SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference

22 February 2013

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The Sydney Centre for International Law at Sydney Law School is delighted to present the inaugural International Law Year in Review Conference.
The conference will give participants insight into the latest developments in international law over the preceding year, especially those most salient for Australia.

Speakers at the conference will include leading academics, practitioners and government lawyers, and will provide an in-depth and critical analysis of contemporary developments in international law on topical themes, including Australia's participation in international cases in the International Court of Justice and the World Trade Organization. Participation will enable lawyers and non-lawyers alike to remain abreast of important trends in international affairs.


REGISTRATIONS: 8.15am-8.45am

SESSION 1: 8.45am-9.30am

Developments in International Economic Law in 2012

Speakers: Professor August Reinisch, University of Vienna; Professor Luke Nottage, Sydney Law School;Dr Brett Williams; Sydney Law School
Chair: Professor Chester Brown, Sydney Law School

SESSION 2: 9.30am-10.30am

Australia's Treaty Making in 2012
Speakers: Simona Timmins; Office of International Law (Attorney-General's Department), Mitali Tyagi; Office of International Law (Attorney-General's Department).

Chair: Dr James Renwick SC, NSW Bar

MORNING TEA: 10.30am-11.00am

SESSION 3: 11.00am-12.00pm

Developments in Private International Law in 2012
Dr James Renwick SC, NSW Bar; Thomas John, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department

Chair: Professor Chester Brown, Sydney Law School

SESSION 4: 12.00pm-1.00pm

Major International Law Cases of 2012
Speakers: Fiona Roughley, NSW Bar; Associate Professor Tim Stephens, Sydney Law School
Chair: Professor Ben Saul, Sydney Law School


SESSION 5: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Developments in Human Rights and Refugee Law in 2012

Speakers: Professor David Kinley, Sydney Law School; Professor Mary Crock, Sydney Law School; Catherine Renshaw, Sydney Law School
Chair: Associate Professor Fleur Johns, Sydney Law School

AFTERNOON TEA: 3.30pm-4.00pm

SESSION 6: 4.00pm-5.00pm

Developments in International Law and Security in 2012
Dr Alison Pert, Sydney Law School; Professor Ben Saul, Sydney Law School; Dr Emily Crawford, Sydney Law School
Chair: Associate Professor Tim Stephens, Sydney Law School


Guest Speaker: David Day 1-2.30pm in the Law Lounge (Level 1)

As a part of the days proceedings, historian and author David Day will discuss his books Conquest - How societies overwhelm others (Oxford University Press 2008) and Antarctica: a Biography (Random House 2012) over lunch.

David Day has written widely on Australian history and the history of World War II. His biography of John Curtin won the 2000 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Prize for History and was shortlisted for the 2000 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, while his biography of Ben Chifley was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Award for History in 2002. David Day is currently an Honorary Associate with the History Program at La Trobe University.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 6 MCLE/CPD units.

This event is presented by the Sydney Centre for International Law.

PRICE (GST Inclusive)
Full day: $200

Students (full day): $99
Morning sessions: $100 (includes 4 sessions plus morning tea and lunch)
Afternoon sessions: $100 (includes 3 sessions plus afternoon tea and cocktail reception)

Time: 8.45am-5pm (followed by a cocktail reception until 6pm)

Location: Lecture Theatre 104, Level 1, New Law Building (F10) Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: See above

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 9351 0323

Email: 1d02064914072645321172240e143830177406151c4f2031