The Hayne Report – lessons for lawyers – Australian Academy of Law event

The relevance of the ‘Hayne Report’ for the legal profession is the subject of the first of the Australian Academy of Law’s events in Sydney for 2019. On Monday 25 March 2019, an impressive panel comprising those from law, ethics and academia will look for the legal lessons to be learned from the Report – […]

Overcoming non-financial barriers to justice – Academy of Law debate – 27 Nov Sydney

This is the third and final event in the Academy’s Access to Justice series for 2018, being held on Tuesday 27 November 5pm-6.30pm in Sydney.  Whereas the second one focussed on overcoming financial barriers, this debate will be on overcoming non-financial barriers. Those barriers are various and numerous: difficulties associated with language, culture, age, geographical […]

‘Criminal Law fit for a continent? I don’t think so’.

The Australian Academy of Law is presenting this session hosted by Curtin University Law School on 8 November 2018 in Perth, at 5.30pm, presented by Professor Paul Fairall. As he explains, ‘Australia has a population of 24m with 9 distinct State or Territory criminal law jurisdictions and a rapidly expanding body of federal criminal law […]

Academy of Law – access to justice, free speech on campus, science v law

The second public debate held by the Australian Academy of Law in its series on Access to Justice was held on 26 July 2018. Meanwhile, many other Academy talks and debates are coming up. The focus of the 26 July debate was on overcoming financial barriers to access to justice. This involves not just money […]

Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law – Joint Symposium

The Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law are holding what is the first joint symposium between the two academies and their respective disciplines on Thursday evening 23 August in Sydney. The topic for debate is ‘Are You Sure?’ This will involve discussions around: – scientific certainty compared with legal certainty, and scientific […]