Issue 43(1) to Launch on 26 March 2020

The University of New South Wales Law Journal is delighted to announce that the launch of Issue 43(1) will take place on 26 March 2020. The General Issue will feature 11 articles across a range of legal topics. The launch topic ‘Expanding Human Rights Perspectives’ has been inspired by three of the articles to be published in the Issue: Justine Bell-James and Briana Collins explore the potential for a human rights-based climate case in Australia, Cathy Sherry examines the applicability of discrimination law to residential strata schemes, and David Carter critically examines the government’s coercive use of public health and biosecurity powers. You can find Advance versions of the articles to be published here.

We are delighted to be welcoming Ms Kate Eastman SC to deliver the keynote address. Kate Eastman SC completed her studies in the BA/LLB course at the UNSW Law School in 1989. Since then she undertaken postgraduate legal studies in London, Sydney and Florence. She has worked as a solicitor at Allens, a legal officer at the Australian Human Rights Commission and for the past 22 years as a barrister. Her work covers a range of areas including employment, discrimination, human rights and public law. She is also a Senior Fellow with Monash Law School. In 2019 she was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Law Award for her contribution to pro-bono work in human rights law.

The further articles in the Issue address a range of legal issues including: the taxation and pricing of natural gas; lawyer use in road traffic injury compensation claims; the ‘always speaking’ approach to statutory interpretation; the inadequacies of sexual harassment laws; the role of independent advice in two-party and three-party cases; exemptions of IP licence conditions in competition law; remedial discretion and proprietary estoppel; and the influence of laws on the experience of ‘home’.

The launch will take place on Thursday 26 March 2020 at the Sydney offices of our premier sponsor Allens, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite before 12:00pm Wednesday 25 March.

Recruitment for Editorial Board now open

We are recruiting new General Members for our Editorial Board! If you are a UNSW Law student with a keen eye for detail and a passion for legal academia, we would love to receive your application. No prior editing experience is required.

Successful applicants will commence their term and start editing in June 2020.

Send your applications containing your most recent academic transcript, CV and cover letter detailing relevant skills, experiences and reasons for applying to law.journal@unsw.edu.au. Applications close 5:00pm, Friday 20 March 2020.

For more information, head to our website: www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/recruitment-to-the-editorial-board/