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Thursday, 5 Dec 2019

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Registration

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5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Welcome and Conference Opening

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Plenary Panel :: Climate emergency and the problem of democracy

Plenary Panel :: Climate emergency and the problem of democracy

The current climate emergency intersects with democracy and the rule of law in complex ways.

This talk asks whether democracy can turn the current ecological crisis around or, instead, whether some kind of social, economic and ultimately ecological ‘Fall’ is inevitable. Is democracy a resilient and adaptive enough system to respond to the climate emergency?

Join us for what promises to be a lively conversation with our panel:

  • Professor Mary Heath
  • Dr Anne Poelina
  • Dr Nicole Rogers
  • Sue Higginson
  • Moderator: Aidan Ricketts

You can read more about our panelists here.

Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome drinks, Book launch, Music

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Friday, 6 Dec 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Tea & coffee

Head to the kitchen on Level 6 to make your own coffee/tea, or head down to The Green Room (just outside Building C) for a made-for-you brew. Don't forget to take your nametag with you.

8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary :: Jimmy Everett

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9:30 am - 10:30 am Parallel Sessions

Session 37

Chair: Dr Tanya SerisierBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

The end of hope? Has law failed the survivors of sexual violence?, Dr Emma Henderson, La Trobe Law School and Dr Kirsty Duncanson, La Trobe University

Historical Abuse: The New Justice Crisis, Naomi-Ellen Speechley, University of Manchester

Fri 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 38: Rights of Nature Revisited - Toward an Ecological Jurisprudence

Chair: Dr Katie O'BryanBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

Fluid Jurisprudence - The rights of nature in end times, Dr Elizabeth Macpherson, University of Canterbury

The end of ‘nature’: river management under climate change, Dr Erin O'Donell, University of Melbourne

Fri 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 39

Chair: Dr Cristy ClarkBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

Legal intersections of cumulative effects and environmental justice: A comparative analysis, Dr Rebecca Nelson, University of Melbourne

Climate Emergencies and Constitutional Habits, Dr Jocelyn Stacey, University of British Columbia, Allard School of Law

Fri 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 40

Chair: Dr Alessandro PelizzonBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

Fri 9:30 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Tea

Head to the kitchen on Level 6 to make your own coffee/tea, or head down to The Green Room (just outside Building C) for a made-for-you brew. Don't forget to take your nametag with you.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Parallel Sessions

Session 41: Indigenous perspectives and Ecological Jurisprudence

Chair: Dr Elizabeth MacphersonBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

Navigating the laws affecting Indigenous connections to country, Dr Katie O'Bryan, Monash University

On Just Terms!, Dr Anne Poelina, Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner

Burying the lede: the essential role of Indigenous law(s) in creating rights of nature, Dr Cristy Clark; Dr Erin O'Donell, University of Melbourne; Dr Anne Poelina; and Dr Alessandro Pelizzon, Southern Cross University

Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 42

Chair: Valeria Vazquez GuevaraBuilding C, Level 6, Room 1

Security, the Nation and Birthright Citizenship: The Case of Canada, Professor Lois Harder, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta

Duty Free Citizenship: The Case of Peter Thiel, Dr Jonathan Barrett, SACL, Victoria University of Wellington

Changing Race: Fluidity, Immutability and the Evolution of Equal-Protection Jurisprudence in American Constitutional Law, Professor John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School

Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 43

Chair: Dr Emma Henderson

Political Apologies to LGBTIQ Peoples: Justice, Pinkwashing and Inclusion, Dr Allen George, University of Sydney

Re-imagining Gender in Social Law, Camilla Jydebjerg

The End of Gender: Good news for the Rule of Law, Dr Zach Richards, Sydney City School of Law, Top Education Institute

Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and LSAANZ AGM

https://scuonline.zoom.us/j/208494021 (Meeting ID: 208 494 021)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Parallel Sessions

Session 45: ROUNDTABLE - Current trends in Ecological Jurisprudence

Moderators: Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari and Dr Erin O'Donnell

Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 46

Chair: Dr Lyndal Sleep

Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 47: Panel - What's the good of lawyers?

Chair: Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast

PANEL HOME

Do it yourself? Experiences and case outcomes of victims of traffic accidents in a compensation process, with and without legal representation, Iris Becx
VU University Amsterdam; Nieke Elbers, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement; Arno Akkermans, Kiliaan van Wees, and Sonja Leferink

Redress transgressions: Misconduct by legal practitioners in redress schemes, Juliet Davis, Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University

The role of victim's lawyers in criminal proceedings in the Netherlands and the EU, Dr Nieke Elbers, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement; Iris Beck, VU University Amsterdam; Sonja Meijer, Arlette Schijns and Arno Akkermans

What good do lawyers do?, Dr Robyn Holder, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 48: Panel - Speaking otherwise – representation, repression, regression

Chair: Associate Professor Juliet Rogers

PANEL HOME

Christchurch and the (im)possibility of speaking, Dr Sahar Ghumkhor, University of Melbourne

