2011 News archive

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December 2011
Papua New Guinea's Leadership Crisis   View Summary
16 December 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey says the political situation in Papua New Guinea underlines a profound conflict between its Courts and Parliament.
The 2011 Mahoney Prize   View Summary
16 December 2011
Professor Ran Hirschl of the University of TorontoThe Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence is delighted to announce that the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory for 2011 has been awarded to Professor Ran Hirschl of the University of Toronto.
The Law Society of New South Wales Indigenous Scholarship   View Summary
16 December 2011
The Law Society of New South Wales Indigenous ScholarshipApplications are now open to eligible Indigenous students for this scholarship who are enrolled full-time in either Combined Law, Juris Doctor, or Postgraduate Coursework degree programs at the Sydney Law School.
Sharia Law   View Summary
16 December 2011
Ghena KrayemGhena Krayem says her research demonstrates that NSW Muslim leaders and community members were not seeking a recognition of sharia in areas where it was contrary to existing Australian law.
Comparative Climate Law   View Summary
14 December 2011
Comparative Climate LawExamine the phenomenon of global climate change in Italy during this June 2012 off-shore intensive.
Push to change law for disabled migrants   View Summary
12 December 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AOEmeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO says the Australian law that rejects disabled people as migrants is unjust and belongs to the first half of the 20th century.
Australian Alumni Award for Sustainable Social Development   View Summary
8 December 2011
Nguyen Van Duyen (MEnvLaw, 2001)Alumnus Mr Nguyen Van Duyen (MEnvLaw, 2001) has been awarded the Australian Alumni Award for Sustainable Social Development at the 2011 Australian Alumni Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 11 November.
Eric Knight (BA 2006, LLB 2007) bursts onto the literary scene with 'Reframe'   View Summary
8 December 2011
Eric Knight (BA 2006, LLB 2007)Alumnus Eric Knight (BA 2006, LLB 2007) is making a mark on the literary scene, with his first book, Reframe: how to solve the world's trickiest problems, due for release in February 2012.
2011 Sydney Top 100   View Summary
8 December 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO has been named as one of Sydney's Top 100 people for 2011.
The Wentworth Medal   View Summary
5 December 2011
Adriana EdmeadesCongratulations to final year student, Adriana Edmeades (BA 2007) on winning the 2011 Wentworth Medal
Alumnus David Re appointed Trial Chamber judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon   View Summary
5 December 2011
Judge David ReAlumnus David Re appointed Trial Chamber judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Vale Mahla Pearlman AO (1937-2011)   View Summary
2 December 2011
Vale Mahla Pearlman AOSydney Law School mourns the death of Mahla Pearlman AO (BA 1957, LLB 1960), first female president of the Law Society of NSW and former chief judge of the Land and Environment Court.
November 2011
2012 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Opens   View Summary
30 November 2011
Justice Peter Hely ScholarshipApplications are now open for the 2012 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. 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.
The Hong Kong-Australia Business Investment Treaty   View Summary
29 November 2011
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs comments on moves by the tobacco multinational Philip Morris to sue the Commonwealth for damages over the new plain packaging laws.
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)   View Summary
28 November 2011
Daniel Rowland Sydney Law School's Law and Development Advisor, Daniel Rowland has been appointed to IDLO's Board of Advisors.
Speaker trick an oldie but a goodie for Labor    View Summary
25 November 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyConvincing a renegade member of the opposition to take up the role of speaker can seem like a masterstroke. However, it can be a dangerous game to play, writes Associate Professor Anne Twomey
Unleashing the lawyers is not the answer to the question of privacy    View Summary
25 November 2011
Professor Barbara McDonaldOnly serious invasions of genuine rights to privacy should be actionable at all. Anything less is the price of a crowded, open and free society, writes Professor Barbara McDonald
Private International Law   View Summary
23 November 2011
Private International LawSydney Law School has placed private international law at the heart of its curriculum, recognising its increasing importance in legal practice in Australia.
Neither Qantas nor unions will get all they want   View Summary
23 November 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AOHopefully, when the dust has cleared, Qantas, its employees and the unions can adopt a more co-operative approach to the running of this iconic Australian airline, writes Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO
Doing Drugs: The ethics, economics and politics of national and international medicines policy   View Summary
23 November 2011
Doing Drugs: The ethics, economics and politics of national and international medicines policyThis symposium addresses some of the challenges confronting the development of medicines policy in Australia and internationally.
The Review of Trust Taxation   View Summary
22 November 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says changing the rules associated with trusts raises political issues, owing to the sheer number of them.
The Qantas Dispute   View Summary
22 November 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AOEmeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO commented on plans by the Transport Workers Union to mount a legal challenge to Fair Work's order on October 31 to terminate industrial action against Qantas.
Democracy and Burma   View Summary
17 November 2011
Professor Wojciech Sadurski and Aung San suu KyiProfessor Wojciech Sadurski met with Aung San suu Kyi and discussed with her the current political situation in Burma.
Professor Ben Saul awarded ARC Future Fellowship   View Summary
15 November 2011
Professor Ben SaulSydney Law School is also pleased to announce that Professor Ben Saul has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship.
Criminal Procedures   View Summary
15 November 2011
Criminal ProceduresAdjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery QC AM will teach this first semester intensive, commencing 9 March 2012.
