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Learning about the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) Strategy   View Summary
20 February 2019



Learning about the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) Strategy of John Jay College's National Network of Safe Communities (NNSC)

The IPVI Strategy is a multi-agency response to domestic violence being piloted with police agencies in the US that draws largely from research by the NNSC's director David Kennedy. The IPVI Strategy seeks to remove the burden of preventing IPV from victims; intervene early in the repeat victimisation process; make it clear to even low-level offenders that IPV will not be tolerated; and take special action to deter and, if necessary, incapacitate the most dangerous offenders.

The seminar will focus on outlining the IPVI Strategy, specifically the ideas and research underpinning it, how it works, and the results of trials from across the US. The formal presentations will be followed opportunities for questions and answers, and discussion of the potential value of the IPVI Strategy to the Australian context.


Rachel Teicher is the Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) Strategy at the National Network for Safe Communities. She is responsible for assisting with the management and implementation of the IPVI work. In her role, Ms. Teicher provides direct technical assistance and support for the National Network's partner jurisdictions, which includes strategic advising and data management to sites implementing IPVI and sites interested in reducing serious intimate partner violence.

Kyle Ott is a Data Analyst with the National Network for Safe Communities. He is responsible for conducting analysis and generating regular data reports—both for the National Network's partner jurisdictions and for use by the strategic operations and policy team—to illuminate crime trends and support innovations to core strategies. He will also develop data management and analysis protocols that support the ongoing implementation of the National Network's crime reduction strategies in partner sites.

CPD Points: 1.5

This event is co-hosted by the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) and the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). This event has been made possible by the sponsorship of the AIC.


SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference   View Summary
22 February 2019



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The Sydney Centre for International Law at Sydney Law School is delighted to present the seventh International Law Year in Review Conference, to be held at the Law School on Friday 22 February 2019.

The conference will give participants insight into the latest developments in international law over the preceding year, especially those most salient for Australia.

Speakers at the conference will include leading academics, practitioners and government lawyers, and will provide an in-depth and critical analysis of contemporary developments in international law, in areas including public international law and treaty-making, international criminal law, international environmental law, and international trade and investment law.

Participation will enable lawyers and non-lawyers alike to remain abreast of important trends in international affairs.

Highlights of the day will include:

- a keynote address by Professor Aoife Nolan, of the University of Nottingham, on 'Human Rights and the Risks and Opportunities of (Economic) Crisis'

- a literary lunch with Richard Flanagan, author of "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" (Penguin, 2013, and Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize), and of "First Person" (Penguin, 2017).

VIEW THE DRAFT PROGRAM (pdf) (as at 12 February 2019)

9am - 5.30pm, (registration from 8.45am, cocktail reception follows conference at 5.30pm)

Early bird full day: $175 (until 30 January 2019)
Full day: $200 (from 31 January 2019)
Students full day: $99
Morning session: $100
Afternoon session: $100

CPD points for full day attendance: 7.5

This conference is proudly hosted by the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) at Sydney Law School.


Matt Laffan Memorial Address on Social Justice   View Summary
27 February 2019


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About the event

In March 2009, Sydney Law School alumnus Matt Laffan passed away after he fought and lost the biggest battle of his colourful and active life. On 27 February 2019, Carly Findlay, writer and appearance activist, will deliver a memorial address to celebrate the significant impact Matt made in his short life.

The 2019 address will be jointly co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Australian Human Rights Commission in recognition of the 25th anniversary year of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which ends on 28 February 2019.

1 March 2019 will also mark the 10th anniversary of Matt Laffan's passing.

Matt Laffan had severe disabilities, but he will be remembered most for his impressive abilities. With enormous enthusiasm for life, Matt grabbed opportunities and made the most of them.

About the speaker 

Carly Findlay is an award winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, Say Hello, was released in January 2019. She's editing Growing Up Disabled in Australia. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for publications including ABC, Daily Life and SBS. She was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has appeared on ABC's You Can't Ask That and Cyber Hate with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. She's spoken at Melbourne Writers Festival, the University of Western England and Melbourne University - to name a few. She organised the history making Access to Fashion - a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. She has a Master of Communication and Bachelor of eCommerce. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman - she lives with a rare severe skin condition - Ichthyosis.


Sydney Law School is wheelchair accessible. This lecture will have Auslan Interpreter provision. Casual parking is available under the New Law Building, accessible via Barff Rd (off City Rd or Parramatta Rd) - after 3pm at $2 per hour to maximum of $6. Please use Lifts 1 -2, located centrally in the carpark.

Please notify us of any accessibility requirements you may have so that we can assist you appropriately by calling 9351 0248.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this lecture is equal to 1.5 MCLE/CPD unit.

Employment Relations and the Law 2019 Series   View Summary
13 March 2019


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This popular annual series is made up of 10 evening seminars and provides an introduction to the current regulation of employment and labour relations in Australia.

The dates for the program in 2019 are Wednesday nights from 13 March to 22 May with a break on 24 April.

Topics include: the fundamentals of employer and employee rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act, the common law of employment and anti-discrimination law, as well as the regulation of collective bargaining and industrial action.

