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December 2010
Coastal Adaptation Law   View Summary
17 December 2010
Coastal Adaptation LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce this new postgraduate intensive unit of study as part of its Climate and Environmental Law Program for 2011.
Wage breakouts and the Fair Work Act   View Summary
16 December 2010
Professor Ron McCallum, AOProfessor Ron McCallum, AO has seen many wages breakouts during his long career, and dismisses some of the business hype about the Fair Work Act.
Principles of Oil and Gas Law   View Summary
15 December 2010
Principles of Oil and Gas LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce this new first semester intensive unit of study as part of its Postgraduate Program for 2011.
Criminal Procedures   View Summary
15 December 2010
Criminal ProceduresThe Hon. Justice Roderick Howie of the Supreme Court of New South Wales will teach this semester one intensive unit as part of Sydney Law School's Postgraduate Criminology Program for 2011.
Time to Rethink the World Trading System   View Summary
13 December 2010
Dr Brett WilliamsDr Brett Williams has been invited to participate in the Cordell Hull Institute's project on "Time to Rethink the World Trading System".
Is personal privacy a lost cause?   View Summary
13 December 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldPrivacy is worth fighting for, but the hardest question in any law of privacy is where the boundary between private and public should lie, writes Professor Barbara McDonald.
Phoenix Companies   View Summary
13 December 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on the issue of phoenix companies.
Rural Engagement   View Summary
8 December 2010
Students from the Sydney University Law Society (SULS), Rural EngagementStudents from the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) were part of a University of Sydney student delegation that visited Griffith High School recently for a series of information sessions.
Balancing the risks and benefits of participating in medical research   View Summary
8 December 2010
Associate Professor Cameron StewartAssociate Professor Cameron Stewart discusses the the legal and ethical issues surrounding medical research.
Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards   View Summary
8 December 2010
Glenn Kembrey (BA 2010)Congratulations to final year Arts/Law student, Glenn Kembrey (BA 2010) on winning a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Undergraduate Award.
World Trade Organization (WTO) Law I   View Summary
8 December 2010
World Trade Organization (WTO) Law IDr Brett Williams teaches this first semester intensive unit which provides a comprehensive introduction to the law of the WTO and its context.
Private International Law   View Summary
7 December 2010
Private International LawPrivate International Law is a first semester postgraduate intensive unit that concerns itself with legal questions which have a cross-border or transnational dimension.
War on WikiLeaks reveals need for law reform   View Summary
7 December 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulThe global war on WikiLeaks and the demonisation of Julian Assange is troubling because governments are playing so fast and loose with accusations of criminal wrongdoing, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Alumnus new ICAS President   View Summary
6 December 2010
Mr John Coates AC (LLB 1973)Congratulations to Mr John Coates AC (LLB 1973) on his appointment as President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) from 2011.
Australian Chamber of Commerce AustCham Scholarship   View Summary
6 December 2010
Congratulations to Arts/Law student, Si Qi Wen (BA 2008) on winning a ACC AustCham Scholarship.
Taxman gets tough on privateers   View Summary
6 December 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis commented on the Tax Commissioner warning to the private equity industry that it must be more transparent.
International and Comparative Criminal Justice   View Summary
6 December 2010
International and Comparative Criminal JusticeThis first semester intensive unit taught by Professor Mark Findlay is a cutting edged introduction to all elements of international criminal justice as it draws from law, international relations and political economy.
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship 2011 opens   View Summary
6 December 2010
2011 Justice Peter Hely ScholarshipApplications are now open for the 2011 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship.
Should we alter our constitution to recognise indigenous Australians?   View Summary
6 December 2010
Professor Helen IrvingTo achieve recognition of the indigenous people in the constitution will be more complex than many realise, writes Professor Helen Irving.
The Business of Tax Administration   View Summary
6 December 2010
The Business of Tax AdministrationSydney Law School will again deliver the specialised taxation unit, The Business of Tax Administration taught by Mr Carson McNeil of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Don't cry over WikiLeaks   View Summary
2 December 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul writes in the National Times that instead of pursuing the WikiLeaks website for espionage, Australia should question potential US misconduct.
November 2010
Criminology for 2011   View Summary
26 November 2010
CriminologySydney Law School is pleased to announce some exciting new initiatives on behalf of its postgraduate Criminology Program for 2011.
2011 NSW Australian of the Year Awards    View Summary
26 November 2010
Professor Ron McCallum AOCongratulations to Professor Ron McCallum AO on being named NSW Senior Australian of the Year for 2011.
A test for mental capacity to request assisted suicide   View Summary
26 November 2010
Associate Professor Cameron StewartAssociate Professor Cameron Stewart writes on this controversial issue in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
The limits of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)   View Summary
23 November 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey says the ICAC is unlikely to pursue charges against Federal Independent MP, Rob Oakeshott.
Paralegal Work   View Summary
16 November 2010
Penultimate year law student, Alison CranneyPenultimate year law student, Alison Cranney talks about her experiences working as a Paralegal.
Sydney LLB Graduate Profile   View Summary
16 November 2010
Simon FitzpatrickIn this latest instalment of our Sydney LLB Graduate Profiles, we hear from Simon Fitzpatrick, who has returned to Sydney to begin practice as a barrister, after time in New York earning an LLM at Harvard Law School, and working as a lawyer at Ropes & Gray.
The Laws of Deduction   View Summary
15 November 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis commented on the case of an Australian who unsuccessfully requested a private ruling from the tax commissioner on tax deductions while living and working in Panama.
Alumni appointed as Magistrates   View Summary
15 November 2010
University of SydneyCongratulations to David Day (BA 1975, LLB 1984) and Caleb Franklin (BEc&SocSci 1996, LLB 1999) on their appointment as Magistrates of the Local Court of New South Wales.
Tax breaks for study expenses   View Summary
15 November 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on the landmark decision by the High Court which could pave the way for a quarter of a million students to claim tax breaks for study expenses.
Professor Gillian Triggs appointed to Challis Chair of International Law   View Summary
15 November 2010
Professor Gillian TriggsCongratulations to the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs on her appointment to the Challis Chair of International Law.
Law Alumna Wins Menzies Foundation Scholarship   View Summary
10 November 2010
Law Alumna Wins Menzies Foundation ScholarshipCongratulations to Jane Taylor who was successful in obtaining a Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law
Principle, Pragmatism or Prostitution? Speaking Human Rights to Global Finance   View Summary
4 November 2010
relationship between global finance and human rightsProfessor David Kinley recently spoke at Stanford University on the following topic "Principle, Pragmatism or Prostitution? Speaking Human Rights to Global Finance".
