Flinders Law School | 2014 News Articles
11 March, 2014
Congratulations to Dr Larissa Sandy!
Dr Larissa Sandy was recently awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Early Career Researchers.
Thjis award recognises and values the outstanding contributions of individual Early Career Researchers to the University and recognise, reward and encourage excellence in research across all Faculties.
Larissa joined Flinders Law School in 2012 as a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Previously, Larissa was a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, where she worked on an AusAID-funded capacity building project on HIV social research in Asia-Pacific. Before joining ARCSHS, Larissa was a Research Analyst at the Australian Institute of Criminology and Visiting Fellow at the ANU.
For further information, please contact Dr Larissa Sandy
20 February, 2014
Law students get first-hand experience of Indian legal system
Fifteen students from Flinders Law School have toured India as part of the Australian Government’s AsiaBound Program to promote student engagement with Asia.
The group combined learning about the Indian legal system with visits to a range of sites, including police stations and courts.
“You study about things like human trafficking and understand it in theory but then, my goodness, there it is, right in front of you,” one student said after seeing a 14-year-old girl appear in court after being rescued by an NGO.
The two-week tour was organised by Professor David Bamford, former Dean of Flinders Law School, in conjunction with the National Law University, Delhi, and Symbiosis International University, Pune.
18 February, 2014
Foreign drones 'risk our defence'
Australia risks compromising its future defence capability by buying foreign-made drones to patrol the country's borders, a drone expert for Boeing has warned.
Boeing Research and Technology-Australia associate technical fellow Brendan Williams, who was chief engineer for the now retired F-111 fighter bomber, said yesterday that the country ran the risk of falling behind in its defence expertise without a federally funded drone program operating in Australia.
Click here to read the full article: Foreign drones risk our defence
Publication: The Australian
Journalist: Rebecca Puddy
12 February, 2014
Flinders Law School Students' Success at Jessup Moot
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the recent International Jessup Mooting Competition held in Canberra.
The Jessup Moot is a highly prestigious and difficult competition that some law schools invest very heavily in. Not only did they win one of the moots, and for the very first time, but the team was also awarded the following prizes:
The following students were involved:
This is a remarkable and impressive achievement.
Thank you to both Grant Niemann and Michael Swanson for providing effective guidance.
6 February, 2014
Symbiosis Law School, Pune hosts Australian University students under its 'Study India' Programme
Symbiosis Law School, Pune believes in global exchange of knowledge, cultural dissemination and intellectual capacity building. In its endeavour to achieve this objective Symbiosis Law School, Pune under the aegis of Symbiosis International University undertakes to strengthen ties with various Universities around the world. 25th January 2014 witnessed the culmination of one of its efforts in the form of a visit of a contingent of 15 students from Flinders University, South Australia to participate in an academic and cultural exercise under the ‘Study India’ Programme. The contingent was headed by Prof. David Bamford, Associate Head (International), Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia.
4 February, 2014
Royal Commission Vital to Probe Union Corruption
Law enforcement bodies are limited in their effectiveness.
Serious crime and organisational corruption are matters far too serious to be reduced to politicking by either government or opposition.
The focus in response to recent allegations about corruption in the construction sector involving the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and bikie groups should be on conducting an adequate investigation that is capable of producing a full picture of the underlying issues. Only the findings of such an inquiry can then form a foundation for reform. Neither side has yet shown it has an adequate appreciation of the scale of the problem, let alone of the tools required to deal with the matter.
Publication: The Australian
Author: Professor Andrew Goldsmith
29 January, 2014
Oz Students Learn Police-Public Unity
Fifteen Law students visit Dattawadi, Sahakarnagar police stations in India.
Click here to download the India Students Article
Publication: DNA India
Journalist: Shailendra Paranjpe