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UNSW Law appoints new Chair to tackle corporate danger areas

Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, a leading voice in corporate and financial regulation, has been named the inaugural MinterEllison Chair in Risk and Regulation at UNSW Sydney.

The establishment of the Chair comes as national leadership is required to address the findings of the Financial Services Royal Commission.

The Chair will study risk governance, risk management and regulation to help organisations identify, understand and respond to known and unknown risks. This will develop new ideas and means of regulation to improve industries, such as financial services, to the benefit of society and the economy.

UNSW Law’s Jennifer Schulz Moore wins KPMG Inspiring Teacher Award

Dr Jennifer Schulz Moore from UNSW Law has taken out an industry-sponsored accolade for the best teacher in a first year UNSW undergraduate program.

Plenty for directors to mull over in interim report

Bank directors and their executives should be prepared for more ongoing scrutiny internally and externally on non-financial risk and customer wellbeing, says Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW, Professor Dimity Kingsford-Smith.

OPINION Motivating bank staff to treat customers well is big challenge for Royal Commission

UNSW Centre for Law Markets and Regulation response to Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

UNSW Indigenous Law Centre associate appointed ACT’s first Aboriginal magistrate

Newly appointed magistrate Louise Taylor wants her work to be an empathetic reflection of the communities she represents.

Push to reduce 'jobs for the boys' on the bench

Law Societies around the country have taken aim at opaque judicial appointments processes, as numbers show the system heavily favours barristers over solicitors for higher court appointments, despite highly qualified solicitor candidates.

Creativity and sound judgement key to lawyering with artificial intelligence

The director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) stream at UNSW Law discussed what an AI-enhanced lawyer looks like at the Law Society’s FLIP Conference in Sydney last Friday (SEPT 14).

Elise Delpiano the first Julia Gillard Intern releases research report - The Glass Labyrinth

Last Law/Arts student Elise Delpiano launched a report with Julia Gillard seeking to understand how we can increase female political representation in Australia.

OPINION New body for complaints against police is a good move, with caveats

An independent system that properly addresses police wrongdoing could go a long way towards restoring community confidence.

Regulators' investigatory powers and the Harman obligation not to disclose

Opinion: By Michael Legg and Stephen Speirs