School of Law Research Seminar Series

For details about our research seminars, public seminars and research events, please contact Western Sydney University Law.Research:


Date PresenterTopic
23 NovemberProf Gill Boehringer

Murder of journalists before the People’s Tribunal

9 NovemberProf Catherine Renshaw and Dr Souheir EdelbiFeminist Judgments and the International Criminal Court
26 OctoberDr Patrick FoongMy ADP Experience
28 September

Dr Rangika Palliyaarachchi

Teaching interdisciplinary law subjects: Approaches, challenges and way forward
14 SeptemberDr John Azzi

The Kiefel High Court and international law: Time to revive the legality principle and restore orthodoxy

6 JulyDr Harry HobbsVoice, Treaty, Truth: A Stocktake of the Movement for Indigenous Constitutional Reform
29 June

Dr Ambelin Kwaymullina

Reading Group on the possibilities and challenges of Indigenising legal curriculum
15 JuneShreeya SmithRemaking Public Law: Common law traditions and a written Constitution—the Australian experience
1 June

Professor Alana Lentin

Critical Race Theory in the Classroom
25 May

Dr Thilla Rajaretnam

Information Privacy Governance and Regulation in Australia: An E-Commerce Perspective

4 MayDr Stephen YoungThe Uses of Indigenous Peoples’ Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Troubling Subjects
6 AprilDr Freddy Mnyongani (UKZN, South Africa)

Heeding the call to decolonise and Africanise the law: who must take the lead?

23 MarchProf Michael Head

National Security and the Law


Date PresenterTopic
17 March    Michael Head

Writing a book on 'Defending Democracy: The Right to Protest'

24 MarchMichelle HoldstockPredatory Journals
31 MarchJohn Juriansz and Angie NguyenResit examination practice in legal education
7 AprilProf. Elizabeth HandsleyAustralia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 (Cth)
14 AprilCaroline ComptonThe political economy of property rights, climate adaptation and relocation
21 AprilJoshua GibsonLegal Mobilisation as Amicus Theory
5 MaySonia Allan, Grace Borsellino and Patrick FoongThe Regulation and Governance of Clinical Trials: Past and Present Considerations to Ensure Ethical Treatment of Human Participants
26 MaySandy NoakesGood practice pedagogy to support law students' writing skills
2 JuneBeatriz Garcia and Simon KozlinaPublishing in A-rated journals  &  Zotero crash course
11 AugustJennifer Whelan and Rebecca DominguezRealising access to justice through clinical pedagogy
25 AugustCaroline ComptonRelational contracting and the humanitarian project
1 SeptemberDr Robin BowleyReflections on embedding Indigenous knowledge and cultural capability into the teaching of Corporate Law
8 SeptemberDr Robert Mezyk

After the War on Drugs comes… Psychedelic Renaissance

22 SeptemberJared SharpSystemic racism in the criminal justice system by taking a decolonising approach, which prioritises Indigenous Justice as a means of empowering and giving autonomy to Aboriginal people in the justice system.