HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MEDIA
Dr Amy Maguire is becoming a well-known social commentator on contemporary human rights issues. This month she was interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program regarding the case of Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury, who has been arrested in Colombia on drug charges. Dr Maguire developed her analysis of this case through an article in The Conversation, arguing that Ms Sainsbury should not be denied the presumption of innocence. Dr Maguire was also quoted in The New Daily, noting that the potentially very long delay before trial in Colombia places pressure on someone in Ms Sainsbury’s position to plead guilty, even if they believe themselves innocent.
Dr Maguire is a Senior Lecturer here at Newcastle Law School. She is an expert in international human rights law and conducts research on the rights of Indigenous peoples and refugees, potential legal responses to climate change impacts, and capital punishment, among other areas. She is also an award-winning teacher who coordinates the subjects Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law. She has a regular column in The Conversation and tweets as @DrAmyMaguire.
Staff and students of Newcastle Law School (NLS) at the University of Newcastle (UoN) ended 2016 on a high with a win in the NSW Land and Environment Court. NLS solicitor and teacher Jacquie Svenson supervised 19 law students who worked on the case on behalf of residents concerned about the impact a proposed giant new gambling venue would have on their community. NLS is the only law school in NSW that offers students the opportunity to integrate their practical legal professional training with the academic study required to become a legal practitioner. All law students at NLS who take up this option regularly work in the law school’s legal centre representing real clients in cases like this.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Sydney lawyer and author, Jerome Doraisamy recently visited the Newcastle Law School and spoke with students about The Wellness Doctrines and the steps a law student can take to address any health or wellbeing issues.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Congratulations to graduates from the Newcastle Law School, who have recently been admitted as lawyers of the Supreme Court of NSW.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Sarah Breusch, solicitor and clinical teacher at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, was given the prestigious opportunity to participate in a legal practitioner panel discussion as part of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Elder Abuse at Parliament House in Sydney.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Novocastrians needing legal advice are encouraged to tap into the expertise of the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre as they run Law on the Beach, a free community legal advice service.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Friday, 16 October 2015
The Newcastle Law School was proud to welcome Professor Neil Rees for the 2015 Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture
Friday, 2 October 2015
Australian Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy
On Friday September 25, 2015 Freedom for Faith and the Newcastle Law School jointly hosted the Conference – Religious Freedom in a Multicultural World.
On Wednesday the 16th of September, legal scholars and practitioners convened for a special event to celebrate the publication of Associate Professor John Anderson's new book 'Uniform Evidence in Australia' in collaboration with co-authors Neil Williams SC, Julia Roy and Judith Marychurch.
Three accomplished Newcastle Law School (NLS) alumni shared their professional advice and career experiences with NLS students at the recent Alumni Advantage Breakfast.
Three young Newcastle Law School alumni have been recognised for their outstanding work.
Newcastle Law School demonstrates their commitment to fairness, access to justice and a thriving pro bono culture.
A free legal clinic, metres from the crashing waves at Newcastle Beach, is pushing law students into new learning experiences.
Newcastle Law School academic presents at G20 Interfaith Summit
Thanking our Work Ready industry partners
Nola Ries of the Newcastle Law School discusses lessons Australia can learn from Canadian cannabis policies
Newcastle Law School academic to present at G20 Interfaith Summit
Faculty RHD students awarded at annual NUPSA Dinner
Kcasey McLoughlin discusses Zoe's Law and its possible implications for women's rights
Newcastle law students were taught a valuable lesson about corruption in law last Friday, during an address delivered by the visiting Chief Justice of Singapore, the Hon. Justice Sundaresh Menon.
Dr Amy Maguire examines if the International Criminal Court could prosecute Australia for crimes against humanity?
Shaun McCarthy discusses an evidence challenge of the Kathleen Folbigg case
Dr Amy Maguire discusses renewed calls for Northern Ireland to leave the UK in The Conversation
Newcastle Law School-proposed panel accepted at the prestigious International Studies Association conference
Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, visited the University of Newcastle Legal Centre
Associate Professor John Anderson talks about "Coward Punch" laws being passed in Victoria
The Law School was proud to welcome the Honourable Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, to deliver the 2014 Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture
Associate Professor John Anderson discusses new "Coward Punch" laws
Faculty of Business and Law graduates top the charts for employability
Newcastle Law School academic Dr Amy Maguire discusses Australia's current asylum seeker policy
Newcastle Law School academic Daniel Matas has written an opinion piece on violence on the sporting field
Newcastle Law School academics Associate Professor John Anderson and Dr Alan Berman discuss racial vilification laws
In light of the recent trial of Gerard Baden-Clay, Associate Professor John Anderson addressed how media coverage impacts trial proceedings and outcomes in a radio interview by Matthew Dryden in late July.
Newcastle Law School PhD student Kerryn Brent has been invited to a prestigious Climate Geoengineering Summer School
Associate Professor Neil Foster welcomes appeal on landmark court decision regarding religious freedom in an article with the Australian
Assoc Prof Neil Foster, one of the nation's leading authorities on law and religion, has warned that religious freedom in Victoria is being degraded in favour of anti-discrimination laws
Daniel Matas of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre argues that DNA-based evidence is not cut and dried proof in court
Kcasey McLoughlin of the Newcastle Law School has led students to success at the KWM Private Law Moot
Newcastle Law School alumni Nicole Gardner (nee Huggins) and Corey McHattan have been appointed as partners of the prestigious international law firm Ashurst
Newcastle Law School academics Dr Alan Berman and Sher Campbell delve into Queensland's 'homosexual advance defence'.
Dr Nicola Ross was a keynote speaker at the 2014 NSW Child Representation Conference organised by Legal Aid NSW.
Professors Ted Wright, Fred Ellinghaus, and David Kelly have presented the federal government with a draft code for the law of contract that seeks to simplify the current laws.
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC, CMG presents the lecture, 'North Korea and Human Rights: Can Things Change?'
The Hon. TF Bathurst presents the lecture, "The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Lawyer"
Newcastle Law School's Associate Professor Neil Foster has commented in the Newcastle Herald on a recent case involving the "marriage" of a 12 year old girl in the Hunter region.
The University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) has taken begun working with the Friends of King Edward Park Group to challenge Newcastle City Council's Approval of a function centre at the cliff-top site at King Edward Park.
Young people needing legal advice are encouraged to tap into expertise of the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre when it slips out of the office and hits the sand for its annual Law on the Beach free community legal advice service.
Support for convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg is gathering support with Radio host Alan Jones now joining the calls to have her case reviewed.
Associate Professor Neil Foster, who in 2013 started teaching an elective on Law and Religion for later year Law students, has been invited to speak at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney on the Australia Day Long Weekend on the law and religion topic "Legal Pressure Points for Christians in the 21st Century".
Students, staff and guests of the Newcastle Law School were recently treated to an interesting and dynamic lecture by former Attorney General of Australia, The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, MP.
Newcastle Law School students achieved mooting success at the Annual Australian Law Students' Association Conference.