Aoyama Gakuin and Ritsumeikan Universities
Christopher Skoglund, 2018 Leslie Zines Scholar
The ANU Law-based Federal Law Review has awarded the annual Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research to Monash University-based Faculty of Law contributor Dr Lisa Burton Crawford.
Dr Heather Roberts has received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council to undertake extensive research into the records of Australian judicial swearing-in ceremonies dating back to Federation.
ANU Law has launched the Unrequired Reading List, a curated list of books, films, texts and artworks intended to complement students’ study of the law.
“How does the personal identity of a judge make a difference to law and legal systems?” That was the lingering question that sparked Dr Heather Roberts’ return to academia and one she seeks to answer in an upcoming research project.
On Friday 2 December a conference celebrating the achievements of Michael Coper will be held in the Common Room, University House. Michael is a “big picture” person whose vision has always focused on the future. The conference’s title, “New Ways Forward”, with its tone of energy and optimism, could not be more fitting for an event celebrating the career of Michael Coper and reinforcing the continuing beneficial effects of his achievements.
ANU constitutional law expert Heather Roberts with Gabrielle Appleby (UNSW) asks how a former judge with an avowed commitment to judicial independence and probity found himself at the centre of a very public controversy over his own impartiality?