Upcoming events

    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    The Australian Academy of Law Queensland 2020 lecture supported by the Selden Society (Australia) presents

     Celebrating Samuel Griffith

    A famous Queenslander, Sir Samuel Walker Griffith GCMG QC was the first Chief Justice of Australia, holding that office from 1903 to 1919. His remarkable life ended in Brisbane 100 years ago on 9 August 1920. It is appropriate that the Queensland annual event of the Academy for 2020 celebrates his achievements. A distinguished panel will discuss interesting and important aspects of Griffith’s life.


    The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes AC

    Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Queensland

    Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor and President

    Griffith University

    John McKenna QC

    Barrister, Brisbane

    Professor Sarah Joseph

    Professor of Law, Griffith Law School

    Dr Raymond Evans

    Distinguished historian

    Registration information can be found on the flyer.

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 378

    The Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law
    Joint Symposium - Online

    The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts. 

    What are the differences between scientific evidence and legal proof—and how do we navigate different types of evidence in Australian courts?

    You are warmly invited to join an online symposium held in collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law.

    Join a panel of experts from scientific and legal fields, chaired by The Hon Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia, as they explore the challenging topic of scientific proof and legal proof.

    Register today to attend this free online event 

    For more information please see the attached flyer.

    • 23 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 248

    World in a Box - 50 years of containerisation in Australia

    Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.45pm
    Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)

    This is a fantastic opportunity for those who have an interest in the development of container shipping and in the law touching it.

    In this online event, you will hear from Martin Orchard,  The Hon Justice Angus Stewart, The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington and the chair, The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO. 

    At this webinar you will see a ten minute extract from a documentary film, World in a Box-50 years of containerisation in Australia, based loosely on the booklet  The Homeward Trade, written by Martin Orchard in 2006 on a commission from Shipping Australia, it gives an account of the transport of cargo between Australia and UK/Europe from the days of sailing ships to container shipping at the beginning of the 21st Century.  

    It is essential for those wishing to attend to register for the event.

    More information can be found on the flyer.

Past events

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
03 Apr 2020 “Judicial Independence – from what and to what end?” Postponed TBA
25 Mar 2020 Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory? Postponed TBA
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 Patron's Address: The Academy and the Courts: what do they mean to each other today?
19 Sep 2019 Michael Coper Roundtable
19 Sep 2019 The Journey of a Restless Advocate: Creating a more Gender Equal Australia
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 Patron's Address - Back to the Future? How Local History, Customs and Traditions are Still Shaping Our Legal Orders
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 Seventh Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance - 'Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity?'
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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