The University of New South Wales Law Journal is pleased to announce the launch of Issue 42(2) on Monday 17 June 2019. This General Issue features 12 articles across a wide range of legal topics. The launch event will feature a keynote address by the Hon Mark Leeming, Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Justice Leeming will be speaking on the topic of ‘Proof in Civil Litigation: Decision-Making under Conditions of Uncertainty’, which is inspired by one of the articles to be published in the Issue authored by Harry Stratton entitled ‘Perfectly Safe, Five Times Out of Six: The Briginshaw Principle and Its Paradoxes’.
Justice Leeming has been a member of the Court of Appeal since 2013. Directly after completing law school in 1992 his Honour completed associateships with the Hon William Gummow on the Federal Court of Australia and with Sir Anthony Mason on the High Court of Australia. His Honour was then called to the New South Wales Bar in 1995 where he developed a busy and diverse practice. His Honour took silk in 2006. Justice Leeming is also a prolific author and editor of legal publications, including editions of Meagher, Gummow and Lehane’s Equity: Doctrines and Remedies and Jacobs on Trusts. Leeming JA has also been Challis Lecturer in Equity at the University of Sydney since 2004, and has been a member and director of the editorial boards of numerous academic publications. His Honour also holds a PhD in Mathematics.
The following 11 articles in the Issue address a range of topical legal issues. These include: relationship evidence in Queensland; the moderation of women’s bodies on Instagram viewed through a rule of law framework; the politics of the intersection between Indigenous traditional ownership and anti-mining campaigns; the My Health Record system; the modernisation of the substantive law of consent in sexual assault; determining a suicide under Australian law; the public sector duty of care; the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Jurisprudence on Marriage Equality; the protection of data privacy; joint criminal enterprise jurisprudence; and issues concerning copyright contract law.
The launch will take place on Monday 17 June 2019 from 6:00pm–8:00pm at the offices of our premier sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills, at Level 33, 161 Castlereagh St, Sydney.
To register your attendance, please RSVP by 12:00pm, Sunday 16 June 2019 at: http://tiny.cc/unswlj_422