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Issue 43(4) to Launch on 12 November 2020

20 Oct 2020

The University of New South Wales Law Journal is pleased to announce the launch of Issue 43(4) on 12 November 2020. The General Issue will feature 16 articles across a range of legal topics. The launch topic ‘The Alien and the Law’?has been inspired by several articles in the Issue: Ellen Moore examines the differential impact of criminal and migration law upon non-citizens; Gabrielle Wolf explores the historical reticence of the medical establishment in registering foreign doctors in interbellum and wartime Australia; while Chris Draffen and Yee-Fui Ng compare the foreign influence legislative regimes in Australia and the United States and propose a rethink of the current approach such registration schemes.

The other articles in this Issue also canvas a wide range of legal scholarship, including topics such as: the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s information gathering powers vis a vis algorithmic collusion; avenues for reform and clarification in mediation confidentiality and privilege; an exploration of the misalignment in international law and Australian constitutional law with regards to expropriation; a study of the securities trading policies of the ASX 100; past, existing and proposed systems for filling casual vacancies in legislative Houses elected by proportional representation; the conundrum of the familial caregiver role in the context of gender equality in the legal workplace; perspectives on the future development of the profession; disciplinary proceedings for sexual misconduct taken against female health practitioners; accountability of not-for-profits in the performance of ‘public’ functions; empirical accounts on coercive powers from investigators of corporate crime; apportionment of proceeds from collective sales of strata property; indigenous fishing rights in coastal New South Wales and the criminal law; and the latest iteration of the long-running High Court statistics on constitutional law.

We are delighted to welcome the Hon Justice David Hammerschlag of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the Equity Division to deliver the keynote speech. Prior to his appointment to the Court in 2007, Justice Hammerschlag had a diverse and distinguished legal career in South Africa, including as a solicitor and partner at a large commercial firm, and as a military lawyer in the South African Defence Force, before being called to the South African Bar in 1982. Upon moving to Australia in 1986 and requalifying not long after, his Honour maintained a thriving practice at the NSW Bar in not only complex commercial matters, but also as counsel in the Orange Grove inquiry and HIH Royal Commission. Justice Hammerschlag now administers the Commercial, Commercial Arbitration and Technology & Construction Lists of the Supreme Court, and has also sat on the Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal.

We are also pleased to be welcoming some of the authors of the articles published in the Issue to participate in a ‘Q & A’ session, including Chris Draffen, co-author of ‘Foreign Agent Registration Schemes in Australia and the United States: The Scope, Risks and Limitations of Transparency’; Gabrielle Wolf, author of ‘The Law and Politics of Registering Doctors: Lessons from New South Wales 1937–42’; and The Hon Justice Nicola Pain, co-author of ‘Balancing Competing Interests in the Criminal Justice System: Aboriginal Fishing Rights in Coastal New South Wales’.

The launch will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 via online live stream from the Journal’s Youtube channel at 6:30pm. A link will be emailed in advance of the premiere to registered attendees.

To register your attendance, please RSVP before 12:00pm, 12 November 2020 here.