From QLD to the UN: An Indigenous lawyer's path to the United Nations: UNSW Law Professorial Lecture Gerald Aguilan

'From QLD to the UN: An Indigenous lawyer's path to the United Nations' - Professor Megan Davis, 25 August 2011, 1-2pmThis lecture will discuss the development of Indigenous peoples' rights over the past decade parallel with Professor Megan Davis' own personal journey as a law student beginning with her UN Fellowship in her final year of Law school to her appointment in 2011 as an Expert to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  

Financing Development: How we could defeat global poverty and disease if we really wanted to do so - UNSW Law Professorial Lecture Gerald Aguilan

Financing Development: How we could defeat global poverty and disease if we really wanted to do so - Professor Ross Buckley, 2 May 2011, 1-2pm1.25 billion people live in severe poverty, on less than $1.25 a day, and about double that number live on less than $2 a day. I will explore the dimensions of poverty and disease in the world, and how much it would cost to end them. Remaking our world in this way is surprisingly affordable. How we might afford it: taxes on financial activities or transactions or airline tickets; is the principal focus of the lecture.  

Apologising for personal injury - when to say you're sorry - UNSW Law Professorial Lecture Gerald Aguilan

Apologising for personal injury - when to say you're sorry - Professor Prue Vines, 7 October 2011, 1-2pm.People are often advised not to apologise after an incident such as a car accident on the grounds that this will make them liable. We now have legislation designed to make it possible to apologise without liability arising.This lecture explores some aspects of the nature of the apology which is protected and its relationship to the psychological understanding of how people respond to apologies.Professor Prue Vines has taught in the law school at UNSW for twenty years. Her research interests lie in the areas of negligence law and the law of inheritance, especially the impact of Australian succession law on Indigenous people. She has published extensively in both areas. Most recently she was the co-editor (with Professor Carolyn Sappideen) of the 10th edition of Fleming on Torts, Thomson Reuters, 2011.