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December 2013
Sydney Law School launches new program with Cambridge   View Summary
16 December 2013
Cambridge Sydney PathwaysThe Sydney Law School has entered into a pathways agreement with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge.
Are you interested in a career as a criminologist?    View Summary
13 December 2013
Are you interested in a career as a criminologist? Criminology involves the study of crime, the criminal justice system and a host of related matters such as criminal law, policing and punishment. We offer students interested in studying criminology a comprehensive pathway from undergraduate study to a specialised postgraduate qualification.
Australian Government's Development Aid Program: Myanmar Australia Awards Fellowship    View Summary
12 December 2013
Australia AwardsThe Sydney Law School is pleased to announce the completion of the Australia Awards Fellowship entitled 'Myanmar - Improving Capacity in International Tax' that was funded in round 13 of the program.
Would a 'spy code' with Indonesia really work?   View Summary
6 December 2013
Professor Ben SaulEven if Australia did overcome the obstacles and come to an agreement on spying with Indonesia, that doesn't mean it would follow it, writes Professor Ben Saul in ABC The Drum Online.
IPCC Report Co-Chair to deliver climate warning   View Summary
4 December 2013
Professor Christopher FieldProfessor Christopher Field from the Carnegie Institution for Science will deliver his verdict on global efforts to reduce climate disasters as part of his Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers' lecture on Thursday 5 December.
Same-sex marriage and the High Court: previewing the arguments   View Summary
3 December 2013
Professor Anne TwomeyProfessor of Constitutional Law, Anne Twomey, assesses the case for and against same-sex marriage as the Commonwealth's challenge to the ACT's legislation begins in the High Court this week.
November 2013
From Sydney to Oxford to Myanmar    View Summary
29 November 2013
From Sydney to Oxford to Myanmar Andrew McLeod's selection for the 2012 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship provided him with a year of deep reflection about some of the most complex issues posed by the law.
University of Sydney Alumni Council Election   View Summary
26 November 2013
University of Sydney Alumni Council ElectionMiss May Samali (BEcSocSc (Hon) '09, LLB '11) and Mr Peter Shaw (BSc '89, LLB '91, MBA (Exec) '05) have been elected as the Sydney Law School representatives for the University of Sydney Alumni Council.
Alumna appointed Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law School   View Summary
25 November 2013
Jayne Huckerby (BA â99, LLB â02)Jayne Huckerby (BA '99, LLB '02) has been appointed Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law School in North Carolina.
ARC Grant Success   View Summary
19 November 2013
University of SydneyThe Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Dr Shae McCrystal a $318,000 Discovery Project Grant.
Sydney Law School listed as one of Sydney's Top Five Buildings   View Summary
15 November 2013
Sydney Law SchoolSydney Morning Herald Architecture Writer, Elizabeth Farrelly has named Sydney Law School as one of Sydney's Top Five Buildings.
Australia and the GFC - Why did we fare so well?   View Summary
15 November 2013
Professor Jennifer HillA leading corporate law expert will examine why Australia is considered internationally as one of the few success stories of the global financial crisis at a seminar on Monday 18 November.
2014 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Opens   View Summary
12 November 2013
Justice Peter Hely ScholarshipApplications are now open for the 2014 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.
Three scholars elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia   View Summary
12 November 2013
Helen IrvingThree University of Sydney scholars, including Professor Helen Irving from the Sydney Law School, have been elected to the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
Obama prepares US for climate change impacts - what is Australia waiting for?   View Summary
8 November 2013
Professor Rosemary LysterWhile President Obama is readying the US for climate change impacts, Australia is underprepared, writes Professor Rosemary Lyster in The Conversation.
Inside-Out: US prison education program to head Down Under   View Summary
4 November 2013
Lori PompaThe founder and director of America's ground-breaking 'Inside-Out' program will weigh up the benefits of bringing this innovative model to Australia in a special event at the University of Sydney this evening.
Alumna wins inaugural Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship   View Summary
1 November 2013
Ms Christine ErnstSydney Law School graduate and aspiring human rights barrister Ms Christine Ernst (BEcSocSc '09, LLB '11) has been awarded the inaugural Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship. Christine is the first person to win the prestigious scholarship and will travel to the UK to undertake studies in International Law at Oxford University.
