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March 2017

Meet the Faculty’s newest lecturer and senior lecturer appointments for the 2017 academic year.
Work councils are one model of industrial relations that could potentially fill the enormous gap in Australian industrial democracy left by precarious employment and the decline of the union movement.
Law scholar and author Alison Whittaker has been awarded the 2017 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship.
Two inspiring projects harnessing the power of technology for social good have been awarded ‘Technology Against Poverty’ prizes worth $500,000.
The public debate about Chinese corporations investing in Australia is spurred by several misleading ideas about the control of the Chinese government and its intervention with private businesses.

February 2017

Current and former au pairs in Australia are being asked to detail their experiences for a pioneering national study on the sector.

December 2016

Natalie Stoianoff, Director of Intellectual Property Law at UTS, has released a new book that aims to investigate international legal protections for Indigenous cultures around the world.
Aboriginal outlaw Jimmy Governor has been – until now – a largely forgotten part of Australian history. Legal historian, Professor Katherine Biber, is turning his story on its head – with surprising results.

November 2016

Students and Allens staff will work with 5 Sydney-based NGOs to create apps that will assist their clients with a number of legal and administrative issues.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has funded two diverse UTS Law projects in the latest round of funding grants.
Students with a social justice focus are recognised for their efforts at the 6th annual Brennan Justice and Leadership Program Celebration Evening.

October 2016

UTS Law alumnus Robert Size has won the 2016 Australian Academy of Law’s prestigious ‘Annual Essay Prize’.
Anti-Slavery Day raises awareness of modern slavery and inspires government, business and individuals to tackle these serious human rights abuses.
A nationwide survey of foreign workers in Australia has been launched to assess the level of exploitation by unscrupulous employers. Conducted jointly by the University of New South Wales, UTS and the University of Sydney, it will target international students, working holiday makers or backpackers, skilled workers on 457 visas and anyone else working in Australia on a temporary visa
Despite beginning his legal career in a very traditional way, Dominic Woolrych is a firm advocate of the alternative path.

September 2016

Two UTS Law academics have been recognised for their exceptional contributions to the research efforts of the University.
UTS remains the top-ranked "young" Australian university and has leapt from 14th to 8th in the world with the release of the 2016/2017 QS Top 50 Under 50.
UTS Faculty of Law introduces new postgraduate combined degree
Congratulations to former UTS:Law student Cristina Cifeuentes on winning the UTS:Alumni award for excellence.
UTS Law student Kygim King’s experience with a wildly successful Indigenous internship program has paid dividends for her personal and professional self.
The inspiring contributions from two law students were celebrated yesterday at the biennial UTS Human Rights Awards. The Awards reflect UTS’s commitment to social justice, equality and human rights.
UTS has jumped to 193 in the world, up from 218 last year. The university has risen 91 places in the QS rankings over the past five years.
The inaugural UTS LSS LexisNexis Legal Technology Moot grand final was held on 1 September 2016 at the UTS Hatchery - Congratulations to Zach McLoughin, Michael Mulvenna and Marcela Malicka who were crowned champions of the UTS LSS LexisNexis Legal Technology Moot.

August 2016

Rachael Kim-Ainsworth is a final-year medical science/law student who volunteers at Anti-Slavery Australia – a UTS legal research and policy centre that focuses on the abolition of slavery, trafficking and extreme labour exploitation. She began the life-changing practical placement after undertaking an elective subject – The Law of Slavery and Human Trafficking
Technological innovation is happening so rapidly that the expertise delivered by lawyers is predicted to be replaced by artificial intelligence in just under 20-years. Or is it?
Meet Dylan Barber, a UTS Law/Journalism graduate who travelled to India on the 40K Globe program three times during his degree. We spoke with Dylan to find out more about the 40K Globe program and how it has impacted his career.
International law firm Allens is teaming up with the UTS Faculty of Law and software firm Neota Logic to create a program which will see law students create artificial intelligence (AI) applications that help people address legal problems online.
The terms of reference for the royal commission into the Northern Territory’s youth detention regime are notably silent on the over-representation of Indigenous children in these systems.
Human trafficking and slavery is alive in Australia, and an Anti-Slavery Commissioner could provide real benefits for its vulnerable victims, writes Insight guest Professor Jennifer Burn.
International migration law expert Professor Brian Opeskin has been appointed Associate Dean of Research at the UTS Faculty of Law.