School of Law and Justice Seminar Series

The School of Law and Justice Seminar Series showcases the research by School of Law and Justice staff, postgraduate students and visiting researchers.

Our 2018 program is currently being formulated, with our first Seminar scheduled for 8 February. Generally, our Seminars will be held on the first Thursday each month. 

2017 events

Date and timePresenter/seminar
Thursday 16 November 2017 

Professor Michele Goodwin
Promoting your research and social media strategies, a seminar workshop for SLJ staff.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The Greta Bird Public Lecture in Legal Theory and Critique: Pregnancy, Poverty and the State

Delivered by Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin. The lecture explores how core rights of reproductive choice and reproductive privacy have been eroded in the United States though decisions of the State, and what this means for poor women and women of colour. 

The lecture will be followed by a conversation hosted by ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay from RN’s Big Ideas [abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/pregnancy,-poverty-and-the-state/9191054]

Thursday 12 October 2017 

Mr Jonathan Harlen
From Fitzroy to Finlayson: Finding The Lost Thread of Rangatiratanga in the Legislation of Aoteoroa/New Zealand

Thursday 5 October 2017

Mr Jonathan Harlen
Law and the Humanities Artist in Residence Series - a book reading from his novel-in-progress True South, followed by a Q&A.

Thursday 28 September 2017 Dr Rick Mohr
How Performatives Fail: Misfire, crossfire, friendly fire, backfire [Video recording/SCU staff login required]

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Professor Kim Wheatley
The Ecological Turn in Literary Criticism: John Cowper Powys and the inhuman Wordsworth
Thursday 31 August 2017 Prof Bruce Duthu, Dartmouth College USA
A legal response to sexual violence against native American women in the US.
Thursday 31 August 2017 John Reid, Arts and Humanities Artist in Residence
High Water - Creative artists step-up to the mark. In collaboration with the University Centre for Rural Health.
Wednesday 30 August 2017 Justice Brian Preston
Exploring the Legal Status of Nature
Tuesday 29 August 2017 John Reid, Arts and Humanities Artist in Residence
Fishman of SE Australia
Monday 28 August 2017 The Hon Margaret McMurdo, Judge in Residence
Technology and the Law – Possible Future directions for the Academy, the Profession and the Judiciary [Video recording/SCU staff login required]
Monday, 22 May Jade Kennedy, University of Wollongong
Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives: Beyond the Guest Lecture [Video recording/SCU staff login required]
Wednesday, 26 April Associate Professor Monica Gagliano
The mind of plants: thinking the unthinkable
Wednesday, 5 April Professor Kirsten Anker
Grounded Jurisprudence: An encounter between Indigenous Law and Wild Law
Wednesday, 1 March Tom Round
A better niche for ouster clauses
Wednesday, 22 February Dr Olga Jurasz
Prosecution of gender-based crimes at the ICC: recent developments, ongoing challenges
Wednesday, 15 February Bianca De Gennaro Blanco
How can the Earth-centered perspective touch on the anthropological notion of "Person" in the legal arena? An essay based on an Earth-centered judgment of non- human personhood

2016 events

Date and timePresenter/seminar
Wednesday, 21 September Professor William MacNeil
Lacanian ink and leather downunder: Queensland's "bikie": legislation and its c

Wednesday, 5 October

Dr Andy Chiu, Head of the School of Law, Shue Yan University
Expert on law and gender/sexual orientation
Wednesday, 12 October Dr Cristy Clark
The politics of public interest environmental litigation: lawfare in Australia
Wednesday, 26 October Dr Nicole Rogers
This changes everything: litigation, protest and the climate change crists
Wednesday, 23 November HDR Roundtable

Wednesday, 14 December

Dr Rohan Price
Althusser's rendition to treaty port Cathay: would he find modernity with Chine