Securities and Markets Regulation   View Summary
15 November 2011
Securities and Markets RegulationThe Hon. Justice Adjunct Professor Ashley Black will teach this early intensive unit, commencing 16 January 2012
2012 Australasian Tax Teachers Association Conference   View Summary
15 November 2011
Sydney Law SchoolSydney Law School and the University of Sydney Business School will host the 2012 Australasian Tax Teachers Association: Tax change: Convergence or divergence between 16 and 18 January 2012
Postgraduate applications still open for 2012   View Summary
14 November 2011
2012 Sydney Law School Postgraduate GuideApplications are still open for Sydney Law School's Postgraduate Program for 2012.
Australia's carbon price mechanism explained   View Summary
11 November 2011
Professor Rosemary LysterProfessor Rosemary Lyster outlines the key points concerning Australia's carbon price mechanism.
The World Heritage Committee and Gladstone   View Summary
9 November 2011
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens comments on the World Heritage Committee's monitoring of developments in and around Queensland's Gladstone Harbour.
2012 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Opens   View Summary
7 November 2011
2012 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship OpensApplications for the 2012 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship are now open.
New joint initiative between Sydney Law School and the Rule of Law Institute of Australia   View Summary
3 November 2011
Rule of Law Institute of AustraliaIn recognition of the importance of the Rule of Law in our society, the Rule of Law Institute of Australia and the Faculty of Law of the University of Sydney are pleased to announce the Rule of Law Lecture Series designed to ensure that students in the Faculty gain a sound understanding of the Rule of Law, its history and its contemporary relevance.
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2012   View Summary
2 November 2011
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2012Applications are still open for the 2012 Sydney JD.
Naomi Hart (BA (Hons) 2009, LLB 2011) wins Convocation Medal   View Summary
1 November 2011
Naomi Hart (BA [Hons] 2009, LLB 2011) Sydney Law School congratulates alumna Naomi Hart, who has been awarded the Convocation Medal for Undergraduate Achievement. The award was presented by Mr Alan Cameron AO (BA 1968, LLB 1971, LLM 1977), Deputy Chancellor of the University, at this year's Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday 28 October in the Great Hall.
The Fair Work Act   View Summary
1 November 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AOEmeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO says the Fair Work Act provisions regulating strikes are virtually unchanged from WorkChoices, in the wake of the Qantas dispute.
Australia's leading Law School in latest Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects   View Summary
1 November 2011
Sydney Law SchoolSydney Law School has been awarded the most number of ARC Discovery Projects commencing in 2012 for an Australian Law School.
October 2011
The Volcker Rule   View Summary
26 October 2011
Andrew TuchAndrew Tuch discusses one of the most important provisions of post-GFC regulatory reforms in the United States.
The Belize Constitution    View Summary
20 October 2011
Associate Professor Peter GerangelosAssociate Professor Peter Gerangelos recently provided advice on proposed amendments to the Belize Constitution purporting to severely curtail the constitutional jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of that nation.
Should a first-born girl reign over her brother?    View Summary
19 October 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey examines whether Prince William's first-born child, if a daughter, should become queen or should she be supplanted by a younger brother?
Off-shore processing of Asylum Seekers   View Summary
19 October 2011
Professor Mary CrockLabour and the Opposition have made a right political meal of the appropriate response to the off-shore processing of Asylum Seekers, write Professor Mary Crock and Anna Boucher.
Do directors owe duties to stakeholders?   View Summary
19 October 2011
Do directors owe duties to stakeholders?This seminar, featuring Professor Bob Baxt and Alan Cameron AO, will explore the extent to which directors, in exercising their duties, need to balance the interests of shareholders with other stakeholders.
Calling all final year LLB or JD students at Sydney Law School   View Summary
13 October 2011
Final year class photographSydney Law School and SULS encourage all final year LLB and JD students to be part of the class photograph shoot at 1.30pm on Wednesday 19 October.
Sydney Law School alumni SC appointments for 2011   View Summary
10 October 2011
Sydney Law School alumni SC appointments for 2011Eleven alumni of the Sydney Law School were successful in the latest round of senior counsel appointments announced by the NSW Bar Association last week.
Align this tort with defamation remedies   View Summary
5 October 2011
Associate Professor David Rolph says the proposed statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy is in principle a good idea, but if care is not taken, it might have a negative impact in practice, particularly on freedom of speech.
Associate Professor Thomas Crofts wins the ANZSOC Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award   View Summary
5 October 2011
Associate Professor Thomas CroftsCongratulations to Associate Professor Thomas Crofts on winning the ANZSOC Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award for 2011.
Sydney Law School Foundation celebrates The Hon. James Spigelman QC AC (BA 1967, LLB 1971, LLD 2004)   View Summary
4 October 2011
The Hon James Spigelman QC AC (BA 1967, LLB 1971, LLD 2004The Sydney Law School Foundation is pleased to dedicate its annual event to the Honourable James Spigelman AC QC, celebrating his significant contribution to the law and his work for social justice.
Alumna acts for US Government in prominent insider trading case   View Summary
4 October 2011
Alumna Antonia Apps (LLB 1991)Alumna Antonia Apps (LLB 1991) is one of a team of two assistant United States attorneys who have successfully tried a crucial insider trading case at the US District Court in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.
The Henry Review of Taxation   View Summary
4 October 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says the Government's Tax Forum has been compromised by its cherry-picking of the Henry Review.
September 2011
Chair in Chinese Law - position vacant   View Summary
30 September 2011
Chair in Chinese Law - position vacantSydney Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of its first Chair in Chinese Law.
The Clinical Ethics Resource    View Summary
28 September 2011
Associate Professor Cameron StewartSydney Law School has partnered with the Sydney Medical School and NSW Health to launch a new medical ethics website.