Protest Activity and the Law of the Sea   View Summary
1 November 2013
Associate Professor Tim StephensAssociate Professor Tim Stephens comments on the case of an Australian man arrested in Russia over a Greenpeace protest against oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean.
October 2013
Catholic Church must go further on child sex abuse   View Summary
25 October 2013
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMWhile much has changed in the culture of the Catholic Church, some old attitudes remain, writes Professor Patrick Parkinson, AM.
Repealing the "carbon tax": hidden costs and unanswered questions    View Summary
21 October 2013
Professor Rosemary LysterThere are reasons Australia has a price on carbon, writes Professor Rosemary Lyster.
Sydney Law School wins the 2013 Interfaculty Sporting Competition   View Summary
21 October 2013
Sydney Law School wins the 2013 Interfaculty Sporting CompetitionFor the first time in history, Sydney Law School has won the University of Sydney's Interfaculty Sporting Competition
Alumnus Appointed Supreme Court Judge & Inaugural President of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal   View Summary
17 October 2013
Robertson WrightMr Robertson Wright, SC, alumnus of the Sydney Law School, has been appointed Supreme Court judge and inaugural President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Presuming Innocence: Murray Gleeson to deliver the 2013 Paul Byrne Memorial Lecture    View Summary
16 October 2013
The Honourable Murray Gleeson AC QCThe Honourable Murray Gleeson AC QC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, will deliver a free public lecture at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 16 October on the topic "Presuming Innocence".
2014 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Opens   View Summary
15 October 2013
2014 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship OpensApplications for the 2014 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship are now open.
Sydney Law School graduate wins Alumni Award   View Summary
3 October 2013
Alumni Awards CeremonyDaniel Ward, BA (Adv) (Hons) '09, LLB '13, was awarded the University of Sydney's Convocation Medal for Graduate Achievement at the Alumni Awards ceremony in the Grand Hall on Friday 27 September 2013.
September 2013
Bilateral Free Trade Agreements   View Summary
24 September 2013
Professor Luke NottageProfessor Luke Nottage comments on the challenges confronting the new Abbott Government, including the bilateral free trade agreements or their equivalents, that Australia has been negotiating with China, Japan and Korea.
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2014   View Summary
19 September 2013
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2014The 2014 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Guide is now available to order or download online.
Is the death sentence right for the Delhi rapists?   View Summary
19 September 2013
Senthorun RajPhD student, Senthorun Raj comments on the New Delhi court sentencing of four men to death for the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year old-woman.
Zoe's Law   View Summary
19 September 2013
Professor Cameron StewartProfessor Cameron Stewart discusses Zoe's Law, a private members bill to be debated in NSW Parliament that changes the legal status of an unborn child and, in very limited circumstances, makes it a crime to kill a foetus that's 20 weeks or older.
The Sydney Law School is saddened to learn of the passing of Penelope 'Penny' Pether    View Summary
17 September 2013
Professor PetherThe Sydney Law School is saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed alumna and long-standing colleague, Professor Penelope 'Penny' Pether, aged 55 years.
Mr Tony Abbott is the 4th Sydney Law School Alumnus to become Prime Minister   View Summary
10 September 2013
The Hon Mr Tony AbbottThe newly elect Prime Minister, The Hon Mr Tony Abbott, MHR joins an illustrious group of distinguished alumni of the University of Sydney who have graduated from the Sydney Law School and proceeded to lead Australia in the highest office in the country.
Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars in Japanese Law   View Summary
4 September 2013
Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars in Japanese LawApply now for these offshore seminars, which offer a unique opportunity to study Japanese Law on an intensive basis in a global and socio-economic context.
August 2013
Alumnus appointed to Federal Court of Australia   View Summary
30 August 2013
Michael Wigney, SC (BEc 1985 LLB 1988  LLM 1994)Congratulations to Michael Wigney, SC (BEc 1985 LLB 1988 LLM 1994) on his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia.
