Other Events of Interest

Newcastle Law School Symposium on Evidence-Based Law and Practice

The Symposium will open with a keynote address by international expert Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, titled "Reforming the Justice System: The Alchemy of Data, Leadership and Syngery". Justice  Kourlis is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the  American Legal System (IAALS) and will discuss their robust approaches  to original empirical legal research, innovative models for working with  stakeholders, and strategies for measuring outcomes and impacts. The Symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss, advance and critique the concept of using evidence to inform justice decisions from theoretical, applied, methodological and curricular perspectives.

Further details: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/events/faculty-of-business-and-law/symposium-evidence-based-law-and-practice 

Draft program: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/346001/Symposium-Program-DRAFT.pdf 

Register through the online shop by Wednesday 17 May: http://www.uononlineshop.com/conference/conferences-events/faculty-of-business-and-law/newcastle-law-school-symposium-evidence-based-law-and-practice-22nd-may-2017.html 


Cultural Sensitivity in the Courtroom, Friday 16 June 2017, 9.00am - 1.00pm - Melbourne

The Judicial College of Victoria are running a Cultural Sensitivity in the Courtroom program. 

The program will utilise the online national 'Cultural Diversity' learning modules being developed under the auspices of this Council. 

To complement the modules, we have developed a workshop that will focus on particular challenges being experienced by some of the people who have cultural ties to South Sudan, mainland China, or areas of the Middle East. The workshop will provide a rare opportunity to have candid discussions with skilled presenters about some of those challenges, and how judicial officers could manage issues that may arise in a proceeding. 

The program and how to register is available here