Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Honorary Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Professor
Research interests:
Legal Philosophy, Public law, Indigenous rights, Law and Cultural Difference
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
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Human rights, Environmental Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Law and development, Rule of Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Deliberative Democracy, Native Title, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Political Theory and Constitutional Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Property Law and Development, Feminist Legal Theory, Legal Geography, Postcolonial Legal Theory, Rule of Law Reform
Visiting Fellow

Research profiles and highlights

Latest news

10
Sep
2019
ANU student Sonny Scott
ANU Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Hons) student Sonny Scott reflects on the legal cost of overcrowded housing for the ACT Indigenous community.
03
Sep
2019
The Aurora Project
ANU Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Hons) student Brigid Horneman-Wren reflects on her four-week internship at the Kimberley Land Council facilitated by the Aurora Project.
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.
27
Jul
2019
Veronica Fynn Bruey
Born during civil war in Liberia, Veronica Fynn Bruey witnessed the toll of systemic violence and its interface with the law.
11
Jul
2019
Voller defamation case highlights law’s struggle to keep pace in digital age, says ANU Law expert
ANU College of Law lecturer Brett Walker discusses how media companies face new defamation pressures on social media.

In the Media

01
Oct
2017

ACT police apprehending many more Aboriginals than four years ago

Anthony Hopkins quoted in The Canberra Times

21
Aug
2017

Uni hot-desk to aid civil law

Judy Harrison The West Australian

Upcoming events

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Past events

05
Sep
2016

2016 National Indigenous Legal Conference

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9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • The Hon. Chief Justice Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court
  • Michael Mansell, Secretary, Aboriginal Provisional Government

The 11th Annual National Indigenous Legal Conference and gala dinner will look to address:

  • Representation of the Indigenous people in the law reform
  • Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Law reform and Indigenous People
  • Twenty five years on: the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Initiatives to increase participation rates of Indigenous students in law school, the legal profession and in research
09
Nov
2016

The 2016 ANU Annual Reconciliation Lecture: Moving Through the Post-Colonial Door

Jody Wilson-Raybould
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Attorney-General of Canada

Canada is coming to terms with its colonial legacy and its treatment of generations of Indigenous peoples.

As an Indigenous woman, a former Crown prosecutor and a former Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, the Honourable Jody Wilson- Raybould has long been an advocate for change.

 

23
Feb
2017

Dealing with the wicked problem of racism – using theory as praxis

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Marcelle Burns, University of New England
  • Jennifer Nielsen, Southern Cross University

In this paper, we share our reflections on our success in using theory as a practice to challenge the wicked problem of racism in the law classroom. 

08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

01
Jun
2017

National Reconciliation Week

National reconciliation week
12.30PM to 2.00PM

The Centre for International and Public Law is proud to host a panel discussion during National Reconciliation Week. Each panel member will speak on an aspect of their research that affects Indigenous communities.

07
Aug
2017

ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Matthew Myers
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • Judge Matthew Myers AM, ALRC Commissioner

Judge Myers will speak about his work as ALRC Commissioner on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

02
Aug
2017

ANU NAIDOC Week BBQ

ANU Indigenous Department
12.30PM to 2.30PM

Join us for a FREE lunch hosted by the ANU Indigenous Department and the ANU College RAP Committees.

08
Jul
2017

Greater Together exhibition at ACCA - "Letter to the Land" by Justine Poon

Justine Poon at the Greater Together Exhibition
10.00AM to 5.00PM

PhD Student and LRSJ Manager Justine Poon has a 'Letter to the Land' included in the Greater Together art exhibition at ACCA in Melbourne.

09
Aug
2017

Pindan, peripheries and power: First Nations peoples, civil law and justice in the Kimberley

Collage of drawings and painting
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Sarouche Razi, Kimberley Community Legal Service
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice Chancellor
  • Senator Patrick Dodson

This launch marks a new partnership between Kimberley Community Legal Services and the ANU through which KCLS aims to substantially innovate and extend civil law legal help for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. The hope is that this will enable and position KCLS to manifest breakthrough legal service models based on long-term relationships with clients, working from client vantage points, in furtherance of client goals.

24
Oct
2017

Indigenous Cultural Content in Australian Law Schools

Teaching and Learning Forum
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • A/Prof Asmi Wood
  • Dr Ron Levy
  • Dr Anthony Hopkins
  • A/Prof Molly Townes O'Brien

Several of our colleagues recently attended the Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program in Melbourne. They will be presenting a Teaching and Learning forum about the ideas discussed at the Program.

16
Oct
2019

Ensuring Justice for First Nations Australians in the Criminal Justice Process

Ensuring Justice for First Nations Australians in Criminal Justice Process
5.00PM to 7.00PM
  • His Honour Dr John Lowndes, former Chief Judge

Join Chief Judge Dr John Lowndes, together in conversation with Dr Anthony Hopkins, as he shares his experience of the involvement of First Nations Australians in the criminal justice process in the Northern Territory.

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