Strike against Syria can be illegal but moral   View Summary
30 August 2013
Professor Ben SaulThere is no legal right to use military force to prevent future chemical weapons attacks, even if their use makes the moral and political case for action more compelling, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Sydney Law School student wins Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition   View Summary
27 August 2013
Neha KasbekarCongratulations to Arts/Law student, Neha Kasbekar on winning the 2013 Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition.
Registered Associations   View Summary
26 August 2013
Registered AssociationsThis late semester two intensive will examine the law governing trade unions and employer organisations in Australian industrial relations.
2013 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Information Session   View Summary
26 August 2013
2013 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Information SessionRegister now for the 2013 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Information Session, which takes place from 6pm on Thursday, 19th September.
2013 Shanghai Winter School   View Summary
26 August 2013
Shanghai Winter SchoolApplications are open for the 2013 Shanghai Winter School, which takes place between 25 November and 13 December.
United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law   View Summary
22 August 2013
Professor Ben SaulToday the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva found that Australia has committed 143 serious violations of international law by indefinitely detaining 46 refugees for four years, on the basis of their 'adverse security assessments' issued by ASIO, according to Professor Ben Saul.
CCTV can be effective but it has significant drawbacks   View Summary
21 August 2013
Garner ClanceyThe best-available evidence suggests that CCTV systems are not very good at preventing crime in public places, but can assist with police investigations, writes Garner Clancey.
Historical Foundations of Australian Law   View Summary
21 August 2013
Historical Foundations of Australian LawSydney Law School staff contribute significantly to new history of the Australian legal system.
Foreign Minister Senator The Hon. Bob Carr speaks on Australia's Foreign Policy   View Summary
19 August 2013
Foreign Minister Senator The Hon. Bob CarrOn 16 August, the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) hosted a visit by the Foreign Minister, Senator The Hon. Bob Carr to speak on Australia's Foreign Policy.
Inefficient Coalition asylum policy will flood the courts   View Summary
16 August 2013
Professor Ben SaulThe Coalition's new policy on asylum will degrade administrative decision-making, undermine accountability of public power, and leave refugees in a permanent state of psychological and legal limbo, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Sydney Law School team wins the 2013 Shine Lawyers National Torts Moot   View Summary
14 August 2013
Shine Moot Team Congratulations to our Shine Moot Team on winning the 2013 Shine Lawyers National Torts Moot.
Postgraduate Applications Still Open   View Summary
8 August 2013
Sample our Postgraduate ProgramApplications are still open for postgraduate study during semester 2 2013.
2013 International Forum for Law School Students   View Summary
8 August 2013
Final year International and Global Studies/Law student, Angelica McCall Recent graduate, Angelica McCall (BIGS 2012, LLB 2013) represented the Sydney Law School at this event hosted by Renmin University of China Law School (RM University) in Beijing in conjunction with Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Sentencing Advisory Council of South Australia   View Summary
8 August 2013
Dr Arlie LoughnanDr Arlie Loughnan is the Principal Writer of a new report for the South Australian Attorney General on the issue of defence of mental incompetence.
Genetic disposition and crime   View Summary
6 August 2013
Genetic disposition and crimeResearch by PhD candidate, Allan McCay raises the question of whether links between genetic predisposition, social environments and criminal behaviour should be used in sentencing.
Culture of corruption pervades NSW Inc   View Summary
2 August 2013
Professor Mark FindlayProfessor Mark Findlay writes that we don't need to go back to the Rum Corps to find the roots of political corruption in NSW, following the latest recent ICAC corruption findings against a minister and prominent businessmen.
July 2013
Tax Havens   View Summary
31 July 2013
Professor Graeme CooperProfessor Graeme Cooper comments on the use of offshore tax havens by Australian corporations.
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AO wins the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award   View Summary
31 July 2013
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AOCongratulations to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AO on winning the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award for for excellence in mentoring and teaching.
Professor Barbara McDonald appointed as Commissioner for Privacy Inquiry   View Summary
30 July 2013
Professor Barbara McDonaldAttorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has appointed Professor Barbara McDonald to head the Australian Law Reform Commission's inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era.
