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 2017 Events


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)


18 June, 2015

Joint Symposium: Flinders University & China University of Political Science & Law (CUPL)

International Justice: at the cutting edge

Themes include:

  • International Criminal Justice, and Arms Trade
  • International Environmental Challenges
  • International Trade & Investment Law

For further information regarding this event, please contact:

Dr Sanzhuan Guo

2014 Events


21 October, 2014

Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture

Presented by Dr Mark McMillan, Melbourne Law School

Holding on to the ‘hope’ of Law

An exploration of the intergenerational legacy inherited by Indigenous Lawyers as to how we are to do ‘business’ with the ‘other’ legal system; Conducting legal ‘business’ through storytelling and enacting what our Elders were willing to put up with so that we did not have to.

Are Indigenous lawyers merely legal practitioners that happen to be Indigenous? Or, is there something more?

Click here to view the video footage from this event

 27 May, 2014

International Criminal Law through the eyes of a Practitioner:  William Smith

International criminal law has been reborn in the last 20 years with the rapid growth of international and hybrid criminal courts and tribunals. The combined effect of the end of the Cold War and massive human rights abuses in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and other States rapidly accelerated the enforcement of international criminal law. William Smith has been practicing international criminal law since 1995, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and for a short time in East Timor.   In this seminar, he will describe his experiences in the development of this field of law, the progress it has made and the challenges he experienced and observed along the way.

10 June, 2014

Ray Whitrod Memorial Lecture featuring award-winning author Matthew Condon

Ray Whitrod came to national prominence in 1976 when he resigned as the Queensland's Commissioner of Police as a protest against corruption.

Award-winning Author Matthew Condon will provide details of Ray Whitrod's removal as detailed in his latest book, Jacks & Jokers, charting Terry Lewis's extraordinary rise to power as Queensland Police Commissioner and the escalating corruption of The Joke during the 70s and 80s. He will draw on unprecedented interviews with Terry Lewis, former cops and leaders of state, countless criminals and anonymous whistleblowers.

Click here to view the lecture online

Contact Olivia Thomas for further information


20 May, 2014

Whistleblower Reform: From Theory to Practice

Public sector integrity depends in part upon effective whistleblowing policies and laws. South Australia is currently undergoing a review of its whistleblowing scheme. The review is being conducted by the newly formed ICAC.

Whistleblower protection legislation has existed in Australian jurisdictions for more than 20 years, with South Australia leading the way in 1993 – but considerable doubts remain about the efficacy of the original models, while reforms in Qld, NSW and  federally, all reinforce the need for a new approach.

Contact Olivia Thomas for further information.

14 May, 2014

Catherine Branson Lecture Series

Business and Human Rights: The New Global Consensus?

Ms Branson will critically examine the suggested global consensus on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and reflect on the likelihood of Australian corporations, particularly those engaged in transnational business, facing increased regulation in this area in the foreseeable future.

The Catherine Branson Lecture series is a biennial event and is kindly sponsored by Lipman Karas.

Catherine Branson Inaugural Lecture 2014 Photographs

Contact Claire Treacy for further information.

5 May, 2014

Public Lecture with The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

The UN Inquiry of North Korea:  Will anything change?

Click here to view the recorded lecture online.

Contact Claire Treacy for further information.

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