Conferences & Seminars
Learning from recent terrorist attacks
The Centre on the Legal Profession hosted a successful conference, 'Learning from Recent Terrorist Attacks' on December 5th 2017.
Deakin Law School's Centre on the Legal Profession brought together domestic and international experts to discuss the ways in which Australia has responded to terrorism and lessons to be learned from comparisons with responses to attacks in other countries.
'Learning from Recent Terrorist Attacks' also examined institutional and legal reforms that may be necessary to enhance our ability to prevent and respond to future attacks.
Diversity in law
On December 1st 2017, the Centre on the Legal Profession hosted a conference on 'Diversity in Law.'
The Deakin Diversity in Law Conference shone light on the glaring lack of diversity - gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, etc - in the legal profession and related areas.
2017 Conference – Disruptive Innovation in Law
The Centre on the Legal Profession hosted a successful ‘Disruptive Innovation in Law’ conference on Wednesday 24 May 2017.
Professional Development Workshop for the Officers of the Attorney General’s Department, Sri Lanka, 13-19 August 2018
The Centre on the Legal Profession is again hosting our highly successful executive education program for the Officers of the Attorney General's department in Sri Lanka from 13-19 August, 2018 at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.
Maritime Order in the Indian Ocean: Deakin Law School's Centre on the Legal Profession hosted a conference and workshop examining Maritime Order in the Indian Ocean from 30 April – 1 May 2018 at Deakin Downtown. In this conference, the Centre on the Legal Profession gathered leading academics and stakeholders in industry and government from countries around the world to examine topics that are key to ensuring that those who wish to live by the Indian Ocean, want to trade across it or access its natural resources can continue to do so now and into the future.
The Centre hosted a conference on Developing a Code of Conduct to Supplement UNCLOS in Sri Lanka in 2017 with regional leaders from the Asia-Pacific.
Executive Training for Officials of the Attorney General's Department – Sri Lanka
August 2017: The Centre on the Legal Profession provided a highly successful executive education program for the Officers of the Attorney General's department in Sri Lanka from 14-18 August, 2017 at our Melbourne Burwood Campus and Deakin Downtown.
October 2016: The Honourable Mrs Justice Andrews of the Queen's Bench, High Court of England and Wales on ‘Brexit and its Legal Consequences’.
July 2016: Her Honour, Associate Justice Ierodiaconou on Health and Wellbeing in the Law. (with existing link to newsroom)
April 2016: The Honourable Michael Kirby provided our staff and students with valuable insight into what it's like to be a High Court Judge in Australia.
Continuing Professional Education
May 2017: The Centre hosted a two-day workshop on ‘Transitioning from Law School to Law Practice’ with Arnold Bloch Leibler. This two day workshop was designed to give law students an introduction to and overview of working in a commercial legal practice.
August 2016, the Centre hosted a second visit from an 11-member delegation from the Sri Lankan judiciary, who took part in a Professional Development program.
October 2016: the Centre hosted a visit from a delegation from the Sri Lankan Chamber of Commerce and provided legal Training for Sri Lankan business executives.
April 2016: 11 members of the Sri Lankan judiciary, including five Supreme Court judges and six judges from the Sri Lankan Court of Appeal were welcomed to Deakin Law School (DLS) for professional development.
Delivering the 2017 Deakin Law Oration, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister the Honourable Dr Ranil Wickremesinghe called for renewed regional attention to ensure free and safe navigation in the Indian Ocean. This was the first official visit to Australia by a Sri Lankan Prime Minister in 60 years.
The Centre on the Legal Profession aims to be a global force in legal education, with both a domestic and international footprint.
In mid-2016 we hosted an 11-member delegation from the Sri Lankan judiciary. This included professional development for five Supreme Court judges and six judges from the Sri Lankan Court of Appeal.
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On 19 December 2016 our Executive Director, Athula Pathinayake, met with Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, the Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, to present a special letter from the Vice-Chancellor.
The Centre on the Legal Profession has two directors:
- Over 30 years in the legal profession
- Specialising in criminal and civil cases
- Holds qualifications in law, management and education
- Current research focused on Sentencing
- 12 years a barrister
- Practice in commercial, technology and maritime law
- Advisor to major private clients and government
- Principal current research and engagement interests in New Economy, Innovation, Frontier Technologies, procedural law and training law students to be effective lawyers
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