Law's role in the global response to HIV/AIDS   View Summary
3 November 2010
Patterson, Rock, HamblinOn Thursday 28 October, the Centre for Health Governance, Law & Ethics and the Sydney Centre for International Law jointly co-hosted an oration titled Law's Role in the Global Response to HIV/AIDS featuring David Patterson, Manager of the HIV & Health Law Program at the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) in Rome.
The Hon. Mr Justice Raymond S Watson, AM, LLB (1948) BA (1952) - 1922-2010    View Summary
2 November 2010
The Hon. Mr Justice Raymond S Watson, AM, LLB (1948) BA (1952).Sydney Law School would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of The Hon. Mr Justice Raymond S Watson, AM, LLB (1948) BA (1952).
Campaign reform   View Summary
2 November 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey says businesses, unions and lobby groups have a legitimate role to play in the political debate process.
Law and Development   View Summary
2 November 2010
Mr Daniel RowlandSydney Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Daniel Rowland as its new Law and Development Advisor.
October 2010
Who will be watching the watchdogs?   View Summary
29 October 2010
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law, comments on the proposed merger of the Australian and Singapore stock exchanges in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
2011 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Opens   View Summary
29 October 2010
Sydney UniversityApplications are now open for the 2011 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship
Call for legal protection over prescription of painkillers   View Summary
28 October 2010
Associate Professor Cameron StewartState laws should be changed to give formal protection to doctors who prescribe large doses of powerful painkillers to ease the suffering of dying people, according to Associate Professor Cameron Stewart
Indonesia's Constitutional Court: Safeguarding Democratic Transition?   View Summary
27 October 2010
Dr Simon ButtCongratulations to Dr Simon Butt on securing the Sydney Law School's first Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Success in Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects for 2011   View Summary
26 October 2010
University of SydneySydney Law School would like to congratulate its relevant staff members on acquiring five ARC Discovery Projects to commence in 2011.
Announcement of Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Offers and Enrolment Dates   View Summary
21 October 2010
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)There will be 3 rounds of offers through UAC with corresponding enrolment sessions for domestic applicants to the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)
The 2010 United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) National Youth Conference   View Summary
21 October 2010
The United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) National Youth Conference Three students represented the Sydney Law School at The United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) National Youth Conference held at the University of Western Australia recently.
2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
20 October 2010
2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information EveningSydney Law School held its annual Postgraduate Information Evening recently.
Pushback Operations   View Summary
15 October 2010
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock discusses the concept of pushback operations - when boats of asylum seekers are pushed back to sea and those on board are left in distress.
The Law of Armed Conflict   View Summary
15 October 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul examines the case of trhee Australian soldiers charged for an operation that killed five children in Afghanistan.
Sydney Law School Alumni Appointments to Senior Counsel (SC)   View Summary
11 October 2010
The Sydney Law School would like to congratulate its alumni on their appointment to Senior Counsel (SC).
Sydney JD receives LPAB accreditation   View Summary
7 October 2010
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) recently received accreditation by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) of New South Wales.
September 2010
Wroclaw Global Forum    View Summary
28 September 2010
Professor Wojciech SadurskiWojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, will participate shortly in the inaugural meeting of the Wrocław Global Forum in Wroclaw, Poland.
2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
24 September 2010
Kavita Benedict, Master of Laws (LLM)Discover more about Sydney Law School's Postgraduate Program.
Update from the Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholar   View Summary
24 September 2010
2009 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholar, Aaron Rathmell (BEcSocSc 2006, LLB 2008) provides an update on his studies at Oxford University, where has had the opportunity to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL).
Dr Tim Stephens wins Award for Environmental Law Scholarship   View Summary
23 September 2010
Dr Tim StephensCongratulations to Dr Tim Stephens on winning the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law 2010 Junior Scholarship Prize.
The effects of Child Sexual Abuse   View Summary
23 September 2010
Dr Rita ShackelDr Rita Shackel presents her recent research into the effects of Child Sexual Abuse at two forthcoming presentations at the University of Sydney.
The Ethics of Assisted Reproduction   View Summary
23 September 2010
Associate Professor Cameron StewartAssociate Professor Cameron Stewart discusses the future of reproductive medicine.
2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program   View Summary
23 September 2010
2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate ProgramSydney Law School is pleased to announce its Postgraduate Program for 2011.
Freedom of Religion   View Summary
20 September 2010
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM says religious groups should be able to maintain their identity - unless it is against public morality.
Parenting orders in doubt after High Court ruling   View Summary
14 September 2010
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMThousands of family court orders could be invalid after a landmark High Court decision, according to Professor Patrick Parkinson, AM and Professor Richard Chisholm.
Parliamentary Privilege   View Summary
13 September 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey comments on the latest debate concerning the monitoring of internet usage by Members of Parliment in New South Wales.
Hung Election could have led to High Court   View Summary
11 September 2010
Associate Professor Peter GerangelosIn light of resolution of the political impasse in Canberra, it is worth keeping in mind this affair might have headed for the High Court, writes Associate Professor Peter Gerangelos.
Joining the Coalition to pass policies will backfire   View Summary
11 September 2010
Associate Professor Anne Twomey Associate Professor Anne Twomey writes on the issues associated with the Gillard Minority Government.
The Henry Tax Review   View Summary
8 September 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis welcomes the decision by the Gillard Government to revisit the Henry Tax Review at a public forum next year.
The many letters of the law   View Summary
7 September 2010
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs says there's an increasing requirement for professionals in many careers to have a deeper understanding of law and legal issues in the contemporary global and economic environment.
"Crime, Morality, and Bioethics in America: The Religious Right and the 'Culture Wars'"   View Summary
7 September 2010
On 31 August 2010, Professor John Dombrink, professor in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine, spoke on "morality contests" in American culture, and the status of American laws and attitudes towards personal morality.
International Negotiations Competition (INC)   View Summary
6 September 2010
Congratulations to Carmen Culina (5th Year Arts/Law) and Reuben Ray (5th Year Arts/Law) on their performance at the International Negotiations Competition (INC) recently, where they represented Australia.
The Governor-General and the formation of Government in a Hung Parliament   View Summary
3 September 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey suggests that while the role and powers of the Governor-General in a hung parliament are uncertain, they are strictly confined by convention.
