Public Law Weekend - Scarcity, sustainability and public law

Date & time

2pm Friday 3 September – 3pm Saturday 4 September 2010


This conference will be held in the Law Theatre, ANU College of Law

Building 5, Fellows Road
The Australian National University
Acton, Canberra, ACT

Event series


For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.



Part of the Public Law Weekend series

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) invites you to register for the Fifteenth Annual Public Law Week-end, to be held on the afternoon of Friday 3 September and the morning of Saturday 4 September 2010.

Over the past year there has been much attention to policy issues involving scarcity of resources and sustainability in Australia. How do these issues play out when thinking about public law? The Friday afternoon sessions will examine this question and then the following morning we will hear some important analysis of recent High Court decisions, public law from across the Tasman and some other stimulating thinking regarding pluralism and law concluding with an update on work from Parliament in its rethinking of our Federation. In addition, the US Ambassador to Australia, Mr Jeff Bleich will present the thirteenth Annual Geoffrey Sawer lecture (PDF, 45KB). Amongst other impressive credentials Ambassador Bleich served as a clerk to Chief Justice Rehnquist on the US Supreme Court. The weekend will conclude on the Saturday with lunch and a book launch.

Drawing together academics and public law practitioners from around the country, the Public Law Week-end provides a perfect opportunity to hear fresh ideas about public law, and meet with a diverse range of academics and public lawyers from around the country.

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