UWA defeated Bond University's team in the semi final, securing its place representing Australia in the International Rounds in Washington DC.
Afterwards, UWA defeated the Australian National University in a close Grand Final moot, which took place in Court 1 of the High Court. Justice Gummow of the High Court presided over the Grand Final. Last year, UWA was Australian Runner-Up.
A lawyer and a resource economist from UWA are helping lead a national research program that aims to improve the management of Australia’s vital groundwater resources – a resource that Perth depends on.
Responding to the current resources boom, the UWA Law Faculty is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Energy Law in 2010.
Centre for Mining and Engery and Natural Resources Associate Director, John Chandler says “this new 24-point postgraduate qualification will have a unique energy flavour. It emerged from a review of the existing courses offered through the Centre and complements the research activities of our Centre staff”.
The appointment of two new Winthrop Professors of Law have been confirmed. The successful candidates are Professor Mark Israel of Flinders University Law School and Ms Holly Cullen, who currently holds a Readership in Law at Durham University in the United Kingdom.
Just released, another book by Dr Elise Bant, UWA Honorary Fellow (law) and visiting lecturer for the unit, Unjust Enrichment. Elise says her book, The Change of Position Defence (Hart, Oxford 2009) is ”the first exhaustive examination of the leading defence to claims in unjust enrichment. It examines all the current authorities, as well as the law of analogous defences, to provide an authoritative and rigorous definition of the defence."
A partnership with the Indigenous Martu community in remote WA, and an online game targeting young people's financial skills were some of the projects that won a team of students from The University of Western Australia a trip to Berlin in October to compete on the international stage.
The Progressive Law Students' Association is a group of UWA law students working for the benefit of the wider community. They encourage legal activism and education on a wide range of human rights and social justice issues, both within Australia and overseas.
Congratulations to our second-year law student Krista McMeeken, who was recognised for her leadership and commitment to Indigenous Youth when she was awarded the inaugural Wesfarmers Indigenous Youth Scholarship at the Citizen of the Year awards on 31 May 2009
Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court and distinguished graduate from UWA's Faculty of Law, was named the second recipient of the prestigious Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award on 31 May 2009.
In keeping with our long-established tradition of providing top quality legal education and undertaking high-impact research, our law students will stand to benefit from the recent research activities of our teaching staff - for example: