Lunch and Learn masterclass: Law in Australia

Date & time

1–2pm Wednesday 21 April 2021

Venue

Zoom Webinar

Accommodation

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

Contact

ANU Law Marketing

Presented by ANU College of Law and the ANU College of Business and Economics

Webinar
Lunch and Learn masterclass: Law in Australia

To launch the new Master of Financial Management and Law program, the ANU College of Business and Economics and ANU College of Law invite you to attend a free online masterclass: ‘Law in Australia’.

Law affects every aspect of our lives, but have you ever wondered how it’s created, what influences its evolution, or why a case involving a dead snail in a ginger beer nearly a century ago remains relevant today? Join Associate Professor Amelia Simpson for a primer on precedent, intro to institutions and snapshot at statutes that will have you looking at law in Australia from a fresh perspective.

Dr Simpson is one of Australia’s leading scholars of discrimination and equality principles in constitutional law. She is also the convenor of Law and Legal Institutions, a course in our newest postgraduate degree: the Master of Financial Management and Law.

Whether you’re seeking to refresh your legal knowledge or gain a basic understanding of Australia’s legal landscape, there is something for everyone in this Lunch and Learn session that will cover:

  • An introduction to law: Understand how law is formed and its different categories.
  • Basics of precedent: Know the difference between main and subsidiary principles.
  • Structures of government: Discover the pros and cons of legislation as a source of law and how statutory interpretation applies.
  • Adversarial system of justice: Look towards the future and consider alternatives to our current legal systems and frameworks.

Speakers

  • Associate Professor Amelia Simpson »

    Associate Professor Amelia Simpson

    Dr Amelia Simpson is one of Australia’s leading scholars of discrimination and equality principles in constitutional law. Her published research on interstate free trade doctrine has been cited and quoted with approval by pluralities in Australia’s High Court and Federal Court.

    Amelia’s wider body of research has been cited extensively within the writings of other leading public law scholars and she was ranked in the top 20 most prolific publishers in Australia’s highest quality law journals over the period 2000-2010.

    Amelia is an author of Hanks Australian Constitutional Law: Materials and Commentary (2016, LexisNexis), an invited contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution, edited by Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone, and is also contributing to the forthcoming Australian Constitutional Values collection edited by Rosalind Dixon.

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