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December 2008
Sydney Law School Research Grant Success   View Summary
19 December 2008
Sydney Law School crestSydney Law School would like to congratulate its staff members of their recent Research Grant success
Excellence in Government Decision-making   View Summary
17 December 2008
Sydney Law School CrestSydney Law School is pleased to announce the launch of a new intensive course in administrative law, as a part of a new partnership with Australian Government Solicitor
The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell SC (LLB 1977) appointed to High Court   View Summary
15 December 2008
The Justice Virginia Bell SCSydney Law School would like to congratulate The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell SC (LLB 1977) on her appointment to the High Court of Australia
2009 The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship   View Summary
9 December 2008
Sydney Law SchoolApplications for The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship are now open. The Scholarship was established by the Law School through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity.
Might a right, but let's not bill the rest   View Summary
9 December 2008
Professor Helen IrvingIf Australia is on the path to a bill of rights, let's have a genuine consultation process, writes Professor Helen Irving
2008-9 Summer Clerkship Scheme   View Summary
5 December 2008
Sydney Law School Crest2nd Year Graduate Law student, Jessie Buchan and 4th year Commerce/Law student Keith Loke were both featured in today's Legal Affairs section in The Australian in relation to their forthcoming Summer Clerkships.
Sydney Law School student wins Australia-at-large Rhodes Scholarship   View Summary
4 December 2008
Nik KirbySydney Law School would like to congratulate current final year law student Nikolas Kirby (BA '07) on winning the 2009 Australia-at-large Rhodes Scholarship
Associate Professor Gail Mason receives the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award   View Summary
4 December 2008
Associate Professor Gail MasonAssociate Professor Gail Mason receives prestigious award for the best article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.
November 2008
Dean's success as a participant of an LIEF grant   View Summary
20 November 2008
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs, is a participant on a successful Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
2009 Sydney Law School LSSF Grant Winners   View Summary
20 November 2008
Sydney Law School crestSydney Law School extends its congratulations to its Faculty members who were victorious in the most recent round of LSSF Grant Applications.
Four prominent alumni on United Nations shortlist   View Summary
18 November 2008
Sydney Law School CrestFour Australian judges who are alumni of Sydney Law School are on a United Nations shortlist to rid nepotism and corruption among UN management.
Professor Patrick Parkinson comments on reforms to the Family Law Act   View Summary
13 November 2008
Professor Patrick ParkinsonProfessor Patrick Parkinson says reforms to the Family Law Act in relation to de-facto couples are unclear.
Sydney Law School mourns the passing of its colleague Professor George Winterton   View Summary
13 November 2008
Professor George WintertonThe funeral for Professor George Winterton took place in Sydney yesterday following his death on 6 November 2008.
Sydney Law School expands its offshore program with two new units in Japan   View Summary
12 November 2008
JapanSydney Law School invites applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students alike for its new offshore program in Japan
Sydney Law School student nominated for Young Australian of the Year   View Summary
11 November 2008
Mimi ZouMimi Zou, a penultimate year Economic & Social Sciences/Law student, has been named as one of four finalists from New South Wales for Young Australian of the Year.
2009 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship   View Summary
11 November 2008
Sydney Law School CrestApplications are now open for the 2009 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship
Sydney Law School research student was recently interviewed on Radio National   View Summary
6 November 2008
Sydney Law School crestSydney Law School research student Ghena Krayem was recently interviewed on Radio National on the topic of divorce and mediation in the mosque.
Professor Ron McCallum AO elected to UN Committee   View Summary
4 November 2008
Professor Ron McCallum AOProfessor Ron McCallum AO elected to United Nations Committee following his nomination by the Australian Government in September
Morning tea for victorious Sir Harry Gibbs Moot Team   View Summary
3 November 2008
Sir Harry Gibbs TeamSydney Law School held a special morning tea this morning to congratulate its Sir Harry Gibbs Moot Team
October 2008
Dr Ben Saul goes head-to-head with Attorney-General on Human Rights record   View Summary
30 October 2008
Dr Ben SaulDr Ben Saul debated federal Attorney-General and alumnus, Robert McClelland (LLM 1999) on the Rudd Government's human rights record one year into office.
Sydney Law School student wins 2009 NSW Rhodes Scholarship   View Summary
30 October 2008
Natasha SimonsenFor the fifth year in a row, a Sydney Law School student has won the New South Wales Rhodes Scholarship.
Discrimination in the workplace   View Summary
28 October 2008
Dr Belinda SmithIn an interview on ABC Radio 2BL Sydney, Dr Belinda Smith talked about the difficulties faced by many women when returning to work after maternity leave
It's time to prioritise the poor   View Summary
28 October 2008
Professor David KinleyProfessor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law, argues the poor must be front and centre of any efforts to address the global financial crisis.
Sydney Law School students break swimming world record   View Summary
27 October 2008
Sydney Law School crestEconomic and Social Sciences/Law student, Matthew Jaukovic, broke the shortcourse world record in the 50m butterfly at the World Cup meet in Sydney.
Sydney Hosts Criminal Careers Forum   View Summary
21 October 2008
Sandstone CrestOn 16th October, the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Criminology co-sponsored a Criminal Careers Forum. The forum provided an opportunity for students to hear from Faculty graduates who work in criminal law and criminology research and practice. Over 70 students from the Faculty, the broader university community and other universities attended the forum.
Dr Ben Saul part of successful bid for EC Grant   View Summary
21 October 2008
Dr Ben SaulDr Ben Saul part of successful bid for the largest European Commission grant ever for Sydney University
Sydney Law School ARC Discovery Projects   View Summary
15 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestSydney Law School experienced great success in the recent round of ARC grants.
Dr Ben Saul presents evidence at Senate Committee hearing into academic bias   View Summary
10 October 2008
Dr Ben SaulClaims that there is a lack of diversity within academia were attacks on the professionalism of academics, argues Dr Ben Saul
2009 Sydney Law School in Europe Program   View Summary
10 October 2008
College Grounds at CambridgeSydney Law School is pleased to announce the launch of its Sydney Law School in Europe Program for 2009
Sydney Law School Alumni Appointments to Senior Counsel (SC)   View Summary
9 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestThe Sydney Law School are pleased to congratulate its alumni on their appointment to Senior Counsel (SC).
2008 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
9 October 2008
2008 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening The 2008 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening attracted a record number of attendees interested in Postgraduate Law @ Sydney
Sydney Law School students winners of the 2008 Connecting with Law Short Film Competition   View Summary
9 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestSydney Law School is pleased to announce that four of its students won First Prize in this short film competition
Connecting with Law   View Summary
9 October 2008
Connecting the LawSydney Law School's Dr Thalia Anthony is the co-author of new book on the foundations of law.
Team from Sydney Law School wins Sir Harry Gibbs National Moot Competition   View Summary
3 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestFor the second year in a row, a team from Sydney Law School has won the Sir Harry Gibbs National Moot Competition.
A Gift for Knowledge   View Summary
2 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestSydney Law School wishes to thank the generous alumni who responded to the appeal for The Dean's Research Fund, which was sent out in May.
Wanted: Culture and Beauty for the New Law School   View Summary
2 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestFind out more about how you can help beautify our exciting new building
The Larry Kwok Australia China Scholarship and The Gough Whitlam Australia China Scholarship   View Summary
2 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestThese new scholarships aim to promote relations and understanding between Australia and China.
Law, ethics and a "good death"   View Summary
1 October 2008
Sydney Law School CrestOn 18 September 2008, Dr Rodney Syme delivered the 2008 Oration of the Centre for Health Governance, Law & Ethics to a capacity audience in the Law School's Assembly Hall, entitled "A good death - a challenge of law and medical ethics"
September 2008
John O'Brien Memorial Scholarships in Criminal Law and Criminology   View Summary
29 September 2008
Sydney Law School Crest, Main QuadrangleSydney Law School is pleased to announce the inaugural John O'Brien Memorial Scholarships - Australia's first scholarships in Criminal Law and Criminology
Law and chemistry the right formula for BCG's 2008 Undergraduate Scholarship winner   View Summary
29 September 2008
Sydney Law School crestScience/Law student, Andrew McLeod, has won The Boston Consulting Group's Undergraduate Scholarship for 2008.
Dr Ben Saul delivers speech at Public Forum of the Clarke Inquiry   View Summary
24 September 2008
Dr Ben SaulDr Ben Saul delivered a speech on Australia's anti-terrorism laws at the Public Forum of the Clarke Inquiry into the case of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef.
