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Go UNSW Law team - you make me proud to be a student there!

The UNSW Law community spirit is shining through the tragic death of one of our bright young scholars Louise Brown.

The Run for Louise Brown team has raised over $24,000 (at  to build the Louise Brown Memorial Award. Donations have been coming in over the last couple of months from staff, alumni, and Louise’s family and friends to support team members who will run (or walk) in the City2Surf on Sunday 12 August.

When current students were informed of the fundraising campaign, many contributed. “Go UNSW Law team – you make me proud to be a student there!” This message left for the team by JD student Sebastian Quinn-Watson sums up the sentiment and community spirit of UNSW Law School.

Former students return to UNSW Law to teach

Professor Rosalind Dixon, David Winterton and Amrita Kapur will be standing at the front of the classrooms they once sat in this Semester. The three alumni are returning to take up teaching positions at UNSW Law, bringing with them a wealth of international experience.

Both Amrita Kapur (BSc/LLB 05 LLM 09) and Professor Dixon (BA/LLB 01, LLM 04, SJD 08) who have taught at UNSW Law in the past will now teach International Humanitarian Law and Australian Bills of Rights and the Protection of Human Rights courses respectively.

'Challenge to print media regulation would almost certainly fail'

Professor George Williams writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (17 July 2012).

News Ltd's CEO, Kim Williams, launched a stinging attack last week on proposals to introduce a public interest test for media ownership and to replace print media self-regulation with a new statutory body. He declared them ''preposterous and foolish'' and ''a democratic and totalitarian disease'' because they would bring about greater government control of the media and stifle freedom of speech.

Asylum Seekers’ Rights at Risk

Professor Jane McAdam leads 17 refugee law experts in advising the Expert Panel set up by the Gillard Government to break the political deadlock on the issue of asylum seekers and 'stopping the boats'.

To read the press release and submission click here.

'Knee-jerk nimbys need resisting, say developers'

Amelia Thorpe talks to The  Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 2012).

The state government will need to overcome entrenched nimbyism in local communities if the proposed overhaul of NSW planning laws is to succeed, says the developer lobby group Urban Taskforce.

Tucker's Libor Testimony `Without Foundation'

Professor Justin O'Brien talks about the Libor-rate fixing scandal and Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker’s account of his involvemen on Bloomburg Business Week. 

To watch the interview click here.

Congratulations to UNSW Law alumna Gemma McKinnon on winning a Churchill Scholarship

Congratulations to UNSW Law Alumna Gemma McKinnon who has won a Churchill Scholarship.

The Churchill Fellowship provides funding for successful applicants to travel overseas to conduct research on a project that they have designed. The aim is to use the findings to contribute to Australian society on the fellow’s return.

Roxon’s High Court dilemma

Professor Andrew Lynch writes in Inside Story (9 July 2012).

Professor Justin O'Brien Interviewed by ABC PM

Professor Justin O'Brien talks to  ABC's PM  (2 July 2012) about the Barclays Scandal.

'Setback for anti-regulation push'

Professor Justin O'Brien talks to The Australian about the Barclay affair and the setback for an anti-regulation push.