Upcoming events

    • 19 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Perth

    Recent Legal Developments

    [Fellow only event]

    The Academy invites all Fellows to this Roundtable seminar, to be held at the Federal Court, Perth. If you will be in Perth on Monday 19 April 2021, 5pm.

    Listen to the three distinguished speakers, who each will discuss their choice of recent legal developments. Refreshments will be available.

    Take this opportunity to meet with other Fellows of the Australian Academy of Law.

    Please register by Thursday 15th April 2021

    More information can be found in the flyer.

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Adelaide

    The New Court of Appeal for South Australia

    DATE:      Wednesday, 28 April 2021
    TIME:      5.00pm – 6.15pm
    PLACE:  Supreme Court of South Australia
    Mary Kitson Room
    1 Gouger Street, Adelaide

    From the beginning of this year, South Australia has a new Court of Appeal which replaces the previous system of a “rotating” Full Court.  This represents a significant change in the Court structure in South Australia.

    Academy fellows and the profession are warmly invited to attend in person (Limit of 50)

    Refreshments will be served following the event.

    Members of the public can only attend via online platform once registered

    Registration is essential, register here.

    For more information please see the flyer.

    • 05 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Canberra

    Michael Coper Roundtable 2021

    Integrity Commissions - Role and Powers 

    The next Michael Coper Roundtable for this year, to be held at the High Court from 5 to 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 May. The speaker is the Hon Murray Kellam QC, former Judge of the Victorian Court of Appeal and acting Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT when he presided over the retrial of David Eastman. He was also Chief Commissioner of the Tasmanian Integrity Commission from 2010 to 2015.

    Murray will look at the proposed Commonwealth Commission against the prism of the experience of existing Australian bodies and the legislation under which they are established.

    This is a member only event. If you will be in Canberra on 5 May and would like to attend please register by Friday,  30 April 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the maximum number of attendees is 20. You are asked to arrive early as only 2 people are permitted in the lift at the one time and you will be required to check in using the QR code from the Canberra App or otherwise provide contact details.

    We look forward to your participation on 5 May.

Past events

29 Mar 2021 First Michael Coper Roundtable 2021
27 Mar 2021 10th Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance [2021]
02 Mar 2021 Public Confidence, Apprehended Bias, and the Modern Judiciary
22 Feb 2021 Regulatory Enforcement of Directors' Obligations
15 Dec 2020 The Tuning Cymbal: Selected Papers and Speeches of Robert French
19 Nov 2020 Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory?
28 Oct 2020 The Legal Implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 9th Annual Patron's Address - Her Excellency the Hon. Margaret Beazley AC QC
14 Oct 2020 Justice in the Hood?: The Potential of the Community Justice Centre Model for Western Australia
23 Sep 2020 World in a Box - 50 years of containerisation in Australia
19 Aug 2020 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
11 Aug 2020 Celebrating Samuel Griffith
07 Jul 2020 COVID-19: The Impacts on Lawyers, Law Schools and the Courts
24 Jun 2020 Making Judges in Commonwealth Judiciaries
18 Jun 2020 Michael Coper Roundtable - Thursday 18 June 2020
27 Feb 2020 Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law - Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?
19 Feb 2020 Michael Coper Roundtable - Wednesday 19 February 2020
31 Oct 2019 8th Annual Patron's Address - The Hon. Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC
19 Sep 2019 Michael Coper Roundtable
19 Sep 2019 9th Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance [2019] Darwin
04 Sep 2019 Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world
31 Aug 2019 Annual Essay Prize 2019
22 Aug 2019 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
09 May 2019 Members only - How Government Should Best Get its Legal Advice
02 Apr 2019 Members Only - A Day in the Life of a Federal Court Judge
25 Mar 2019 The Hayne Royal Commission: Implications for Lawyers?
01 Mar 2019 The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University
15 Jan 2019 A Tale of Two Ships: the Tampa and the Afghan
29 Nov 2018 Islands and their Entitlements
28 Nov 2018 Book Launch: The Future of Australian Legal Education
27 Nov 2018 Overcoming Non-Financial Barriers to Access to Justice
22 Nov 2018 Postponed Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law – Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?
08 Nov 2018 Criminal Law fit for a continent? I don't think so.
18 Oct 2018 7th Annual Patron's Address - The Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias, GNZM
11 Oct 2018 Emerging Scholars Evening
04 Oct 2018 Litigation Funding: Access and Ethics
02 Oct 2018 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are we Asking Too Much of the International Criminal Court?'
17 Sep 2018 Eighth Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance - 'Free Speech and the Law on Campus'
23 Aug 2018 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
26 Jul 2018 Overcoming Financial Barriers to Access to Justice
27 Jun 2018 Members Only Event: Eyes on the Spies
30 Apr 2018 Access to Justice: The Breadth of the Concept of Justice
15 Mar 2018 Public Lecture - 'The Federal Court and The Constitution'
29 Nov 2017 'Rationality and reason in administrative law – would a roll of the dice be just as good?'
20 Nov 2017 How to be ethical in the practice of the law: can it be taught?
01 Nov 2017 'The Rule of Law in a Post Truth Environment'
23 Oct 2017 'Corporations and Corporate Insolvency Jurisdiction of the Federal Court – From Passer-by to Chameleon Lodger'
25 Sep 2017 Patron's Address - 'The International Court of Justice as a Working Court'
19 Sep 2017 7th Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance [2017]
17 Jul 2017 'Bringing Science, Technology and Law Together to Solve the Illegal Fishing Challenge'
20 Jun 2017 Ethics in the practice of law: a profession, a business or both?
04 Apr 2017 An Ethics Hypothetical - the gap between what the community expects and what the law and its personnel and institutions can deliver
08 Feb 2017 Australian Academy of Law Public Lecture
10 Nov 2016 Australian Academy of Law 2016 Symposium
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