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Monthly Archives: June 2014

The referendum that Australia had to have … but didn’t

Stephen McDonald is a barrister at Hanson Chambers and a member of the Australia Association of Constitutional Law (AACL). This blog post is an edited version of the speech Stephen gave at the AACL seminar – ‘Election Bonanza’ – hosted by the Adelaide Law School. As a guest-blogger for the Public Law & Policy Research […]

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CPD – Personal Property Securities Act: Under Review

It’s been nearly 3 years since the PPSA and its Register came into operation, heralding a paradigm shift in the treatment of security interests in personal property. With the transitional ‘grace’ period for pre-PPSA arrangements ending earlier this year , the full impact is now being felt, particularly on smaller businesses and in insolvency cases, […]

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Red Cross / AULSS 2014 IHL Moot Grand Final

On Monday 2 June the Red Cross/AULSS sponsored the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Competition Grand Final. Acting for the Prosecution were Ms Alexandra Lontos and Mr Patrick Leeson and acting for the Defence were Ms Sarah Ahern and Ms Desislava Gancheva. The Judges for the event were Ms Stacey Henderson, Dr Rebecca LaForgia and […]

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Law School co-hosts the ‘New Approaches to Preventing IHL Violations’ panel discussion

On Thursday 29th May 2014, the Adelaide Law School co-hosted with the Australian Red Cross (ARC) and the Swiss based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) a panel presentation event dealing with the topic of ‘New Approaches to Preventing International Humanitarian Law Violations’. The Panel featured local and international experts and was welcomed to […]

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Congratulations to Adam Webster on having his PhD thesis accepted

Adam Webster’s PhD thesis – entitled ‘Defining Rights, Powers and Limits in Transboundary River Disputes: A Legal Analysis of the River Murray’ – has passed examination unconditionally. Since Federation, the allocation of water from the River Murray between States of Australia has always been determined by political agreement. Adam’s thesis provides a legal analysis of […]

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Adelaide Law School alumnus, Brendan Lim has been awarded the 2014 John Addison Porter Prize by Yale University

Adelaide Law School alumnus, Brendan Lim (LLB Hons 2007), has been awarded the 2014 John Addison Porter Prize by Yale University for his doctoral dissertation, “Crisis and the Canon: Australia’s Constitution after Whitlam”. The John Addison Porter Prize was established in 1872 and is awarded annually for “a written work of scholarship in any field […]

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Congratulations to Dr Franc de Zwart on being awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Franc de Zwart on being awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for his degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This thesis was on ‘Predicting firm sustainability through governance: the relational corporate governance approach’. It was supervised by Dr Suzanne Le Mire and Associate Professor Christopher Symes.

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Inaugural Australia-India Advocacy Conference, Delhi

Date: January 2013 The AIAC was a two part course held in New Delhi, India over 15 to 19 January 2013 for students of the Delhi University Law Faculty and barristers of the Delhi Bar. The AIAC was jointly supported by the South Australian Bar Association, Bar Council of Delhi, the University of Delhi Law […]

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