Events Archive

Family Law Practice - Arbitration of Property Disputes

On 29 September, the Law School invited legal practitioners, the Law School staff and students to attend the CPD seminar on ‘Family Law and Practice – Arbitration of Property Disputes’.

More information available here.


Prof Michael Head’s talk on “The Government Attempts to Block Legal Challenges to Executive Power”

On 30 August the Newcastle Law School hosted a talk by Professor Michael Head, Western Sydney University, on “the Government attempts to block legal challenges to executive power: From the Tampa refugees to the Adani coal mine”. Dr. David Tomkins, the Newcastle Law School, participated as a debater and contributed to the discussion about the use of standing rules by Governments to shield themselves from legal scrutiny. Law students and members from the legal profession participated in a lively discussion that followed the talk. We thank Prof Head for visiting the Newcastle Law School and engaging with our students in this fascinating area of law.


Hon Justice Margaret Beazley Speaks at the Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

The Newcastle Law School was delighted to have invited the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO – President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal to be the guest speaker for the 25th Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture on Friday 11 August 2017. Her Honour discussed the use of language as an essential tool in law to law students, staff and members of the local legal profession.

The lecture was followed by a private dinner hosted in NeW Space to welcome her Honour to Newcastle and to thank her Honour for delivering the lecture – the dinner was the first dinner hosted in our new building and all the diners were thrilled to be one of the first to dine in NeW Space.


Newcastle Law School co-hosts a MCPD Seminar on Legal Research in Practice

On 18th August the Newcastle Law School and the Newcastle Law Society co-hosted a Continuous Professional Development Seminar on Legal Research in Practice – Getting the Best Results. Ruth Talbot-Stokes, Faculty Librarian for Education & Arts at the University of Newcastle, discussed the recent developments of various legal databases that lawyers use in their everyday work. Patrick Williams, Belinda Epstein and Stefan Mueller from Newcastle Chambers and Hunter Street Chambers presented their case studies and provided practical tips on how to conduct legal research in various areas of law. The seminar attracted a mixed group of legal professionals, Newcastle Law School staff and students, who eagerly posed questions and participated in discussions. We thank all participants for their contribution and look forward to meeting you in future professional development events at the Newcastle Law School.