Chief Justice of the United States visit   View Summary
3 September 2010
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr and Professor Gillian TriggsChief Justice John G Roberts delivered a lecture at the Sydney Law School recently.
2010 Graduate Options Expo   View Summary
3 September 2010
Dale Ralph, LLMSydney Law School will conduct four presentations as part of proceedings at the 2010 Graduate Options Expo, including a presentation on the forthcoming Sydney Juris Doctor (JD).
Sydney Law School improves its research ranking   View Summary
2 September 2010
Sydney Law School improves its research rankingSydney Law School is now ranked first in Australia and fourth internationally, according to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Departure Prohibition Order   View Summary
2 September 2010
Professor Michael Dirkis Professor Michael Dirkis says the use of the departure prohibition order by the ATO on actor, Paul Hogan is an example of its increase in recent years under Project Wickenby.
Professor Ron McCallum AO re-elected to the UN   View Summary
2 September 2010
Professor Ron McCallum AOProfessor Ron McCallum AO has been re-elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Sydney LLB Graduate Profile   View Summary
2 September 2010
Clare GardollIn this latest instalment of our Sydney LLB Graduate Profiles, we hear from Clare Gardoll, who is working at the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (Private Sector), World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA.
August 2010
Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar Program in Japanese Law   View Summary
30 August 2010
Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar Program in Japanese LawThis is an exciting opportunity for you to study Japanese Law in-country. The program is conducted intensively in a global and socio-economic context and is jointly organised by Sydney Law School and Ritsumeikan University College of Law Classes are taught in English.
Operation Wickenby   View Summary
27 August 2010
Professor Graeme CooperProfessor Graeme Cooper says the decision by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to impose a travel ban on actor, Paul Hogan was probably just a tactical move.
Small majority could mean slow government   View Summary
25 August 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey comments on the prospect of either party securing a small majority and the problems that could come with it.
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)   View Summary
24 August 2010
The 2011 Sydney JD GuideThe 2011 Sydney JD Guide is now available.
Law and Social Reality   View Summary
24 August 2010
2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Student ConferenceThe 2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Student Conference will take place on Friday, 29th October 2010.
What Happens when there is a Hung Parliament?   View Summary
23 August 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyWhat happens when neither Labor or the Coalition holds a majority of seats in the House or Representatives?
International Engagement   View Summary
20 August 2010
Professor Wojciech SadurskiProfessor Wojciech Sadurski will teach a course in Comparative Constitutional Law at Peking University, Beijing.
Mandarin debaters take silver trophy in Taiwan   View Summary
20 August 2010
Sydney Law School congratulates its two students who were part of the University of Sydney Team awarded second place at the 2010 International Outstanding Youth Cup Mandarin Speaking Oregon Debates Competition in Taiwan.
Corporate Law Reform   View Summary
19 August 2010
Dr Robert AustinWhen the next crisis comes, the economic consequences will be magnified because of the inadequacies of our legal system, argues Dr Robert Austin.
Cease the political point-scoring   View Summary
16 August 2010
Professor Mary CrockControlling the arrival of unauthorised boats carrying asylum-seekers is complex and challenging for all countries facing irregular migration, writes Professor Mary Crock.
National Shine Lawyers Torts Moot Competition    View Summary
16 August 2010
National Shine Lawyers Torts Moot CompetitionCongratulations to the Sydney Law School Team for its performance in the National Shine Lawyers Torts Moot Competition recently.
Staff and students run for beyondblue   View Summary
12 August 2010
Staff and students run for beyondblueOver 100 staff and students participated in the annual City2Surf in support of beyondblue, the national depression initiative.
Restructuring Companies in Trouble - Director and Creditor Perspectives   View Summary
11 August 2010
2010 Supreme Court Corporate Law ConferenceThe Ross Parsons Centre in conjunction with the Supreme Court and Law Society of NSW is pleased to announce the 2010 Supreme Court Corporate Law Conference.
Islam is not on trial in judge's burqa ruling   View Summary
10 August 2010
Dr Fleur JohnsFairness is the only issue in a witness's request to keep her face covered, write Dr Fleur Johns and Dr Jacqueline Mowbray.
The Asylum Seeker Debate   View Summary
10 August 2010
Professor Mary CrockScapegoating boat people is a true-blue Australian tradition, writes Professor Mary Crock
The David Jones $37 Million Sexual Harrassment Case   View Summary
4 August 2010
Professor Ron McCallum, AOProfessor Ron McCallum, AO comments on the sexual harrassment lawsuit against retail giant, David Jones by a former employee.
Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition   View Summary
3 August 2010
2010 Governor-Generalâs Undergraduate Essay CompetitionThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs and Associate Professor Peter Gerangelos were part of the judging panel for the 2010 Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition.
The Family Tax System   View Summary
2 August 2010
Professor Patricia AppsProfessor Patricia Apps says changes to the family tax system over the past few decades discourage women from working.
July 2010
Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine   View Summary
30 July 2010
Dr Simon ButtDr Simon Butt comments on reports that Indonesia's Supreme Court may recommend that convicted drug smuggler, Schapelle Corby's sentence be significantly reduced.
Citizens' assemblies work fine - in theory   View Summary
27 July 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyWill a citizens' assembly help build consensus in Australia on how to deal with climate change? On overseas experience, probably not, writes Associate Professor Anne Twomey
Human Rights: Old Dichotomies Revisited   View Summary
27 July 2010
The Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence and the Sydney Centre for International Law are pleased to announce a major conference being held in November 2011.
Alumnus and CEO of Deutsche Bank (Asia-Pacific), Robert Rankin (BEc 1986, LLB 1988)    View Summary
26 July 2010
Alumnus and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank for the Asia-Pacific, Robert Rankin (BEc 1986, LLB 1988) interviewed by The Australian on Australia's commercial relationships with Asia.
Sir Anthony Mason AC, KBE to open Contractual Indemnities Conference   View Summary
26 July 2010
Sir Anthony Mason AC, KBEFormer Chief Justice, Sir Anthony Mason AC, KBE will open the Contractual Indemnities Conference this Friday, 30th July 2010, a collaboration between the Ross Parsons Centre and the Commercial Law Association.
The Coalition Education Tax Refund    View Summary
23 July 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says the Coalition's $760 million tax refund is unlikely to shift students from the public to the private school sector.
Comparative Taxation of Financial Transactions   View Summary
22 July 2010
Comparative Taxation of Financial TransactionsThis second semester intensive unit examines recent global developments in taxation, including the Taxation of Financial Arrangements in Australia relating to the taxation of financial transactions.
