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The Constitution in Space

Adelaide Law School’s/RUMLAE’s Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs spoke at the National Archives of Australia’s annual Constitution Day symposium on the topic ‘The Constitution in Space’ at Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra on 9 July 2019. Matthew spoke about how the Australian Constitution has facilitated Australian space activities, about some contemporary space […]

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HDR Law School Retreat 2019

On Thursday 1 August, the Law School’s Higher Degree by Research students (HDRs) participated in the annual HDR Law Retreat. This year, the event was held at the National Wine Centre. The theme of the day was ‘How To Get Your Research Out There’. In session one, participants heard presentations from Justice Hinton of the South Australian Supreme […]

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ANZSIL Conference Panel: Law among the stars: the future of international space law

On Thursday, 4 July, Professor Melissa de Zwart and Dr Stacey Henderson, together with PhD candidates Mr Joel Lisk and Mr Duncan Blake, presented on a panel at the 27th Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Annual Conference.  Professor de Zwart’s paper addressed the complex issue of grey zones in the context […]

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Seminar: The State, Private Property and Squatting in American Law

Date: 8 July 2019 Time: 1:30-2:30pm Venue: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School Join Professor Marc Roark to discuss a case study applying concepts of scale to the application of state resources in the context of squatting. New York City in the U.S. and Barcelona Spain each have experienced significant squatter movements that have […]

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Major new research on the gig economy

Adelaide Law School’s Professor Andrew Stewart is a part of team of researchers behind a national survey of the “gig economy”, the first of its kind in Australia. Preliminary findings from the survey, which examines work performed through digital platforms such as Airtasker or Uber, have been released by the Victorian Government, which is conducting […]

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Dr Colette Langos presents in Canada on ‘Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions and the Role of Policy’

On Jun 2nd, Dr Colette Langos ( University of Adelaide Law School) together Dr Wanda Cassidy, Dr Margaret Jackson and Dr Chantal Faucher (Simon Fraser University), delivered a presentation at the 2019 Comparative International Education Society of Canada titled ‘Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions and the Role of Policy’. Findings from Australian and Canadian studies of […]

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ANZSIL IPSIG workshop held at Adelaide Law School

  On Friday, 31 May, the Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) and Adelaide Law School hosted the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), International Peace & Security Interest Group annual workshop. The workshop brought together presenters from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to […]

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Rewarding trip to Mount Gambier for SALRI and RUSSEL

On 15 April 2019, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) from Adelaide University visited Mt Gambier to speak to Mt Gambier legal practitioners about various topical law reform and research projects. Law reform extends beyond Adelaide and it is crucial to […]

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Partial defence of provocation in homicide to be abolished

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School welcomes the recent announcement by the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, that the State Government will introduce legislation abolishing the partial defence of provocation in homicide by the end of the year. The Attorney-General said that this measure will form […]

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SALRI’s Forfeiture Rule project – a productive day and further views welcome

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School held two consultation sessions with interested parties at the University of Adelaide on 5 April 2019 to discuss its present reference examining the forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide. The two roundtable sessions were chaired by the Hon Tom Gray QC and proved highly […]

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