix Chambers in London. He has appeared as counsel in a range of cases stemming from the "War on Terror", this presentation touches on some of these cases and reflects upon the roles of lawyers, judges and civil society in protecting the rule of law.
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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Ross Parsons Law and Business Series: Effective Corporate Communication
Assoc Prof Gill North
6-7pm, Mon 8 September

In this 2014 Ross Parsons Law & Business seminar series, Associate Professor Gill North (University of Western Australia) will address the topic 'Effective Corporate Communication'.
2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference

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

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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Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) Conference

14-15 November
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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2014 Australasian Ethics Network Conference
3-5 December

The 2014 Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) Conference will take place 3-5 December 2014 at the University of Sydney Law School. This year’s theme “How to facilitate research and future challenges” will challenge you to respond to the changing research ethics environment.
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Vice-Chancellor’s morning tea - 21 August

A special event for alumni of the University of Sydney who graduated prior to 1965, and their guests. The generous morning tea will include entertainment and an address by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence.
The John Lehane Memorial Lecture

Allens invites you to the seventh John Lehane Memorial Lecture to be held on Monday 4 August. Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, will speak on the topic ‘Equity: a roguish thing or a symmetrical science’.
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Mooting success at the Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) competitions

The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) recently returned from a week of landmark successes at the Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) competitions in Brisbane.
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Our Researchers Lead the Way

Congratulations to Associate Professor Tim Stephens and Dr Jacqueline Mowbray on their recent Research Fellowship success.
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Sydney Law School is pleased to announce its new publication, Crossing New Legal Frontiers: Our Leaders Make a Difference. The 47 page document outlines Sydney Law School's key research strengths and showcases the work of its experts.
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4-5 & 11-12 August

Taught by Associate Professor Ian Lee from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Policy adopts a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on material from jurisdictions including the U.S. and Canada, as well as on methodologies and insights from law and economics and other schools of thought.

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