Taxation of Corporate Groups   View Summary
22 July 2010
Taxation of Corporate GroupsProfessor Richard Vann provides a detailed analysis of the consolidation tax regime including the extensive changes delivered in 2010, as part of this second semester postgraduate intensive unit.
News Limited and the Melbourne Storm   View Summary
22 July 2010
Fady Aoun comments on the role of News Limited in the Melbourne Storm Salary Cap breaches.
The Minefield of Family Law   View Summary
22 July 2010
Patrick Parkinson, AM.While Family Law has undergone a welcome shift in the last 15 years, the transformation is far from complete, says Professor Patrick Parkinson, AM.
Britain's election is a recipe for better campaign debates   View Summary
22 July 2010
Sydney Law School's World Universities Debating Champions, Christopher Croke and Steven Hind suggest a fresh approach is needed to stir up viewers' interest in televised election debates.
Alumna wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship   View Summary
22 July 2010
Congratulations to Fiona Roughley (BA 2006, LLB 2008) on winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Alumni finalists in Hughes-Castell Life Achievement Award   View Summary
20 July 2010
Congratulations to alumni Danny Gilbert (LLB 1973), Frank Zipfinger (LLB 1977, LLM 1987) and Bob Baxt, AO (BA 1959, LLB 1963) on being finalists for the Hughes-Castell Life Achievement Award.
Kenneth Tribe, AC, LLB 1937, DMus 1995 (1914-2010)   View Summary
20 July 2010
Kenneth Tribe, AC, LLB 1937, DMus 1995 (1914-2010)Sydney Law School would like to express its sympathy to the family and friends of Kenneth Tribe, AC, LLB 1937, DMus 1995 (1914-2010).
Unfair Dismissal Laws   View Summary
20 July 2010
Professor Ron McCallum, AOProfessor Ron McCallum, AO comments on reports that a Coalition Government may ease unfair dismissal restrictions if elected.
Emeritus Professor Ben Boer awarded Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship   View Summary
19 July 2010
Emeritus Professor Ben BoerEmeritus Professor Ben Boer has been awarded a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence.
2010 Ross Parsons Corporate Law Address: Fraud on the Market in the US - Can it be Fixed?   View Summary
15 July 2010
2010 Ross Parsons Corporate Law AddressProfessor Reinier Kraakman from Harvard Law School will deliver the 2010 Ross Parsons Corporate Law Address
Rescuing climate science from politics   View Summary
15 July 2010
Professor Rosemary LysterDespite the obvious temptations, this is not the time for climate scientists to run for cover and avoid engagement with the public, writes Professor Rosemary Lyster
US Taxation Law   View Summary
15 July 2010
Principles of US TaxationPrinciples of US Taxation will run as a semester length unit on Wednesday evenings at the Law School's campus in Phillip Street from 28th July 2010.
Shaken Baby Syndrome   View Summary
14 July 2010
Current PhD candidate, Amanda Stephens was recently interviewed in relation to her research on ABC Radio National's Life Matters.
Some ifs, but Timor could be a solution    View Summary
9 July 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul writes on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's new proposals to deal with asylum seekers.
Can law help to prevent cancer and to improve cancer treatment? How, exactly?    View Summary
8 July 2010
Can law help to prevent cancer and to improve cancer treatment?  How, exactly? These were the major themes explored in a unique, inter-disciplinary conference convened by Sydney Law School, the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), and Sydney Medical School, exploring the role of law and regulation in cancer prevention and treatment, both nationally and globally.
Lowering the company tax rate   View Summary
8 July 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on the Gillard Government's decision to partially reverse its decision to lower the company tax rate.
Illegal fishing and people smuggling   View Summary
8 July 2010
Associate Professor Ben Saul Associate Professor Ben Saul comments on a report that links the decrease in illegal fishing boats detected in Australian waters with an increase in people smuggling.
Sustainable Development Law in China   View Summary
8 July 2010
Sustainable Development Law in ChinaEmeritus Professor Ben Boer and Nicola Franklin recently conducted the postgraduate intensive unit, Sustainable Development Law in China at Wuhan University.
Alumna wins postgraduate award at Princeton University   View Summary
7 July 2010
Catherine Hawkins (BA 1990, LLB 1993)Congratulations to Catherine Hawkins (BA 1990, LLB 1993) on winning the Master of Public Policy Award in recognition of her exceptional performance in that program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
The federal finance portfolio   View Summary
7 July 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on speculation that Chris Bowen will replace Lindsay Tanner as Finance Minister if the Labor Government is returned to power at the next federal election.
2010 SULS Careers Guide   View Summary
7 July 2010
The 2010 Sydney University Law Society (SULS) Careers Guide The 2010 Sydney University Law Society (SULS) Careers Guide is now online.
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)   View Summary
6 July 2010
The Sydney JDSydney Law School is pleased to announce the introduction of a Juris Doctor (JD) as its graduate entry law degree from 2011.
International Structured Finance Law and Practice   View Summary
6 July 2010
International Structured Finance Law and PracticeApplications are still open for this final Sydney Law School in Europe unit for 2010, which takes place in London in early September.
June 2010
Taxation Law   View Summary
30 June 2010
Sydney Law School's Taxation ProgramSydney Law School's will deliver 20 units of study as part of its Taxation Program in semester 2 2010.
The financial crisis relentlessly lingers   View Summary
29 June 2010
Professor David KinleyProfessor David Kinley reflects on the recent meetings of G8 and G20 leaders in Canada.
The Sydney Chinese Lions Humanitarian Scholarship   View Summary
28 June 2010
Congratulations to Economics/Law student Nathaniel Ware on winning the The Sydney Chinese Lions Humanitarian Scholarship for 2010.
Australian Research Council (ARC) success   View Summary
24 June 2010
Professor Mary Crock and Associate Professor Ben Saul are part of a recently announced ARC Linkage Project.
Adjunct Faculty Appointment to Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)   View Summary
23 June 2010
Dr Kevin LewisSydney Law School extends its congratulations to Adjunct Faculty member, Dr Kevin Lewis on his appointment as Group Executive and Chief Compliance Officer at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
US Climate Law   View Summary
23 June 2010
US Climate LawThis new second semester intensive unit examines the response of the United States to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Agreement.
The Super Profits Tax   View Summary
22 June 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says it's possible that Treasury views the tax on the resource industry as a trial for applying it to all companies.
