“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.
Liz Curran writes the lead letter in The Age on yet another review by the Victorian government into the youth justice system.
Sixty-year-old Fiona Tito-Wheatland wanted to connect with other older students, so she started the Older Wise Learners Facebook group. It now has now has 525 members from universities across the world who can talk about anything from age discrimination or technology to the anxieties that come with doing a PhD.
When Linda Kirk taught law in the 1990s, migration and refugee law courses weren’t offered as electives. But becoming a Senator in the post-9/11 era of 2002 until 2008 set her on a path that will take her to the Refugee Law Initiative in London later this year.
Honorary Professor Peter Bailey AM OBE worked closely with seven prime ministers over four decades and at age 59 he swapped policy for teaching and research at the ANU College of Law. This week, after 30 years at ANU Law, Professor Bailey will finally retire.
Isabelle Reinecke (LLB (Hons) ’11, BSc (Psych) ’12) has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to be taken up in 2017.
Heather Cork was awarded a Summer Research Scholarship exploring whistle-blowing in the private sector before beginning her Honours semester at the ANU College of Law.
The ABC announced a major re-branding strategy for its capital city radio stations earlier this month. Radio Adelaide objected. Brett Walker from ANU College of Law explains some legal complexities behind the case.
The Australian government has introduced legislation that seeks to permanently ban asylum seekers and refugees who arrived by boat from entering Australia.
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.