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Monthly Archives: July 2012

CPD – PPSA Six Months On – Taking Stock

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009, possibly the most important change to commercial law in 25 years, has been in force for six months. It is not too early to identify practical concerns and issues that have arisen, and offer some solutions; also to address some misconceptions about the purpose and operation of aspects of [...]

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Adelaide Law School academic to talk at debate about ‘Should healthcare workers be allowed into conflict zones given the risk to their own security?’

International Humanitarian Law provides legal protections for health care workers and medical facilities in unequivocal terms. Despite such legal protection, health care workers and health facilities in conflict zones have been the subject of specific attack in increasing numbers by both state forces and non-state actors. These attacks have necessarily compromised health care delivery with [...]

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RUSSLR 2012 Law and Religion Oration

The Doctrine of Discovery in Australia and the United States By Professor Robert J. Miller  DATE Wednesday, 29 October  TIME 6:00pm VENUE Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, North Terrace, The University of Adelaide Synopsis: England explored and colonised the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada under the authority of an international law called the Doctrine [...]

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Professor Bill Cornish welcomed by Adelaide Law School

On the evening of Thursday, 12 July a group comprising Law School academics, the DVCR (Mike Brooks) and the DVCA (Pascale Quester), several Federal Court judges and legal practitioners in the field of intellectual property, Law Library staff, and interstate visitors here for the Australasian Intellectual Property Conference, met in the Moot Court. The purpose [...]

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Adelaide Law School academic Kellie Toole interviewed on the subject of ‘Marital Rape’ appeal

On 30 May 2012, the High Court delivered judgment on an appeal from the South Australian Supreme Court case of P, GA. ‘P’ is facing prosecution for allegedly raping his wife in 1963. The defendant argued that an immunity existed in 1963 that prevented a man being convicted of the rape of his wife, and [...]

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Extension to the closing date for the ‘Images of Justice’ photographic competition

The University of Adelaide law School in conjunction with Art and Heritage Collections is proud to announce the inaugural photographic competition for 2012. The Adelaide Law School invites entrants to explore the broad theme of ‘Images of Justice’. The competition’s principal sponsor is Lipman Karas. The competition is a great opportunity for amateur and professional [...]

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CPD – Recent developments in SA planning law

Recently there have been some significant changes to land use planning policy in South Australia and these changes have and will prompt some complementary legislative changes to the State’s planning legislation. This seminar will look at some of the changes which may be of interest to legal practitioners.It will include discussion on the new planning [...]

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