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    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online
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    The Australian Academy of Law is very pleased to host this event on Judicial Independence, a topic which is fundamental to the rule of law, internationally and in Australia.

    The two distinguished speakers are:


    Judge José Matos: the current president of the International Association of Judges.  Judge Matos is visiting  Australia and will be speaking on challenges to judicial independence, including the current situations in Poland, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Judge Matos has been a judge since 1990 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Porto, Portugal in 2012. Since 2021 he has been President of the Court of Appeal Court of Porto (Tribunal da Relação do Porto). He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Judicial Integrity Network of the United Nations.


    Justice Jacqueline Gleeson: High Court of Australia. Justice Gleeson will consider what Australian judges might learn from challenges to judicial independence in foreign jurisdictions.  Justice Gleeson was appointed to the High Court of Australia in March 2021, having been a judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 2014. 

    Date: Monday, 22 August 2022

    Time: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

    Location: Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online

    Further information can be found in the flyer

    If you would like additional information please email:

    AALSecretariat@academyoflaw.org.au

    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ACST)
    • Court 1, Supreme Court of South Australia, 1 Gouger Street, Adelaide and online
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    Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Criminal)

    Following the very successful public event the Australian Academy of Law held in November 2021, where the heads of the civil courts of appeal discussed with each other common issues, which you can see here: Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Civil) - Banco Court, 3/11/21 - YouTube

    With the support of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts, the AAL is holding a similar event for intermediate criminal courts of appeal.

    Please register to hear from the heads and other senior judges of Australia’s intermediate courts of appeal (criminal jurisdiction), who will discuss with each other common issues arising from the operation of these courts.

    Topics to be discussed include: the volume of cases; case management of large appeals; priorities in the hearing of cases; management of bail applications; interlocutory applications, the giving of reasons; the place for ex-tempore judgments; written submissions; oral submissions; consistency within and between courts; legal aid and litigants in person

    Further information can be found on the flyer

    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM (AWST)
    • online
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    The Palmer Act: The Rule of Law Under State Constitutions

    Thursday, 15 September 2022 (online) 5 pm (Perth)

    The Australian Academy of Law and Australian Association of Constitutional Law (WA Chapter) is delighted to host this event, chaired by Professor Sarah Murray

    Dr Murray Wesson and Dr Paul Burgess will discuss the broad theoretical basis of what the rule of law is, the status of the rule of law in Australian constitutional law; how the rule of law featured in the submissions in Palmer v The State of Western Australia [2021] HCA 31 and Mineralogy v The State of Western Australia [2021] HCA 30; and how these issues were ultimately resolved by the High Court.

    Speakers:

    Dr Murray Wesson is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School, University of Western Australia. His teaching and research focus on constitutional law, human rights law and legal theory. He has published particularly on the implied freedom of political communication in Australian constitutional law and social and economic rights in South African constitutional law. He has previously taught at the University of Leeds, the Central European University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Dr Paul Burgess is interested in all things related to the rule of law. In doing this, he works within and is interested in legal theory, legal history, political theory, public law, economics, and constitutional theory. Paul teaches in Public Law as well as several subjects related to Artificial Intelligence at Monash University. He has also taught Public Law, Constitutional Theory, Human Rights, and Jurisprudence at University College London – where he was shortlisted for the UCL Provost Education Award 2020.

    Further information can be found in the flyer

    If you would like additional information please email:

    AALSecretariat@academyoflaw.org.au


Past events (videos and papers)

02 Aug 2022 Michael Coper Roundtable: Class Actions in Australia - Controversy and Critique
28 Jul 2022 The Appointment of State, Territory and Federal Judges - Part 11
07 Jul 2022 The Appointment of State, Territory and Federal Judges - Part 1
23 Jun 2022 Book Launch: The Responsible Shareholder
21 Jun 2022 Book Launch: A Sense of Common Purpose
20 Jun 2022 Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty
07 Jun 2022 The Fallibility of Memory and Fact Finding
24 May 2022 Review of Non-Statutory Government Action
11 May 2022 Private and public lawyers: An Ethical divide?
07 Apr 2022 Making law through practice: examples from commercial law
31 Mar 2022 Australian Federalism in the Time of COVID
24 Mar 2022 The Legal and Ethical Regulation of the Internet of Things
08 Mar 2022 Senior trial judges from England and Australia speak about judging
07 Dec 2021 Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom and Australia considered comparatively
24 Nov 2021 First Nations Peoples' Truth & Justice Commissions
17 Nov 2021 Michael Coper Roundtable
03 Nov 2021 Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Civil)
28 Oct 2021 Class Actions: exposure draft bill concerning third party litigation funders
27 Oct 2021 The Narrative Voice in Fiction and in the Law
21 Oct 2021 10th Annual Patron's Address - The Hon James Allsop AO
07 Oct 2021 Artificial Intelligence: Future directions in technology and law
08 Sep 2021 Roundtable Perth: Covid-19
08 Sep 2021 Marking 40 years of Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 - attached video
18 Aug 2021 Postponed: Michael Coper Roundtable 2021: Class Actions in Australia: Controversy and Critique
04 Aug 2021 Sydney Insolvency Roundtable
28 Jul 2021 Emerging scholars: Contemporary issues in crime and criminology
15 Jul 2021 Class Actions Forum: Capital, Regulation & the Public Interest
14 Jul 2021 Mrs Chester's lost child: inconsolable psychological injury and Evatt J's finest judgement
10 Jun 2021 Invitation for Dinner in Hobart
05 May 2021 Michael Coper Roundtable 2021: Integrity Commissions - Role and Powers
28 Apr 2021 The new Court of Appeal for South Australia
19 Apr 2021 Recent Legal Developments
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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