Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Legal Theory
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Administrative Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Law and Social Justice
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Law, Governance and Development, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Law and Gender, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Law and Gender, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice, Legal History
Visiting Fellow
Research interests:
Administrative Law, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Law and Religion
Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples

Latest news

25
Jul
2022
PhD candidate Sarouche Razi
Lawyer, storyteller and PhD candidate Sarouche Razi is exploring how art practices can be used to advance coronial justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
01
Dec
2021
Diversity
ANU Law researchers and educators have received funding for a research project that aims to reimagine the modern law curriculum with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity.
27
Sep
2021
True Justice: Deep Listening
ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons) students will participate in a landmark First Nations-led exemplar course taught in the Northern Territory in 2022.
12
Feb
2021
Lessons learned on the Top End
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Asian Studies student, Clare McBride-Kelly, reflects upon her experiences as a summer intern for the Aurora Education Foundation.
04
Feb
2021
Australia Day protests at Parliament House
ANU public law scholars have supported a submission to the Federal Government urging the enshrinement of an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution.

In the Media

24
Nov
2021

Juukan Gorge: an avoidable disaster that must never happen again

Ernst Willheim writes in Pearls and Irritations

04
Oct
2021

National university delivers Aboriginal-led course for law students

Sally Wheeler quoted in Lawyers Weekly

08
Sep
2021

Marcia Langton calls for stand alone domestic violence plan for Indigenous women

Marcia Langton Marcia Langton speaks to Women's Agenda

Upcoming events

25
Feb
2023

ANU-NJCA Joint Conference: Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference
9.00AM to 1.35PM

This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and The Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policymakers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system.

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.

17
Jun
2020

Law in the Stars: Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Space Governance

Law in the Stars
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Cassandra Steer

Join Dr Cassandra Steer in this virtual research seminar where she talks about the benefits of incorporating Australian Indigenous knowledge into space governance. 

23
Nov
2020

Destruction of Juukan Gorge: Law, Mining, and the Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Destruction of Juukan Gorge: Law, Mining, and the Protection of Aboriginal Heritage
5.30PM to 6.30PM

Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) has invited three national experts to share their views on the adequacy of existing legal regimes, and the relationship between the extractive industries, Indigenous communities, and the law.

03
Mar
2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

28
Apr
2021

Role of UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Role of UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Binota Moy Dhamai

Join Binota Moy Dhamai as he discusses how the UN mechanisms relating to Indigenous Peoples promote Indigenous Peoples rights.

28
Apr
2021

Raising the age of criminal responsibility and disproportionate impacts on Indigenous youth

Raising the age of criminal responsibility
6.30PM to 8.00PM

Join the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) Indigenous Reconciliation Project and ANU Law Students' Society (LSS) in this webinar on raising the age of criminal responsibility and how the Council’s decision disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth communities.

12
May
2021

Advancing indigeneity, gender, and sustainability: Indigenous women’s rights activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Advancing Indigeneity, Gender, & Sustainability: Indigenous Women’s Rights Activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad

Join Dr Jonathan Liljeblad as he explores the case of Indigenous women's activism in Inle Lake in Myanmar, exploring the intersectional nature of its work across issue spaces of indigenous identity, gender, environment, and development.

04
Aug
2021

Working in Indigenous justice: In conversation with Anthony Hopkins

Belonging
6.00PM to 7.30PM
  • Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins

Interested in working in the area of Indigenous justice or the justice system more widely? Join us for an in conversation with Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins. We will discuss Anthony’s new book, 'Belonging: A Novel', and how to effectively work in the sector with integrity.

29
Sep
2021

Rekindling the Fire: Renewed Recognition of Māori Law in the New Zealand Courts

Image: Dr Carwyn Jones
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Carwyn Jones

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Dr Carwyn Jones.

20
Oct
2021

The Rule of Law in Context: Australia

Image: Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Professor Megan Davis
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Gabrielle Appleby
  • Professor Megan Davis

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Professor Megan Davis and chaired by Professor James Stellios FAAL.

 

23
Feb
2022

'Incarceration Nation' screening and discussion on ACT's next steps

'Incarceration Nation'
5.30PM to 8.00PM
  • Professor Tom Calma AO
  • Magistrate Louise Taylor
  • Leah House
  • Lillian Ireland

Join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Incarceration Nation followed by a panel discussion.

01
Mar
2022

LRSJ Launch and Recruitment Drive 2022

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
12.00PM to 1.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor and our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

24
Mar
2022

International Status in the Shadow of Empire: Nauru and the Histories of International Law

Visitors Seminar Series: Dr Cait Storr
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Cait Storr

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Dr Cait Storr, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney).

11
May
2022

The afterlife of criminal evidence

Visitors Seminar Series: Professor Katherine Biber
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Katherine Biber

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Professor Katherine Biber (University of Technology Sydney).

24
Aug
2022

Judicial Loyalty to the Military in Authoritarian Regimes: How the Courts are Militarised in Myanmar

Professor Melissa Crouch
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Melissa Crouch

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Professor Melissa Crouch (UNSW).

07
Sep
2022

Colonial Legal Imaginaries | Southern Literary Futures

Image credit: Unknown artist, cover art for WEB Du Bois, Dark Princess (1928)
6.00PM to 8.00PM
  • Debolina Dutta
  • Christopher Gevers
  • Luis Gómez Romero
  • Honni van Rijswijk

You are invited to join us for a discussion with four leading thinkers on colonial legal imaginaries and southern literary futures, whose work encompasses the histories and traditions of four continents.

19
Oct
2022

Love; Thoms – belonging, citizenship and identity

Dr Lisa Strelein
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Lisa Strelein PSM
  • Craig Ritchie

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Dr Lisa Strelein PSM.

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