2014 News archive

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September 2014
Postgraduate Week Information Evening 2014   View Summary
23 September 2014
The 2015 Sydney Law School Postgraduate GuideRegister to attend our Information Session on 7 October during Postgraduate Week.
The Boston Consulting Group Scholarship   View Summary
9 September 2014
Leah ZinonosCongratulations to Commerce/Law student, Leah Zinonos on winning the Boston Consulting Group's Scholarship for 2014.
Sydney Law School Open Day Art Installation   View Summary
9 September 2014
Sydney Law School Open Day Art InstallationIf you missed the Law Art Installation at Open Day check out this video on how it was put together.
August 2014
The art of law   View Summary
28 August 2014
The law of artA special art installation for Open Day aims to shed light on law as an integral part of our domestic and international character.
2014 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) Information Session   View Summary
28 August 2014
2014 Sydney Juris Doctor Information SessionWe invite you to attend a special information session on Sydney Law School's Juris Doctor intake for 2015, which takes place on Wednesday, 17 September 2014.
Vale Leslie Zines AO   View Summary
19 August 2014
Vale Leslie Zines AOIt is with sadness that we note the passing earlier this year of Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO, one of Sydney Law School's most distinguished alumni.
Open Day 2014   View Summary
19 August 2014
Open Day 2014Discover more about studying at Sydney Law School during Open Day on Saturday, 30 August 2014.
Regulation of Market Manipulation and Abuse   View Summary
14 August 2014
Regulation of Market Manipulation and AbuseExamine the key concepts at the heart of capital market regulation in this intensive unit, commencing 16 August.
Success in the Shine Torts Moot   View Summary
5 August 2014
Shine Torts Moot TeamFor the second year running, a team from Sydney Law School has won Shine Torts Moot Competition.
Law of Agency   View Summary
4 August 2014
Law of AgencySydney Law School is pleased to welcome Professor Francis Reynolds and Professor Peter Watts, foremost authorities on the law of agency, to teach in the postgraduate program for 2014.
Regulatory Worlds   View Summary
4 August 2014
Regulatory WorldsThis new book co-authored by Professor Mark Findlay takes up the challenge to design regulatory thinking for a global future beyond wealth and growth, and towards social sustainability.
Alumnus appointed Chief Judge of the NSW District Court   View Summary
1 August 2014
The Hon. Judge Derek Price, AMCongratulations to The Hon. Judge Derek Price, AM (LLB 1972, LLM 1975) on his appointment as Chief Judge of the District Court of New South Wales.
July 2014
Our Researchers Lead the Way   View Summary
24 July 2014
Associate Professor Tim StephensCongratulations to Associate Professor Tim Stephens and Dr Jacqueline Mowbray on their recent Research Fellowship success.
Can investors bank on financial gatekeepers after sector scandals?   View Summary
24 July 2014
Professor Jennifer PayneIn her Ross Parsons Lecture in Corporate Law this Thursday evening, Professor Jennifer Payne from Oxford University will examine the role of financial gatekeepers in the post-GFC era.
Mooting success at the Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) competitions   View Summary
21 July 2014
SULS ALSAThe Sydney University Law Society (SULS) recently returned from a week of landmark successes at the Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) competitions in Brisbane.
Eat, drink and be sedentary: unhealthy living a law unto itself   View Summary
10 July 2014
Professor Lawrence O. Gostin.Professor Lawrence O. Gostin of Georgetown University has advised the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its member states about tackling non-communicable diseases through public health law and on July 17 he will speak at Sydney Law School about how governments can meet the challenge.
2014 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award   View Summary
4 July 2014
2014 Prime Minister's Australia Asia AwardCongratulations to final year Arts (Media & Communications)/Law student, Philip Chan on winning the 2014 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award.
Who's Afraid of the Nanny State?   View Summary
4 July 2014
Who's Afraid of the Nanny State?Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre recently co-hosted an interdisciplinary conference entitled Who's Afraid of the Nanny State? Freedom, regulation, and the nation's health.
June 2014
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice   View Summary
30 June 2014
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and PracticeCommencing 4 August 2014, this intensive course examines the social responsibilities of corporations.
