Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference: Stability and Transformation
31 October 2013 to 1 November 2013
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STABILITY AND TRANFORMATION
"Change is the only constant" (Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 535-475 BC)
Legal principles, practices, institutions and scholarship are characterised by stability and transformation, and by the interplay between them. Law both responds to and shapes social, economic and political transformations, while the rule of law connotes stability and continuity. As legal scholars, are we rule-bound, rational or radical? Are our lenses microscopic, telescopic or panoramic? And what is the role of law in the context of shifting alliances and emerging priorities?
The Committee invites research students in law and related disciplines (including sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political economy, history, economics and business) to submit paper proposals that engage with the conference theme.
We encourage you to interpret the theme widely and creatively: to apply it to your experience of scholarship, to your particular research area, or to current national and global events.
The conference will take place at the New Law School Building, University of Sydney. Day One will include the keynote address and concurrent presentation sessions. Day Two will run as a half day and will include discussion sessions on aspects of the PhD experience facilitated by leading academics. Research students are welcome to attend without presenting.
2013 Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rosalind Croucher President, Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)
Professor Rosalind Croucher was first appointed to the ALRC as a full-time Comissioner on 5 February 2007, joining the Commission after a distinguished period of 25 years in University teaching and management, most recently as Dean of Law at Macquarie University (from 1999). Prior to this she was a member of the Law Faculties of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Professor Croucher served as Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (2002), Vice President (Western Pacific), International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (1998-2005), Chair of the Scientific Committee for the World Congress of Medical Law 2004 and on the Program Committee for the 8th biennial conference of the International Association of Women Judges, 2006, for which she was also 'Rapporteur'.
Cost: $25 (incl GST)
Contact: Postgraduate Law Research Students Committee