The Rudd Government and Human Rights   View Summary
18 June 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulDespite starting well, in recent months the Rudd government's leadership credentials on human rights have begun to fall apart, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Celebrity and the Law   View Summary
18 June 2010
Associate Professor Patricia LoughlanCelebrities should be appreciated for their social capital, suggests Associate Professor Patricia Loughlan.
The Waterfall train disaster   View Summary
17 June 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald says the High Court decision to award compensation to two former policemen who rescued survivors of the 2003 Waterfall train disaster is a significant judgement.
Associate Professor Judith Cashmore named in Queen's Birthday Honours List   View Summary
16 June 2010
Associate Professor Judith CashmoreCongratulations to Associate Professor Judith Cashmore on receiving the award of an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Woodside and the Greater Sunrise gas field   View Summary
16 June 2010
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs comments on Woodside's proposal to build a $20 billion floating LNG platform to develop the Greater Sunrise gas field in the Timor Sea.
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG wins prestigious US legal prize   View Summary
16 June 2010
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMGSydney Law School extends its congratulations to its eminent alumnus, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG on becoming the first Australian to win the Gruber Justice Prize.
The Rudd Government and the Henry Tax Review   View Summary
16 June 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis commented on the Rudd Government's response to the Henry Tax Review.
2010 Prizegiving Ceremony and Graduation Party   View Summary
8 June 2010
2010 Prizegiving Ceremony and Graduation PartyOn Thursday 20 May 2010, the Sydney Law School held its annual Prizegiving Ceremony and Graduation Party to celebrate the achievements of its outstanding students and graduates.
Condemned by faceless accusers and secret evidence    View Summary
7 June 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul writes on the deportation of Sheik Mansour Leghaei in The National Times.
Australia v Japan over whaling   View Summary
7 June 2010
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens discusses Australia's application to the International Court of Justice, which accuses Japan of breaching numerous treaties with its continued whaling program.
Publicly Interested?   View Summary
4 June 2010
Publicly Interested?Be guided by your passion for a cause; and, if you cannot make a full time career from social justice practice, avail yourself of the many opportunities to volunteer your skills to advocacy and policy-making organisations. This was the common base of the messages offered by the legal advocacy and policy organisations that participated in inaugural Publically Interested careers fair, held on 26 May.
Litigation Against Japan Over Whaling   View Summary
3 June 2010
Academics from Sydney Law School are respective members of two panels of international law experts who have been calling for strong action against Japanese whaling.
Barrister Peter Garling SC appointed as Supreme Court judge   View Summary
3 June 2010
Peter Garling SC, BA (1975), LLB (1977) Congratulations to Peter Garling SC, BA (1975), LLB (1977) on his appointment to Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Sri Lanka    View Summary
3 June 2010
Final year law student, Sam Thampapillai writes on war crimes in Sri Lanka and the state of its democracy one year after the war's end in the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC Online's Unleashed respectively.
Enhancing the Postgraduate Research Experience in Law   View Summary
3 June 2010
A new project to enhance the experience of postgraduate research students at Sydney Law School is being undertaken by Dr Arlie Loughnan and Dr Rita Shackel.
May 2010
Confiscation of illegal assets legislation   View Summary
25 May 2010
Dr Murray LeeDr Murray Lee was interviewed on the confiscation of illegal assets legislation and the politics of law and order on 2SER Radio Atticus.
The Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference Scholarship   View Summary
24 May 2010
Stefan GruberCongratulations to PhD student, Stefan Gruber (LLM 2006) on winning this Scholarship for 2010.
Two doctoral awards in Heritage Law   View Summary
24 May 2010
Two doctoral awards in Heritage LawSydney Law School continues its tradition of promoting heritage law research with the award of two doctorates in the field at the graduation ceremonies on Friday 21 May 2010.
World Trade Organization (WTO) Law I   View Summary
21 May 2010
World Trade Organization (WTO) Law IThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs examines the role of the WTO within the international legal system and its implementation in national law as part of this second semester intensive unit.
Himalayan Field School: Development and Human Rights   View Summary
21 May 2010
Himalayan Field SchoolThe Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) is offering an innovative and exciting new Himalayan Field School in early 2011.
In the Wilds of Climate Law   View Summary
21 May 2010
In the Wilds of Climate LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce the publication of a new book which comprises chapters written by members of the Faculty's Climate Law and Policy Group.
How to Judge and be Judged   View Summary
20 May 2010
Former Supreme Court of NSW Judge, Dr Robert Austin (BA 1966, LLB 1969, LLM 1974)Former Supreme Court of NSW Judge, Dr Robert Austin (BA 1966, LLB 1969, LLM 1974) recently delivered a presentation on judging as part of the SULS 2010 Perspectives Forum.
Put rein on sex-abuse priests   View Summary
19 May 2010
Professor Patrick ParkinsonAllowing a priest to work at a primary school while facing child sex abuse claims is ''unthinkable,'' says Professor Patrick Parkinson AM.
Domestic violence and the Law   View Summary
19 May 2010
Professor Julie StubbsThe work of Professor Julie Stubbs was acknowledged by the State Government during the announcement of the Coroners Amendment (Domestic Violence Death Review Team) Bill 2010.
Publicly Interested: A Fair Showcasing Legal Careers in Social Justice   View Summary
19 May 2010
Publicly Interested: A Fair Showcasing Legal Careers in Social JusticeThis free event for students will take place at the Law School next Wednesday, 26th May 2010.
Sheikh Mansour Leghaei   View Summary
18 May 2010
Associate Professor Ben Saul Associate Professor Ben Saul believes Australia is in violation of six articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in its decision to deport Sheikh Mansour Leghaei.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill    View Summary
17 May 2010
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens says there are large gaps in what the international agreements cover in relation to oil spills.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill    View Summary
17 May 2010
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens says there are large gaps in what the international agreements cover in relation to oil spills.
The Sydney JD - Coming Soon   View Summary
14 May 2010
Sydney JDSydney Law School will be introducing a new Juris Doctor (JD) in 2011.
Marie Sexton BA 1943, DipEd 1944, LLB 1949 - (1920-2010)   View Summary
14 May 2010
Marie Sexton BA 1943, DipEd 1944, LLB 1949 - (1920-2010)Sydney Law School would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Marie Sexton BA 1943, DipEd 1944, LLB 1949 - (1920-2010), among the first women admitted to the NSW Bar.