Asylum Seekers and Iran   View Summary
26 July 2013
Professor Mary CrockPerhaps if we restored past legal opportunities to reach our shores, however remote, Iranians would be less inclined to travel here via boats, writes Professor Mary Crock.
International and Comparative Criminal Justice - A Critical Introduction   View Summary
25 July 2013
International and Comparative Criminal Justice - A Critical IntroductionThis book by Professor Mark Findlay explores the growing internationalisation of criminal justice as a phenomenon of global governance.
What will happen to gay asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea?   View Summary
25 July 2013
Senthorun Raj (BA 2010, LLB 2012) Papua New Guinea criminalises homosexuality with imprisonment for up to 14 years. Where will this leave refugees persecuted for their identity? PhD student, Senthorun Raj (BA 2010, LLB 2012) writes.
International Family Law   View Summary
22 July 2013
International Family LawProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM and Professor Peter Rose, QC assisted by guest speakers including The Hon Diana Bryant, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia will deliver this August intensive which examines the issues that arise in international family law cases and disputes.
The Refugee Convention and "Border Protection"   View Summary
19 July 2013
Professor Ben SaulThe UN Refugee Convention has its limits but its essential principles remain eternally valid and precious, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Personal Property Securities   View Summary
18 July 2013
Personal Property SecuritiesThis August intensive provides an examination of the rationale and principles which informed the drafting of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
International Court of Justice to decide what science is in whaling case   View Summary
17 July 2013
Associate Professor Tim StephensAssociate Professor Tim Stephens says Australia's legal case against Japan's whaling program requires the International Court of Justice to decide what science is.
Discussing bioethics with the Dalai Lama   View Summary
17 July 2013
Discussing bioethics with the Dalai LamaProfessor Cameron Stewart was part of a panel which discussed bioethics problems with the Dalai Lama in June for the Western Sydney Local Health District.
Advanced Trusts: Theory and Practice   View Summary
4 July 2013
Advanced Trusts: Theory and PracticeThis second semester intensive will be taught by the 2013 McWilliam Visiting Professor in Commercial Law, Professor Richard Nolan of York University, United Kingdom.
Maritime Migration   View Summary
2 July 2013
Professor Mary CrockThe Foreign Minister calling asylum seekers economic refugees is inflammatory and will not make the problem disappear, writes Professor Mary Crock.
2013 McWilliam Visiting Professor in Commercial Law   View Summary
1 July 2013
Sydney Law SchoolSydney Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Richard Nolan will be the 2013 McWilliam Visiting Professor in Commercial Law.
June 2013
The application of safer design principles and crime prevention through environmental design   View Summary
27 June 2013
The Institute of Criminology (IC)The Institute of Criminology (IC) has contributed significantly to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into crime prevention through environmental design.
Australia's case against Japanese whaling before the International Court of Justice   View Summary
27 June 2013
Associate Professor Tim StephensAssociate Professor Tim Stephens comments on Australia's case against Japan's antarctic whaling activities, which is now before the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
The case of Edward Snowden   View Summary
27 June 2013
Professor Ben SaulThe flight of Edward Snowden has again focused attention on the global reach of American security powers, privacy and accountability, and debate about brave whistleblowers or ''traitors," writes Professor Ben Saul.
Corporate Law Judicial Decision-Making Panel   View Summary
27 June 2013
The Ross Parsons Centre is pleased to announce two special Corporate Law events during August.
JuristDiction   View Summary
26 June 2013
JuristDictionThe latest edition of Sydney Law School's magazine for alumni and the legal community includes a special focus on children and the law.
Religion and sexuality shouldn't compete against each other   View Summary
25 June 2013
Senthorun Raj (BA 2010, LLB 2012)Freedom of religion is a human right - but it cannot be used to shield Australian religious institutions from perpetrating discrimination, writes PhD student, Senthorun Raj (BA 2010, LLB 2012).
Alumnus wins Viet Nam National Environment Award    View Summary
21 June 2013
Nguyen Van Duyen (MEL 2001)Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Nguyen Van Duyen (MEL 2001) on winning the Viet Nam National Environment Award.