Special interest topics include contemporary issues - social media, workplace investigations, vulnerable workers, equality and diversity in work and emerging issues in the gig economy.

Wednesday evenings
13 March to 22 May (no class on 24 April)




13 March

Introduction to the Series

Joellen Riley

20 March

The Contract of Employment

David Chin

27 March

The Fair Work system (NES and Awards)

Jacqui Seeman

3 April

Collective Bargaining

Shae McCrystal

10 April

Vulnerable Workers

Stephen Clibborn

17 April

Termination of Employment

Joellen Riley

24 April



1 May

Discrimination and Equality

Belinda Smith

8 May

Social Media

Elizabeth Raper

15 May

Workplace Investigations

Kate Peterson

22 May

Emerging Issues in the Gig Economy

Joellen Riley

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Seminars will be presented by experts from Sydney Law School and the profession including:
Professor Joellen Riley, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School
Professor Shae McCrystal, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School
Associate Professor Belinda Smith, Sydney Law School
Dr Stephen Clibborn, Sydney Business School

Registration fees (inc GST)
Full Fee Early bird (until 22 February): $990
Full fee (after 22 February): $1,200
Group (3+from the same org.): $900 pp
Sydney Law School Alumni: $792
University of Sydney Staff: $495

Please note: University of Sydney staff receive a 50% discount on the series fees. Please email PLaCE Coordinator for more details and to register.

MCLE/CPD points: 20 (based on 2 points per seminar attended).


Law & Business Downtown Seminar: From FinTech to RegTech to CorpTech   View Summary
16 April 2019



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From FinTech to RegTech to CorpTech

Speaker: Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at Oxford University

Information technologies (IT) such as distributed ledgers, AI and Big Data analytics are disrupting financial services markets and laying out new challenges and opportunities for regulators. They are also bound to improve information flows and processing within our economies main players, namely corporations. So much so that some claim that the role of boards will fundamentally change, shifting back from monitoring to advisory or losing relevance in favour of shareholder direct oversight of management. The reports of the impending demise of monitoring boards, however, are greatly exaggerated. This is due both to new technologies' current and predictable limitations and to the inherent features of corporation governance and the agency problems between shareholders and their agents. While a refocus of boards on IT oversight and, in some areas, direct management is predictable and advisable, boards of directors will continue to play a key role in the control of agency costs within corporations. At the same time, they face increased liability risks in jurisdictions where duty of care violations are enforced.

About the speaker
Luca Enriques is the Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and a European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) Research Fellow. He is a coauthor of The Anatomy of Corporate Law (3rd ed., 2017) and of Principles of Financial Regulation (2016). He has published widely in the fields of corporate law, securities regulation, and banking law. He has held visiting positions, among others, at Harvard Law School, where he was Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems (2012-13), the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, the Instituto de Impresa (Madrid), and the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya. Between 2007 and 2012 he was a commissioner at Consob, the Italian securities market authority. Before joining the Oxford Faculty of Law, he was Professor of Law at the University of Bologna (2002-07) and at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (2013-14), and a consultant to Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (2003-07).

Commentator: TBC

Chair: TBC


Registration(GST inclusive)
Full fee: $77
Sydney Law School alumni: $66
Sydney Law School full time student: $44
Group 3+: $55


CPD Points: 1


Other upcoming Law & Business Downtown Seminars:
The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal - German, European and US-American Implications
Monday 11 February, 5.30-6.45pm
Speaker: Speaker: Professor Thomas M.J. Möllers, University of Augsburg

The Law & Business Downtown seminar series is organised by Professor Jennifer Hill, Director of the Law & Business Program, Professor of Corporate Law, The University of Sydney Law School.


3 July 2019 to 5 July 2019



Food Governance Conference Page


Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre will host the second Food Governance Conference in 2019.

Opening public oration: Hilal Elver, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Everybody eats; it is the key to our survival, but food also has the potential to compromise health. The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.

In conjunction with the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney Law School will be hosting the second Food Governance Conference from 3 - 5 of July 2019. The Food Governance Conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address food system challenges or contribute to them at local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as food security, food safety, food sustainability, equity and social justice in global food systems, and nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity, and noncommunicable disease.

While food-specific law and regulation will be a key focus of the Food Governance Conference, it will consider how broader legislative and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to a nutritious, equitable, and sustainable food supply, including economic, trade, and intellectual property regimes.

The conference takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach, in the hope of highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, and to create new opportunities for collaboration between researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the related fields of food safety, security, and sustainability, and diet-related health.


Head to the Food Governance Conference page for full information



Closed workshops: Wednesday 3 July, 2019 (expressions of interest will be sought for running a workshop)

Opening public oration: 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Main days of the conference: Thursday 4 July - Friday 5 July, 2019

Early bird registration closes: Friday 3 May, 2019

Abstract submissions: 

Abstract submission open: Monday September 10, 2018

Abstract submission closes: Friday February 22, 2019

Notification to authors: Friday 29 March, 2019


More information and submission of abstracts


Registration fees (GST included):

Early bird full fee: $160 (until 3 May 2019)

Full fee: $200 (from 4 May 2019)

Sydney Law School alumni/students: $120

Day rates: $100 per day


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