Dr McGivern appointed Chair of the WA Reproductive Technology Council

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

UWA Law School’s Deputy Dean Dr Brenda McGivern has been appointed as chair of the Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council (RTC). Having served on the Council since 2005, Dr McGivern will succeed the inaugural Chair, Professor Con Michael AO, who has led the Council since its inception in the late 1980s.

Jonathon Leek

Best in profession joins UWA Law School

Monday, 29 February 2016

UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.

Professor Harry Blagg

Calls for justice for young FASD offenders

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia Law School concerned about juvenile offenders battling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are working with communities in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing on law reforms that will benefit offenders, the courts and government agencies delivering services.

Professor Ken Shao with tour participants

Cultural immersion learning experience provides law students with competitive edge

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A group of 27 students Law School students selected from a highly competitive field of applicants have participated in a unique cultural immersion experience designed to develop Chinese cultural literacy. The experience, undertaken as part of the Graduate Diploma of Chinese Business Law, was led by Professor Ken Shao, expert in Chinese Business Law and Chinese culture and course director. Professor Shao designed the elective unit to instil in students an understanding of the key, yet frequently misunderstood concept of cultural literacy.

Convocation cultural excellence awards

Joint winners for cultural excellence awards

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A PhD psychology candidate who is passionate about mental health and education and a law graduate who runs the WA Debating League have taken out this year’s Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence at The University of Western Australia.

Emily Gordon

UWA law graduates win scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Two young law graduates from The University of Western Australia are heading to the UK’s Cambridge University after winning prestigious scholarships to continue their studies.

Teaching Innovation Pays Off

Friday, 18 September 2015

Kate Offer loves teaching Law. More than that, she loves to experiment with how she teaches Law. The Assistant Professor’s passion – and experiments – will be recognised later this month with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Federal Education Department’s Office of Teaching and Learning.

Kate could not be more delighted with the award, which recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning over a sustained period.

UWA Associate Professor Judith Fordham and business partner Steve Roast

Success at 2015 Telstra WA Business Awards

Friday, 17 July 2015

Perth Barrister and Associate Professor from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Forensic Science Judith Fordham and her business partner Steve Roast are celebrating after taking out the prestigious title of 2015 Telstra WA Micro Business Award for their unique, multi-disciplinary law practice, Fordham and Roast.

Zoe Bush

2015 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A final-year Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice and particularly Indigenous issues has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon appointed to High Court of Australia

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Federal Government has appointed Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon as the next justice of the High Court of Australia.

Honorary Doctor of Laws conferred to Ms Sarah Beshar

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The University Western Australia Law School has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws to Ms Sarah Beshar BJuris, LLB W.Aust, BCL Oxf, the first such honour since 2011.

UWA law students bound for Washington

Monday, 9 February 2015

A team of law students representing The University of Western Australia is on its way to Washington after a great performance in one of the most prestigious competitions for law students.

World renowned legal advocate for sex equality to give Perth public lecture

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The University of Western Australia Law School presents a unique opportunity for members of the public to hear from globally renowned scholar and advocate for women Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon.

Reforms to State Tax Concessions for Charities: The Unintended Consequences

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The upper house of the WA Parliament passed a Bill on 3 December that will reduce State government support by way of stamp duty, pay-roll tax and land tax concessions for a range of charities operating in WA. 

Professor Erika Techera, Dean of Law

Dean of Law honoured by the Australian Academy of Law

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Erika Techera, Dean of Law, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. 

Report reveals extent of housing issues facing older people

Friday, 7 November 2014

The State's laws governing family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney urgently need to be changed, according to a new report to be launched on Monday.

David Malcolm

UWA pays tribute to former Chief Justice David Malcolm

Monday, 20 October 2014

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family of former WA Chief Justice and UWA law graduate David Malcolm, who has died aged 76.

Moot winners

UWA takes honours in Kirby Moot

Thursday, 9 October 2014

In only its second year of participating, The University of Western Australia's Kirby Moot team has won the national finals.

Kimberley Rock Art – Photo:  Sven Ouzman

New master's degree engages with 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The University of Western Australia's newest degree, the Master of Heritage Studies was launched today by the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment; Heritage.

Kelly Ann Couzens

Student on trail of crime-solving medical experts

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The men who sought justice for poisonings, murderous cadaver-trading, baby-farming, infanticide, shootings and rapes that happened more than 100 years ago in Scotland are being tracked down by a young Baldivis woman.