JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty?

JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty? This event is being held online and in-person at Sydney Law School. Speaker: Professor Claudio Michelon, Edinburgh Law School This paper addresses one of the central questions in the law of torts: what is the relationship between the primary duty and the secondary (or remedial) duty? The two …

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, which will be hosted by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney Law School on 14 and 15 July 2022. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Kirsty Gover (University of …

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation Speaker: Professor Dale Smith, The University of Melbourne It is now common, in Australia and in a number of other jurisdictions, to speak of “the modern approach to statutory interpretation”. Many of the details of this approach are unclear or contested. However, the modern approach consists at …

Teaching Material: The Pedagogy of Political Economy in Australian Law Schools

Teaching Material: The Pedagogy of Political Economy in Australian Law Schools CALL FOR PAPERS – submissions due by 30 June 2022 Symposium on 29 – 30 November 2022 Australia’s political and economic system is built on exploitation. From the violent foundational occupation of Indigenous lands, to the ongoing denial of Indigenous sovereignty over those lands; …

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence”

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence” Speakers: Louise Richardson-Self, University of Tasmania and Gabrielle Mardon, PhD candidate, University of Tasmania This paper considers and evaluates some of the elastic applications of the term “violence”. Some of the most well-known applications are structural, symbolic, epistemic, psychosocial, and …

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account (co-authored with David Tan, Deakin University) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AT SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL. Speaker: Associate Professor Stephanie Collins, Monash University Does the legislature have intentions concerning the effects of legislation? If so, how can that intent be gleaned? Existing theories …

Public Lecture on Indigenous Peoples and Law

Public Lecture on Indigenous Peoples and Law This inaugural Sydney Law School public lecture on Indigenous Peoples and Law will be delivered by Associate Professor Nicole Watson, on the topic of ‘Indigenous Women, Outlaw Culture and the Law’. The University of Sydney Law School, the oldest in Australia, has long taught almost exclusively the laws brought …

JSI Seminar: Fidelity to Real-World Politics: Political Realism under Conditions of Modernity

JSI Seminar: Fidelity to Real-World Politics: Political Realism under Conditions of Modernity Speaker: Lukas Opacic, Sydney Law School In recent years, the debate between political moralists and political realists has enjoyed increasing relevance within the philosophical literature, and this presentation adds another voice to that debate. Lukas Opacic begins by outlining what he regards as …