Reimagining the way we think about law in the 21st Century

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.

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October 12, 2018

Drug-testing the unemployed

By Dr Allan Ardill Griffith Law School Unemployment Unemployment in Australia has not fallen below 5 per cent since March 2009 and is not predicted to fall below that level before 2023. Together with technological disruption to traditional forms of work, contracting-out and casualization, the bleak ...

September27, 2018

Wrongful Conviction, Forensic Science and DNA Evidence

By Lynne Weathered, Director, Griffith University Innocence Project Tuesday, 2 October 2018, marks the fifth year that Wrongful Conviction Day will be officially acknowledged internationally. It is a day to draw attention and awareness to the problem of the wrongful conviction – a problem that impac...

September20, 2018

Australia needs a drought policy for the 21st century

By Professor Poh-Ling Tan Griffith Law School In August 2019, Scott Morrison, the country’s new Prime Minister has made “a national response to drought” his priority, and has done so by appointing Barnaby Joyce a new special envoy for drought assistance and recovery.  Many Australians would like to ...

September12, 2018

How do judges know how the world works?

By Dr Kylie Burns Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching Griffith University When judges decide cases they typically are thought to strictly apply legal principles to ‘facts’ which are presented as evidence in a hearing or trial. For example, how fast was a car going before a collision? What did the d...

September07, 2018

Domestic violence victim/survivors access to social security dependent on income and assets of perpetrator

By Dr Lyndal Sleep Research Fellow Law Futures Centre If you are in an abusive situation or know someone who is, call 1800 RESPECT. If it is an emergency call 000. You can also call lifeline on 13 11 14 or contact the Safe Futures Foundation. Access to social security resources is vital to many ...

September05, 2018

Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

By Associate Professor Kieran Tranter Griffith Law School What if this is not the end? This is the question that this is chased after in my new book Living in Technical Legality (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). Many feel very insecure about the future due to rapid technological change. News feeds...

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