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Law Seminar Series

The JCU Law Seminar Series invites Legal Practitioners to present on a range of legal topics, with many showcasing some of the important and interesting work being carried out in the North Queensland region.


Study Period 1 (SP1)

The Other Side of Crime

With Helen Armitage, Legal Aid Qld
Legal Aid Qld’s Senior Principal Lawyer, Helen Armitage, discusses the prevalent legal issues surrounding youth crime and domestic violence, as well as sharing her personal journey as a criminal lawyer.
Tuesday 28 February 2023, 5pm - 6pm

From JCU to the United Nations

With Bill Mitchell, Townsville Community Legal
Dr Mitchell discusses his journey from law student, and one of JCU's first law graduates, to human rights advocacy work in the United Nations.
Tuesday 7 March 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Battle of the Brands

With Donna Patane, Dripl Legal
IP Law expert Donna Patane will share with us her journey, what IP law involves and some examples of cases she has had, specifically trademark disputes, where often she is acting for David's against Goliaths.
Tuesday 14 March 2023, 12pm - 1pm

The Planning & Environment Court

With Dan Morton, wilson/ryan/grose
Dan Morton, Partner at wilson/ryan/grose shares with us his professional journey and helps us understand and explore matters that arise in the Planning and Environment Court.
Monday 20 March 2023, 12pm – 1pm

The Ups & Downs of a Criminal Lawyer

With Simon Bright, ATSILS
Simon Bright, currently Regional Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service in Cairns shares his experiences working as a Criminal lawyer in Government, Private Practice and Not for Profit.
Thursday 30 March 2023, 3pm-4pm

A Game of Torts – Winter is Coming

With Sarah Singh, Slater & Gordon
Sarah Singh, Senior Associate at Slater and Gordon talks about the ever-changing world of Tort Law, discusses her own experiences from law student to what it’s like to work for a National firm.
Tuesday 4 April 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Beware of What You ‘Share’

With Dr Louise Floyd, JCU
Dr Louise Floyd helps us navigate the new developments in Employment Law and discusses the legal do’s and don'ts of entering the workforce including afterhours conduct and social media. She also touches on AI & work, changes to the law on enterprise bargaining, bullying, harassment and discrimination.
Thursday 27 April 2023, 2pm – 3pm

Law As a Service

With Mark Fenlon, Qld Police Service
Mark Fenlon Senior Prosecutor for the Queensland Police Service shares with us through his own personal experiences how engaging in different service opportunities will help you build your legal career.
Tuesday 2 May 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Privacy & Data Law

With Andrew Hynd, Holding Redlich
Andrew Hynd, Partner at Holding Redlich shares his professional journey in the private sector as well as insights and experience with Privacy & Data Law.
Tuesday 9 May 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Fear and Failure

With Merissa Martinez, Paloma Chambers
Barrister and JCU Alumni, Merissa Martinez talks about the importance of stepping out of comfort zones into growth, what we can learn from our own failures and the "failure" of cases, doctrines and movements, as society and law progresses and changes.
Tuesday 16 May 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Study Period 2 (SP2)

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