Postgraduate Law @ Sydney - 2009 Program   View Summary
22 September 2008
Postgraduate Law @ SydneySydney Law School's 2009 Postgraduate Program is now available with a new comprehensive Postgraduate Guide alongside enhanced online presentation of it subjects.
Alumnus appointed to NSW Court of Appeal   View Summary
19 September 2008
Sydney Law SchoolThe Sydney Law School would like to extend its congratulations to its alumnus, Mr Robert Macfarlan QC (BA 1971, LLB 1974) on his appointment to the New South Wales Court of Appeal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Australia has an obligation to investigate   View Summary
18 September 2008
Dr Ben SaulDr Ben Saul believes Australia has an obligation to investigate claims that Mr Guy Campos, a tourist from East Timor, is a War Criminal
There's wriggle room for an early poll   View Summary
12 September 2008
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey speculates on the capacity of the NSW Governor to sack the State government and call an early election
Professor Ron McCallum AO nominated to United Nations Committee   View Summary
5 September 2008
Professor Ron McCallum AOThe Australian Government nominated Professor Ron McCallum AO to the monitoring committee under the new International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
University of Sydney 2009 Graduate Entry Programs Scholarships are now open.   View Summary
1 September 2008
Sydney Law SchoolStudents applying for the Law School's Graduate Law program in 2009 may wish to apply for the University's graduate entry programs scholarships. Two types of scholarships are available each worth $6000 per year. Merit scholarships are available to students for their entire degree. Entry scholarships are offered for first year only.
August 2008
Professor John C. Coffee of Columbia Law School delivers 2008 Ross Parsons Address in Corporate Law   View Summary
21 August 2008
Professor John Coffee with staffProfessor John C Coffee, one of the leading international experts in corporations law, securities regulation and finance, delivered the 2008 Ross Parsons Address in Corporate Law on 20 August 2008.
Why academic freedom must be preserved   View Summary
18 August 2008
Dr. Ben SaulThe implication that Australian universities may not be intellectually diverse, or may be prejudiced, is a regrettable and polemical stain on the professionalism among Australian academics, writes Sydney Law School's Dr. Ben Saul
Talk on Philanthropy in the United States by Professor Shale D. Stiller   View Summary
15 August 2008
Sydney Law SchoolOn Monday 11th August, Adjunct Professor Shale D. Stiller from The University of Maryland Law School addressed a group of alumni, academics, and alumni relations and philanthropy staff on the topic Philanthropy in the United States.
Professor Mark Findlay comments on the issue of trial by jury   View Summary
14 August 2008
Professor Mark FindlayFictional legal television has led to many jurors feeling as if cases are 'half-baked,' claims Professor Mark Findlay
Professor David Kinley comments on Prime Minister Rudd and his approach to human rights and China   View Summary
12 August 2008
Professor David KinleyPrime Minister Rudd is consistent on human rights and China, believes Professor David Kinley.
Professor Patrick Parkinson comments on the Federal Government's new Family Law Amendment Bill   View Summary
4 August 2008
Professor Patrick ParkinsonChanges proposed under the new the Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill will come as a shock to some people, writes Professor Patrick Parkinson.
Sydney Law School alumna first woman appointed directly to Supreme Court   View Summary
4 August 2008
Julie Ward (BA 1980, LLB 1982)Julie Ward (BA 1980, LLB 1982), is the first woman in New South Wales to be appointed directly from the profession to the Supreme Court.
Federalism in safe hands   View Summary
1 August 2008
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyJustice Robert French's views on federalism may play a strong role in his future position as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, writes Associate Professor Anne Twomey.
July 2008
Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy   View Summary
31 July 2008
Professor David KinleyProfessor David Kinley explores the links bewteen the global economy and human rights in his forthcoming book.
Sydney Law School student wins prestigious screenwriting competition   View Summary
30 July 2008
Sydney Law SchoolWilliam Howarth, a fourth year Arts/Law student, recently won the John Jameson Productions Screenplay Competition
Professor Mark Findlay comments on the reduction in serious crime referrals by the AFP   View Summary
29 July 2008
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay comments on reports that serious crime referrals by the Australian Federal Police to Commonwealth prosecutors halved since the year 2000.
Dr. Ben Saul responds to calls for Australia to boycott the UN Conference against racism   View Summary
24 July 2008
Dr. Ben SaulAustralia stands to lose much from disengaging, following calls to boycott the second United Nations Conference against racisim, writes Dr. Ben Saul.
Professor Mark Findlay comments on the fall in NSW crime figures   View Summary
23 July 2008
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay believes a fall in NSW crime figures fails to account for unreported incidents.
Law, Life and Death - Postgraduate Students Conference   View Summary
16 July 2008
Sydney Law SchoolLaw, Life and Death - Postgraduate Students Conference - 31st October - 1st November 2008
Associate Professor Peter Cashman contributes to the debate about the deduction of legal expenses   View Summary
15 July 2008
Associate Professor Peter CashmanAssociate Professor Peter Cashman contributes to the debate about the deduction of legal expenses in civil litigation cases
Professor Patrick Parkinson comments on recent improvements to Australia's Family Law System   View Summary
15 July 2008
Professor Patrick ParkinsonProfessor Patrick Parkinson comments on recent improvements to Australia's Family Law System.
Sydney Law School student receives internship at the Australian Mission to the UN   View Summary
10 July 2008
Sydney Law SchoolChristine Ernst, a fourth year Economic and Social Sciences/Law, student selected for the internship at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Professor Ron McCallum comments on proposed industrial action during World Youth Day   View Summary
8 July 2008
Professor Ron McCallumProfessor Ron McCallum comments on the proposed industrial action by the New South Wales Branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union during World Youth Day in Sydney next week.
Professor Ron McCallum part of an international research team on work and employment   View Summary
8 July 2008
Professor Ron McCallumSydney Law School's Professor Ron McCallum is part of an international research team on work and employment in a global context, led by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalisation and Work (CRIMT).
Sydney Centre for International Law to explore human rights in Nepal's criminal justice system   View Summary
7 July 2008
Dr. Ben SaulThe Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) received an AusAid grant recently to explore human rights in Nepal's criminal justice system.
Professor Patrick Parkinson calls for the creation of a federal child protection service   View Summary
4 July 2008
Professor Patrick ParkinsonProfessor Patrick Parkinson calls for the creation of a federal child protection service to assist cases involving the most vulnerable children.
Parsons Centre Monograph Series features prominently in CAMAC Discussion Paper on Schemes   View Summary
2 July 2008
Parsons Centre MonographIn 2004, the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law commenced a Monograph Series. Monograph 1 of this series was Tony Damian and Andrew Rich, Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks.
June 2008
Professor Mark Findlay comments on the controversial fines-for-crimes scheme in New South Wales   View Summary
30 June 2008
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay comments on the controversial fines-for-crimes scheme in New South Wales
Professor Gillian Triggs quoted in The Australian in regard to law graduate career trends   View Summary
27 June 2008
Professor Gillian TriggsProfessor Gillian Triggs quoted in The Australian in regard to recent trends in relation to law graduates fast-tracking their career paths to Partnership within Law Firms.
International Frontiers and Boundaries   View Summary
25 June 2008
International Frontiers and BoundariesInternational Frontiers and Boundaries is the new book co-authored by the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs.
Associate Professor Roger Magnusson contributed a Book Review to the Weekend Australian   View Summary
24 June 2008
A/Prof Roger MagnussonAssociate Professor Roger Magnusson contributed a Book Review to the Weekend Australian on A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia
Dr. Tim Stephens interviewed by National Geographic TV Australia    View Summary
24 June 2008
Dr. Tim StephensDr. Tim Stephens interviewed by National Geographic TV Australia on Japanese special permit whaling in Antarctica.
Farewell to Professor Peter Butt   View Summary
24 June 2008
Professor Peter ButtThe Sydney Law School held a special morning tea to farewell Professor Peter Butt, who recently announced his retirement.
JuristDiction   View Summary
23 June 2008
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Sydney Law School doctoral student recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List   View Summary
20 June 2008
Australian medals designSydney Law School would like to extend its congratualtions to one of its doctoral students, Mr. John Boersig, who was awarded an Australian Public Service Medal in the 2008 Queens birthday honours list recently.
Law Alumni Honour Recipients for Queen's Birthday Honours 2008   View Summary
20 June 2008
Sydney Law SchoolCongratulations to the following distinguished alumni who were recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours: