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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.

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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.

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 28 Jul 2020

Professor Tania Sourdin says there is a need for cheaper and smarter dispute resolution options in family law

Professor Tania Sourdin in the Newcastle Herald discusses using apps for family dispute resolution

Prof Tania Sourdin

News • 22 Jul 2020

People are using artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce. Would you?

Would you let an AI help sort out your divorce?

Prof Tania Sourdin

News • 10 Jul 2020

Courts not ready for post-COVID world

Professor Tania Sourdin on legal systems in the post-COVID world.


News • 1 Jul 2020

The Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific Countries

Ann Apps was invited to present at a workshop “The Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific Countries” hosted by UNDESA in Nadi, Fiji on March 4th.

News • 1 Jul 2020

Cooperatives in Development – People-centred Businesses in Action

Newcastle Law School academic joins Partnership project between the International Co-operative Alliance and the European Commission.

law in lockdown artwork

News • 1 May 2020

Law in Lockdown - a Newcastle Law School podcast

The NLS explores the impact of COVID-19 on the legal community.

News • 29 Apr 2020

Associate Professor Amy Maguire on understanding the human rights issues of the Covid-19 pandemic

Law School academic helps to shape public understanding regarding human rights issues during the pandemic.

News • 8 Apr 2020

Teaching Algorithms to Lawyers - a Webinar by Dr Khaled Dika

The Newcastle Law School welcomed Dr Khaled Dika from the University of Paris to discuss teaching algorithms to lawyers.


NeW Space

Event • 15 Oct 2020 at 5:00pm

28th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

Join the local legal community at The Newcastle Law School’s 28th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture. This year we welcome The Hon Justice Monika Schmidt to deliver the lecture titled ‘Technology and the courts – pivoting from chaos to the unknown.’