16
Jul 2014

Teams from law schools across Australia and New Zealand competed in the Australian Law Students’ Association’s competitions in Brisbane last week.

The competition results were announced on Saturday night at the closing gala for ALSA’s annual conference. This year, the competitions were largely dominated by teams from Bond University and the University of Sydney.

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23
Jun 2014

Professor Erika Techera has been named the new law dean at the University of Western Australia.

For the past 15 months, Professor Techera has been acting as interim dean for the law school. In that time, she oversaw the introduction of the Juris Doctor degree and developed new postgraduate programs.

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13
Jun 2014

Queensland has a new Chief Justice. Chief Magistrate Tim Carmody will soon be promoted to the Supreme Court, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie announced yesterday. 

Carmody, who was appointed Chief Magistrate in September last year, will become Queensland’s 18th Chief Justice.

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10
Jun 2014

Australian human rights barrister Julian Burnside AO QC has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize.

The award recognises Burnside’s advocacy on human rights issues, particularly asylum seekers. The prize jury praised Burnside’s “unflinching defence of the rule of law as a means to achieve a more peaceful and just society.”

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