Law and Social Justice

Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Succession law, Elder Law, Law and literature
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Law and Humanities
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Family law
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
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Private International Law, Torts, Contracts, Commercial Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law and Society, Public law, Judiciary, Political Theory, Law and Politics, Law and Political Economy
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests:
Socio-legal studies, Asylum and Refugee Law, Courts and Tribunals, Legal Geography, Borders, Lawyers and lawyering
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
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Justice, Sentencing, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Equality, Compassion, mindfulness, yoga, Incarceration, Indigenous Justice
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Corporate law, Regulation of Corporate Responsibility, Medical Negligence, Asian Law, National security
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
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, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous peoples and the law, Law and Gender, Law and Social Justice, Governance and Development, Legal History and Ethnology, Social And Cultural Geography, Social and cultural anthropology, Pacific History (Excl. New Zealand And Maori), Anthropology Of Development, Gender, feminism
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Property Law, Sexuality, International trade, Critical legal theory, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, Military Discipline Law, Rule of Law Reform
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, International and European Human Rights, Refugee Law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Evidence and Procedure, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Manager - LRSJ
Research interests:
Law and Humanities, Refugee Law, Law and literature, Critical legal theory, Immigration
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Criminology, Children Parents and the Law, Law and Medicine
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Globalisation, Economic globalization, Finance regulation, Financialization, Business ethics, Sustainability, Economic distribution, Financial system
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights, Military Law, International Criminal Court
Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Law reform, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships, Legal empowerment, Access to Justice, Social justice, Lawyers and lawyering
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
History and Theory of International Law, Third World Approaches to International Law, Law and Political Economy, Critical legal theory, Feminist and Queer Legal Theory
Lecturer
Research interests:
Corporate law, Legal personhood, Ethical theory, Corporate ethical agency, Monism, Law reform, legal theory, Systems theory, Legal design
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Refugee Law, Immigration, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Public law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

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2020
Protesters attend a black lives matter rally in Melbourne
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Jun
2020
Dr Bal Kama
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May
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Joseph Lee
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May
2020
Benjamin Ettinger
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Feb
2020
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Past events

22
Sep
2004

Australian Lawyers and Social Change conference

9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Jack Goldring, District Court Judge NSW
  • Sir Laurence Street, commercial mediator
  • J.E. Isaac, University of Melbourne

In 2004 the ANU Faculty of Law held a highly successful conference on the subject of Australian lawyers and social change, focussing particularly on action outcomes.

12
Aug
2016

Sexual intimacy, gender identity and fraud: A conversation

Professor Alex Sharpe
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Professor Alex Sharpe

In recent years, the UK has witnessed a series of sexual offence prosecutions brought against young LGBT people (all of whom were designated female at birth) on the basis of so-called ‘gender fraud’.

27
Oct
2016

Prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence: Reflections from the ICTY

Michelle Jarvis
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY. 

22
Nov
2016

Global protection challenges and the New York declaration

Volker Turk
6.00PM to 7.30PM
  • Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Volker Türk

This year, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration – the first of its kind in 65 years – which affirms the core principles of refugee protection and sets the stage for sharing responsibilities for protection more equitably and widely from the outset of refugee situations. 

21
Feb
2017

Citizenship stripping, children and citizenship

Australian Citizenship Law
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law
  • Jacqueline Field
  • Dr Suzanne Akila, Assistant Director, Legal, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

With the first announced instance of an Australian dual citizen, Khaled Sharrouf, having his citizenship stripped, CIPL invites you to a seminar around the recent release of Kim Rubenstein’s 2nd edition of Australian Citizenship Law (Thomson Reuters, December 2016).

07
Mar
2017

LRSJ Info Session 2017

Law Reform and Social Justice
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Want to find out more about who ANU Law Reform and Social Justice are, or what we do? Are you interested in joining a project? Do you have ideas you are burning to share with like-minded students? Come along to our Info Session in Week 3!

06
Apr
2017

Issues arising from police activity during election time

Police activity
12.30PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor James Stellios
  • Mr David Savage

In a number of recent cases, police forces have taken well-publicised actions which became part of the narrative of election campaigns in Australia.  

24
Apr
2017

ABC Radio National Big Ideas program - Utopian Thinking

Utopia - Thomas More
7.05PM to 7.30PM

ABC Radio National broadcast of Big Ideas program on Utopian Thinking - recorded on 28 March at a joint event presented by the National Library of Australia and ANU Law's Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities.

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.

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.

12
Sep
2017

Julian Burnside in conversation with Simon Rice

Book Cover
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Julian Burnside
  • Professor Simon Rice OAM
  • Professor Stephen Bottomley

ANU/THE CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR

In Watching Out, a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief, noted barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which does and doesn't run true to its ultimate purposes. Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemperate age.

05
Oct
2017

The ANU Law Antigone drama group presents 'Rhinoceros'

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7.00PM
  • Director: Dorota Gozdecka

Antigone Law and Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to our performance of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. Our group is comprised of law and art students who came together to critically engage with law and humanities in a performative capacity.

05
Jul
2018

The role of international human rights law in the prevention of ethnic conflicts

Fernand de Varennes
6.00PM to 7.15PM
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Whither academic freedom in Thailand?
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Craig Reynolds, Honorary Professor, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Professor Anthony Connolly, ANU College of Law and ANU Academic Board
  • Sarah Bishop, PhD candidate, ANU College of Law

The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014.

05
Mar
2019

LRSJ information session and lunch

LRSJ information session
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Associate Professor Matthew Zagor
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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