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.
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.
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.
Samoa is in the process of amending its Constitution to declare itself as a Christian country. Bal Kama examines the consequences of this blurring of church and state.
The Kirsten Sjolander Memorial Prize for Advanced International Human Rights Law has been established in memory of ANU Law PhD student, Kirsten Sjolander.
Caroline Compton (JD (Hons) '13, GDLP '16) studies aftermath of natural disasters. The completely predictable disasters that occur when the world’s attention has moved on and the real clean up begins.
The implementation of Trump's executive order has undoubtedly increased the precariousness of migrants in the United States, but when viewed from an Australian perspective the measures are neither novel nor remarkable.
“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.