Climate Disaster Law - A World First   View Summary
30 June 2014
Climate Disaster LawIn July, Sydney Law School is offering the world's first postgraduate Climate Disaster Law unit of study.
Crossing New Legal Frontiers   View Summary
24 June 2014
Crossing New Legal FrontiersSydney Law School is pleased to announce its new publication, Crossing New Legal Frontiers: Our Leaders Make a Difference.
What next for jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste?   View Summary
24 June 2014
Professor Ben Saul.The seven-year jail sentence meted out to Australian journalist Peter Greste by an Egyptian court has been rightly condemned, writes Professor Ben Saul in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Professor Cameron Stewart coaches Championship Rugby side   View Summary
24 June 2014
Professor Cameron StewartProfessor Cameron Stewart recently co-coached the Central Coast Under 17s Rugby Union side to victory at both the Country Championships and the NSW State Championships.
Public International Law Moot   View Summary
23 June 2014
Public International Law MootSydney University Law Society (SULS) and the Sydney Law School were honoured to welcome the Hon. Justice Susan Crennan AC to judge the Grand Final of the Public International Law Moot recently.
Postgraduate Course Advisory Fair   View Summary
20 June 2014
Postgraduate Course Advisory FairAttend this special information session and talk to our experts about your study options for semester 2 2014.
How can Thailand break the cycle of coups?   View Summary
18 June 2014
Professor Andrew Harding of the National University of Singapore.Hopes for stable and democratic government in Thailand will remain dim until competing factions put aside differences and respect its constitution, a leading expert on Asian law says.
Professor Wojciech Sadurski part of opening panel for World Congress of Constitutional Law   View Summary
13 June 2014
Professor Wojciech SadurskiProfessor Wojciech Sadurski will be part of the opening panel of the World Congress of Constitutional Law, to be held in Oslo, Norway, from 16 June 2014.
Queen's Birthday Honours   View Summary
13 June 2014
University of SydneyCongratulations to our alumni who were represented in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
Australia's changed stance on east Jerusalem   View Summary
11 June 2014
Professor Ben Saul.Australia's new view is starkly at odds with the true status of east Jerusalem under international law - and to dismiss 'historical events' as unhelpful is astonishingly foolish, writes Professor Ben Saul in The Guardian.
Dishonourable honours   View Summary
10 June 2014
Prime Minister Tony Abbott.History has shown imperial honours can become burdens on the recipients and a millstone around the neck of the donor, writes Professor of Constitutional Law, Anne Twomey.
Alumna wins 2014 Lionel Murphy Scholarship   View Summary
10 June 2014
Congratulations to Megan Caristo (BA 2006, LLB 2010) on winning the 2014 Lionel Murphy Scholarship.Congratulations to Megan Caristo (BA 2006, LLB 2010) on winning the 2014 Lionel Murphy Scholarship.
Genes made me do it: genetics, responsibility and criminal law   View Summary
5 June 2014
Dr Arlie Loughnan.It's not much of an exaggeration to say we're in the midst of a crisis in criminal responsibility, writes Dr Arlie Loughnan.
Obama's plan for coal power delivers on health and climate   View Summary
3 June 2014
Professor Rosemary Lyster.Professor Rosemary Lyster assesses the latest instalment in US President Barack Obama's "Climate Action Plan", in an article for The Conversation.
May 2014
2014 Prizegiving Ceremony   View Summary
30 May 2014
2014 Prizegiving CeremonyOn 22 May 2014, the Sydney Law School held its annual Prizegiving Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its outstanding students.
White Collar and Corporate Crime   View Summary
27 May 2014
White Collar and Corporate CrimeThis new second semester intensive examines the research and critical debate on white collar and corporate crime.
Islamic Family Law in Australia   View Summary
27 May 2014
Islamic Family Law in AustraliaThis new book by Dr Ghena Krayem questions the assumption that accommodating the needs of Australian Muslims requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system.
Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards   View Summary
26 May 2014
30 Under 30 AwardsCongratulations to our alumni who were among the award winners and finalists at the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards recently.
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Video Series   View Summary
23 May 2014
Professor Chester BrownOur Staff Spotlight Video Series concludes with our expert in International Arbitration, Professor Chester Brown.