Minister Ferguson delivers Kevin McCann Lecture on Energy and Resources Law   View Summary
28 September 2011
Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism, The Hon Martin Ferguson MPMinister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism, The Hon Martin Ferguson MP, last night spoke at the Sydney Law School on how resources and energy are at the heart of structural change in Australia's economy and how government policy must support that transition.
2011 Ross Parsons Address in Taxation Law   View Summary
23 September 2011
2011 Ross Parsons Lecture in Taxation LawThe Ross Parsons Centre for Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law is pleased to announce the 2011 Ross Parsons Address in Taxation Law. This year's lecturer is Professor Dr Wolfgang Schön of Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Germany). His topic is the Distinct Equity of the Debt-Equity Distinction.
Criminology Program 2012   View Summary
23 September 2011
Criminology Program for 2012Sydney Law School is pleased to announce its Criminology Program for 2012.
2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
23 September 2011
2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information EveningDiscover more about Sydney Law School's Postgraduate Program at the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening.
The High Court of Australia kills dialogue model of human rights   View Summary
21 September 2011
Professor Helen IrvingThe only avenue for a Human Rights act for Australia remains constitutional amendment by referendum, either enlarging the jurisdiction of the High Court or entrenching a bill of rights, according to Professor Helen Irving.
Sydney Summer School Law Units Opening Soon   View Summary
16 September 2011
Sydney Summer School LawApplications will open for the upcoming Summer School period on Monday 17 October for both JD and LLB units of study.
World Trade Organization - Dispute Resolution   View Summary
14 September 2011
World Trade Organization - Dispute ResolutionGain an understanding of the fundamental principles of WTO law in this second semester intensive, which starts Friday, 30 September 2011.
Reality TV the new frontline for police   View Summary
13 September 2011
Dr Murray LeeThe more professional the police media strategy, the easier it is to have its message accepted by a compliant media trying to cope with fewer journalists, according to Dr Murray Lee.
"People With Disabilities Want Work"   View Summary
13 September 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO talks about the challenges of people with disabilities, the situation in developing countries - and about his personal experiences as the first fully blind person to be appointed to a full professorship in any faculty at any Australian university.
Why lawyers are taking the postgraduate path   View Summary
12 September 2011
Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs.Putting in the time and effort to improve skills and demonstrate a commitment to a particular area of law has become a much more important focus for lawyers over the last decade, according to the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs.
Marriage at the heart of a crucial commitment to children   View Summary
8 September 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMThe child protection system is experiencing more strain than ever before, according to Professor Patrick Parkinson AM.
The Malaysia Solution   View Summary
7 September 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock commented on the High Court injunction to prevent the deportation of more than 100 asylum-seekers to Malaysia.
Australian company directors' duty of care   View Summary
5 September 2011
Professor Jennifer HillThe Centro Properties Group case shows that there are shades of difference in the principles to be applied at the liability and penalty stages of a trial, write Professor Jennifer Hill and Dr Robert Austin.
The balance between privacy and media reporting   View Summary
2 September 2011
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald comments on the Australian Communications and Media Authority's recently released revised privacy guidelines.
Trends: crime and prevention   View Summary
1 September 2011
Garner ClancyGarner Clancy discusses working on ways of reducing crime through environmental design.
The Gillard Government's Malaysian solution   View Summary
1 September 2011
The Dean, Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs says the High Court decision to block the Government's Malaysian solution on asylum seekers is a very significant ruling.
The Gillard Government's Malaysian solution   View Summary
1 September 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock says the Gillard Government's 'Malaysian Solution' is, in practical terms, dead in the water.
Do we need a right to privacy?   View Summary
1 September 2011
Do we need a right to privacy?Sydney Law School in conjunction with Australian Lawyers Alliance will conduct a Privacy Forum at the Old Law School on Monday, 12 September 2011.
August 2011
Distinguished Speakers Program: Dr Robert Austin   View Summary
31 August 2011
Dr Robert Austin (BA 1966, LLB 1969, LLM 1974)Former Supreme Court of NSW Judge, Dr Robert Austin (BA 1966, LLB 1969, LLM 1974) will deliver the next Lecture as part of the Distinguished Speakers Program: What should we expect our company directors to do?
Corporate, Securities and Finance Law   View Summary
30 August 2011
Corporate, Securities and Finance LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce its Corporate, Securities and Finance Law Program for 2012.
Catholic church supresses child abuse report   View Summary
30 August 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM has urged the Victorian Government to hold a public inquiry into child-sex cases by a Catholic religious order after the Catholic Church suppressed a report it asked him to write.
Golden Handcuffs   View Summary
30 August 2011
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill says the remuneration package for new Apple CEO Tim Cook is common in the US tech industry and is likely to become more common in the corporate and financial services sector.
Tax is complicated by simple mistakes   View Summary
30 August 2011
Professor Michael Dirkis Professor Michael Dirkis commented on a report by the Australian Taxation Office that about 22 per cent of 2011 fiscal year returns lodged by tax agents contain simple errors.
Asylum-seekers branded a risk by ASIO appeal to UN   View Summary
29 August 2011
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul is co-ordinating a complaint on behalf of 38 asylum seekers to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, after ASIO declared them threats to national security.
Animal Law   View Summary
29 August 2011
Celeste BlackCeleste Black comments on how animal welfare has become such a significant new force in Australian legal circles.
Plain Packaging of Cigarettes   View Summary
26 August 2011
Associate Professor Luke NottageAssociate Professor Luke Nottage commented on the plain packaging of cigarettes legislation, following its successful journey through Australia's House of Representatives.
