Legal Seminars

The School of Law at Western Sydney University welcomes legal practitioners seeking to introduce or refresh their knowledge and skills on a variety of topics in a one-day series of seminars.

The following fields will be covered: Advocacy, Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics, Wills and Succession, Domain Name Law and Immigration Law.

You will gain insight from experts in the field including The Honourable David Collier AM, Michael Brogan, Jason Donnelly, Dr Alpana Roy and Dr Stephen Janes.

Event Details  
Date:   Sunday 26th March 2017
Time:   9am – 3.30pm
Venue: 1PSQ – Western Sydney University
            169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Cost:    $525 (Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Adequate time will be allocated for lunch
             ensure participants are able to access nearby outlets)
CPD:    Participants may claim 5 CPD credits for attending

Our Expert Panel


The Honourable David Collier AM was admitted as a solicitor in 1967, and was called to the Bar in 1981. His practice centred in Parramatta, and he practiced primarily in Family Law and Crime. He was appointed as Justice of the Family Court of Australia in July 1999, sitting in the Parramatta registry until his retirement from the Court in July 2013.

David Collier was appointed Adjunct Professor of WSU School of Law in 2013, where he lectures principally in Advocacy.  He was also appointed a member of the Order of Australia 2014 for his services to the Law and legal education .


Associate Professor Alpana Roy is an expert in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trade marks and copyright. She has several years of experience in intellectual property law - in both practice and the academy. Alpana has lectured in a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate intellectual property and commercial law subjects at various universities, including the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney and Western Sydney University where she is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Law. Alpana is widely published in intellectual property law  and is a commissioned author for several major legal publishers, including Thomson Reuters, Federal Press, LexiNexis, Oxford University Press and CCH. Alpana is admitted in practise in NSW, and is on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court  of Australia. She is an accredited mediator, and has also been appointed on the Law Society of NSW Mediators Panel

Dr Stephen Janes was admitted as a Barrister in 1991 and practised in Commercial, Equity and Succession law having previously practised as a Solicitor.  In 2005 Dr Janes was awarded a PhD by the University of Sydney for a thesis on an aspect of Succession law.  He is also Deputy Dean of the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney and lectures in Wills and Succession.
Dr Janes is a co-author of the forthcoming title Wills, Probate and Administration Law in New South Wales, Second Edition.  He has also authored the chapters on Wills and Probate in New South Wales Court Forms Precedents and Pleadings.  Dr Janes is a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of Australia on intestate succession and is consulting editor of CCH's NSW Wills in Practice Handbook.Dr Janes has since 2009 been a member of the NSW Law Society Specialist Accreditation Committee for Wills and Estates.
 Jason Donnelly is a Lecturer at Western Sydney University (WSU), an Adjunct Lecturer at the NSW College of Law, a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a Registered Migration Agent (1682742). Jason has formerly worked as a Tipstaff to the Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM QC (Chief Judge at Common Law) (as his Honour then was), and researcher to the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (former Justice of the High Court of Australia). Jason is the Course Convenor of the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law program in the School of Law at WSU
 Michael Brogan is a foundation member of the School of Law at Western Sydney University. Michael is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Engagement for the School of Law.  In addition to Western Sydney University Michael has taught law at Macquarie University, the University of Wollongong, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. Prior to his academic career Michael was admitted to the Bar, and also worked in tertiary education and the entertainment industry. Michael has spent over a decade on the Professional Conduct Committee for the Law Society of New South Wales, and several years on the Law Society's Disclosures Committee. Michael is interested in and has published books and chapters on professional ethics for lawyers, criminal law, legal education, and disupute resolution