A reprieve, but the Great Barrier Reef remains on death row   View Summary
21 June 2013
Associate Professor Tim StephensThe Great Barrier Reef may have been spared the indignity of being listed as a World Heritage Area "in danger" this week, but the Reef's woes are just beginning, writes Associate Professor Tim Stephens.
Australia's obligations under The Refugee Convention   View Summary
20 June 2013
Professor Ben SaulWhile it is an imperfect instrument, Australia should do more, not less, than The Refugee Convention requires, argues Professor Ben Saul.
Queen's Birthday Honours   View Summary
17 June 2013
Queen's Birthday HonoursCongratulations to our alumni represented in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Former Dean, Professor James Crawford, SC awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia   View Summary
13 June 2013
Professor James Crawford Sydney Law School would like to congratulate its former Dean, Professor James Crawford, SC on being appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
60 Year Reunion - Class of 1953   View Summary
6 June 2013
60 Year Reunion - Class of 1953Sydney Law School recently hosted its first 60 Year Reunion for the graduating class of 1953.
Dr Mark Leeming, SC appointed to Supreme Court of NSW   View Summary
4 June 2013
Supreme Court of NSWSydney Law School would like to congratulate Dr Mark Leeming, SC (BA 1991, LLB 1993, PhD 1997) on his appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and a judge of appeal.
China's respect for International Law understated   View Summary
4 June 2013
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul challenges the commonly held view of China as a law-breaker in international matters.
Spotlight on Constitutional Law   View Summary
4 June 2013
Professor Anne TwomeyProfessor Anne Twomey was a guest on Midday with Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM recently.
May 2013
The Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) and the Local Government referendum   View Summary
31 May 2013
Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU)Sydney Law School's Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) has developed a page of materials to help members of the public make an informed decision about how to vote in the upcoming local government referendum.
Governing the advertisement of junk food to children   View Summary
29 May 2013
Belinda ReeveSydney Law School PhD candidate Belinda Reeve says the codes that regulate junk food advertising to children have a number of "critical loopholes" in their terms and conditions.
2013 Sydney Law School Prizegiving Ceremony   View Summary
28 May 2013
2013 Sydney Law School Prizegiving CeremonyOn 23 May 2013, the Sydney Law School held its annual Prizegiving Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its outstanding students.
Constitutional Theory   View Summary
27 May 2013
Constitutional TheoryProfessor Wojciech Sadurski teaches this second semester early intensive which examines the theoretical attempts at reconciling commitments to constitutionalism with emphasis on democratic participation.
Academic employment opportunities   View Summary
13 May 2013
Academic employment opportunitiesSydney Law School would like to announce the following employment opportunities of two Lecturer positions plus one Lecturer position in Criminology.
Sydney Law School conducts Constitutional Reform Workshop in Myanmar   View Summary
9 May 2013
Sydney Law School to Conduct Constitutional Reform Workshop in MyanmarA three-day workshop on constitutional reform, under the auspices of the Sydney Law School has just concluded in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), with the participation of representatives of a very wide spectrum of this country's political stakeholders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
QS World University Rankings 2012/2013   View Summary
9 May 2013
QS World University Rankings 2012/2013Sydney Law School has held its position as tenth in the world following the release of the new QS rankings.
Topics in Legal History   View Summary
7 May 2013
Topics in Legal HistoryThis elective unit of study for Sydney LLB and Sydney JD students is taught by James Watson, Barrister, Banco Chambers, Sydney with guest lecturers.
Open disclosure (OD)   View Summary
7 May 2013
Professor Cameron StewartDoctors have been slow to embrace the practice of Open Disclosure (OD) after adverse health care events, despite its implementation in state health policy documents and inclusion in the Medical Board of Australia's code of conduct for doctors, writes Professor Cameron Stewart.
Should we allow Australians to fight in other people's wars?   View Summary
6 May 2013
Professor Ben SaulReports that Australians may be fighting in the Syrian civil war require us to confront the ugly reality of internecine violence, writes Professor Ben Saul.
