Professional Learning and Community Engagement

15 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.

Distinguished Speakers Program: Latest developments in global health masterclass

Prof Lawrence Gostin

6-7.45pm, Thu 17 July

Professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University, will deliver a masterclass titled: 'Latest developments in global health' as part of the 2014 Distinguished Speakers Program.
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2014 Ross Parsons Lecture in Corporate Law: Professor Jennifer Payne, Oxford University

Prof Jennifer Payne

5.30-6.45pm, Thu 24 July
Now available in all states/territories

In this 2014 Ross Parsons Lecture in Corporate Law, which will be held in the Federal Court of Australia, Professor Jennifer Payne, Oxford University will address the topic 'Investor Protection in Financial Regulation: The Role of Gatekeepers in the Post-Crisis Era'.
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Corporate Law Conference: Shareholder Protection
1.15-6pm, Tue 29 July

Corporate Lawyers are invited to the 2014 Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference presented by  The Law Society of New South Wales and the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
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 2014 Ross Parsons Law & Business Seminar series, 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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2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference

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

Hurry, early bird closes on 28 July 

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
Abstract submissions close on Friday

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

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’.
Taiwan alumni reception

Alumni and friends living or working in Taiwan are warmly invited to the Taiwan Alumni Reception. Join us at this informal event for an evening of networking and catch up with fellow graduates. Please feel free to invite fellow alumni or bring along a guest, but please note that prior booking is essential.
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We are seeking casual lecturers who would be able to contribute to our teaching programs, specifically for teaching in any of the compulsory law subjects in the LLB and JD programs, including torts, contracts, torts and contracts II (remedies), commercial law, administrative/public law, civil and criminal procedure, real property, corporate law and private international law.

The June 2014 issue includes Justice Gageler on ‘Why Write Judgments?’; articles on the constitutional right to vote, strangulation, regulation of salt intake in Australia, and group work in law degrees; as well as commentary on Honeysett v The Queen, Comcare v PVYW, and Beck v Weinstock.
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Submissions are invited for the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Postgraduate Conference to be hosted by the Sydney Institute of Criminology at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.
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