Upcoming events

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Banco Court, Level 13 Law Courts Building, Queen's Square, Sydney
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    The second public debate held by the Australian Academy of Law in its series on Access to Justice, will discuss the topic of 'Overcoming Financial Barriers to Access to Justice.' The discussion will focus on the sources and means by which the justice system is funded and resourced, and how those seeking justice themselves fund the pursuit of their particular claim.

    The debate will be chaired by Dr Warren Mundy, an economist who was the Presiding Commissioner on the 2014 Productivity Commission report on Access to Justice Arrangements, which has made a significant contribution to thinking on this issue.

    The Panel will be held at The Banco Court, Level 13 Law Courts Building, Queen's Square, Sydney on Thursday 26 July 2018.

    Please register by Tuesday 24 July 2018.

    Please see attached flyer for further information.

     

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Federal Court's Ceremonial Court, Level 21 Law Courts Building, Queen's Square, Sydney
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    The Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law will be holding a joint symposium on the topic of 'Are You Sure?'

    This joint symposium sees the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Science come together to present discussions around:

    - Scientific certainty compared with legal certainty, and scientific decision-making compared with decision-making by courts

    - The difference between the scientific assessment of evidence and the assessment of evidence by the courts

    - The different notions of what is evidence and the different timeframes for reaching a decision

    - Cause and effect in science and law

    - Unconscious predispositions (biases) of judges and witnesses

    - The presentation and treatment of expert scientific evidence in the courts

    - Uncertainty as part of certainty

    This event will be held on Thursday 23 August 2018, 5.00pm at the Federal Court's Ceremonial Court, Level 21 Law Courts Building, Queen's Square, Sydney, from 5:00pm.

    Please register by Monday 20 August 2018.

    For further information please see the attached flyer.

     

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nitmiluk Lounge Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin

    The Hon. Robert Shenton French AC will be delivering the Eighth Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance, on the topic of 'Free Speech and the Law on Campus - Do we need a Charter of Rights just for Universities?'

    The Oration will canvass the content and history of concepts of academic freedom and freedom of expression, whether they are under threat and whether special measures are necessary to protect freedom of speech and diversity of views in our institutions of higher learning.

    This event will be held on Monday 17 September 2018 at the Nitmiluk Lounge Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin.

    Please see the attached flyer for further information.


    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 5:15 AM
    • Banco Court, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George Street, Brisbane
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    The Hon Phillip Cummins AM will deliver a lecture on "Litigation Funding: Access and Ethics". Mr Cummins is the Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission which has published its Discussion Paper on "Access to Justice: Litigation Funding and Group Proceedings".

    The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington has agreed to give a commentary. The Australian Law Reform Commission, of which her Honour is the President, is conducting an inquiry into class action proceedings and third party litigation funders.

    The event will be held in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George Street, Brisbane.

    Please see the attached flyer for further information.  

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Court One, Federal Court of Australia, Level 8, Commonwealth Law Courts, 305 William Street Melbourne
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    The Australian Academy of Laws' seventh annual Patron’s Address will be delivered by The Rt. Honourable Dame Sian Elias, GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand. The address will review directions for the future in what may be seen as a period of transitional justice. 

    The seventh annual Patron's Address will be held at Court one, Federal Court of Australia, Level 8, Commonwealth Law Courts, 305 William Street Melbourne on Thursday 18 October 2018

    Please register by Monday 15 October 2018

    Please see the attached flyer for further information. 


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