Religious vilification, anti-discrimination law and religious freedom   View Summary
26 August 2011
NSW Attorney General, the Hon. Greg Smith SC MPNSW Attorney General, the Hon. Greg Smith SC MP delivered this public address at the 13th meeting of experts from the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA), hosted by Sydney Law School.
Forgotten Victims: criminal justice remembers   View Summary
26 August 2011
Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery The 2011 Matt Laffan memorial address in social justice by Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery is now available to download as a podcast.
2011 Supreme Court Corporate Law Conference    View Summary
23 August 2011
2011 Supreme Court Corporate Law Conference Corporate Lawyers are invited to the 2011 Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference, co-sponsored by the Law Society of NSW and the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law of the University of Sydney Law School.
2011 Graduate Options Expo   View Summary
23 August 2011
2011 Graduate Options ExpoSydney Law School will conduct five presentations as part of proceedings at the 2011 Graduate Options Expo, including a presentation on the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD).
Demand for double dissolution election is wide of the mark   View Summary
23 August 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey explains the concept of a double dissolution election, following the convergence of truck drivers on Canberra calling for it to take place.
2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address   View Summary
23 August 2011
2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law AddressEmeritus Professor Francis Reynolds from the University of Oxford will deliver the 2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address, entitled Breach of Warranty of Authority: An Unusual Doctrine.
The path to unification   View Summary
22 August 2011
Final year Arts/Law student, Young Joo Ko Final year Arts/Law student, Young Joo Ko talks about her experiences working as an intern for the Ministry of Unification in Seoul, Korea.
Professor Ben Saul to represent David Hicks before the UN   View Summary
22 August 2011
Professor Ben Saul Professor Ben Saul is set to represent David Hicks in his complaint against Australia to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
Community of Democracies   View Summary
18 August 2011
Professor Wojciech SadurskiProfessor Wojciech Sadurski has been elected Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Community of Democracies (CoD).
Transnational crime and China   View Summary
18 August 2011
The Dean, Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs discusses transnational criminal cases involving corrupt chinese officials, following the release of a report from China's Central Bank that estimates the cost of these crimes to be $120 billion since the mid-1990s.
The Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship   View Summary
18 August 2011
Hon Dr Peter Nygh AMThe Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship was established in 2006 by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (the AIIA) and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) (the ILA(AB)) in memory of the Hon Dr Peter Nygh AM, a graduate of the University of Sydney Law School and a former lecturer and professor in international law at the law school in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Shellal Mosaic looted?   View Summary
17 August 2011
Emeritus Professor Ben Boer Emeritus Professor Ben Boer comments on whether the removal of an antiquity could be a crime under international law.
Sydney Law School team wins 2011 Shine Torts Moot    View Summary
16 August 2011
Sydney Law School team wins 2011 Shine Torts Moot Sydney Law School is delighted to pass on the news that its team has won the Final of the Shine Torts Moot, which was held last weekend in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Party donation reform 'unconstitutional'   View Summary
10 August 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey believes a complete ban on donations to political parties may conflict with the constitution.
Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarships   View Summary
8 August 2011
Sydney Law School Foundation International ScholarshipsSydney Law School is pleased to announce its new scholarships for international students.
Can the World Health Organisation be reformed?   View Summary
5 August 2011
Can the World Health Organisation be reformed?The prospects for reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO) were explored in a lively seminar co-hosted on 2 August by Sydney Law School's Centre for Health Governance, Law & Ethics, and the George Institute for Global Health.
Royal Dutch Shell and the Niger Delta oil spills   View Summary
5 August 2011
The Dean, Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs commented on the class action taken on behalf of 69,000 affected Nigerians in the British High Court, where Shell has admitted that it is liable for two spills in 2008.
Financial Issues on Relationship Breakdown   View Summary
2 August 2011
Financial Issues on Relationship BreakdownThis new intensive unit of study provides an in-depth analysis of the law on family property and financial transfers when marriages and cohabiting relationships break down.
Global Energy & Resources Law   View Summary
2 August 2011
Global Energy and Resources LawThis intensive unit of study provides perspectives on global energy security, international access to energy resources and the resolution of cross-jurisdictional energy access disputes.
International Society of Family Law   View Summary
1 August 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM has been elected as the next President of the International Society of Family Law.
Mergers and Acquisitions for Super Funds    View Summary
1 August 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on stamp duty costs associated with superannuation fund mergers.
July 2011
Can Australia revive the free trade agreement with Japan after the disasters   View Summary
28 July 2011
Associate Professor Luke NottageAssociate Professor Luke Nottage writes in The Conversation about the incentives for Japan to resume free trade agreement negotiations with Australia.
A Philosophical Approach to Climate Change   View Summary
27 July 2011
Professor Rosemary LysterProfessor Rosemary Lyster writes that justice and morality are important parts of the climate change debate.
Governance Issues at News Corp.   View Summary
25 July 2011
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law examines governance issues facing News Corp which is currently at the centre of a major corporate crisis.
Confiscating David Hicks' Profit   View Summary
22 July 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul writes in The Australian
Australian Media Enquiry   View Summary
22 July 2011
Professor Barbara McDonald Professor Barbara McDonald comments on ABC's 7.30
2012 Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar Program in Japanese Law   View Summary
21 July 2011
2012 Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar Program in Japanese LawWe are now receiving Expressions of Interest for Sydney Law School's Offshore Program in Japan.
The News Corp phone-hacking scandal   View Summary
21 July 2011
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill believes the hacking scandal could spark a resurgence in institutional investor activism towards News Corp.
Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition    View Summary
20 July 2011
Naomi Hart (BA 2009, LLB 2011) Congratulations to Naomi Hart (BA 2009, LLB 2011) on winning the 2011 Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition.
QS World University Rankings 2010/2011   View Summary
19 July 2011
QS World University Rankings 2010/2011Sydney Law School ranked eleventh in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings for 2010/2011.
Carbon Price Plan to strengthen Australia's hand   View Summary
13 July 2011
Dr Tim StephensAustralia may no longer be on the back foot in global climate negotiations if the Carbon Price Plan is passed, according to Dr Tim Stephens.
The Price on Carbon   View Summary
11 July 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis says the Carbon Tax is effectively the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that was advanced by former Prime Minister Rudd with some minor changes around the edges.
Constituting Law   View Summary
6 July 2011
Constituting LawThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs examines Law and Uses of International Thought in this new book on legal argument and social values.
The Hon Justice Ashley Black (BA 1984, LLB 1987, LLM 1993)   View Summary
6 July 2011
The Hon Justice Ashley Black (BA 1984, LLB 1987, LLM 1993)Sydney Law School congratulates alumnus Ashley Black on his appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.
The Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher AO QC   View Summary
5 July 2011
The Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher AO QCSydney Law School mourns the death on Sunday 3 July of eminent alumnus and former Challis Lecturer in Equity and Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal, The Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher AO QC.
June 2011
Victor Brudney Prize    View Summary
30 June 2011
Senior Lecturer, Andrew Tuch Congratulations to Senior Lecturer, Andrew Tuch on winning the Prize for the Best Paper in Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School for two years running.
Tobacco giant to take legal action over plain packaging   View Summary
28 June 2011
The Dean, Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs comments on proposed legal action by tobacco giant, Philip Morris over the Federal Government's plain packaging of cigarettes legislation.
Clash of Systems: Indigenous People & Law   View Summary
24 June 2011
Clash of Systems: Indigenous People & LawThis semester two intensive explores complexities in accommodating the coexistence of indigenous and non-indigenous legal and social systems.
State constitution a weak link in MPs wearing the mayoral chains   View Summary
24 June 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey explores whether a mayor can also be a member of State Parliament.
SensaSlim and Dr Ken Harvey   View Summary
23 June 2011
Associate Professor Cameron StewartThe SensaSlim company's recent defamation suit against Dr Ken Harvey of La Trobe University highlights some of the regulatory problems facing complementary products in Australia, writes Associate Professor Cameron Stewart.
Precedent, Interpretation & Probability   View Summary
23 June 2011
Precedent, Interpretation & ProbabilityThis semester two postgraduate unit will examine a number of contemporary debates in regard to legal reasoning.
New Guiding Principles on Business and human rights endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council   View Summary
22 June 2011
In an unprecedented step, the United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights designed to provide - for the first time - a global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity.
Aspects of European Commercial Law   View Summary
20 June 2011
Aspects of European Commercial LawThis new unit of study examines the manner in which European commercial law has been shaped by European Union law.
Queen's Birthday Honours   View Summary
16 June 2011
The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan, QC AMCongratulations to The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan, QC (BA 1971, LLB 1974) and Alan Cameron (BA 1968, LLB 1971, LLM 1977) on their respective awards in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Labour Law in the Global Economy   View Summary
15 June 2011
Labour Law in the Global EconomySydney Law School is pleased to announce this postgraduate intensive unit for 2011 as part of its Employment and Labour Law program, taught by Professor Judy Fudge from the University of Victoria, Canada.
The future of private international law in Australia: papers and podcast now available   View Summary
15 June 2011
On 16 May 2011, Sydney Law School held a seminar on The future of private international law in Australia.
Occasional Address at the Graduation Ceremony   View Summary
2 June 2011
Associate Professor Peter GerangelosAssociate Professor Peter Gerangelos delivered the occasional address at the 2011 Sydney Law School Graduation Ceremony.
May 2011
2011 Prize Giving Ceremony   View Summary
30 May 2011
2011 Prize Giving CeremonyOn 26 May 2011, the Sydney Law School held its annual Prize Giving Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of outstanding students.
Plain packaging of cigarettes   View Summary
30 May 2011
Adjunct Professor Alan BennettAdjunct Professor Alan Bennett believes the Federal Government's plaining packaging of cigarettes legislation may violate international trade and intellectual property agreements.
Principles of Patent Law   View Summary
27 May 2011
Principles of Patent LawThis new second semester unit will be delivered at the Law School's CBD campus.
Reform to the Family Law Act   View Summary
26 May 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM says the Gillard Government's family law reform Bill will not affect the vast majority of separated families.
Mandatory life sentencing for the killing of police   View Summary
26 May 2011
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay says there is no convincing evidence that mandatory life sentences have any significant deterrent effect on those who kill police.
Postgraduate applications still open for mid-year entry   View Summary
24 May 2011
2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate GuideSydney Law School is still accepting applications for mid-year entry into the Sydney LLM and its postgraduate coursework program.
Referendum on constitutional recognition for indigenous people   View Summary
23 May 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyAssociate Professor Anne Twomey commented on the Prime Minister's referendum on recognising indigenous people in the Constitution.
Child Protection and Family Law   View Summary
20 May 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMThe child protection and family law systems are not protecting children sufficiently, argues Professor Patrick Parkinson AM.
Memorandum of understanding signed with IDLO   View Summary
20 May 2011
The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO)The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), an inter-governmental organisation based in Rome, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sydney Law School for joint collaboration in a range of fields including environmental and climate law, international trade law, and health law.
