13 - 27 Jun
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Law Careers Service Clerkship Seminar
Join us to discover your enrolment options for term 3 to accommodate clerkship participation. Find out how we can support you with the following: • Clerkships explained • Legal Vitae application dates and the process • Resume and cover letter – how to prepare tailored cover letters for firms • Provision of an updated 2019 legal clerkship list • Interview preparation This seminar will be presented by Law Careers Service in collaboration with Central Careers. Thursday June 13th 1-2pm Thursday June 20th 1-2pm Thursday June 27th 1-2pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Professors
The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for students and staff to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers. Monday 17 June - 4.00pm Professor Cameron Holley, UNSW Law Professor Denis O'Carroll, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Register HERE for a seat. Monday 24 June - 3.30pm Professor Kalervo Gulson, School of Education Professor Iva Strnadová, School of Education Register HERE for a seat.Tuesday 2 July - 3.30pm Professor Philip Ward, School of Psychiatry Professor Melissa Green, School of Psychiatry Register HERE for a seat. Monday 8 July - 3.30pm Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Law Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics Register HERE for a seat. Mon 15 July - 3.30pmProfessor Shawn Kook, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Thomas Denson, School of Psychology Register HERE for a seat. Tuesday 23 July - 4.00pm Professor Joel Pearson, School of Psychology Professor Emery Schubert, School of the Arts & Media Register HERE for a seat. Monday 19 August - 3.30pm Professor Nigel Turner, School of Medical Sciences Professor Patsie Polly, School of Medical Sciences Register HERE for a seat. Tuesday 27 August - 3.30pm Professor Catherine Greenhill, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Salil Kanhere, School of Computer Science and Engineering Register HERE for a seat.Monday 16 September - 3.30pmProfessor Gavin Schwarz, School of ManagementProfessor Anthony Burke, School of Humanities and Social Sciences ADFA Wednesday 18 September - 3.30pm Professor Oya Demirbilek, UNSW Built Environment Professor Alistair Sproul, School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering Wednesday 25 September - 3.30pm Professor Josef Dick, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Xiao Hua Wang, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Wednesday 2 October - 3.30pm Professor Jason Grebely, The Kirby Institute Professor Andrew Vallely, The Kirby Institute Tuesday 8 October - 3.30pm Professor Tracie Barber, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Nalini Pather, School of Medical Sciences Wednesday 16 October - 3.30pm Professor Linlin Ge, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Paul Hagan, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering Tuesday 22 October - 3.30pm Professor Helen Dickinson, School of Business, UNSW Canberra Professor Gabrielle Appleby, School of LawMonday 28 October - 3.30pmProfessor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, School of Chemical EngineeringProfessor Frances Kuo, School of Mathematics and Statistics Monday 4 November - 3.30pm Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Alistair Poore, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental SciencesMonday 18 November - 3.30pm Professor Paul Andon, School of Accounting Professor Michael Handler, School of Law (The Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation) Tuesday 19 November - 3.30pmProfessor Boaz Shulruf, Office of Medical EducationProfessor Tapabrata Ray, School of Engineering and Information Technology, ADFAMonday 25 November - 3.30pm Professor Julien Epps, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Professor Daniel Christ, St Vincent's Clinical School, UNSW Medicine Tuesday 3 December - 3.30pmProfessor Moninya Roughan, School of Mathematics and StatisticsProfessor Katrin Meissner, Climate Change Research Centre ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair Accessible UNSW’s Council Chambers accessible entrance is located via Gate 9 on High street (Gate 8 during roadwork). Any guests attending events can be dropped off directly out the front of the main entrance. There is accessible parking near the venue or in the Botany street parking station. However, these parking bays are subject to availability. Vehicles need to arrive via High Street, Gate 8 (during roadwork) and turn onto Chancellery lane. Accessible unisex toilet facilities are available on each publicly accessible floor of the building. If you require assistance when visiting the building, please contact T: +61 2 9385 1000 If you have any further questions, please email UNSW University Events email@example.com PAST EVENTS Thursday 21 March – 4:00 