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ALTA Conference 2017 Preliminary Program


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ALTA Executive Meeting           

5:00 - 6:30PM

Registration Open

Welcome Reception at the Samstag Museum of Art
Welcome to Country - Uncle Lewis O'Brien AO
Welcome to UniSA - Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor
Introduction to Exhibitions - Ms Erica Green, Director of Samstag Museum of Art

Thursday, 6 July 2017 

9.00 AM

Registration / Tea & Coffee

10.00 AM

Welcome to Country - Jack Buckskin

Welcome to ALTA 2017 - Rick Sarre, Chair of Organising Committee

Welcome to UniSA Business School - Marie Wilson, Pro-Vice Chancellor

Plenary 1: Teaching Innovation
Chair: Wendy Lacey

Professor Katie Sykes, Thompson Rivers University
Professor Michael Adams, Western Sydney University 

12:00 PM

Lunch sponsored by Thompson Reuters and Smart Casual
 Launch of Smart Casual by Associate Professor Mary Heath, Flinders University 

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Parallel Sessions

2:30 PM

Afternoon Tea sponsored by Cambridge University Press

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Parallel Sessions

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Plenary 2: South China Sea
Chair: Jennifer McKay

Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, Monash University
Professor Duncan French, University of Lincoln, UK
Professor Bing Ling, University of Sydney

7:00 - 11:00 PM

Dinner at Mortlock Chamber

Friday, 7 July 2017

9.00 AM

Registration / Tea & Coffee

9.30 AM

Plenary 3: Law in Popular Culture
Chair: Rachel Spencer

The Hon. Justice Nicholas Hasluck AM, author of ‘The Bradshaw Case’ and formerly, Supreme Court of Western Australia
Matt Rubinstein, co-author of the screenplay for ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’
Professor Melissa de Zwart, University of Adelaide

11:00 AM

Morning Tea sponsored by Federation Press

11.30 - 1:00 PM

Parallel Sessions

1:00 PM

Lunch sonsored by Oxford University Press


2:30 – 4:00 PM

Parallel Sessions

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Afternoon Tea sponsored by Exam Soft

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Plenary 4: The Public Face of Law
Chair: Victoria Danambasis

Professor Elizabeth Handsley, Flinders University
Sean Fewster, The Advertiser
Matthew Doran, Federal Political Reporter, ABC

Delegates free time to explore Adelaide

Saturday, 8 July 2017

8.30 AM

Registration / Tea & Coffee

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Parallel Sessions

10:30 AM

Morning Tea sponsored by LexisNexis

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Plenary 5: The Proposition: "First Let's Kill All the Lawyers" What Relevance do Lawyers Have Today?
Chair: The Hon. Dr Robyn Layton AO QC, UniSA Law School

The Hon. Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of SA
The Hon. John Mansfield AM QC, formerly, Federal Court of Australia
Professor Ngaire Naffine, University of Adelaide
Ms Cheryl Axleby, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement

12:30 – 12:45 PM

Closing Remarks | ALTA 2018 Conference Announcement
Rick Sarre, Chair of the Organising Committee and ALTA Convenors 


This Conference Program is correct at the time of publication. The ALTA 2017 Organising Committee reserves the right to alter or delete items in the Conference Program without notice.