The Master of International Law   View Summary
23 May 2014
The Master of International LawThe Master of International Law is Sydney Law School's flagship qualification in transnational, comparative and international law.
Adjunct Faculty for Law & Business represented in Australia's Best Lawyers   View Summary
23 May 2014
Law and Business Program 2014Sydney Law School would like to congratulate members of our Visiting Law and Business Faculty who were recently named as part of Australia's Best Lawyers.
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Video Series   View Summary
14 May 2014
Professor Rosemary LysterOur Staff Spotlight Video Series continues with our expert in Climate and Environmental Law, Professor Rosemary Lyster.
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Videos   View Summary
8 May 2014
Professor John StumblesOur Staff Spotlight Video Series continues with our expert in Banking and Finance Law, Professor John Stumbles.
Awards double for leading legal couple   View Summary
8 May 2014
Professors Mary Crock and Ron McCallumThey work together and share their lives together. Professors Mary Crock and Ron McCallum even win awards together.
Alumna wins 2014 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarship   View Summary
7 May 2014
Chelsea TabartCongratulations to Chelsea Tabart (LLB 2012), winner of the 2014 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarship.
2014 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program   View Summary
6 May 2014
2014 Sydney Law School Postgraduate ProgramFind out more about our Postgraduate Program for 2014.
Alumna wins 2014 John Monash Scholarship and Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship   View Summary
6 May 2014
May SamaliCongratulations to May Samali (BEc&SocSci 2009, LLB 2011) on winning the General Sir John Monash Scholarship and the Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship from the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Protecting refugees with disabilities   View Summary
1 May 2014
Professor Ben Saul meets refugees in Uganda.University of Sydney researchers are charting disabilities amongst refugees in six countries to prepare recommendations to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Law of Not-For-Profits   View Summary
1 May 2014
Law of Not-For-ProfitsExamine Australia's legal regime regarding the regulation and governance of not-for-profit ("NFP") entities in this second semester unit of study.
Developments in Corporate Governance - East Meets West   View Summary
1 May 2014
Developments in Corporate Governance - East Meets WestThis two day conference discusses key developments in the field of corporate governance in Australia, the United States and Asia.
April 2014
Spin on the crime beat: the rise of police PR   View Summary
30 April 2014
Police tape.Police PR is increasingly bypassing traditional news outlets by turning to social media and reality television, according to Associate Professor Murray Lee.
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Videos   View Summary
29 April 2014
Professor Jennifer HillOur Staff Spotlight Video Series continues with our expert in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law, Professor Jennifer Hill.
Jacqueline Gleeson, SC appointed to Federal Court of Australia   View Summary
28 April 2014
Jacqueline Gleeson, SCSydney Law School would like to congratulate Jacqueline Gleeson, SC (BA 1987, LLB 1989, LLM 2005) on her appointment as Judge to the Federal Court of Australia.
Sydney Law School co-hosts expert consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and the law   View Summary
17 April 2014
Sydney Law School and the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating DisordersSydney Law School and the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney have co-hosted an expert consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and the law with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Videos   View Summary
17 April 2014
Professor Graeme CooperOur Staff Spotlight Video Series continues with our expert in Taxation Law, Professor Graeme Cooper.
Corporate Innovation and Abuse   View Summary
16 April 2014
Corporate Innovation and AbuseApply now for this June intensive taught by two of the world's leading experts in Corporate Securities and Finance Law.
The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2015   View Summary
16 April 2014
Victoria EastwoodThinking of applying for the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) in 2015?
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Videos   View Summary
9 April 2014
Professor Gail MasonOur Staff Spotlight Video Series continues with our expert in Criminology, Criminal Law and Hate Crime, Professor Gail Mason.
Welcome to Professional Plus+   View Summary
7 April 2014
Sydney Law School Professional Plus+Sydney Law School has a new home for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
4 April 2014
Sydney Law SchoolDavid Birch is the recipient of the 2014 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. David was selected from an outstanding list of candidates and intends to apply the scholarship towards studying an LLM at the University of Cambridge.
2014 Law and Business Seminar Program   View Summary
4 April 2014
2014 Law and Business Seminar ProgramThe Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law is proud to announce the 2014 Law and Business Seminar Program.
