The University of New South Wales Law Journal is pleased to announce that the launch of Issue 42(4) will take place on 19 November 2019. This General Issue will feature 11 articles across a range of legal topics. The launch topic ‘Reconceptualising Environmental Harm’ has been inspired by two of the articles to be published in the Issue: Rebecca Nelson examines federal responses to cumulative environmental effects, and Hadeel Al-Alosi and Mark Hamilton make the case for restorative justice conferencing for environmental crimes.
We are delighted to be welcoming the Hon Justice Rachel Pepper of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales to deliver the keynote address. From 1997 until her appointment to the bench in 2009, Justice Pepper practised as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar. While at the bar, Justice Pepper was a member of the Bar Council from 2000–2009 and was Secretary of the Bar Council from 2006 to 2009. Prior to being called to the bar, Justice Pepper was the Associate to Justice Michael McHugh AC in the High Court of Australia. In 2015 Justice Pepper was the inaugural visiting judicial fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for International and Public Law at the ANU College of Law. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney’s Law School and a proud ambassador for Twenty10.
The further articles in the Issue address a range of legal issues including: children’s capacity to testify in court; limitations of consumer credit law for female victims of economic abuse; Indigenous students in legal education; the royal prerogative of mercy in NSW; therapeutic jurisprudence in parole law; the 2018 High Court Statistics; redress for institutional child abuse; copyright law’s underuse hypothesis; and decision-making capacity of mature minors.
The launch will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the Sydney offices of premier sponsor King & Wood Mallesons, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
To register your attendance, please RSVP by 12:00pm, Monday 18 November 2019 at: http://tiny.cc/unswlj_424