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Insight – Australia WTO paper dispute: impact on new EU antidumping methodology

OPINION: Dr Weihuan Zhou and Stéphanie Noël, Borderlex, 7 September 2017.

On 1 September 2017, Indonesia brought a dispute to the World Trade Organization over Australia’s anti-dumping measures on A4 copy paper. The implications of a ruling in this case will go far beyond the case at hand and may impact, in the long-term, the anti-dumping practice of the European Union.

The twisted politics of terrorism in Myanmar

Opinion: Melissa Crouch, the Interpreter, 12 September 2017.

Academic of the Year - Michael Legg

Friday 1 September marked the 17th annual Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, the premier legal industry event of the year.

A life in the law with Elizabeth Broderick

UNSW Law alumna and former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick AO reflected on her life in the law as she delivered the 11th Hal Wootten Lecture.

The annual Hal Wootten Lecture was established in 2006 by the Faculty of Law in honour of its founding dean, Emeritus Professor Hal Wootten QC. In each lecture, a pre-eminent lawyer reflects on his or her life in the law and on law’s potential as a force for good.

UN expert highlights connections between poverty, inequality and human rights

Philip Alston has urged policy makers to recognise the connections between poverty, inequality and human rights as he delivered the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Public Lecture. 

Australia's conservative government has drawn heavily on policy positions developed by American conservative think tanks, Professor Philip Alston told an audience at the Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRCentre) Annual Public Lecture. 

Eye on Alumni - Associate Professor Michael Legg

Michael Legg is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law. With 18 years of experience as a legal practitioner, Michael has worked with leading law firms in both Australia and the US. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York. 

ADB Program To Improve Commercial Law Skills

On 29 August 2017, UNSW Law hosted the graduation ceremony in Yangon for 36 lawyers who completed the UNSW/ADB Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law Training Program.

The training program was designed and run by a team at UNSW Law led by Dr Melissa Crouch. The intensive training course ran from April to July 2017 and included training on contract law, company law, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and environmental law.

The program is designed to support the emerging commercial legal profession in Myanmar. The graduation featured on MiTV (Myanmar television); 

'Legally dubious': Why you shouldn't bet on the postal vote going ahead

OPINION: Professor George Williams AO, the Sydney Morning Herald, 4 September 2017.

Australians are primed to vote on whether to recognise same-sex marriage. Survey forms will be sent to 16 million people from next week, and campaigning has begun in earnest. Despite this, the High Court may bring the postal survey to an immediate halt. This would be a first, with no other national poll stopped in its tracks in this way. But then again, no past government has sought to hold a national vote in such legally dubious circumstances.

Students ‘Get Connected’ at inaugural careers event

On Thursday 17 August, the UNSW Law Careers team hosted its inaugural 'Get Connected’ meet-and-greet at NIDA.

Some 200 law students had the opportunity to speak to employers from five industry groups – corporate, financial services, government, consulting and legal. In addition to a number of law firms, employers included Boral, Commonwealth Bank, the Australian Human Rights Commission, McKinsey & Co and the Crown Solicitor’s Office, to name a few. 

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