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School of Law Newsletter


March 2022
WELCOME! FROM OUR DEAN OF LAW

Hello and welcome to our very first newsletter edition for 2022.

We kicked off the year with UOW’s exciting Campus Fest activities - a week of fun, food and great live music, all to welcome our students back to a vibrant campus life! We are thrilled to have so many students back with us. Of course, we recognise that some students will not be able to return just yet and so, where possible, we are also continuing to provide an online option.

The year ahead promises to be another full and energising one, with collaborations planned with our wonderful alumni and community partners who are located near and far. We look forward to sharing more on these developments throughout the year ahead. Other key plans include bringing to life some exciting curriculum enhancements flowing from a recent LLB Course Review, including working in partnership with the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre to embed Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in our curriculum, along with exciting research and health justice initiatives. 

Please enjoy some highlights from the last couple of months and we look forward to seeing back on campus soon!

Best wishes,

Trish Mundy
Dean of Law

NEWS

UOW INDIGENOUS STUDENTS' SUCCESS AWARDS 2021
The UOW Indigenous Students' Success Awards 2021 was held late last year. A great night of celebrating student success and academic excellence. Congratulations to all graduates and awardees.

A special congratulations to two of our fabulous law students who received awards:

Tiarna Williams - Academic Success Award 
Chanse McLean - Continually Striving for Success Award
Also, we proudly share that the School of Law's very own Dr Kylie Lingard received an award from the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre in recognition of her ongoing support for Indigenous student success.
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LAW STUDENTS WIN NEW COLOMBO PLAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Amelia Frey and William Jamieson
Two outstanding students from the School of Law were named as prestigious New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars for 2022 - Amelia Frey and William Jamieson. Five students were selected from UOW.

The NCP enables undergraduate students to stay and have internships in the Indo-Pacific region. Amelia Frey who is undertaking a double degree Bachelor of Laws-Bachelor of International Studies will be based in Malaysia while William Jamieson is studying a Bachelor of Laws-Bachelor of Engineering and will travel to Fiji and Kiribati. Congratulations!
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THE INVASION OF UKRAINE:
CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
The School’s Transnational Law and Policy Centre (TLPC) last week co-hosted an event relating to the ongoing war in Ukraine.  The Russian attack against Ukraine has caused untold human devastation and is one of the largest military operations in modern history. It has the potential to redraw not only borders in Europe, but may be the starting point for a transformation of the global order as we know it. Associate Professor Markus Wagner introduced  the event which brought together leading experts in the field.
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SCHOOL WELCOMES CEO OF LAW SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The School of Law were pleased to welcome Sonja Stewart, CEO of the Law Society of New South Wales, who recently joined our Chancellor, Christine McLoughlin AM, Vice Chancellor, Patricia Davidson, Executive Dean, Colin Picker, Dean of Law, Trish Mundy, some of our fantastic law students, Jackson CocksThomeissa MasonMarie RussoTiarna Williams and , at our Wollongong campus. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet and network with her. We look forward to collaborating with the Law Society in 2022 through building links with our first-year program and beyond.
CELEBRATING OUR ALUMNI SUCCESS
Congratulations to two fantastic alumnae, Magistrate Melissa Humphreys (pictured left) and Magistrate Kirralee Perry (pictured right), who recently celebrated being sworn in as NSW Local Court Magistrates. Their success was featured in the recent UOW Outlook Magazine.
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"HASHTAG JURISPRUDENCE"

Associate Professor Cassandra Sharp has published a timely and excellent new book titled Hashtag Jurisprudence. An expert in the areas of jurisprudence and Cultural Legal Studies, Cassandra’s book is “a study of the response to terror on Twitter’ and ‘provides a brilliant exploration of the digital public square in the perpetual shadow of violence (from within Law and without).’

Richard K. Sherwin, New York Law School, US

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CONTROLLING THE RISE OF FINANCIAL CRIME DURING THE PANDEMIC
 
Dr Mathew Leighton-Daly shares his insights into fraud and cybercrime which are on the rise as organised crime schemes are forced to diversify in the changing face of the pandemic, sprouting required change to financial crime control.
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