2010 Federal Budget   View Summary
14 May 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis commented on aspects of the 2010 Federal Budget.
The Hon Jeffrey W Shaw, QC BA (1971), LLB (1974)   View Summary
11 May 2010
The Hon Jeffrey W Shaw, QC BA (1971), LLB (1974)The Sydney Law School would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of The Hon Jeffrey W Shaw, QC BA (1971), LLB (1974) following his passing this morning.
Appointment to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia    View Summary
11 May 2010
Joseph Harman (LLB 1986)Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Mr Joseph Harman (LLB 1986) on his appointment to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.
Tassie a pointer to what can happen   View Summary
10 May 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey suggests the recent election result in Tasmania could provide a predictive example to the current situation in the United Kingdom.
AIC Internship Program 2010   View Summary
7 May 2010
Amanda Porter (BA 2007, LLB 2009)Congratulations to PhD student, Amanda Porter (BA 2007, LLB 2009) on her selection to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Internship Program for 2010.
Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
6 May 2010
SydneySuzannah Morris is the recipient of the 2010 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
Celeste Black appointed to the Animal Research Review Panel   View Summary
5 May 2010
Celeste BlackCeleste Black part of panel established under the NSW Animal Research Act to monitor animal research.
The Henry Tax Review   View Summary
4 May 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis took part in a live blog for the Daily Telegraph in response to the Henry Tax Review.
James Fairfax Oxford Scholarship   View Summary
4 May 2010
Mimi ZouCongratulations to Mimi Zou (BEcSocSci 2008, LLB 2009) on winning a James Fairfax Oxford Scholarship.
April 2010
DNA review up against thin blue line    View Summary
30 April 2010
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay comments on the forthcoming review of the regulation of DNA and forensic science evidence in New South Wales.
Climate change on the agenda during University's visit to Indonesia   View Summary
29 April 2010
Sydney Law School academics from the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) will conduct a series of workshops with key government and NGO stakeholders during the University's visit to Indonesia
Applications still open for mid-year entry   View Summary
29 April 2010
2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate GuideSydney Law School is still accepting applications for mid-year entry into the Sydney LLM and its postgraduate coursework program.
Japan rejects whaling compromise   View Summary
28 April 2010
The Dean, Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs comments on Japan's rejection of a plan for it to cut its whaling program in the Antarctic in return for being allowed to resume commercial whaling in coastal waters.
New law would jail a modern Oskar Schindler   View Summary
28 April 2010
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock and Associate Professor Ben Saul suggest a modern-day Oskar Schindler would be jailed for up 10 years under the Rudd government's proposed crackdown on people smuggling.
Overhaul to sideline tax agents   View Summary
23 April 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on reports that the Henry Review of Taxation will slash the number of people using tax agents to do tax returns.
Professor Jennnifer Hill reappointed to Federal Government Panel   View Summary
22 April 2010
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill to continue her role at the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC), which will advise on possible legislative changes relating to executive remuneration.
International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Edited by K.E. Lindgren   View Summary
21 April 2010
International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution The Ross Parsons Centre at Sydney Law School is pleased to announce the release of its new publication International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Edited by K.E. Lindgren.
Wobbly Underbelly hides criminal truth   View Summary
21 April 2010
Professor Mark FindlayIn an opinion piece in today's Sydney Morning Herald, Professor Mark Findlay asks how is it that the Underbelly image of organised crime has such purchase?
National health reform   View Summary
21 April 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey comments on the Rudd Government's pledge to take this issue to a referendum if the States do not accept its plan.
The Anti-people Smuggling and Other Measures Act   View Summary
21 April 2010
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock expresses concern about a redefinition of people smuggling and the criminalisation of its supporters.
2011 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
20 April 2010
The 2011 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideThe 2011 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide is now available to view online or download as a PDF.
Alumnus elected the new president of Tennis Australia   View Summary
19 April 2010
Stephen Healy (BEc 1980, LLB 1982)Congratulations to Stephen Healy (BEc 1980, LLB 1982) on his election as President of Tennis Australia.
Banking and Finance Law   View Summary
19 April 2010
Banking and Finance LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce its new Banking and Finance Law Program for 2010.
Professionals lay down law   View Summary
19 April 2010
Professor Roger MagnussonProfessor Roger Magnusson says students are increasingly coming from varied disciplines to complete either a postgraduate law degree or a master's in law.
Copenhagen leaves room to move on Climate Change   View Summary
19 April 2010
The Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs The Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs and Professor Rosemary Lyster comment upon The Copenhagen Accord.
The Sydney Law School Building Awarded again   View Summary
19 April 2010
The Sydney Law School Building Awarded againSydney Law School's Law Building has won another award, this time in the Australian Timber Design Awards.
DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials   View Summary
16 April 2010
Rita ShackelRita Shackel discusses DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials.
SULGA AGM   View Summary
13 April 2010
Current members of the Sydney University Law Graduates Association are invited to attend an annual general meeting on Friday 16 April 2010, at 1 pm at the University of Sydney Law School level 4 common room, on Camperdown campus.
Allegations of sexual abuse in family law cases   View Summary
13 April 2010
Professor Patrick ParkinsonProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM commented on the issue of sexual abuse allegations in family law cases.
Global Energy and Resources Law   View Summary
13 April 2010
Global Energy and Resources LawThis exciting addition to the Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program will be launched as a seminar unit on 28 September 2010.
Visit by NSW Legal Services Commissioner   View Summary
13 April 2010
The NSW Legal Services Commissioner, Steven Mark will be visiting the Law School to address our students and staff on Friday 23 April 2010.
Humane or Tough: A Response to Asylum Seeker Arrivals in Australia   View Summary
8 April 2010
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock Professor of Public Law participated in a discussion on ABC Radio National program Rear Vision about Australia's historical policy response to asylum seekers.
Broken Bonds   View Summary
6 April 2010
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill commented on the severing of the traditional trust that existed between courts and big companies following James Hardie's move to the Netherlands in 2001.
March 2010
Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and the Tamil Tigers   View Summary
31 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben Saul Associate Professor Ben Saul commented on the case of three Australian citizens charged with terrorism offences for their support of the Tamil Tigers.
Law and Society in Indonesia   View Summary
31 March 2010
Law and Society in IndonesiaThis intensive postgraduate unit is one of few offered worldwide, outside Indonesia, focussing exclusively on the Indonesian legal system and providing students with background in the Indonesian history, politics, culture and religion required to understand that system.
Sydney as the capital of Australia?   View Summary
31 March 2010
Professor Helen IrvingProfessor Helen Irving ponders a question that all Melburnians fear.
International Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure   View Summary
30 March 2010
International Dispute Resolution: Practice and ProcedureInternational Law, Human Rights, International Trade Law and International Commercial Law are a selection of the topics covered in this first semester postgraduate intensive unit.
The legal issues surrounding the Federal Government's Immigration Policy   View Summary
30 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul comments on the case of the 89 people transferred from the Christmas Island detention facility to the Villawood Centre in Sydney.
Police pursuits, a necessary evil?    View Summary
30 March 2010
Dr Murray LeeDr Murray Lee comments on the debate over police pursuits.
SULS Public Forums - Perspectives   View Summary
30 March 2010
Craig Reucassel Alumnus and former Chaser, Craig Reucassel conducted the second of the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) Public Forums for 2010.
Industrial judge and labour reformer   View Summary
29 March 2010
The Hon. William Kenneth Fisher, AO, QC (1926-2010)The Hon. William Kenneth Fisher, AO, QC (BA 1951, LLB 1953, DScEc 1998) (1926-2010)
Complexities of Crime and Punishment   View Summary
29 March 2010
Dr Arlie LoughnanDr Arlie Loughnan says the complexity of the sentencing regime in New South Wales could help explain why some judges are having sentencing appeals granted to both manifest excessiveness and leniency.
Time to stop handling Israel with kid gloves   View Summary
26 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulBritain's expulsion of an Israeli diplomat is a lesson for Australia, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Australia has a duty to take Gitmo inmates   View Summary
26 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulArbitrary detention was partly in our name; we have to help clean it up, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul
Case to test the definition of national security    View Summary
26 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul commented on the forthcoming case involving the five Melbourne men facing trial over an alleged planned terrorist attack on Holsworthy Army Base.
Genetically Modified Organisms and Environmental Law   View Summary
25 March 2010
Genetically Modified Organisms and Environmental LawProfessor Rosemary Lyster and Professor Johannes Somsen from Tilburg University investigate the appropriate regulation of GMOs from interdisciplinary perspectives including science, ethics, economics and environmental law in this first semester intensive postgraduate unit.
The Business of Tax Administration   View Summary
25 March 2010
The Business of Tax AdministrationSydney Law School will again deliver the specialised taxation unit, The Business of Tax Administration taught by Mr Carson McNeil of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
China's legal system under the microscope   View Summary
23 March 2010
Associate Professor Vivienne Bath Associate Professor Vivienne Bath comments on the Stern Hu trial in a studio interview with Eleanor Hall on ABC Radio Current Affairs Program, The World Today.
Reform plan becomes the talk of the town   View Summary
23 March 2010
Mock debate on health reformSydney Law School students participated in a mock debate on health reform ahead of today's debate at the National Press Club.
Captain of Industry   View Summary
19 March 2010
Nick Farr-Jones AM (LLB 1986)Former Australian Rugby Union Captain and alumnus, Nick Farr-Jones AM (LLB 1986) is featured in the latest edition of The Australian newspaper's Business Magazine, The Deal.
Anti-Terror Laws   View Summary
19 March 2010
Dr Ben Saul Associate Professor Ben Saul comments on proposed changes to the Federal Government's Anti-Terror Laws.
The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor   View Summary
18 March 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis was interviewed live on Perth radio 6PR by Simon Beaumont on issues associated with the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor in the building industry and the mis-use of Australian Business Numbers (ABNs).
Exile to Iran: Sheikh's son faces deportation   View Summary
17 March 2010
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul comments on the case of Ali Leghaei and his impending deportation by ASIO because of his connection to his father, Sheikh Mansour Leghaei.
Canberra fire victims suing for negligence   View Summary
15 March 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald comments on the negligence case against the New South Wales and ACT Governments by 120 victims of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
Picture this: private space in the public sphere   View Summary
15 March 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald writes on the concept of Celebrity and the Law in today's edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.
A National Human Rights Act   View Summary
12 March 2010
Professor Helen IrvingThe proposed human rights act is super-statutory, not constitutional, writes Professor Helen Irving.
Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)   View Summary
10 March 2010
Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)Sydney Law School recently hosted the first meeting of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) for 2010.
Alumna wins prestigious scholarship to study in New York   View Summary
9 March 2010
Emma Dunlop Congratulations to Emma Dunlop (BA 2007, LLB 2009) on winning a Hugo Grotius Scholarship to enable her to study an LLM in international legal studies at New York University (NYU) School of Law.
The limits of Family Law   View Summary
8 March 2010
Professor Patrick ParkinsonEvery aspect of family life cannot be regulated through court orders, according to Professor Patrick Parkinson.
The Hon Alan D Bishop   View Summary
8 March 2010
The Hon. Alan D Bishop The Hon. Alan D Bishop (BA 1960, LLB 1964) 1940-2010.
Online dating and relocation disputes   View Summary
8 March 2010
A new study by Sydney Law School researchers shows online dating is having a devastating impact on already-broken homes.
The Australian Constitution   View Summary
5 March 2010
Professor Helen IrvingProfessor Helen Irving interviewed on ABC Classic FM on the Australian Constitution.
A "sleight-of-hand-trick"?   View Summary
5 March 2010
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey questions whether the federal government wants true responsibility for health.
Portrait of Professor Julius Stone   View Summary
4 March 2010
Portrait of Professor Julius StoneJonathan Stone, Professor of Anatomy and Histology in the School of Medical Sciences, donated to the University a portrait of his father, Julius Stone, who was the Challis Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law from 1942 to 1972.
Should Policy Makers Listen To The Experts Or To The Public?   View Summary
4 March 2010
Dr Murray LeeIn New South Wales, the gap between public perceptions of crime and punishment and the evidence is producing poor policies and poor outcomes, writes Dr Murray Lee.
Australia's youngest Catholic Bishop   View Summary
4 March 2010
The Australian newspaper recently profiled alumnus, Anthony Fisher (BA 1982, LLB 1984).
Privacy and Celebrities   View Summary
4 March 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald comments on the legal aspects of the Lara Bingle nude photo scandal.
Children and Family Law   View Summary
1 March 2010
Children and Family LawProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM will deliver this new intensive postgraduate unit of study during May and June 2010.
Delegation to Saudi Arabia   View Summary
1 March 2010
Saudi ArabiaThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs recently returned from a delegation visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss opportunities with the International Energy Forum.
February 2010
Netherlands International Taxation   View Summary
25 February 2010
Netherlands International TaxationProfessor Kees Van Raad from Leiden University will teach this intensive first semester unit of study in early March 2010.
