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June 15, 2018

New study into early work of controversial political thinker

Griffith Law School researchers Dr Kieran Tranter and Dr Edwin Bikundo are seeking out new research on the first full English translation of an early work penned by infamous German philosopher Carl Schmitt. Despite Schmitt’s popularity among contemporary political thinkers on both the left and right...

June 07, 2018

Greece facing refugee crisis

Jovana Mastilovic Lesvos (Greece) July 2017 More than 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 isla...

May 17, 2018

New research explores law and justice in Aussie films

Calls for chapter submissions are now open for a new book exploring the unique space Australian film and television occupies in world cinema, with a particular focus on representations of law and justice ‘Down Under’. Griffith Law School’s Dr Kieran Tranter wants to explore the unique space Australi...

May 15, 2018

Law Futures Centre first to translate thought-provoking piece

Dr Kieran Tranter 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 diar...

February 12, 2018

Frontiers 4: Annual environmental law colloquium

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. The event was hosted by the Law Futures Centre of Griffith University and the University of Ta...

November 25, 2017

First Annual Law Futures Centre Conference

Dr Fran Humphries 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 November to explore ...

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