2013 Distinguished Speakers Program - Professor Harold H. Bruff   View Summary
3 May 2013
Professor Harold H. BruffOn 15th April 2013, Harold Bruff, Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law delivered the Distinguished Speakers Lecture on "The President and Congress: Separation of Powers in the United States of America."
2013 Jessup Moot Competition   View Summary
3 May 2013
2013 Jessup Moot CompetitionSydney Law School would like to thank its donors who gave so generously towards our 2013 Jessup Moot Team.
Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+    View Summary
2 May 2013
Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+ This new book, co-edited by Professor Rosemary Lyster, with contributions by Associate Professors Simon Butt and Tim Stephens, sheds light on the complexity of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).
Contemporary Challenges in Regulating Global Crises   View Summary
2 May 2013
Contemporary Challenges in Regulating Global CrisesProfessor Mark Findlay's new book explains that for the sake of sustainability, human diversity can bond in different ways to achieve fate.
Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties   View Summary
2 May 2013
Commentaries on Selected Model Investment TreatiesProfessor Chester Brown is the editor of the latest instalment in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.
Ethics and the Law for Health Professionals   View Summary
2 May 2013
Ethics and the Law for Health ProfessionalsThis new book co-authored by Professor Cameron Stewart examines the rich and complex ethical issues that characterise health care.
April 2013
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
30 April 2013
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner AnnouncedChristopher Parkin is the recipient of the 2013 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship.
Family law scholars receive international acclaim    View Summary
16 April 2013
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)Professor Patrick Parkinson, AM and Associate Professor Judith Cashmore, AO have been selected to receive the Stanley Cohen Research Award by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
Former High Court judge appointed as Emeritus Professor   View Summary
15 April 2013
The Hon. John Dyson Heydon, QC (BA 1964, LLD 2007)Sydney Law School would like to announce that the Hon. John Dyson Heydon, QC (BA 1964, LLD 2007) has been appointed as Emeritus Professor.
Alumnus wins prestigious scholarship   View Summary
15 April 2013
Chris Beshara (BA 2010, LLB 2012)Congratulations to Chris Beshara (BA 2010, LLB 2012) on winning the Hauser Scholarship at New York University (NYU).
Fabian Gleeson, SC (BEc 1978, LLB 1980, LLM 1987) appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales   View Summary
11 April 2013
Fabian Gleeson, SC (BEc 1978, LLB 1980, LLM 1987)Congratulations to Fabian Gleeson, SC (BEc 1978, LLB 1980, LLM 1987) on his appointment to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
2013 South East Asia Winter School   View Summary
10 April 2013
2013 South East Asia Winter SchoolApplications are open for the 2013 South East Asia Winter School which takes place in Malaysia and Indonesia between 1-12 July 2013.
Eminent Alumni appointed to Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal   View Summary
9 April 2013
James SpigelmanFormer Chief Justice of NSW, James Spigelman, AC (BA 1967, LLB 1971, LLD 2004) and former High Court Justice, Professor William Gummow, AC (BA 1962, LLB 1965, LLM 1970, LLD 1992) have been appointed to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.
The challenges of being a muslim woman in a multicultural society   View Summary
9 April 2013
Dr Ghena Krayem Dr Ghena Krayem writes that articulating the rights of Muslim women requires their voice to be heard, both within the Muslim community itself and also within the wider Australian community.
Welcome to Professor William Gummow, AC   View Summary
4 April 2013
Professor William Gummow, ACSydney Law School is delighted to welcome former High Court Justice, Professor William Gummow, AC (BA 1962, LLB 1965, LLM 1970, LLD 1992) back to the Faculty.
Interview with the Dean   View Summary
4 April 2013
Professor Joellen RileyProfessor Joellen Riley conducted an exclusive interview with the Law Society Journal of New South Wales recently, where she discussed her career.
Master of Law & International Development   View Summary
2 April 2013
The Master of Law & International DevelopmentSydney Law School's new Masters degree recognises the importance of law in international development while building on its reputation as Australia's leading Law School in international, global and transnational law.
