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Adelaide Law School Research Seminars

The Honourable Michael Kirby: ‘Sixty Years of Lawyering: Lessons Learned’

On the Friday 2nd of May The Honourable Michael Kirby delivered a lecture to current Law Students on his lessons learned over his distinguished career. The lecture created great excitement at the law school; there was literally standing room only in the theatre. The Honourable Michael Kirby delivered his lecture on the topic of ‘Sixty [...]

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Research Seminar: Tenurial revolution around the Pacific rim in the 19th Century

When: Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 12.00-1.00pm Where: Room 1.10, Ligertwood Building, The University of Adelaide Speaker: Professor Richard Boast, Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law; Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar, Adelaide Law School  Synopsis: In the mid-19th Century (from roughly 1840-1880) many countries and colonies around the Pacific rim, including New Zealand, Hawaii, Mexico, the [...]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Law and Love in the Garden of Eden

When: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 at 1.30pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Law School Speaker: Joshua Neoh is currently a Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University (ANU); he was previously an Associate Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. His research reflects on questions of legal theory in and though biblical narratives. He [...]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Adelaide’s John Finnis: The Origins of a Mastermind

When: Monday, 28 April 2014 at 1:00pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School Speaker: Horst Klaus Lücke is Professor Emeritus of the Adelaide Law School and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland (from 2007). His recent publications include ‘Ulrich Hübbe and the Torrens System: Hübbe’s German background, his life in Australia and his [...]

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Anne Sheehan: The International Court of Justice in relation to Australia’s Anti-Whaling Litigation Presentation

The Adelaide Law School would like to invite you to join us to hear Anne Sheehan speak about her experience before the International Court of Justice in relation to Australia’s Anti-Whaling Litigation. Event Details Date:    Tuesday 20 May 2014 Time:    5pm – 6pm Venue:    LG Napier Lecture Theatre 29 Biography: Anne Sheehan Anne Sheehan is [...]

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New Approaches to Preventing IHL Violations Panel Discussion

From virtual training tools to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), join the Australian Red Cross, ICRC and the University of Adelaide for this timely panel discussion exploring the roots of behaviour in war and innovations in the promotion of IHL. Co-hosted by the Australian Red Cross, the University of Adelaide and the ICRC Featuring a panel [...]

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Adelaide Law School event: International criminal law through the eyes of a practitioner

The Adelaide Law School is pleased to announce that William Smith will be attending the Law School to discuss his esteemed legal career. William Smith has been practising international criminal law since 1995, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and for a [...]

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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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