The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.
The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) first rolled off the presses 90 years ago in May 1927. To mark this milestone, Thomson Reuters hosted a special 90th Anniversary celebration in the Banco Court of NSW, joined by luminaries such as Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and former ALJ General Editor the Hon Peter Young AO, with a timely ALJ 90th special edition focusing on the theme of Indigenous Australians and the Law, curated by Guest Editor Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry” – Robin Fitzgerald, Lorana Bartels, Arie Freiberg, Adrian Cherney and Shannon Buglar; and “Sentencing review 2015–2016” – Lorana Bartels. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Greyhounds, sharks and prisoners, a contrast in the emergence of informed public policy”; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Please mind the gap: An assessment of fatal “one punch” provisions in Australia” – Dr Andrew Hemming; and “A comparative study on the offence of “maintaining a sexual relationship with a child” in the Northern Territory and Queensland” – Alannah Brown. Also in this Part is an editorial about the capital punishment debate; a Phillips’ Brief section about criminal responsibility of a “failed cadet soldier”; a book review of “Crime and Justice in America 1975–2025” edited by Michael Tonry; a digest of criminal law cases; and an obituary for Fiori Rinaldi AM.
With a new federal anti-bullying regime coming into place next year, Thomson Reuters’ Journals have been giving timely and topical coverage of Judicial bullying and workplace stress in the legal profession. Earlier this year, Workplace Review published a special issue featuring a range of articles considering workplace bullying, particularly in the legal profession. Jeffrey Phillips SC, workplace ...more
The June 2013 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is the last Part for Volume 20 and is a Special Issue about law, policy and practice concerning stored embryos in assisted reproduction. The articles cover such topics as consent, information-giving and counselling concerning stored embryos, use of stored embryos after separation or death of a partner, the destruction of stored embryos and compensation for women who provide their eggs for research, the best interests of neonates, adult guardianship, and the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights, plus much more!
Thomson Reuters was pleased to host the 2013 Criminal Law Journal Board Meeting and Dinner on Friday 3 May. The Criminal Law Journal was first published in 1977. It features in-depth articles and reviews of criminal issues across all Australian jurisdictions. Consideration is given to law reform issues, comments on High Court and State criminal ...more