UWA Jessup - Australian Champions

Monday, 8 February 2010

UWA has won the Australian National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition this year.

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.

Neil Morgan, Richard Bartlett, Jill Milroy, Mel Thomas

More than 40 Indigenous people have qualified as lawyers

Saturday, 5 December 2009

The law program for Indigenous peoples has been a most effective equity initiative for Indigenous people to qualify from one of the most demanding degree courses in higher education.

Ducks in pond at UWA

Lawyer and economist tackle groundwater issues

Monday, 30 November 2009

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.

Oil and Gas focus to new Graduate Diploma in Energy Law

Thursday, 29 October 2009

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”.

International experts appointed to Winthrop Professorial positions in Law in 2010

Thursday, 22 October 2009

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. 

The Change of Position Defence - new book by visiting law lecturer, Elise Bant

Thursday, 15 October 2009

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."

Renee Kaczmarczyk

Law scholarship takes student on an eye-opening trip to Broome

Monday, 21 September 2009

Fifth year UWA Law student, Renee Kaczmarczyk, was awarded the Linda Cotton Memorial Law Scholarship to further her knowledge about the inter-relationship between Indigenous Australians and the law. 

Chris Steytler QC to take up professorial role at The University of Western Australia

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Christopher Steytler QC, Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia, has been appointed as a Winthrop Professor of Law at The University of Western Australia.

Honours student champions human rights

Monday, 14 September 2009

Law honours student Janaki Tampi is passionate about human rights. Janaki is writing her law honours thesis on strengthening Australian laws to protect the human right to adequate housing.

More to law students than just law!

Monday, 10 August 2009

UWA students best in the business

Thursday, 30 July 2009

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.

Kate gets cooking on MasterChef

Friday, 17 July 2009

UWA Law/Arts student Kate Rodrigues had the time of her life participating in MasterChef Australia, one of the TV hits of 2009.

Georgia off to the World Championships

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Third year Law/Commerce student Georgia Baker has been selected in the Under-23 Australian Women’s Rowing Team to compete in the women’s quad scull at the World Championships.

Our students are progressive!

Friday, 5 June 2009

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.

McMeeken wins indigenous youth scholarship

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

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

French wins leadership award

Tuesday, 2 June 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.

Shaw named Youth Citizen of the Year

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

UWA Law graduate Elizabeth Shaw has been named Youth Citizen of the Year at the 37th annual Citizen of the Year Awards announced on 31 May 2009.

Our law lecturers are not just teaching

Tuesday, 28 April 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:

Silver Medal at Jessup for Teo

Monday, 6 April 2009

UWA fourth-year Law student Hayden Teo was ranked as the second-best speaker in the world at the recent Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington DC.

Another UWA Law Graduate wins Fulbright Scholarship

Monday, 23 March 2009

UWA law graduate and part-time lecturer Hugo Leith has won one of the two West Australian Fullbright Scholarships for 2009