Emeritus Professor Michael Coper was shocked to encounter widespread misconceptions and stereotypes about law and lawyers when he became Dean of the ANU College of Law in 1998. It was one thing for these views to abound in the community – but it struck me that it was quite another for them to be shared by highly educated colleagues and, in some cases, key university decision makers.
ANU Law researcher Liz Curran is creating opportunities for lawyers to work in medical clinics to help patients with health problems that are linked to their legal issues.
ANU Legal Workshop has partnered with Beyond Law to provide exclusive job opportunities for students. Anthony Lieu, founder of Beyond Law, provides 4 tips on how to stay ahead with applications in the competitive law job market.
A leading law academic from The Australian National University (ANU) has warned that Australia’s criminal justice system is addicted to incarceration, describing the rate of imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a catastrophe.
One of Australia’s leading anti-discrimination law experts believes it’s time for Australia to open up a potentially confronting discussion on race issues within the Australian legal system.
The case of an Australian woman detained on drug-related charges in Colombia, bears similarities to that of Schapelle Corby. Both highlight expectations on the Australian government to come to the aid of Australians caught up in overseas legal processes.
ASIO, ASIS and the AFP are all expected to receive substantial funding boosts in the federal budget to be handed down tonight. The additional funding for intelligence agencies - some of which will reportedly come from the foreign aid budget - is apparently intended to facilitate 'frontline' activities. It appears the efficiency dividends imposed by Labor on federal government organisations to force administrative savings will stay in place.
This year the ANU Law Wellness Initiative is hosting the first Wellbeing in the Law Week, and with the semester nearing crunch time, it’s an important reminder to look after yourself and your community.
ANU Law Explains is a National Law Week 2017 event which will examine four highly political issues with a legal perspective for a layperson audience.
Mary Spiers Williams, a former legal practitioner in criminal law and lecturer at ANU College of Law writes in Woroni about over-incarceration rates.