Issue 2 - November 2018

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Welcome to the 2nd Edition of SLJ Research

Our first issue, published in late 2017, celebrated a year of research success; growing publication outputs, the launch of a keynote lecture in legal theory and critique, visiting judge and artist in residence programs, and a monthly research seminar series. As 2018 draws to a close, these key benchmarks continue to flourish, while new programs and events unroll.

This year, I can report on a busy list of research activities that are testament to a rich research culture in the SLJ, one that plays to our enduring strengths: a scholarly tradition that is critical, theoretical, cultural, progressive, and deeply imbued with an ethos of social and environmental justice. Film screenings, book readings, keynote conference papers, monthly research seminars, quality publication outputs, grants success, traditional and non-traditional research impacts, symposia, In Conversation events, Thursday Night Live provocations at the Quad – it has been a full year.

Upcoming SLJ Events

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

Other Events

Aug
1
Thu
Pop-Up Property: Enacting Ownership from San Francisco to Sydney @ Southern Cross University
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pop-Up Property: Enacting Ownership from San Francisco to Sydney @ Southern Cross University | East Lismore | NSW | AU

Abstract:


Through a detailed examination of PARK(ing) Day, a loosely organized international event to reclaim street space from cars, this paper reveals the intimate connection between property and its social and material context. Private claims to public streets are not uncommon. In some cases, such claims are swiftly rejected. In others, they receive recognition and respect. Focusing on the particular set of proprietary claims within PARK(ing) Day, this paper examines the ways in which property on city streets is claimed and contested. Drawing primarily on fieldwork in Sydney, Australia, the analysis emphasizes the degree to which property depends on the networks in which it is situated. PARK(ing) Day was based on a creative rereading of the property producible by paying a parking meter, and this link with legality plays a key role in the event. Yet the property at issue is based on much more than that simple transaction. A more emergent and socially constructed conception of ownership is central in understanding both the making of claims to city streets on PARK(ing) Day and the range of responses they generate.


 


Amelia Thorpe is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW, where she teaches and researches in planning and environmental law. Amelia studied Architecture and City Policy before Law, and worked for several years in the planning, housing and transport departments for the state government in Western Australia. Her research centres on urban governance, ranging from small scale, citizen-led initiatives to institutional frameworks for decision-making in planning and development. Prior to joining UNSW in 2012, Amelia worked at EDONSW, leading community outreach programs in NSW and the South Pacific. Amelia studied law at the University of Oxford (BA(Hons)), Harvard Law School (LLM) and ANU (PhD), and is a member of the New York Bar.


 

Dec
2
Mon
Juris Apocalypse Now! Law in End Times @ Southern Cross University
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day
Juris Apocalypse Now! Law in End Times @ Southern Cross University | Bilinga | Queensland | Australia

2019 Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia’s conference

School of Law and Justice
Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus
2-4 December 2019

The conference will explore the intersection of legality, temporality and eschatology, the normatively uncertain and yet inherently creative space originated by the conflicting encounter between the orderly desire of law and the entropic tendency of apocalyptic narratives, with both forces cast against the backdrop of the ever-­deferred notion of time itself.

More information will be available as the conference website is developed.

Law in End Times: Juris Apocalypse Now! (LLHAA) // Survive, Thrive, Die. (LSAANZ) @ Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 am



Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice is proud to convene and organise, together with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the 2019 LLHAA conference and the 2019 LSAANZ conference, respectively titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, and Survive. Thrive. Die. Law in End Times.


The two conferences, although distinct and separate, are nonetheless connected by a shared overarching theme, and are articulated around a shared Postgraduate Day. Scholars are invited, in a profoundly interdisciplinary manner, to participate in either or both conferences.




Key Dates



  • LLHAA 2-4 December 2019

  • Postgraduate Day 5 December 2019

  • LSAANZ 5-7 December 2019





  • Submission of Abstracts opens on 1 March 2019.

  • Closing date for submission of Abstracts is 31 July 2019.

  • Presenters must register by 31 August 2019.





  • Early Bird until 31 July 2019

  • Full Price from 1 August – 15 November 2019




Visit the website









Juris Apocalypse Now! Law in End Times – 2-4 December 2019




The conference will explore the intersection of legality, temporality and eschatology, the normatively uncertain and yet inherently creative space originated by the conflicting encounter between the orderly desire of law and the entropic tendency of apocalyptic narratives, with both forces cast against the backdrop of the ever-­deferred notion of time itself.


LLHAA conference registration automatically entitles you to become a member of the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) for a period of 12 months. Your contact information will be supplied to the LLHAA in order to receive Association communication. This includes information about prizes and upcoming relevant events. Your contact information is not given out to a third party except those institutions hosting LLHAA associated events. If you do not want this to happen then tick the box (below) asking to opt out of communications. You can also opt out of Association membership per se but you cannot opt to eliminate the membership fee from your conference registration. You can choose to opt out of LLHAA membership at checkout. 





 


Download the 2019 LLHAA Conference Postcard






Survive, Thrive, Die. Law in End Times. 5-7 December 2019





Social upheaval, political uncertainty, the end of history, or climate collapse: increasingly, such narratives seem to justify the state of exception in a plethora of contexts, slowly eroding the idea that social, political, and environmental stability can ever be achieved through the rule of law. The conference invites socio-legal scholars to re-imagine the question of law in the face of the ‘end times’.







Download the 2019 LSAANZ Conference Postcard











Additional Information


Visit the website: sljresearch.net.au/lawinendtimes



  • Submission of Abstracts opens on 1 March 2019.

  • Closing date for submission of Abstracts is 31 July 2019.

  • Presenters must register by 31 August 2019.


For each conference:



  • Early Bird $390 until 31 July 2019

  • Full Price $450 from 1 August – 15 November 2019

  • Conference Dinner $80


Attend BOTH conferences



  • Early Bird $580 until 31 July 2019

  • Full Price $680 from 1 August – 15 November 2019


One-day only attendance options will be available shortly. 

Dec
5
Thu
Survive, Thrive, Die. Law in End Times @ Southern Cross University
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Survive, Thrive, Die. Law in End Times @ Southern Cross University | Bilinga | Queensland | Australia

2019 Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference

School of Law and Justice
Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus
5-7 December 2019

Social upheaval, political uncertainty, the end of history, or climate collapse: increasingly, such narratives seem to justify the state of exception in a plethora of contexts, slowly eroding the idea that social, political, and environmental stability can ever be achieved through the rule of law.

The conference invites socio-legal scholars to re-imagine the question of law in the face of the ‘end times’.

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