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Street scape in China with screens projecting stock market

News • 30 Jul 2021

Securing Australia’s economic future amidst global uncertainty

A significant funding boost for Australian researchers will help secure the nation’s economic future, regardless of the uncertain relations between global powerhouses China and the United States.

Governor General David Hurley widget

News • 24 Jun 2021

Graduation marks milestone for students on their academic journey

In recognition of their significant academic achievement, students across the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses will mark the culmination of their studies at graduation ceremonies over the next week.

Jacqui Svenson

News • 10 Jun 2021

Newcastle Law School is contributing to public debate on climate change

Given the scientific consensus that an urgent and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is required to avoid catastrophic environmental and economic consequences, Newcastle Law School encourages its students, alumni and staff to support efforts to promote immediate and sustained action to reduce emissions. Here are some recent developments that illustrate how members of the Newcastle Law School community have been taking up this challenge.

Rhanee Rego

News • 20 May 2021

Studying law at the University of Newcastle equips you to make a difference

When deciding where to study, many students consider a university’s global ranking. Most ranking schemes are based on universities’ research outputs, while some also consider a university’s reputation with employers and with other universities. The University of Newcastle in Australia always does well in such rankings – for example, the latest QS World University Rankings put it in the top 200 universities in the world.

Professor Maynard sitting holding a book in front of a cabinet of memorabilia collected as an historian

News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.

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 photograph of a woman with long, drak hair dressed in a black dress smiling

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, spoke about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on 2020 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.

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