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17 December 2014

Welcome to the Sydney Law School Professional Learning and Community Engagement newsletter.

This is the final edition for 2014, with the first issue for next year scheduled for 13 January.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our subscribers a happy and safe holiday break.

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  | 
Recent Developments in Securities Fraud and Insider Trading Litigation in the US and Australia
Antonia Apps
4-6pm, Mon 22 December

Antonia M. Apps is the keynote speaker at this joint ASIC/Sydney Law School seminar. Ms Apps, who played a major role as a prosecutor in a number of the recent high profile securities fraud and insider trading cases in the United States, will discuss recent developments in US securities law enforcement and US case law. The commentators at this seminar will be Justice Michael Wigney (Federal Court of Australia) and Chris Savundra (ASIC).
 
 
CONFERENCE  | 
2015 SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference
8.45am-5.30pm, Fri 6 February

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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LECTURE  | 
Sir Anthony Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law
The Hon Justice S J Gageler
6-7.45pm, Thu 12 February

In the 2015 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law, The Hon Justice Stephen J Gageler will present on the topic 'Lord Bryce and the Australian Constitution'
 
 
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.
 
 
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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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
 
NEWS  | 
Current students placed third at the 13th annual Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition in Tokyo

Congratulations to our student representatives of the third placed Australian team at the recent INC Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo. 20 universities participated in the competition this year including six undergraduate students from Sydney Law School.
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  | 
Stay connected to your University and your Law School

Want ongoing access to professional development and connection opportunities, key University news and events as well as SAM, the University of Sydney’s alumni magazine? Update your details and take advantage of your alumni benefits now.
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Hurry! March 31st Deadline - 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 2000–10; 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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The November 2014 issue of Current Issues in Criminal Justice includes the 2014 Paul Byrne SC Memorial Lecture given by JD Heydon AC QC: ‘Is the Weight of Evidence Material to its Admissibility?’.

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