March 2013
2014 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
22 March 2013
2014 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideThe 2014 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide is now available to view online or download
Restorative Justice and Emerging Practice   View Summary
21 March 2013
Restorative Justice and Emerging PracticeThe Sydney Institute of Criminology (IC) launched the new book, Restorative Justice and Emerging Practice at a Beyond Punishment seminar recently.
Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks   View Summary
20 March 2013
Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan PeaksRoss Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law is pleased to announce the third edition of Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks, the leading Australian book on the use of schemes of arrangement to effect changes of control of listed and widely held Australian companies.
Essay Prizes: Individual Responsibility and the Law   View Summary
19 March 2013
Essay Prizes: Individual Responsibility and the LawSydney Law School is pleased to announce the new Individual Responsibility & The Law Essay Prizes.
Lessons from the Sovereign Debt Crises: PIGS, FISH and beyond   View Summary
18 March 2013
Jan Job de Vries RobbéThe Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law presents this special seminar on the sovereign debt crises.
Jennifer Hill comments on Corporations and the Capital Markets   View Summary
15 March 2013
Professor Jennifer HillJennifer Hill, who is Professor of Corporate Law and a Director of the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law, recently became an International Commentator for Columbia Law School's newly launched Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets
Australia's role in international commercial arbitration   View Summary
14 March 2013
Professor Luke NottageProfessor Luke Nottage comments on the High Court's decision to dismiss Chinese manufacturer TCL Air Conditioner's challenge to the validity of the nation's legal framework for resolving international disputes.
Economics of Tax Policy   View Summary
14 March 2013
Economics of Tax PolicyProfessor Patricia Apps delivers this October intensive which provides an understanding of the economics of tax design and the evaluation of existing tax and social security systems.
Lecture from author of historic Irish report on child sex abuse   View Summary
12 March 2013
The author of Ireland's landmark report on the Catholic Church's handling of child sex abuse claims this week told a capacity audience at the Sydney Law School of the Irish experience of dealing with these claims.
The 2013 George Winterton Memorial Lecture   View Summary
12 March 2013
Professor George WintertonProfessor Geoffrey Lindell presented the 2013 George Winterton Memorial Lecture on the topic: Judicial review and the dismissal of an elected government in 1975: Then and now?
A conference on the dimensions of property law   View Summary
12 March 2013
A conference on the dimensions of property lawSydney Law School scholars gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Law Faculty Conference, a three-day event that explored the history and evolution of property laws around the world.
Rights laws lose touch with mainstream    View Summary
11 March 2013
Professor Patrick ParkinsonThe federal government's Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill looks as if it is now dead in the water, writes Professor Patrick Parkinson.
International Women's Day: address by Professor Joellen Riley   View Summary
8 March 2013
Professor Joellen RileyDean of Sydney Law School, Professor Joellen Riley gave the following address to mark International Women's Day, 8 March 2013.
The Ben Zygier Review   View Summary
8 March 2013
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul says the Ben Zygier review raises a number of unanswered questions.
February 2013
The Hon. Justice Arthur Emmett appointed to NSW Court of Appeal   View Summary
28 February 2013
The Hon. Justice Arthur EmmettSydney Law School would like to congratulate its Challis Lecturer in Roman Law, The Hon. Justice Arthur Emmett, QC (BA 1964, LLB 1967, LLM 1976, LLD 2009) on his appointment to the NSW Court of Appeal.
International Research Collaboration on Federalism and Tax Harmonisation   View Summary
25 February 2013
International Research Collaboration on Federalism and Tax HarmonisationThe Ross Parson's Centre, represented by Dr Peter Gerangelos, Professor of Constitutional Law at Sydney Law School, was recently involved in a major international research program entitled "Horizontal Tax Coordination within the EU and within States: the Role of the Courts" that was conducted by the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at the University of Vienna and supported by the European Science Funds.
The case of Almario and Varipatis   View Summary
21 February 2013
Professor Barbara McDonaldProfessor Barbara McDonald comments on the case of Mr Luis Almario, who was awarded $350,000 after a Judge found that his GP was negligent.
Should we abolish the States?   View Summary
18 February 2013
Professor Anne TwomeyProfessor Anne Twomey addresses the question as to whether Australia is over-governed?