pm Professor Linda Corkery, Faculty of Built Environment Professor Lisa Ford, School of Humanities and Languages Monday 15 April – 3:30 pm Professor Jacquelyn Cranney, School of Psychology Professor Jessica Grisham, School of Psychology Monday 6 May - 3.30pm Professor Vinayak Dixit, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Lisa Keay, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Tuesday 7 May – 3:30 pm Professor Mike Letnic, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Robert Brander, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Monday 13 May - 3.30pm Professor Rebecca Guy, UNSW Medicine Professor Maree Hackett, UNSW MedicineMonday 3 June - 3.30pm Professor Gigi Foster, School of Economics Professor Ludmila Stern, School of Humanities and Languages
21 - 23 Jun
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Women in Asia Conference 2019
Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to the challenge of rising populism and its threat to gender inclusivity There is a significant populist trend in which ‘elites’ are increasingly seen as being ‘out of touch’ with ‘ordinary people’. This is manifest across the globe but includes Asia. WIAC2019 considers the role and position of women in Asia in an era of anti-elitism. A range of pressing social, economic and legal challenges face the nation-state and regional stability due to rising populism in Asia. The Women in Asia Conference (WIAC) is affiliated with the Women’s Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. WIAC2019 is the 12th Women in Asia Conference. It is supported by UNSW’s Institute for Global Development. To read more about the conference, visit the conference website.
31 Jul - 01 Aug
9:00am - 3:15pm
World Legal Summit Sydney
This event will take place during business hours in Sydney, but link to similar events around the world. This first part of the WLS is designed to bring disparate jurisdictions together in collaboration around building a better understanding of what is happening with technology regulation and governance world-wide. Sydney will bring a unique viewpoint to the discussion, focusing on the legislative and governance structures in the city and more broadly across Australia. While there will be panels on each topic, the goal will be to facilitate local conversations that will link with the broader international conversation, identifying common themes and regional differences. The result will be a report that explores existing legal frameworks and law reform ideas for emerging technologies around the world. Participants are welcome to join for one or more sessions of interest, or stay for the full day. Collaborate with us and the global community to further the understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks. These frameworks are enabling the sustainable development of emerging technologies and your input is important! The morning will focus on three themes: 9:30-10:30pm Panel Discussion One: Identity & Governance: Regulation of the construction and use of digital identities, including on blockchain 10:30-11:30pm Panel Discussion Two: Autonomous Machines: Autonomous transportation – changing rules for self-driving cars 11:40-12:40pm Panel Discussion Three: Cyber Security & Personal Data: Legal frameworks to enhance cyber security and protect personal information The afternoon will focus on: 1.30pm – 3.10pm Regulation for artificial intelligence applications in the legal profession Places are limited - expressions of interest now being taken. More information about the World Legal Summit can be found here.
5:45pm - 7:30pm
2019 Mason Conversation
The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW presents the 2019 Mason Conversation The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC in conversation with Professor George Williams AO, Dean UNSW Law. About the speaker: The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC is a former justice of the High Court of Australia. McHugh was first admitted to the New South Wales Bar back in 1961. He was appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1973 and was Vice President of the New South Wales Bar Association, 1978–81, and later as President, 1981–83. He was appointed as a Judge of Appeal of the New South Wales Court of Appeal on 30 October 1984. McHugh was appointed as a judge of the High Court in February 1989. He held this position until October 2005, and was the Acting Chief Justice for various periods between 1999-2005. After he retired from the High Court, McHugh was appointed as one of the Non-Permanent Justices of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, a position also held by Sir Anthony Mason. McHugh currently practises as an independent mediator and arbitrator at Eleven Wentworth in Sydney. Doors open at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start. The talk will be followed by a short networking reception. This event is free to attend.
