2017 Events


Monday 3 April

2015 and 2016 Flinders Law School Graduates are invited to a free CPD session

Dealing with challenging Clients

Presented by Heather Stokes, Barrister, Legoe Chambers

An important aspect of access to justice is training lawyers to be equipped to deal with clients who may be more challenging than others.  In this presentation Heather will examine how to deal with clients who present challenges such as capacity, mental health issues, multiple clients and difficult behaviour.

Contact Lucy Evans for further information

Click on the link to view the flyer  LLAW3264 Seminar Series_3-pdf (PDF 211KB)



Monday 20 March 2017

2015 and 2016 Flinders Law School Graduates are invited to a free CPD session

Unconscious Bias

Presented by Cecilia White, Senior Manager, Perks People & Culture

With a background in legal practice, Cecilia White has developed strong technical expertise in all matters relating to workplace law, including awards, enterprise agreements, contracts, disciplinary matters, workers compensation, equal opportunity and HR policy development.
Cecilia also spent eight years as a Senior Manager and Acting Commissioner at the SA Equal Opportunity Commission, gaining significant first-hand experience of discrimination cases and the underlying biases that give rise to discrimination

Contact Lucy Evans for further information

Click on the link to view the flyer  Recent Alumni CPD Seminar_2 (PDF 226KB)


Monday 6 March 2017

2015 and 2016 Flinders Law School Graduates are invited to a free CPD session

Dealing with Criminal Clients

Presented by Julian Kelly, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic

For the majority of Julian’s 35 year career he worked in the Legal Services Commission’s Criminal Practice Division.  Over past decade or so, Julian’s practice has been as senior solicitor and counsel in District and Supreme Court criminal matters.  Julian will cover topics including establishing a working relationship with clients, confidentiality, dealing with difficult clients and  duties to the court.

Contact Lucy Evans for further information

Click on the link to view the flyer Seminar Flyer pdf (PDF 296KB)

2016 Events

6 October, 2016

Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture 2016

Presented by Emeritus Professor Michael Lavarch AO

A New Stolen Generation

Next year will mark twenty years since the then Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released the ‘Bringing them Home’ Report and placed into the collective conscious of non-Indigenous Australia the tragedy of the Stolen Generations.

A ‘closing the gap’ priority must be the disparate rate of child removal between Indigenous and non-Indigenous families as Australia is confronting a new  ‘Stolen’Generation

Contact Maria Romeo for further information or visit Events

23 February, 2016

Governance Seminar

The Flinders Law School recently hosted a professional development session in conjunction with the Governance Institute at its Victoria Square premises. On 23rd February 2016 an expert panel addressed a range of issues relevant to those working in the not for profit and higher education sectors, including:

• What is governance?
• Current trends
• Risk Maturity opportunities and challenges in Academic and Not for Profit Institutions, and
• Specific risks faced by Academic Institutions and what good governance is in relation to these risks The role of Whistleblower protection in good governance practice.

The seminar was Chaired by Adam Cooper, Company Secretary/General Counsel, Flinders Ports Holdings Pty Ltd and panel members included the University's Director, Integrity Governance and Risk Division, Susan Cretan.

The session was extremely well attended by representatives of industry and academia, with the question and answer component generating very interesting discussion.

Contact Dr Vivienne Brand for further information

 2015 Events


25 - 17 November, 2015

2015 ANZSOC Conference

“Security and Rule of Law: The changing face of criminal justice"

The 28th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 25 - 27 November 2015 hosted by Flinders University Law School and the Centre for Crime Policy and Research.

Contact Deb McBratney for further information about this conference.

30 November - 3 December, 2015

Law & Society Association of Australia & New Zealand


(and Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture)

The Flinders University Law School is pleased to invite you to the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference, 2015. The conference will be held at the Flinders University premises in Victoria Square, Adelaide from Tuesday 1 December – Thursday 3 December.  

The conference will comprise a three day programme with three keynote presentations, several plenary panels, and a number of parallel sessions. We welcome all academics and postgraduate students, from all disciplines, with an interest in the relationships between law and society.

The conference is preceded by a postgraduate workshop, to be held on Monday 30 November.  

Contact Claire Treacy for further information about this conference.

The annual Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture was held on 1 December, 2015 as part of the LSAANZ conference and the footage can be viewed here.

Click on the file link to view the photos from the Elliott Johnston Memoral Lecture:  Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture 2015 (PDF 6MB)