The University of Newcastle, Australia

Symposium: Evidence Based Law and Practice

22 May 2017 at 12:00am

The Symposium will open with a keynote address, Reforming the Justice System: The Alchemy of Data, Leadership and Synergy, delivered by international expert, Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). Justice Kourlis will discuss IAALS’ robust approaches to original empirical and legal research, innovative models for working with stakeholders, and strategies for measuring outcomes and impacts.

The Symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss, advance and critique the concept of evidence-based law and practice from theoretical, applied, methodological and curricular perspectives.

Being evidence-based means that law-and policy-making, and professional practices, are grounded in rigorous evidence of what is effective in achieving desired outcomes. The evidence-based movement in law is concerned with improving research and evaluation in all legal sectors, including legal education, legal practice, law-making and judging.

Important Dates:

* speaker registration deadline: 7th April 2017
* attendee registration deadline: 12th May 2017

Symposium Details:

The Symposium will be hosted at the Newcastle Museum on 22 May 2017 at 9.30 am, followed by a conference dinner with Justice Kourlis at 6.30pm. Discounted hotel rates will be available to Symposium participants at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Honeysuckle.

Symposium registration: $165 (inc GST)
Symposium dinner: $77 (inc GST)

Download the program here


  • Newcastle CBD