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Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Law on the Beach 2019 session

News • 15 Jan 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

Head and shoulders shot of Associate Professor Amy Maguire smiling at camera

News • 3 Dec 2020

The ‘Torres Strait 8’ versus Australia: Law Professor delivers presentation at Human Rights Day

Purai member and University of Newcastle’s Law School Professor, Amy Maguire, will talk about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on Human Rights Day.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

News • 1 Dec 2020

BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 24 Nov 2020

Robots don black cap for lower court judges

Professor Tania Sourdin predics that simple civil cases will be decided by computer systems in the future

News • 4 Nov 2020

Launch event: Older Persons Legal Clinic

A free legal clinic to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people – will officially launch at an event on Thursday with the NSW Attorney General, The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP.

News • 13 Oct 2020

Lessons Learnt: Special Issue report filters global best practices on COVID-19 response

A panel of experts have ‘filtered’ the most compelling policy and technology responses to COVID-19 worldwide, as governments continue to grapple with the devastating impacts of the pandemic.

researcher, Francesco, with view overlooking Newcastle city

News • 12 Oct 2020

Global discussion on the future of healthcare systems amid COVID-19

There is no doubt COVID-19 has burdened healthcare systems across the world but what can be learnt from this?

New Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

News • 14 Sep 2020

New Scholarship For Indigenous Law Students

A new scholarship to help Indigenous students realise their ambition to study law has been launched thanks to the generous support of the Newcastle Bar Association.

image of lead researcher

News • 1 Sep 2020

Public organisations that manage complaints well reap the rewards, new research finds

For the first time, public sector organisations can now measure the social returns on complaint handling, revealing the holistic value of effective customer care. New research, conducted for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Australia by the University of Newcastle, has found that for every dollar that a public organisation spends on effectively handling complaints, the organisation can reap up to a $5 return on investment (ROI).

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 31 Aug 2020

Machine-enhanced decision making; and clapping, flapping drones

Professor Tania Sourdin talks to ABC Radio National about her work on justice apps

student, Gabby, sitting at NUSpace

News • 28 Aug 2020

Transformative early entry into Law supports people from a refugee background

As a driving force for equity in higher education, the University of Newcastle has launched Australia’s first scheme to offer people from a refugee background the opportunity to gain early entry to study Law.

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