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Corporate management the focus of latest Law Journal

Two UNSW Law Journal publications were launched at Freehills last week, with over 90 attending to celebrate the release of the 35th general edition as well as the 18th Forum publication, entitled Directors’ Duties Revisited.

With recent high-profile cases involving James Hardie and Centro, this very timely Issue of Forum addresses the practical and theoretical debates on the responsibilities of company directors.

Delivering the keynote address at the launch, The Hon Dr Robert Austin, former Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW, spoke of the importance of the issues covered in the publication.

Spirit of young UNSW Law scholar lives on, through a scholarship to help others

The tragic death of one of UNSW Law School's bright young scholars in 2011 has not been forgotten. Louise Odette Brown died in an apartment fire in Paris just over a year ago. Louise grew up in Surfolk Park. After completing her HSC at Lismore's Trinity Catholic College, Louise became a Law student at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She was an exemplary student who had a passion for social justice and human rights.

The Louise Brown Memorial Award was set up by UNSW Law School to carry on Louise's passion by helping other students. The Award has already provided financial support to one student this year to undertake an international internship. But the money will run out in a few short years.

Jane McAdam interviewed by ABC's One Plus One on climate change and displacement

Professor Jane McAdam talks to ABC News, One Plus One (29 June 2012) about climate change rdisplacement and international law.

Former DPP lashes out over judges' attacks on lawyers

Visiting Professorial Fellow Nicholas Cowdery QC speaks to The Daily Telegraph (28 June 2012) about the unprecedented personal attacks levelled by judges at the two barristers who ran the prosecution of the high-profile trials of Gordon Wood and Jeffrey Gilham.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 UNSW Law Essay Competition

Congratulations to Daniel Lopez who has won the 2012 UNSW Law essay competition. Daniel’s essay was selected from entries submitted by Year 11 and 12 students from schools across Australia who wrote on the Mabo decision.

In 1992, Prime Minister Paul Keating said that the High Court decision in Mabo ‘establishes a fundamental truth and lays the basis for justice’. What did he mean by this statement?

This year’s essay topic marked the 20th anniversary of the Mabo decision. Judges included academics from UNSW Law’s Indigenous Law Centre who were impressed with the very high standard of entries and the students’ understanding of the issues surrounding the Mabo decision.

'Father flags second chaplaincy challenge'

Professor George Williams speaks to The Australian (27 June 2012) about the school chaplaincy program.

'Scientific evidence flaws highlighted'

Professor Gary Edmond talks to the Sydney Morning Herald (27 June 2012) about how the acquittal of Jeffrey Gilham is the latest in a string of decisions that reveals the serious systemic failures in the use of scientific evidence in NSW.

'Fortescue's tax challenge 'difficult to win' '

Professor George Williams talks to the Sydney Morning Herald (22 June 2012) about Fortescue Metals challenge in the High Court.

'Assange's Asylum Bid is Baseless and Ecuadors's Motives are Suspect'

Professor Jane McAdam writes in The Australian (21 June 2012).

JULIAN Assange's request of Ecuador for political asylum is premature and legally baseless. Assange oddly claims that Australia has abandoned him, and that he is at risk of being sent to face the death penalty in the US.

To read the full article click here.

'Referendums lack friendly persuasion'

Professor George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 2012) about how the odds are fading on Australia voting next year to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the constitution.

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