Can the Clitoris Speak? Understanding the High Court’s current deliberation on the constitution of the clitoris, Associate Professor Juliet Rogers, University of Melbourne

The Effects of Female Genital Mutilation Law in Australia: Can the Subaltern Not Speak?, Professor Nan Seuffert, Director, Legal Intersections Research Centre, School of Law, University of Wollongong

Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea

No workshops in this session.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Parallel Sessions

Session 49

Chair: Professor Rosemary Hunter

An Indefinite State: Theorizing Canada’s Migrant Detention Regime, Dr Jen Rinaldi, Ontario Tech University and Dr Shanti Fernando, Ontario Tech University

Speaking truth to power or "faux copro." Coproduction in criminal justice, Dr Maggie Hall

Strategies of denial and the Australian Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry, Associate Professor Penny Crofts, University of Technology Sydney

Fri 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 50: Panel - Climate change, ‘natural’ disasters and law beyond the state

Chair: Dr Rebecca Monson

PANEL HOME

Navigating pluralist tenure systems: uncertainty as resilience?, Dr Rebecca Monson, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

The temporalities of the state, the project, and climate change in the recovery from disaster, Dr Caroline Compton, UNSW Law, University of New South Wales

Property Systems and Climate Migration: The Non-Linearity of Institutional Change, Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Between State Sovereignty and Internationalisation: Responding to South Asian Famines and the making of the Developmentalist State in Colonial India, Dr Adil Hasan Khan, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Responding to climate change and (im)mobility in the Pacific: challenging state-centric approaches, Dr Fanny Thornton, Faculty of Business, Government & Law, University of Canberra

Fri 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 51

Chair: Associate Professor Nicole Graham

Fri 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 52: Panel - The end of economic inequality? Discussions about social security systems in Australian and international contexts

Chair: Dr Lyndal Sleep

Fri 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Plenary :: Professor Margaret Davies, Flinders University

LSAANZ Publication Prizes

Lecture Theatre C1.05

Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Plenary 9 :: The Ends of Law in an Era of Eco-Social Fragmentation and Rift

Professor Margaret DaviesLecture Theatre C1.05

The connections between social and environmental injustice have been understood for a very long time: it is vulnerable communities who feel the first effects of waste, deforestation, and pollution. Environmental damage has now accumulated to such a point that no-one can escape its effects, though privileged people continue to transfer the costs to those who are less privileged.

The future landscape of social and environmental justice is difficult to conceptualise, given an increasingly fragile social compact that treats justice as a zero sum game with winners and losers. A fractured political discourse based on entrenched interests makes the task more complex. Two concepts drawn from social-ecological scholarship may help to diagnose and address some of the present and future problems of eco-social justice. ‘Fragmentation’ refers to loss and degradation of the habitat of nonhuman life. It is also a useful concept for understanding the fracturing of the material conditions for human life in a modern globalized world. The notion of ‘metabolic rift’ refers to a break in the human-nonhuman circulation of natural materials, brought on by industrial agriculture and urbanisation. These related ideas provide a frame for exploring the state of social and environmental justice and the role played by legal forms such as private property in obstructing change.

In this paper, drawing on current research (DP190101373, with Lee Godden and Nicole Graham) I will consider how law might reconceptualise property and the environment as human and nonhuman habitat. Such an approach aims to use law to help recreate the conditions for the constructive inter-dependence of social and environmental goods.

Margaret Davies is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor at Flinders University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and author of five books on legal theory and the philosophy of property. Her latest book is Law Unlimited: Materialism, Pluralism, and Legal Theory (2017).
Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Conference Dinner

No workshops in this session.

Saturday, 7 Dec 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Tea & Coffee

Head to the kitchen on Level 6 to make your own coffee/tea, or head down to The Green Room (just outside Building C) for a made-for-you brew. Don't forget to take your nametag with you.

8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary :: John Flood

Title: The Machine Is Not Stopping: The Possibility of Global Law in Times of Automation and Crisis

Abstract:

E M Forster's 1909 story about an interconnected world falling apart as its controlling machine decays is as relevant today, maybe more so, as when written. It is truly signifies modernity. Replace Forster's machine with Google and Facebook and we still live in a monitored, dystopian world. But do we know if this represents an "end time"? To answer this question I adopt Nicolai Kondratieff's concept of the K wave, a 60 year cycle in which capitalism is reshaped as technology develops. Each K wave ends with a 15 year crisis before a new cycle is born. The current end of the fifth K wave, due in 2030, is being marked by surges populism and nationalism, which might lead to war and other kinds of human suffering. I argue that current standards of professionalism and education are inadequate to meet the new K wave, which will be marked by increased automation, human-machine hybrids, and nano-technology. We need a new global law and lawyer to mediate a world that is fragmented, fluid, permeable, and polycentric, one in which the state subsists in a nexus of private-pubic partnerships where law could become quite anarchic. What would it take to produce lawyers for this new age?

