Law lectures and conferences

JCU facilitates a variety of events relating to the rule of law and its role in social, economic, environmental and political contexts.

Sessions cover topics including the practice of law and the interaction with government, industry, social structures, law enforcement and community wellbeing.

Please note these are all previous events, held during 2022. For upcoming events check the JCU Events calendar.

Mayo Lecture Series

The prestigious Mayo Lectures are an annual series of events to honour Mrs Marylyn Mayo, JCU's foundation law staff member.

Date: 14 October 2022

Topic: There and Back Again: A Personal Reflection

As part of the Mabo 30th Anniversary series of events, over 100 attendees registered to hear the Honourable Justice Lincoln Crowley KC present the Mayo Lecture for 2022.

JCU Alumnus and Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient, Lincoln Crowley was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 13 June 2022, becoming the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed as a State or Territory Justice.

Location: Townsville

JCU Legal Studies Conference

Date: 12 to 19 August 2022

In 2022, JCU welcomed collectively over 500 year 11 and 12 students on campus at Cairns and Townsville for the annual Legal Studies Conference.

The theme of this conference was centred around the 30th anniversary of the historic Mabo Decision, and students gained insights from our fantastic guest speakers into Native Title Law, Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Business Law and Criminal Law.

With keynote speakers including:

  • Commissioner C’Zarke Maza
  • Mr Terry Stedman

Location: Cairns