5:15pm - 7:00pm
The private law theory of international investment law
Please join us for the third in a series of lectures on US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law. The speaker is Julian Arato Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School.His research and teaching interests include international economic law, public international law, international organizations, contracts, and private law theory. He serves as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. He previously worked as an associate in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where his practice focused on international investment disputes and international commercial arbitration. This lecture is part of a series titled US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia. The objective of this series is to bring together top scholars from the United States to engage in dialogue with members of academia and practice in Australia. The lectures are free and open to all. Other speaker in the series New Chinese economic law order Speaker: Gregory Shaffer Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law Date and time: 18 October, 5.15pm Location: UNSW Law (exact location TBD) Register for this event here
06 - 07 Sep
9:00am - 4:00pm
UNSW Open Day
Get a taste of the future by exploring all the opportunities coming your way at UNSW Open Day. Register your interest here.
5:15pm - 7:00pm
A new Chinese economic law order
Please join us for the last in a series of lectures on US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law. The speaker is Gregory Shaffer Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law. Her is a leading authority on international trade law and law and globalisation. His publications include six books and over 100 articles and book chapters on international trade law, global governance, and globalisation’s impact on domestic regulation. His work is cross-disciplinary, addressing such topics as public-private networks in international trade litigation; comparative institutional approaches to trade-social policy conflicts; and national regulation in global context. Prior to joining academia, he practiced law in Paris for seven years for Coudert Frères and Bredin Prat, where he was a member of the Paris bar. This lecture is part of a series titled US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia. The objective of this series is to bring together top scholars from the United States to engage in dialogue with members of academia and practice in Australia. The lectures are free and open to all.
14 - 16 Nov
9:45am - 3:45pm
Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality: Writs as Constitutional Transfer
The courts are often a key site of the struggle for the enforcement of rights and accountability. The rise of constitutional adjudication globally is usually framed within the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the creation of independent constitutional courts in many parts of the world over the past three decades. This development is held up as a key moment in the globalization of constitutional law. And yet, there have been prior moments in history when key ideas and institutions of constitutional review spread across regions and around the world. One example is the prerogative writs, a set of common law remedies that were included in post-colonial independence constitutions across former British colonies, particularly across South Asia, as well as parts of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Crouch 2018). Constitutional writs – the remedies of habeas corpus, certiorari, prohibition, mandamus and quo warranto – are an important remedy both historically and for contemporary modes of administrative adjudication. In the immediate post-colonial era, the constitutional writs were a remedy sought for the protection of rights against the power of the state. While the postcolonial courts in Burma were among the first to develop the constitutional writs in 1948-1949, it is in India that the writs became associated with judicial activism. The writs in constitutional form were also included in places such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, among other countries. This workshop seeks to investigate the history, development and variations of this model of constitutional adjudication, following the transformation from the common law remedies of England to a constitutional means of protecting rights. It will also consider the symbolic status of constitutional writs, how the importance of these remedies has changed over time and under what conditions. This workshop seeks to draw attention to the role of constitutional writs as legal transfer and consider these remedies as the intersection of constitutional and administrative law and rights protection. The constitutional writs have important implications for the protection of rights against the power of the state and for addressing inequality. Papers in the workshop will consider the following questions: To what extent did courts have writ jurisdiction prior to independence from colonial rule (ie under the common law), and how was this power used to protect rights? How did the Indian constitution-makers formulate and understand the importance of the constitutional writs and the relationship with the provisions on rights? Why did other countries decide to include the constitutional writs in their independence constitutions? Was it part of a strategy of borrowing from the Indian constitutional model more generally? To what extent were specific discussion had over the inclusion of remedies and rights provisions? To what extent has the use of the constitutional writs as a remedy for the protection of rights against the state and to address inequality changed over time? Following Anuj (2017), to what extent do the constitutional writs serve the middle class, rather than offering a remedy for the poor against the abuse of power? Countries with constitutional provisions on quo warranto continue to grant this remedy, while its use has died out in Western common law jurisdictions. Why is this the case? When is quo warranto as a remedy granted and how in what kinds of cases is it used in today? This event is sponsored by UNSW Law School and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.