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Adelaide Law School Research Seminars

White Man’s Law on Aboriginal Land: The Conflict of Legal Cultures on the South Australian and Prairie Canadian Frontiers

Presented by Professor Louis Knafla Dr Louis A Knafla is Professor Emeritus of History, University of Calgary, and specializes in early modern English and western Canadian legal history. The editor of “Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia and New Zealand” (2010), he is currently completing a co-authored book on “Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law [...]

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Human Rights and Video Games – Upcoming discussion with Adelaide Law School Academic Associate Professor Melissa de Zwart

A lively panel discussion examining the relationship between human rights and video games is scheduled for Thursday 13 June at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney. Hot topics up for discussion include racial stereotyping and the depiction of women in video games, the associations made between games and violence, and bullying in online gaming. [...]

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Upcoming PhD Seminar – Obligation to intervene or sovereignty supreme? An analysis of the justifications for resort to force on humanitarian grounds to protect children

Adelaide Law School PhD Candidate Stacey Henderson Will be presenting on: Obligation to intervene or sovereignty supreme? An analysis of the justifications for resort to force on humanitarian grounds to protect children This proposed research aims to reconcile the jus ad bellum, or laws regulating when a state can use force, with the special protections [...]

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Seminar – Using Your Voice Effectively

As legal academics our voice is arguably the most important teaching tool we possess. However, while we may have specialised knowledge of the law, very few if any of us have any formal voice training. And, as many of us have experienced, teaching for hours on end (especially in rooms with noisy air conditioners or [...]

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Symposium: Compulsory Voting in Comparative Perspective

A symposium presented by the postgraduate Comparative Law class at the Adelaide Law School The University of Adelaide Date: 11 May 2013 Time: 9am for 9.15 am start – 3.15 pm Location: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, The University of Adelaide No attendance fee, but rsvp necessary. RSVP: cornelia.koch@adelaide.edu.au by 9 May 2013 The Adelaide Law [...]

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‘Some Problems with Extra-Judicial Pronouncements on the Law’ – Seminar by Dr John Gava

Dr John Gava, Associate Professor of Adelaide Law School is presenting a half day session at the ‘All SA Courts Inter-Courts Judicial Development Day on 7 June 2012. The title of the seminar is ‘Some Problems with Extra-Judicial Pronouncements on the Law’.

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Next CPD Event – Social Media: Communication and consequences in a global networked environment

Over 55% of the Australian population now uses Facebook for business, entertainment, personal communication and sharing with friends and family, with the total number of Facebook users globally exceeding one billion. However, as with any communications medium, as users are learning to adapt and evolve in the online environment they inevitably encounter legal problems, including [...]

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Next CPD event – Contemporary Corporate Law

Presenters: Steven Thomas and Associate Professor Christopher Symes There is a lot of corporate law in Australia, over 2300 provisions in the major Act alone, and volumes of case law that expand vastly each year. Decisions on directors’ duties, insolvent trading and company service are received each year and the changes they make to the [...]

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Café Scientifique: Xenotransplantation – the solution to our organ shortage?

On Wednesday 10 October 2012, Adelaide Law School Senior Lecturer Dr Bernadette Richards spoke at ‘The Science Exchange’ at RiAus on the topic of Xenotransplantation, along with panelists Dr Toby Coates from the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor Anthony D’Apice from St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Xenotransplantation – taking organs from animals and transplanting them into [...]

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Research Tuesdays: Modern Lawfare

Exploring the interpretation, application and weaponisation of law in modern armed conflict. Presented by Associate Professor Dale Stephens CSM Over the past 150 years there’s been an explosion of international treaties and law surrounding armed conflict that armies of military lawyers now navigate. While the law has undoubtedly played a major role in reducing the [...]

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