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Townsville Legal Studies Conference

Tue, 29 Aug 2023
Categories: Events.

Townsville Legal Studies Conference Welcomes Over 300 Students for Insightful Exploration of Legal Topics

The Bebegu Yumba Campus (Douglas) was abuzz with over 300 Year 11 and 12 students on Thursday, 24th August, as they gathered for the annual JCU Legal Studies Conference. The event provided a comprehensive exploration of pertinent legal topics through guest presentations and an engaging Panel Discussion session.

High school students at a JCU lecture.

Guest presentations covered a wide spectrum of subjects, including The Voice to Parliament, insights into the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), discussions on the United Nations, Elder Law, and Youth Justice. This year's addition of a Panel Discussion session allowed students to actively participate by posing questions on diverse topics such as youth justice, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), vaping, and The Voice.

The JCU Legal Studies Conference continues to be a cornerstone event, providing students with valuable insights and encouraging active engagement in legal discourse. Special thanks go to all the guest presenters for their invaluable contributions to the success of this event.

Guest presenters and panellists included:

Aunty Dorothy Savage, Welcome to Country

Dr. Sana Nakata, Principal Research Fellow at the Indigenous Education and Research Centre (IERC).

Ms. Stephanie Attard, Australian Electoral Officer & State Manager at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Dr. Bill Mitchell, Principal Solicitor at Townsville Community Law (TCL).

Ms. Lorelei Billing, Solicitor at the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS).

Ms. Filitsa Kounias, Law Lecturer at James Cook University (JCU).

Ms. Tina Hoyer, Senior Lawyer at the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

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To see the full program and image gallery please visit HERE