Sydney Law School Staff Spotlight Video Series   View Summary
1 April 2014
Staff Spotlight Video SeriresThis new initiative showcases the Law School's individual staff members, their research interests and areas of expertise.
Plain English in Legal Writing   View Summary
1 April 2014
Plain English in Legal WritingApply now for one of the last remaining places for this intensive offshore unit, taught at Robinson College, Cambridge.
March 2014
Australia's Guantanamo Problem   View Summary
28 March 2014
Barbed WireOn a remote, sunny island, some 52 people have been detained for up to nearly five years without trial on secret evidence, with no prospect of release, said Professor Ben Saul in The New York Times.
Sydney Law School to hear proposals for new digital privacy laws   View Summary
27 March 2014
Sydney Law School to hear proposals for new digital privacy lawsProposals for new laws to protect individuals from invasions of privacy in the digital age will be outlined at Sydney Law School this evening.
Sydney Law Review shapes public discussion about the conduct of Queensland's Attorney-General   View Summary
27 March 2014
Sydney Law ReviewSydney Law Review has published an article that has received media coverage after it found Queensland's law reforms wanting.
Why the cosmetic surgery industry needs a makeover   View Summary
26 March 2014
Cosmetic SurgeryCosmetic surgery has seemingly never been more popular but Australians who go under the knife here or overseas have little protection or recourse when things go wrong, according to PhD candidate, Louise Cauchi.
Single Unit Study 2014   View Summary
24 March 2014
Single Unit Enrolment (SUE) 2014Under Single Unit Study, for a discounted rate, you can attend classes for all relevant units and still earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) points without undertaking the assessment.
Alumna wins Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award 2014   View Summary
20 March 2014
Sarah RamwellCongratulations to Sarah Ramwell (BA 2005, LLB 2007) on winning the Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award 2014.
How does Australia's crime rate compare to other nations   View Summary
18 March 2014
Garner ClanceyGarner Clancey from the Sydney Institute of Criminology discusses Australia's crime rate and how it compares to other nations.
How does Australia's crime rate compare to other nations   View Summary
18 March 2014
Garner ClanceyGarner Clancey from the Sydney Institute of Criminology discusses Australia's crime rate and how it compares to other nations.
Processing refugees: they get the hits, we get the myths    View Summary
12 March 2014
Professor Ben SaulOffshore processing is a cruel method of dealing with asylum seekers. There are alternatives, writes Professor Ben Saul.
2014 Individual Responsibility and the Law Essay Prizes   View Summary
10 March 2014
2014 Individual Responsibility and the Law Essay PrizesApplications are now open for the 2014 Individual Responsibility and the Law Essay Prizes.
2015 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
7 March 2014
2015 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideThe 2015 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide is now available.
Is Australia responsible for asylum seekers detained on Manus Island?   View Summary
5 March 2014
Professor David KinleyProfessor David Kinley comments in the aftermath of the incident involving asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre on 17 February 2014.
Black-market lottery: organ donation and the international transplant trade    View Summary
5 March 2014
Organ Donation RatesEstimates suggest more than two million people worldwide would benefit from an organ transplant. While the donation rates vary greatly between countries, the contrast between the increasing numbers of people in need and the inadequate numbers of organs being donated mean many will die while they wait.
The battle for legal legitimacy in Crimea   View Summary
4 March 2014
Professor Ben SaulThe legality of Russia's military incursion into Crimea is as much a question about power as it is about legal principle, and that's where the claims of legitimacy ultimately fall down, writes Professor Ben Saul.
February 2014
Sydney Law School and Australian Securities and Investments Commission convene successful Seminar   View Summary
27 February 2014
Sydney Law School and Australian Securities and Investments Commission convene successful SeminarOn Thursday 20 February 2014, Sydney Law School and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission held a successful joint seminar on Market Manipulation.
UN condemns 'Australia's Guantanamo Bay'   View Summary
26 February 2014
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul comments on a United Nations assessment which has found Australia guilty of almost 150 violations of international law for indefinitely detaining refugees.
QS World University Rankings 2013/2014   View Summary
26 February 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013/2014Sydney Law School has been ranked thirteenth in the world following the release of the new QS rankings.