Death of Kyla Rogers is reminder of the fatal risk in family break-ups   View Summary
18 May 2011
Patrick Parkinson AMA family break-up can release feelings of anger, betrayal, jealousy and revenge of such passionate intensity that people are capable of doing things that are entirely out of character, writes Professor Patrick Parkinson AM
Alumnus appointed as next Chief Justice of New South Wales   View Summary
14 May 2011
Thomas Bathurst QC (BA 1969, LLB 1972)Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Thomas Bathurst QC (BA 1969, LLB 1972) on his appointment as the next Chief Justice of New South Wales.
Federal Budget 2011   View Summary
12 May 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis gives his reaction to the 2011 Federal Budget.
Whaling in the Antarctic   View Summary
11 May 2011
Professor Gillian TriggsThe Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs discusses Australia's case against Japanese scientific whaling acitivies in the Antarctic before the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Caught in the cross-fire   View Summary
11 May 2011
Dr Murray LeeDr Murray Lee comments on the potential for innocent members of the public to be caught up in a targeted shooting.
Low Income Tax Offsett   View Summary
10 May 2011
Professor Michael Dirkis Professor Michael Dirkis says the Federal Government's boost to low income workers could leave many with a new tax debt.
International Law and Non-State Actors   View Summary
9 May 2011
International Law and Non-State ActorsThis new unit aims to explore the increasing impact of non-state actors on the international legal system.
Family Violence Orders   View Summary
9 May 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM says there is now a very widespread view in the community that some family violence orders are sought for tactical or collateral reasons to do with family law disputes.
Consumer Credit - Local and Global   View Summary
6 May 2011
Consumer Credit - Local and GlobalThis new unit will cover contemporary consumer credit law and policy in Australia as well as in major economies, such as the United States and the European Union.
Counter-Terrorism and the Law   View Summary
6 May 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulEven before the death of Osama Bin Laden, there had been a case for winding back some counter-terrorism laws, says Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Potential in marine forests   View Summary
4 May 2011
Emeritus Professor Ben BoerEmeritus Professor Ben Boer says marine forests could theoretically be included in a country's greenhouse gas inventory alongside terrestrial forests.
Delivered from evil ... to a minefield of law and consequence   View Summary
4 May 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulWas America's killing of Osama Bin Laden lawful or an extrajudicial assassination? The answer depends on two key areas of international law, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
The future of private international law in Australia   View Summary
3 May 2011
The future of private international law in AustraliaThis seminar examines how Australia's prominent position in the world economic order depends on the ability of its businesses to sell their products and expertise internationally, and to engage in cross-border ventures.
Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011   View Summary
3 May 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM comments on the Gillard Government's family law reform Bill.
Death Management and the case of Baby D   View Summary
3 May 2011
Associate Professor Cameron StewartNo matter where you stand on end-of-life issues, it is clear a fundamental shift has occurred in the way that we die, writes Associate Professor Cameron Stewart.
April 2011
Israel boycott needs targeted approach   View Summary
28 April 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulThe boycott Israel movement is its own worst enemy by overstating its case and asking for too much, argues Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Crack down on asylum seekers   View Summary
28 April 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock comments on the Government's latest announcement on asylum seekers.
Deportation and the Test of Character   View Summary
28 April 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock comments on the deportation of a father of three, who has lived in Australia since he was six, because he failed a character test.
Taxation of Family Trusts   View Summary
28 April 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on speculation that the tax treatment of distributions of income to minors from family trusts will change in the May budget.
A cry for help from the boardroom   View Summary
28 April 2011
With boards under growing pressure from shareholders and the courts, alumni Kevin McCann (BA 1961, LLB 1964) and Bob Austin (BA 1966, LLB 1969, LLM 1974) discuss the way ahead in a special article published in The Weekend Australian Financial Review.
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
21 April 2011
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner AnnouncedHugh Atkin is the recipient of the 2011 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship.
Academic Positions Vacant   View Summary
21 April 2011
Academic Positions VacantSydney Law School is currently hiring.
The Authority of Science   View Summary
19 April 2011
Professor Rosemary LysterProfessor Rosemary Lyster was part of a four personal panel discussing the question "Is science just another voice in the policy debate?" as part of the 4th Sydney-Tilburg conference on the philosophy of science.
Deepwater Horizon: What happened, why and where do we go from here?   View Summary
19 April 2011
BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Sydney Law School will co-present a special lecture on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with Sydney Ideas on 23 May 2011.
Doing Business in Emerging Markets   View Summary
18 April 2011
Doing Business in Emerging MarketsEmerging markets may promise the prospect of untapped growth, but doing business in emerging market economies can present special challenges. Sydney Law School's program in international business and taxation examines some of the unique issues in Doing Business in Emerging Markets, a new unit taught by Professor Paul Stephan from the University of Virginia.
Legality blurred in Libya intervention    View Summary
15 April 2011
Alison PertIf CIA operatives and British special forces are aiding Lybian rebels against Muammar Gaddafi, these activities are almost certainly illegal in international law, writes Alison Pert.
Free Will and Sentencing   View Summary
13 April 2011
Following their Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence seminar on 24 March, Allan McCay, a PhD candidate in the Law School, and Justice David Hodgson, a judge on the NSW Court of Appeal and a well-known philosopher, will continue their discussion of free will and sentencing on the Philosopher's Zone on ABC Radio National at 1.35pm on Saturday 16 April.
