Our teaching, research, public events, conferences, affiliations and overall engagement continue to affirm (regionally, nationally and globally) the Faculty as a vibrant centre for critical, contextual, and cultural legal scholarship.
In fields as diverse as the narratives of climate change; environmental justice; ecological jurisprudence; critical theory; law and society; and law, culture and the humanities, the Faculty continues to lead, to make its mark and to make a difference.
Within this exciting and exploratory environment, our scholars are truly thought leaders, achieving research impacts that continue to affirm how we are punching above our weight in terms of publishing outputs, innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations – across and beyond the University – and an emerging grants strategy and success.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning reading group meets monthly and reads, discusses and critiques the scholarship of legal education. In 2019, the scope of the group expanded to include writing and conference presentations. The group’s paper - Student evaluations: pedagogical tools, or weapons of choice? - was presented at the 2019 ALAA Conference held at the Gold Coast campus in the July and has been published in the Legal Education Review.
Our most recent group, Psychoanalysis: A Freud/Lacan Study Group, is convened by Professor William MacNeil and is devoted to closely and carefully reading selected texts drawn from what American cultural critic Joan Copjec has called the master discourse of (post)modernity: psychoanalysis.
Research Seminar Series
Now in its fourth year, the Faculty's Research Seminar Series invites leading scholars from Australia and overseas to present their current scholarship, while also showcasing our own distinguished researchers.
Previously, the series has featured key environmental, theoretical and critical property themes.
The seminars are usually held on the first Thursday of each month.