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The latest issue of the Australian Law Journal (Volume 91 Part 11) contains the following material, including papers from the AAL Conference on “The Future of Australian Legal Education”:

CURRENT ISSUES – Editor: Justice François Kunc

  • Review of the Family Law System
  • Two Commonwealth Appointments
  • Acting Judges
  • The Criminal Justice Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Solicitors’ Statistics 2016
  • 50 Years of the NSW Law Reform Commission
  • More Murphy Papers

CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY – Editors: Robert Angyal SC and Brendan Edgeworth

  • Purchasers’ Obligations to Withhold and Remit to the ATO Part of the Purchase Price


  • Choosing Principles of Interpretation

RECENT CASES – Editor: Ruth C A Higgins SC

  • United Kingdom: Judicial Review – European Union – Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Arts 34, 36, 39 – Proportionality – Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 – Validity
  • Constitutional Law: Implied Freedom of Political Communication – Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 (Tas) – Validity
  • Constitutional Law: Validity of Ombudsman Act 1974 (NSW), ss 35, 35A and Police Act 1990 (NSW), s 165 – Whether Provisions Limit or Intrude upon the Constitutionally Protected Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  • Competition: Pecuniary Penalties – Principles Governing the Imposition of Pecuniary Penalties under Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), s 76 – Whether a Single Joint and Several Penalty can be Imposed on More than One Contravenor


Why Lawyers Need a Broad Social Education Professor Martha C Nussbaum

Lawyers need a wide education and attempts to reduce legal studies to intense, two year degrees should be resisted. This article was delivered as Professor Nussbaum’s Keynote Address to the Australian Law Journal and Australian Academy of Law Conference, “The Future of Australian Legal Education”, held in Sydney on 11-13 August 2017.

Regulating Admissions: Are We There Yet? Emeritus Professor Sandford D Clark AM

Establishing appropriate threshold competencies for entrants to a disrupted legal profession is challenging. Helping various providers in the continuum of legal education to impart those competencies, in complementary ways and to comparable standards, is even more difficult for regulators. While much progress has been made in establishing and applying standards in recent years, we need to develop and apply many new and possibly unpalatable professional education policies if the legal profession is to maintain the privilege of self-regulation in a rapidly changing society.

This article was delivered as part of Professor Clark’s presentation at the Australian Law Journal and Australian Academy of Law Conference, “The Future of Australian Legal Education”, held in Sydney on 11-13 August 2017.

BOOKS RECEIVED – Editor: Angelina Gomez

BOOK REVIEWS – Editor: Angelina Gomez

  • A History of Australian Legal Education by David Barker
  • Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit by Simone Degeling and Jason N E Varuhas
  • Insolvent Trading and Fraudulent Trading in Australia – Regulation and Context by John Gooley and Mitchell Gooley

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