Emeritus Professor McCallum re-elected Chair of UN Committee   View Summary
13 April 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AOCongratulations to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO on his re-election as Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Corporate Governance Seminar Series Downtown 2011   View Summary
11 April 2011
Our special program of corporate law seminars will examine reforms to corporate governance and surrounding issues which have arisen in response to the global financial crisis. This two part series will be held in the newly refurbished Minter Ellison Room, Old Law School Building in Phillip Street, Sydney.
Distinguished Speakers Program: Geoffrey Robertson QC - Registrations Closed   View Summary
5 April 2011
Geoffrey Robertson QCLeading UK human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC will deliver a lecture entitled 'Humanitarian intervention and international law' as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program on Tuesday 19 April.
Practising in the United States - First Hand Perspectives   View Summary
5 April 2011
Practising in the United States - First Hand PerspectivesAlumni Simon Fitzpatrick (BA 1998, LLB 2000) and Robert Yezerski (BA 2002, LLB 2004) recently delivered a special presentation to students on their experiences as New York Attorneys.
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea   View Summary
4 April 2011
Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer, AM, RFDCongratulations to Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer, AM, RFD on his nomination to President of a Tribunal of the ITLOS.
Comparative Corporate Governance   View Summary
4 April 2011
Comparative Corporate GovernanceProfessor Jennifer Hill will discuss fundamental differences in corporate governance structure and techniques, as they operate across a variety of jurisdictions in this first semester intensive unit.
US Corporate Law   View Summary
4 April 2011
US Corporate LawApplications are still open for this first semester intensive unit of study, which takes place between 13-14 and 20-21 April 2011.
March 2011
Australia at bottom of VAT pack   View Summary
31 March 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis comments on a OECD report that states Australia languishes behind its peers when it comes to raising consumption tax revenue.
2012 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
30 March 2011
The 2012 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideThe 2012 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide is now available to view online or download as a PDF.
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues   View Summary
29 March 2011
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and IssuesApplications are still open for this new unit of study, which will be delivered offshore at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London during late May 2011.
Sydney Law School 2011 Jessup World Champions   View Summary
28 March 2011
Sydney Law School, Jessup World ChampionsA team of students from Sydney Law School were named 2011 World Champions of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition on Saturday, 26 March 2011.
Internship at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency   View Summary
28 March 2011
Kate Lindeman Fourth year Arts/Law student, Kate Lindeman provided this report from her recent internship experience.
Generation Y and Divorce   View Summary
28 March 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM comments on new divorce statistics for the under thirties.
De Facto relationships and the Law   View Summary
28 March 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMWhat defines a de facto relationship is creating an enormous amount of conflict since changes to the law in late 2008, says Professor Patrick Parkinson, AM.
Bankers' Pay - Is it Justified?   View Summary
25 March 2011
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill comments on the escalation in executive pay in Australia.
Family Law Reform   View Summary
25 March 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM comments on the Federal Government's legislation that aims to alter some of the Howard government's family law reforms.
The Hon. Justice James Spigelman, AC QC (BA 1967, LLB 1971, LLD 2004)   View Summary
24 March 2011
The Hon. Justice James Spigelman, AC QC (BA 1967, LLB 1971, LLD 2004)The Chief Justice of NSW has blazed an incomparable trail, writes David Marr (BA 1967, LLB 1971).
Competition & Consumer Law: Exceptions and Defences   View Summary
23 March 2011
Competition & Consumer Law: Exceptions and DefencesApplications are still open for this new intensive unit of study which commences on 18 August 2011.
Let's stick to the facts on the Carbon Tax   View Summary
23 March 2011
The facts about a carbon price need to be clarified, according to Professor Michael Dirkis and Celeste Black.
Bombing for humanity is not a paradox   View Summary
22 March 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulEven if no other interventions follow Libya, the intervention there may signal to dictators that the world is watching, even if its eyes are too often closed or looking the other way, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
The Baby D Decision   View Summary
22 March 2011
Associate Professor Cameron StewartAssociate Professor Cameron Stewart comments on a groundbreaking decision by the Family Court, which spells out what parents can decide when faced with difficult treatment decisions for an ailing, severely disabled infant.
Legal Systems of the Pacific   View Summary
21 March 2011
Legal Systems of the PacificApplications are still open for this first semester intensive unit, which runs from 6-7 and 20-21 May 2011
Gilbert + Tobin Chair in Indigenous Law - position vacant   View Summary
18 March 2011
Gilbert+Tobin Chair of Indigenous LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of its first Chair in Indigenous Law.
Mongrel of a deduction   View Summary
18 March 2011
Professor Michael DirkisProfessor Michael Dirkis discusses the Australian Taxation Office and its long-standing problem with deductions on guard dog training.
New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship   View Summary
14 March 2011
Emeritus Professor Ben BoerEmeritus Professor Ben Boer recently received the 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the New Zealand Law Foundation.
Life as a single father   View Summary
4 March 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson AM comments on the topic of single fathers.
Australia's Statutes of Independence   View Summary
3 March 2011
Associate Professor Anne TwomeyIt is only 25 years since Westminster ceased to be allowed to legislate on our behalf, writes Associate Professor Anne Twomey
Islamic Trade and Finance Law   View Summary
2 March 2011
Islamic Trade and Finance LawApplications are still open for this new unit of study which takes place on the 21st of March plus through 28th - 31st March 2011.
February 2011
Amnesty International Delegation to Cambodia   View Summary
28 February 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulIn late February 2011, Associate Professor Ben Saul visited Cambodia as an international law delegate of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London.
Terrorism Research Influences Courts Abroad   View Summary
28 February 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul's research on anti-terrorism in law has influenced two recent decisions of foreign courts.
Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
21 February 2011
SydneySally Johnston is the recipient of the 2011 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
The Establishment of the Gilbert + Tobin Chair of Indigenous Law   View Summary
21 February 2011
Gilbert + Tobin Chair of Indigenous LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of its first Chair of Indigenous Law, made possible by a generous gift of $1 million from Law Firm, Gilbert + Tobin.
Sir Michael Wood KCMG to visit the Law School   View Summary
18 February 2011
Sir Michael Wood KCMGSydney Law School is pleased to welcome Sir Michael Wood KCMG member of the International Law Commission and a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.
Distinguished Speakers Program 2011: The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP   View Summary
18 February 2011
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MPThis year's Distinguished Speakers Program focuses on a selection of eminent alumni of the Sydney Law School, with the first lecture on Thursday 31 March featuring The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.
Legal Scholarship Network   View Summary
18 February 2011
Sydney Law School's latest legal studies research paper series is now available on the Legal Scholarship Network.
Family Law   View Summary
17 February 2011
Family Law for 2011Sydney Law School is pleased announce that former Justice of the Family Court, Professor The Honourable Jennifer Boland, will teach a unit of study in Family Law for 2011.
Afghan Asylum-Seekers   View Summary
17 February 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock responds to new figures revealing that ninety-six per cent of Afghan asylum-seekers who come to Australia by boat succeed in settling here.
Landmark case example where biology is irrelevant   View Summary
17 February 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM comments on the decision by the Family Court to prevent a lesbian mother moving her daughter instate after it ruled that her ex-partner had the same rights as other parents, despite no biological link.
Battle over whaling   View Summary
15 February 2011
Dr Tim StephensDr Tim Stephens comments on Australia's forthcoming submission to the International Court of Justice in relation to Japan's whaling activity in the Southern Ocean.
Practising in the United States - First-Hand Perspectives   View Summary
11 February 2011
If you're interesting in practising in the United States, you might like to attend this special presentation by alumni, Simon Fitzpatrick (BA 1998, LLB 2000) and Robert Yezerski (BA 2002, LLB 2004).
Sydney Law School Team 2011 National Jessup Champions   View Summary
7 February 2011
Sydney Law School's Jessup TeamCongratulations to Sydney Law School's Jessup Team on winning the National competition of the 2011 Jessup International Law Moot in Canberra recently.
Lost in translation   View Summary
4 February 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock comments on reports that interpreters for asylum seekers on Christmas Island have been working without accreditation or translating experience.
Fear of crime bears little relation to statistics on the ground   View Summary
3 February 2011
Dr Murray LeeDr Murray Lee discusses the pros and cons of the Home Office's new crime mapping website for the United Kingdom.
Build a better, more thoughtful Australia   View Summary
2 February 2011
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AOWe need empathy and inclusiveness for those with disabilities, writes Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AO.
Shared Custody   View Summary
2 February 2011
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM comments on the issue of Shared Custody following the release of a study of 10,000 parents by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
January 2011
Introduction to Contract Law   View Summary
31 January 2011
Introduction to Contract LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce a new postgraduate unit of study specifically designed for non-lawyers.
Professor Ron McCallum, AO named 2011 Senior Australian of the Year   View Summary
27 January 2011
Professor Ron McCallum, AOCongratulations to Professor Ron McCallum, AO on being named 2011 Senior Australian of the Year
Alumni Judicial Appointments   View Summary
27 January 2011
Congratulations to the The Hon. Justice Anthony Whealy (BA 1963, LLB 1966) and The Hon. Justice John Sackar, QC (LLB 1972, LLB 1973) on their respective appointments to the State's courts.
Australia Day Honours   View Summary
27 January 2011
Lucy Turnbull (LLB 1982)Sydney Law School would like to extend its congratulations to alumna, Lucy Turnbull (LLB 1982) and Researcher, Margaret Piper on their respective Australia Day Honours.
Disability & Human Rights in International & Domestic Law   View Summary
16 January 2011
Disability & Human Rights in International & Domestic LawProfessor Ron McCallum, AO will teach this new Employment and Labour postgraduate intensive unit during May 2011.
Alumna appointed as President of the IMF Administrative Tribunal   View Summary
13 January 2011
Judge Catherine M. O’Regan (LLM 1982)Congratulations to Judge Catherine M. O'Regan (LLM 1982) on her appointment as President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Administrative Tribunal
Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Techniques in Negotiation   View Summary
12 January 2011
Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Techniques in NegotiationSydney Law School will offer two new specialised postgraduate units in Family Law as part of its 2011 Program, including this unit taught by Justice Jim Williams of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Canada.
US subpoena of Iceland Twitter accounts   View Summary
11 January 2011
Associate Professor Ben SaulAssociate Professor Ben Saul comments on the US subpoena of Twitter in order to extract personal information from the account of an Icelandic MP in its investigation of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
Asylum-Seekers and Offshore Processing   View Summary
10 January 2011
Professor Mary CrockProfessor Mary Crock comments on the High Court's ruling on the rights of asylum-seekers to challenge procedural aspects of their cases in the courts.
Parsons Conference: Year in Review   View Summary
7 January 2011
Parsons Conference: Year in ReviewThe Ross Parsons Centre at Sydney Law School is pleased to announce the inaugural Year in Review, an interesting day of legal professional development.
A whale of a story   View Summary
7 January 2011
Dr Tim StephensOne of the surprising things about the United States diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks since late last year is just how unsurprising most of their contents have turned out to be, writes Dr Tim Stephens.