Justin Thomas Gleeson SC (BA 1982, LLB 1984) appointed as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth   View Summary
15 February 2013
Justin Thomas Gleeson SC (BA 1982, LLB 1984)Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Justin Thomas Gleeson SC (BA 1982, LLB 1984) on his appointment as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth.
2013 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
14 February 2013
2013 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner AnnouncedStephen Lloyd (BA 2008, LLB 2011) is the recipient of the 2013 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
'Prisoner X'   View Summary
14 February 2013
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul says the solitary confinement and lonely death of an Australian, Ben Zygier or 'Prisoner X', in an Israeli prison raises many international law questions.
Sydney Law School Team 2013 National Jessup Champions   View Summary
12 February 2013
Sydney Law School Team 2013 National Jessup ChampionsCongratulations to Sydney Law School's Jessup Team on winning the National competition of the 2013 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Canberra recently.
Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall appointed to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property   View Summary
12 February 2013
Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall Congratulations to Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall on her appointment to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP).
Sydney Law School Alumni Australia Day Honours   View Summary
5 February 2013
Sydney Law SchoolSydney Law School would like to congratulate its alumni who were awarded Australia Day Honours recently.
The proposed Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill   View Summary
1 February 2013
Dr Belinda SmithDr Belinda Smith asks whether the original inclusion of the "offend, insult or intimidate" clause in the proposed Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill and the vociferous debate about it to date has tainted public opinion, even though the Attorney-General has now publicy stated that the government will change or remove it.
January 2013
SCIL Talks: big ideas from our experts in international law   View Summary
31 January 2013
Professor Ben SaulExperts in international law from the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) have presented four intriguing ideas in a series of short videos.
Dean says law students overworked   View Summary
31 January 2013
The Dean, Professor Joellen RileyThe Dean, Professor Joellen Riley says rising university fees could be encouraging law students to take on too much paid work.
Constitutional recognition for Indigenous people   View Summary
25 January 2013
Professor Anne TwomeyProfessor Anne Twomey comments on the Act of Recognition Bill and the planned referendum for 2015.
Sydney Law School in Europe 2013   View Summary
24 January 2013
Sydney Law School in Europe 2013This year's Program includes units in Cambridge, Amsterdam, Berlin and London.
Vale David Coe (BA 1977, LLB 1981)   View Summary
23 January 2013
d Coe (BA 1977, LLB 1981)Sydney Law School is saddened to hear of the passing of David Coe (BA 1977, LLB 1981).
Professor Joellen Riley appointed as Dean of Sydney Law School   View Summary
21 January 2013
Professor Joellen RileySydney Law School's new dean Joellen Riley would like to imbue in her students the deep engagement with the law she experienced while studying at Oxford University in the mid 1990s.
Non-Legality in International Law   View Summary
21 January 2013
Non-Legality in International LawAssociate Professor Fleur Johns' new book is an unprecedented study of that which international lawyers cast outside or against law.
Alumnus to head child abuse inquiry   View Summary
11 January 2013
The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan, AM QC (BA 1971, LLB 1974) The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan, AM QC (BA 1971, LLB 1974) has been appointed to head a royal commission into child sexual abuse.
Section 44 of the Constitution   View Summary
10 January 2013
Professor Anne TwomeyProfessor Anne Twomey comments on the allegations of fraud directed towards former parliamentary Speaker, Peter Slipper.
Single Unit Enrolment 2013   View Summary
10 January 2013
Single Unit Enrolment 2013If you would like to sample postgraduate study but do not wish to commit to an entire degree, you may like to consider Single Unit Enrolment.
Excellence in research   View Summary
7 January 2013
Sydney Law SchoolThe Sydney Law School's research performance has received the highest possible rating of 5 in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia.
The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley, AO appointed President of NSW Court of Appeal   View Summary
2 January 2013
The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley, AO (LLB 1974, LLD 2008)Sydney Law School would like to congratulate The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley, AO (LLB 1974, LLD 2008) on her appointment as President of the NSW Court of Appeal.