A recent open letter to the Prime Minister signed by a number of Australian corporate leaders advocating the legalisation of same sex marriage sparked both approbation, on the basis that they were championing an issue relevant to their businesses, and critique, on the basis that they were improperly intervening on a moral issue. Each side […]
On 18 February 2015 Professor Melissa Hart from the University of Colorado Law School visted the Adelaide Law School as part of the Faculty of the Professions’ “Aim for the Stars” program. Professor Hart gave a seminar on Colorado’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Board and Commission on Judicial Performance. The Hon. John Doyle AC QC provided […]
There is now more health research and sources of health information than ever, and survey research tells us that the public has a strong interest in both health science and information about healthy living. Despite this reality, there remains deep confusion regarding the individual and population actions that can maintain and improve our health, such […]
7-9 June 2013 Registrations are now open for “Justice, Mercy and Conviction: Perspectives on Law, Religion and Ethics, a conference being co-organised by The University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Law, Religion and Society (RUSSLR). The Brochure and Registration materials are available here.
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 […]
When are you dead? You might think that everyone knows the answer to this question but it’s not quite as simple as it seems. Brain death is a concept that most people find difficult to grasp and yet it is central to the donation of organs. What is brain death? How do families cope with […]
RUSSLR, the Ethics Centre of South Australia (ECSA) and ATF Press are pleased to announce the launch of Issues at the Borders of Life, edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner. The book will be launched by Professor Robert Crotty, Director of ECSA. DATE Wednesday, 15 June TIME 5:30pm VENUE Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, […]