Driving Force Behind Bond Pro Bono Law Clinics Recognized With National Award Nomination



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Bond University Associate Professor Francina Cantatore has been nominated for Academic of the Year in the prestigious Australian Law Awards to be held at the end of August.

Dr Cantatore, an academic at Bond University for the past seven years, is the Director of the Bond Law Clinic and was instrumental in the University setting up six law clinics after establishing the first in 2013.

Her passion for providing free legal services is a driving force behind the tireless work she does which includes teaching full-time and conducting academic research. …

Bond University Opens The Doors To Re-Designed Faculty Of Law



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Bond University is ensuring its prestigious law program remains ahead of the curve, completing the Faculty’s largest redevelopment in more than a decade to create flexible teaching and learning spaces that allow students to better collaborate and network.

The new facilities – officially opened today (Wednesday, 31 January) – include a showcase moot court, the third at the independent Gold Coast university, and additional space for Bond’s community law clinics, along with 10 new teaching spaces, …

Newcastle Academic Honoured for Making the Law Accessible to All



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A University of Newcastle (UON) academic has been recognised for his quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, specifically for his leadership of the successful clinical program at the Newcastle Law School.

Mr Shaun McCarthy, Director of UON’s Legal Centre, has today been presented with a 2017 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, awarded by the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

An advocate for innovative and multidisciplinary initiatives within the Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor, …

RMIT Juris Doctor Students Campaign to Improve Human Rights



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The students, Brigette Rose, Frank Aloe, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Veronica Snip worked under the supervision of staff at the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to create a report for the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

The conclusion of the report was that the nation would benefit from a federal human rights charter.

At the report’s launch in May, AHRC president Gillian Triggs noted that Australia is the only common law country in the world that doesn’t have a charter of human rights. …

Teaching and research excellence recognized in QS Subject Rankings



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The University of Sydney is ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects and best in Australia for medicine, architecture, veterinary sciences, anatomy and physiology, English language and literature.

The 2017 QS Subject Rankings, released today, rated three University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally (sports-related, nursing, and anatomy and physiology) and 31 more subjects in the top 50 globally, including education (11th in the world) and law (13th in the world). …

One Step Closer To Diplomatic Dreams For Bond Law Student



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Bond law student Nick Mclean has scored the chance of a lifetime with a political placement at the Palace of Westminster in the United Kingdom, as part of a prestigious scholarship to the Hansard Scholars Programme awarded to just two high achieving undergraduates across the globe.

Mr Mclean was the inaugural recipient of the Hansard Society Magna Carta 800 Scholarship, launched this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, …

Bond Law students retain world champion crown at international IP Moot



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Bond Law students Justina Sebastiampillai and Jeremy Butcher have cemented Bond’s position as world champions of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) Wanhuida Cup Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition with a victory at the 2016 event. This is the fifth time Bond has won the moot.

The BFSU Wanhuida Cup Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, which is held annually in Beijing, is an English-language moot competition. The moot focuses on real-life intellectual property issues similar to some that have arisen in the Chinese business sector. …

Macquarie University – New Accommodation For International Students



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Macquarie University – New Accommodation For International Students

Living among Macquarie’s vibrant community is one of the best experiences you can possibly have as an international student. Their accommodation is unique as it provides a balanced academic and social lifestyle among a supportive environment. Residents come from all over the world, creating a vibrant community where lifelong friendships are formed.

Accommodation at Macquarie is located both on and off campus and offers unique experiences for its residents. …

National Law Week



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is an annual event, held in May, to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. This year, Law week runs from May 16th – May 20th.

The focus of this event is to provide attendees a closer look at how the law and justice system works in each Australian state. Activities that people can participate in during Law week include: courthouse tours, mock trials, student competitions and many other exciting and informative programs. …