2014 News archive

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April 2014
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).
2014 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program   View Summary
4 April 2014
2014 Sydney Law School Postgraduate ProgramFind out more about our Postgraduate Program for 2014.
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.
Law of Economic Integration in the European Union   View Summary
13 March 2014
LAWS6982 Law of Economic Integration in the EUThis second semester intensive unit of study focuses on the most important issues of European Economic Law and examines especially constitutional law elements of the European legal order.
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