1:00pm - 2:00pm
LIVESTREAM COVID-19: Fairness in Virtual Courtrooms
This webinar will examine the measures and changes to court procedures put in place across Australia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the move to online hearings and expansion of non-jury trials. It will discuss the rationale and design of these measures, their compatibility with public law norms and values, and look forward to lessons that may be learned about the broader digitisation of court process. Speakers: The Hon Justice Beech-Jones, NSW Supreme Court Dr Anna Olijnyk, University of Adelaide Dr Joe McIntyre, University of South Australia Stephen McDonald, Hansen Chambers, South Australian Bar Kieran Pender, Australian National University Chair: Dr Lisa Burton Crawford, University of NSW (Chair) Presented by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) NSW Chapter as part of the Public Law Responses to COVID-19 series. Register online to receive the link to the livestream
5:00pm - 6:00pm
LIVESTREAM Meet the Experts: Postgraduate Research Degrees with UNSW Law
Information Session Are you contemplating your next step after graduating? Are you rethinking your career and want to take an opportunity to develop your research skills? Do you want to contribute to emerging research about the legal, social and other impacts of the most pressing challenges facing society both within Australia and internationally? Are you interested in a postgraduate research degree, but not sure? Or uncertain which degree might be best for you? Or planning to apply and wondering how to apply or which degree to pick? Join us for an online, livestream Information session on Postgraduate Research Degrees in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. An expert panel comprising Professor Rosemary Rayfuse (Director of Postgraduate Research), Professor Sarah Williams (Postgraduate Coordinator), Dr Jenny Jarrett (HDR Officer) and Angela Kintominas (HDR student representative) will provide guidance and answer all your questions, including about things such as: • Why do a postgraduate research degree? How is it different to a taught degree? • Why UNSW Law? • What programs does UNSW offer? Which one is right for me? • What qualifications do I need? • How do I apply? • How do I find supervisors? • How do I start drafting a research proposal? • How much does it cost? Are scholarships available? Date: Thursday 27 August 2020, from 5 – 6 pm, via zoom.
4:30pm - 6:00pm
LIVESTREAM COVID-19 and digitalisation of dispute resolution
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”. The topic of this session is “COVID-19 and digitalisation of dispute resolution” and will be led by CIBEL member Associate Professor Kun Fan. This 90-minute online session will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session will be made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences will be able to ask questions. Registration is free of charge but is essential. An online link will be sent separately on the morning of the event, so please double check your email address when register. Abstract In addition to the serious implications for people’s health and public healthcare services, the COVID-19 pandemic also imposes challenges for the administration of justice. The current crisis may lead to more demand for mediation, conciliation and other amicable methods of dispute resolution, the mixed mode dispute resolution, and online mediation. What roles do public and private stakeholders play towards promoting the wider acceptance of online mediation initiatives around the world? The COVID-19 pandemic is also exerting greater pressure for the arbitration community to find innovative ways to incorporate greater use of technology, through more use of online dispute resolution (ODR) or virtual hearings. How to best mitigate the effects of any impediments while ensuring the fairness and efficiency of arbitral proceedings? How do major arbitration institutions and arbitration practitioners react to the pandemic? Courts around the world are also adapting to find “remote” alternatives to traditional hearings to ensure ongoing access to justice. The Chinese internet courts and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts are at the frontlines of the use of technology in court services, with increasing adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, DLT, blockchain and smart contracts in case management and adjudication processes. What can be learned from the experience of Chinese internet courts and DIFC Courts? What will the most effective ODR process look like in the future? Associate Professor Kun Fan’s recent opinion piece “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Administration of Justice” at KluwerArbitrationBlog sets out the background for this panel discussion. Associate Professor Kun Fan will lead a panel of eminent dispute resolution academics and practitioners around the world to discuss these issues mentioned above and their regional and global implications. Speaker bios and event agenda will be posted on the CIBEL website one week prior to the event. Register here
10:00am - 4:00pm
UNSW Open Day
Prepare for your future and search for what inspires at UNSW Open Day. Our fully online Open Day is your chance to explore what UNSW has to offer across every area of study and discover the opportunities that will shape your future. Join information sessions covering degrees, entry and admissions as well as connect for 1-on-1 conversations with educators and current students. Sign up for Open Day updates, keep an eye on your inbox and get excited! In the lead up to the day you will receive information on what to expect and details on how to attend. Sign up for Open Day updates
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LIVESTREAM Legal Hour: Modern Slavery
What do you think about when you hear the word slavery? Ancient Greece or Egypt, or the more than 12 million Africans who were traded across the Atlantic? Slavery existed then, and it still exists now. The clothes we wear, the coffee we drink, the food we eat – all of these are the end products of long supply chains tainted by modern slavery. UNSW Law invites you to join us in a live webinar on Wednesday 9 September at 12pm (AEST) to hear from a dynamic panel of business and human rights leaders on the topic of Modern Slavery. Legal Hour will explore whether Australia’s legal framework, which is premised on mandated corporate disclosures, is likely to be effective in combating modern slavery? Is more needed, and how should businesses be responding? Joining the conversation: Prof Justine Nolan - UNSW Professor of Law and co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery Dr David Cooke (MBA Exec 2000) - Managing Director of Konica Minolta ANZ, and Chair, UN Global Compact Network Australia. Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope - Head of Business and Human Rights at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and Member, UNSW Aust Human Rights Institute Advisory Board. Rachel Davis (BA LLB 2003) - Vice President and Co-Founder of Shift. You can find more information about our panellists and what they’ll be discussing here. Our expert panel will explore why modern slavery continues to this day and its connection with the mainstream economy, and the role businesses can play in helping to end modern slavery. We hope you are able to join us for Legal Hour. If you are unable to tune in for the livestream, we will also be recording the event, and kindly ask that you still register in order to receive this post-event. You can take this advance opportunity to engage in the discussion by submitting a question for the panel when you register or by emailing email@example.com You can check the corresponding date and time in your locality here.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
UNSW Law O Week Welcome Term 3 2020
Welcome to UNSW Law! As a newly commencing Law student, you are invited to join us for an online official welcome as part of UNSW O-Week for Term 3, 2020. Session times: 3.00pm – UNSW Law Welcome Tune into the panel discussion where Law staff members and the student community answer the frequently asked questions of newly commencing students. You can submit your questions when registering, or ask it live at the event. This session will take place on Microsoft Teams. 4.15pm – Law Student Life: Social, Skills & Support session Join this meet and greet with other students from your faculty. You will get the low-down on services and support available to you, Clubs you might like to join, plus make your first few UNSW friends with speedfriending. This session will take place on Zoom.