9:30 am - 10:30 am Parallel Sessions

Session 53

Chair: Associate Profesor John Page

The End of Disenchantment? Settler Connection to Place, Professor Kirsten Anker, McGill University Faculty of Law

Significant Indigenous sites, reconciliatory inclusive/exclusion, and Indigenous displacement in cities in the neoliberal age, Associate Professor Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University

Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 54

Chair: Paulette Benton-Greig

Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 55

Chair: Associate Professor Jessie Hohmann

Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself: Human Rights of Refugees under Changing Immigration Laws, Assistant Professor Mercy Deborah Samathanam, O. P. Jindal Global University, India

Penalizing Presence, Associate Professor Andrew Kim, Syracuse University, College of Law

Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 56

Chair: Professor Kieran Tranter

The End of Truth, Fake News and Online Identity: Dave Eggers´s The Circle, Professor Jaroslav Kušnir, University of Prešov, Slovakia

End of Governance or A Need of Governance? : Regulating Social Media in a Post-Conflict Society, Dr Darshana Sumanadasa, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Tea

Head to the kitchen on Level 6 to make your own coffee/tea, or head down to The Green Room (just outside Building C) for a made-for-you brew. Don't forget to take your nametag with you.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Parallel sessions

Session 57

Chair: Dr Zach Richards

Surviving rape trial process: The end of juries?, Professor Elisabeth McDonald, University of Canterbury and Paulette Benton-Greig, University of Waikato

Mandating Consent: Carceral Horizons and Visions of Dangerous Sex in Contemporary Consent Discourse, Dr Tanya Serisier, School of Law, Birkbeck College

Don’t be so sensitive: Gendered Hate Speech and [the lack of] legal regulation in Australia, Nicole Shackleton, La Trobe University
 

Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 58

Chair: Dr Jonathan Barrett

Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 59

Chair: Aidan Ricketts

Too little-too late? The last wave of Nazi trials in Germany, Dr Kerstin Braun, University of Southern Queensland

Returning from Hell: The Exhumation of Mass Graves as Rectifying Historical Record, Dr Natalia Maystorovich Chulio, University of Sydney

Images of ‘evil’ and ‘hell’: International Law and Argentina’s 1983 Truth Commission, Valeria Vazquez Guevara, University of Melbourne

Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 60

Chair: Dr Loganathan Krishnan

What is a Document? Australian First Nations peoples’ use of legal documentary practices, Dr Trish Luker, University of Technology Sydney

Touching the Law, Dr Thomas Giddens, University of Dundee

The Legal Limits of Malleable Memory: International Cultural Heritage Law and Transitional Justice, Associate Professor Lucas Lixinski, Faculty of Law, University of NSW

Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (and book launch)

No workshops in this session.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Parallel Sessions

Session 61

Chair: Dr Allen George

“I ain’t dead, I ain’t done”- Freedom of association at work and the reinvention of law and accounting, Dr Amanda Reilly, Victoria University of Wellington

The Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in ICESCR Article 11(1) – Radical or Rapacious?, Associate Professor Jessie Hohmann, University of Technology Sydney and Associate Professor Beth Goldblatt, University of Technology Sydney

The Ideological Influence of Gross National Happiness on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Bhutan, Karma Tshering, University of Queensland

Sat 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 62

Chair: Associate Professor Penny Crofts

Commercial buildings in seismically active areas – does the law provide enough protection for users?, Dr Toni Collins, University of Canterbury

Sydney’s Drinking Water Catchment: a legal geographical analysis of coal mining and water security, Associate Professor Nicole Graham, University of SYdney

Bouldering and the public estate, Associate Professor John Page, Southern Cross University

Sat 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 63

Chair: Dr Trish Luker

Sat 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 64

Chair: Professor Elizabeth McDonald

Post-Provocation Sentencing in Domestic Homicides: The Role of Mental Impairment in Defence Narratives, Professor Rosemary Hunter, University of Kent and Dr Danielle Tyson, Deakin University

A shock to the System: Taser Use and Abuse in Western Australia and Accompanying Institutional Failures, Professor Robert Cunningham, Curtin University

The Choice of Evils, Professor Vera Bergelson, Rutgers University School of Law

Sat 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon tea

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Parallel Sessions

Session 65

Chair: Dr Caroline Compton

Sat 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 66

Chair: Dr Robyn Holder

Law’s Structural Violence and the Weapons of the Accountable, Rob Laird, Australian National University

The State of Exception and the False-Self System, Benjamin Cherry-Smith, University of the Sunshine Coast

The end of politics as we know it, and the changing role of the Law, Sophie Trevitt, Australian National University (ANU)

Sat 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 67

Chair: Dr Lucy Davis

Sat 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 68

Chair: Jonathan Harlen

Indigenous law in post-colonial Ireland and Australia, Séamus Krumrey-Quinn, University of Adelaide

The vulnerability of the Aboriginal People in relation to Land and Customary Rights, Dr Loganathan Krishnan, Monash University Malaysia

Legal Transplantation within Post Emancipatory British West Indies 1830s-1870s, Justine Collins, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Sat 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Plenary :: Francois Kunc

No workshops in this session.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Conclusion and farewell drinks

No workshops in this session.

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