Expat tax changes create more uncertainty   View Summary
22 February 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on the removal of the Section 23AG exemption in last year's federal budget, which may lead to the cost for expats preparing a tax return exceeding the size of the tax credit claimed.
Sustainable Development Law in China   View Summary
18 February 2010
Sustainable Development Law in ChinaThis specialised environmental law unit of study will take place in Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
The Antartic Whaling Conflict   View Summary
17 February 2010
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens comments on the actions of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society activist Peter Bethune, who recently boarded the Japanese whaling patrol vessel Shonan Maru 2 seeking to make a citizen's arrest of the Japanese skipper for attacking the Ady Gil and endangering its six crew.
United Nations Arbitral tribunal appointment for Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD   View Summary
15 February 2010
Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFDSydney Law School would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD on his appointment to the UN arbitral tribunal to decide the maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Bengal between India and Bangladesh.
Climate Law   View Summary
15 February 2010
Climate LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce its Climate Law Program for 2010 - one of the world's largest.
Take a cooler perspective on the Copenhagen Accord   View Summary
10 February 2010
Professor Rosemary LysterMultilateral negotiation is always slow and incremental, writes Professor Rosemary Lyster.
2010 Australian Rounds of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition   View Summary
9 February 2010
2010 Sydney Law School Jessup TeamSydney Law School would like to congratulate its Jessup Team on its recent achievements at the 2010 Australian Rounds of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
The Henry Review into the Federal Tax System   View Summary
9 February 2010
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says patience is required in relation to the forthcoming Henry Review into Australia's Taxation System.
Media Coverage for Professor Michael Dirkis   View Summary
5 February 2010
Professor Michael DirkisSydney Law School's recently appointed Professor in Taxation Law, Michael Dirkis received extensive media coverage between December 2009 and early February 2010.
Australia Day Honours   View Summary
5 February 2010
Nine Sydney Law School alumni were among this year's Australia Day Honours.
China: Maritime Project Seminar - International conventions and standards   View Summary
4 February 2010
China: Maritime Project Seminar - International conventions and standardsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs delivered a presentation at a special seminar on China at the Federal Court in Sydney recently.
Policing Australian Society   View Summary
4 February 2010
Policing Australian SocietyProfessor Mark Findlay examines the history and contemporary philosophy of policing in this first semester intensive postgraduate unit.
Doing Business in Emerging Markets in 2010   View Summary
3 February 2010
Doing Business in Emerging MarketsDoing Business in Emerging Markets in 2010 is a new unit for Postgraduate coursework programs. Taught by Professor Paul Stephan
Work Safety   View Summary
2 February 2010
Work SafetySydney Law School delivers Work Safety as part of its Labour and Employment Law Postgraduate Program for 2010.
International and Comparative Labour Law   View Summary
2 February 2010
International and Comparative Labour LawOne of the world's leading scholars in Labour Law, Professor Keith Ewing of King's College London, will teach International and Comparative Labour Law as part of Sydney Law School's Employment Law Postgraduate Program for 2010.
Professor Michael Dirkis awarded ATTA Medal   View Summary
1 February 2010
Professor Michael DirkisSydney Law School would like to congratulate Professor Michael Dirkis on receiving the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) Medal.
Microsnesia, the Czech Repubic and coal fired power   View Summary
1 February 2010
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens discusses the submission by the Federated States of Micronesia to the government of the Czech Republic in relation to the latter's plan to extend the life of one of its coal fired power plants.
Lines in the Sand   View Summary
1 February 2010
Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots, Multiculturalism and National Belonging.The Sydney Institute of Criminology is pleased to announce its latest book, Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots, Multiculturalism and National Belonging.
January 2010
Workplace Bargaining   View Summary
15 January 2010
Workplace BargainingSydney Law School delivers Workplace Bargaining as part of its Labour and Employment Law Postgraduate Program for 2010.
Court action could prevent whaling   View Summary
12 January 2010
Dr Tim StephensAustralia would have a strong case to show that whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean was commercial rather than scientific, according to Dr Tim Stephens.
Announcing 2010 Seminars with Australian Government Solicitor (AGS)   View Summary
12 January 2010
Australian Government Solicitor (AGS)Sydney Law School and Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) are pleased to announce two seminars for 2010: "Excellence in Government Decision-making" and "Administrative Law Symposium: Commonwealth and New South Wales"
Relevant court precedent exists between Australia and Japan in relation to whaling   View Summary
12 January 2010
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs says the southern blue fin tuna dispute provides a relevant court precedent between Australia and Japan in relation to whaling activities in the Southern Ocean.
Domestic violence cases not immune to the ordinary civil law   View Summary
12 January 2010
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald commented upon the domestic violence case involving a woman awarded almost $200,000 in damages.
Comparative Climate Law - New Sydney Law School in Europe Unit for 2010   View Summary
12 January 2010
Comparative Climate LawSydney Law School is pleased to annouce a new unit as part of its Sydney Law School in Europe Program in 2010 - Comparative Climate Law.
Update from the 2009 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholar   View Summary
6 January 2010
Sydney Law School2009 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholar, Aaron Rathmell (BEcSocSc 2006, LLB 2008), provided an update on his progress at Oxford University, where has the opportunity to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL).
Learning from ATSIC   View Summary
6 January 2010
Dr Thalia AnthonyDr Thalia Anthony writes on the absence of a national Indigenous representative body since the abolition of ATSIC and the National Indigenous Council in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
Sydney Law School victorious at the 2010 World Universities Debating Championships   View Summary
5 January 2010
Sydney Law School CrestA team consisting of fourth year Economics/Law student, Steven Hind and final year Arts/Law student, Christopher Croke has won the 2010 World Universities Debating Championships.
Lifetime achievement award for Emeritus Professor Peter Butt   View Summary
4 January 2010
Emeritus Professor Peter ButtPlain Language International Network recognises Emeritus Professor Peter Butt's work in raising awareness of the need for plain language in the legal and commercial world.
Alumna appointed President of Australian Law Reform Commission   View Summary
4 January 2010
Professor Rosalind CroucherCongratulations to Professor Rosalind Croucher (BA 1977, LLB 1980) on her appointment as President of the Australian Law Reform Commission.
Former Prime Minster Malcolm Fraser and the Vietnamese Refugee Crisis   View Summary
4 January 2010
Professor Mary Crock Professor Mary Crock says former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser deserves credit for the manner in which he dealt with the Vietnamese Refugee crisis in the late 1970s.