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05
May
2017
Absrtact picture of birds flying out of a prison wall

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.

03
May
2017
Prison

Mary Spiers Williams, a former legal practitioner in criminal law and lecturer at ANU College of Law writes in Woroni about over-incarceration rates.

19
Apr
2017
Statue of blindfolded Lady Justice

Giving birth is like "buying a bag of chips" - or at least that's what one male judge suggested. Law Professor Margaret Thornton raises important questions about the absence of transparency in federal judiciary appointments, and shows why transparency is crucial for gender justice.

22
Mar
2017
Hieronymous Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights (middle panel)

If we could start afresh, how would we re-imagine the world? Could we?

15
Feb
2017
Image from Challenging Words Exhibition

Hans Gieng’s 1543 statue Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice) – the first known depiction of Lady Justice wearing a blindfold – conveys a statement that is understood by legal professionals and laypeople alike. Justice is blind.

13
Feb
2017
Dorota Gozdecka

An international law researcher at The Australian National University (ANU) believes US President Donald Trump's executive order into travel restrictions will likely end up before the US Supreme Court, where it could be a win-win situation for President Trump.

08
Feb
2017
Book Finn's Law

Finn’s Law: An Australian Justice, edited by Professor Bonyhady and published by Federation Press in Sydney, is a celebration, analysis and critique of the groundbreaking work of retired Justice and Professor, the Hon. Paul Finn.

20
Dec
2016
Isabelle Reinecke

Isabelle Reinecke (LLB (Hons) ’11, BSc (Psych) ’12) has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to be taken up in 2017.

11
Nov
2016
Freudian forces: American president elect Donald Trump's win is the victory of the rampant, undisciplined id over the controlling superego.  Photo: Getty Images

Many millions of words will be written on the ascendancy of Donald Trump. Much of it will be beside the point. We cannot talk about what the American voters were trying to "communicate", or what "policies" they supported. It is surely clear by now that voting has nothing whatsoever to do with communication, the use of words to convey a coherent or rational idea with someone else. Rather it is about expression.

04
Aug
2016
Joshua Neoh

In Canberra for a very cold pit stop between Cambridge England and his new temporary base in Cambridge New England, ANU College of Law lecturer Joshua Neoh has love on his mind – but not the conventional kind.

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