The University of New South Wales Law Journal is pleased to announce the launch of Issue 41(4) on 28 November 2018. The Issue is a general issue featuring twelve articles. The topic for the launch event – ‘Reconceptualising the Trial: Administering Justice in an Era of Social and Technological Change’ – is inspired by the article selected to provide the organising theme of the launch event. The article, by Professor Tania Sourdin, examines how artificial intelligence will supplement or replace the judicial role. The debate raises complex ethical questions concerning privacy, policy and societal need. In this manner, it compels audiences to consider how these developments will reconceptualise not only the trial but also the meaning of justice.
We are delighted to be welcoming the Hon Stephen Carey George Burley of the Federal Court of Australia, Mr Ben Kremer from Banco Chambers and Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses from the University of New South Wales to participate in a panel discussion at the launch event for Issue 41(4). The panel discussion will be concluded by an address from Professor Tania Sourdin.
The following eleven articles in the Issue address a range of topical legal subjects. These include: ‘contextualism’ as a modern approach to statutory interpretation; High Court constitutional challenges to criminal law and procedure legislation; 2017 statistics regarding the High Court on constitutional law; monetary remedies for public law wrongs; issues in the law and practice of consent determinations under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth); a reform agenda for small defamation claims between ordinary individuals; powers available to New South Wales and Victoria courts to restrain the publication of extraneous prejudicial material; the role of constructive trustees; accountability over the appointment of directors; politicians’ opinions on the euthanasia debate; and the classification of animals as property.
The launch will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at the offices of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8–12 Chifley Square, Sydney, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
To register your attendance, please RSVP by 12.00pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at: https://unswlj414.eventbrite.com.au.