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.