2014 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
25 February 2014
Daniel WardDaniel Ward is the recipient of the 2014 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
Organ Donation Rates website launches during Donate Life Week 2014   View Summary
25 February 2014
The Network for Bodies, Organs and Tissues (NBOT)The Network for Bodies, Organs and Tissues (NBOT) at Sydney Law School has launched a first-of-its-kind website that provides data on organ donation rates around the world, coinciding with Donate Life Week 2014.
Asylum Seekers and Detention   View Summary
21 February 2014
Professor Ben SaulDetention has long been the norm in Australia too. But this week the Abbott government quietly confirmed its very worst form - indefinite detention of recognised refugees, writes Professor Ben Saul
The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement   View Summary
18 February 2014
Professor Luke NottageProfessor Luke Nottage comments on what many trade experts are calling one of the best agreements Australia has struck.
Schapelle Corby   View Summary
18 February 2014
Associate Professor Simon ButtSchapelle Corby now needs to choose very carefully between the Australian media circus and Indonesian law, writes Associate Professor Simon Butt.
Corporate Governance and the "two strikes rule"   View Summary
17 February 2014
Professor Jennifer HillProfessor Jennifer Hill says problems at giant retailer David Jones show how institutional investors are now prepared to use a "two strikes rule" to enforce corporate governance standards generally.
Equity Financing   View Summary
14 February 2014
Equity FinancingConvened by Professor Jennifer Hill, this unit will be taught by up to ten legal practitioners with experience in private legal practice, the Bar and the Judiciary.
US Corporate Law   View Summary
14 February 2014
US Corporate LawThis early intensive unit, commencing 20 February, delivers an understanding of the structure and operation of US corporate law and corporate governance.
Navy burns: the government's obligation to investigate   View Summary
10 February 2014
Professor Ben SaulProfessor Ben Saul examines the Government's response to allegations that asylum seekers were mistreated and had their hands deliberately burnt by Australian Navy personnel.
Inaugural Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program   View Summary
10 February 2014
â¢	Law School staff and SULS join together to help facilitate Universityâs inaugural Wingara Mura â BAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from as far as Darwin and the Torres Strait's Thursday Island spent a week in Sydney recently for the University of Sydney's inaugural Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program.
SECRECY, LAW AND SOCIETY 2-DAY WORKSHOP   View Summary
8 February 2014
A two-day workshop to investigate the legal and socio-legal dimensions of secrecy
Secrecy, Law and Society   View Summary
5 February 2014
Secrecy, Law and SocietyThis two-day workshop will examine how a 'culture of security' ushered in after 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and national security.
Constitutional crisis: Australia's dirty fingerprints are all over Nauru's system   View Summary
4 February 2014
Professor Ben SaulNauru has become an Australian satellite, a quasi-dependency acting under our close control. And in the process, it has contaminated Nauru's own conceptions of the rule of law, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Israel, Palestine, Australia and the Law of Occupation   View Summary
4 February 2014
Professor Ben SaulAustralia's new position on Israel's settlements in Palestine contradicts almost 50 years of international consensus in the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council and the International Court of Justice, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Law and Business 2014   View Summary
3 February 2014
Law and Business 2014Sydney Law School is pleased to announce its Law and Business Program for 2014.
Plain English in Legal Writing   View Summary
3 February 2014
Plain English in Legal WritingEmeritus Professor Peter Butt teaches this offshore postgraduate intensive at Robinson College, Cambridge in late April/early May.
January 2014
Workplace Bargaining   View Summary
31 January 2014
Workplace BargainingCommencing 3 March 2014, this unit examines workplace bargaining within the context of collective bargaining models used overseas and Australia's international obligations.
Sydney Law Schools Students Participate in Law Without Walls 2014   View Summary
8 January 2014
Law Without Walls (LWOW)Two outstanding Sydney Law School students Tiernan Christensen and Onur Saygin have been selected to take part in the exclusive Law Without Walls (LWOW) program in 2014.
The Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition   View Summary
8 January 2014
Mark Peters and Dean of Law, University of SydneySydney Law School recently hosted the grand final of the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition between Warners Bay High School and Chevalier College, Bowral