The JCU College of Business, Law and Governance hosts an annual Legal Studies Conference alternatively on our Townsville and Cairns campuses. All high school legal studies students and teachers from across state, catholic and independent schooling sectors in the region are invited to attend.
The Conference format was refreshed in 2015 to include breakout group presentations on various areas of law, such as Health Ethics and the Law, Sports Law, Metadata and Privacy Law, Criminal Law, Indigenous People and the Law, International Law and Environmental Law, and a Q and A Panel session featuring representatives from a range of community and legal organisations.
The 2018 Conference will be held in Townsville on the 26 July and will feature a keynote address by David Orr, LLB/GlobStud (ACU), Third Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs to Timor-Leste, as well as a Q and A Panel on diversity and opportunities in law. Please send any enquiries about this event to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 Conference was held in Cairns on the 20 July and featured a keynote address by Katie Richards, award winning entrepreneur, lawyers, educator, author and innovator. Panelists on the Q and A panel discussed the topical issues of non-consensual sharing of photographs, use of metadata and youths in detention, and included:
The 2016 Conference was held in Townsville on the 21 July and featured a keynote address by Mr Benedict Coyne, President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Associate at Anderson, Fredericks, Turner. Panelists on the "Justice and the Media" Q and A panel included:
The 2015 Conference was held in Cairns on the 23 July and featured a keynote address by Mr Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre. Panelists on the "Justice and the Media" Q and A panel included: