Health, Law and Bioethics

Health law and bioethics

Health, Law and Bioethics

Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Aboriginal Legal Service
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law and Development, Climate Change and Natural Disasters
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Torts, private law remedies, product liability, Civil Remedies, remedies against public authorities
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering

Latest news

04
Aug
2021
Professor Desmond Manderson FAAL, FASSA, FRSC
After a decades-long hiatus from acting and writing in plays, ANU Law Professor Desmond Manderson returns to his passion with a powerful part-thriller, part-black comedy.
13
Jul
2021
Professor Desmond Manderson and Associate Professor Anna Olsen
A proposal to decriminalise small amounts of illicit drugs in the ACT has been welcomed by ANU experts in law, history, criminology, sociology and medicine.
29
Jul
2020
Protesters attend a black lives matter rally in Melbourne
ANU student-led research and policy group Law Reform and Social Justice explores how the pandemic has impacted the rule of law in their project COVID-19 and the Rule of Law.
28
Aug
2019
Associate Professor Liz Curran and Pamela Taylor-Barnett
Following its successful trial in NSW-Victoria border communities, the "Invisible Hurdles Project" has been re-commissioned paving the way for future research into effective service delivery.
06
May
2019
ANU Bachelor of Laws/Asian Studies student, Aditi Razdan
ANU Bachelor of Laws/Asian Studies student, Aditi Razdan, on how Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights (LAWS4219) motivated her to pen an op-ed for The Sydney Morning Herald.

In the Media

12
Jan
2022

NSW govt could face RAT court challenge

Ron Levy interviewed by AAP

08
Oct
2021

Challenges to vaccine mandates unlikely to hold water

Ron Levy speaks to 2GB

Research theme:
14
Sep
2021

Four words reveal major Aussie divide on vaccinations

Ron Levy quoted in News.com.au

Research theme:
10
Sep
2021

Call for any vaccine passport to balance human rights

Ron Levy quoted in Canberra Weekly

Research theme:
10
Sep
2021

Call for any vaccine passport to balance human rights

Jolyon Ford speaks to Canberra Weekly

29
Aug
2021

We need to listen to young people on tackling COVID

Faith Gordon writes in The Age

Research theme:
29
Aug
2021

We need to listen to young people on tackling COVID

Faith Gordon writes in The Age

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Upcoming events

18
Jun
2022

Twenty Minutes With The Devil

Professor Desmond Manderson FAAL, FASSA, FRSC
7.30PM to 9.00PM

Part thriller, part black comedy, this play is inspired by events leading to the capture of El Chapo, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, in 2016. But Twenty Minutes With The Devil transcends its original context, opening instead onto a world that is everywhere and nowhere, in an idiom at once strange and familiar. It asks vital questions about law, politics, and justice in the modern world. About the lives and decisions out of our control that seem to hold us all hostage. And the patterns that entrap us in other ways parents and children, myths and beliefs, childhood memories and fantasies of escape.

Past events

04
Oct
2018

Mental Health Seminar: Survival guide for legal practice managers

Act Law Society Flyer
10.30AM to 1.30PM
  • Maria Falas

In the lead up to Mental Health Week, the ACT Law Society is providing a free seminar presented by Maria Falas, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing from OnePath Life Limited (legalsuper’s group insurer).

27
Mar
2019

The Children Act- Film Screening and Panel discussion

Law Reform and Social Justice
7.30PM to 9.00PM
  • Professor Tom Faunce
  • Justice John Faulks, former family Court Judge and ALRC commissioner,
  • Justice Mary Finn, former family Court Judge, former member of the ANU Council

The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.

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