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The rapid innovation of the modern world demands a new way of thinking. Our legal profession is being redefined as we experience new technologies, climate change, international trade and mass migration.

At the Law Futures Centre, we connect an extensive array of multidisciplinary international scholars and policy makers to solve these problems. Our members are committed to outstanding collaborative research that is responsible for global change.

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May 15, 2018

“Every male and female Buribunk is obliged to keep a diary for every second of their existence”. Carl Schmitt Die Buribunken (The Buribunks) 1918.

It is not widely known that one of Carl Schmitt’s first pieces of published writing was a satirical piece of speculative fiction – Die Buribunken (The Buribunks). In it he writes about the beings that humans will become -the Buirbunkens – beings who compulsory contribute daily diaries to...

February 12, 2018

Frontiers 4: Annual Environmental Law Colloquium

Frontiers 4: Annual Environmental Law Colloquium By Dr Philippa England On Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-7 February 2018, environmental scholars from across Australia and New Zealand came together to share their thinking about the frontiers of environmental law. It was an exhilarating event hosted by the...

November 29, 2017

First Annual Law Futures Centre Conference

Dr Fran Humphries 25 November 2017   First Annual Law Futures Centre Conference What is your vision for Northern Australia? An innovation hub? A self-governing territory? A world treasure supported by Indigenous-led place based development? Twenty-two experts on Northern Australia came together in N...

November 14, 2017

Exploring the Regulatory Dimensions of Animal Protection

Dr Steven White 15 November 2017 Leading national and international researchers, teachers and practitioners in animal law examined a range of vital animal protection issues at the Law Futures Centre’s Animal Law Conference. The Conference focussed on the regulatory dimensions of animal protect...

November 13, 2017

The Future of Small and Medium Size Enterprises in Australia

Associate Professor Brett Freudenberg, LFC Risk & Innovation Program Leader 12 November 2017 Griffith University was proud to host, and the Law Futures Centre was delighted to help sponor, the Future of SMEs in Australia Symposium. The symposium explored the future of small and medium enterprise...

October 23, 2017

‘Ici vous êtes en sécurité’ – You are safe here

Lesvos (Greece) July 2017 Jovana Mastilovic Over one million people, mostly originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrived in Europe in 2015 to seek asylum. The majority of these people crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece with over half a million people arriving on the Greek island, L...

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