The Kirby Seminar Series began on 23 March, 2001 with the inaugural seminar presented by The Honourable Michael Kirby of the High Court of Australia entitled, The Future of Human Rights.
The purpose of the series is to stimulate and share ideas for, and the substance of, legal scholarship through attracting high calibre national and international speakers, drawing upon academics from the wider university community and offering a platform for researchers (including PhD students) from within the UNE School of Law.
Given the diversity of the speakers (including their topics, backgrounds and from where they are coming), there are no set dates, times and places for the seminars – rather, these are fixed to accommodate each particular speaker and are advertised to staff and students in advance. Generally, the seminars run for one hour (including questions) during term time and are usually held in the J.N. Lewis Seminar Room within the School of Law.
The series is conducted by the School of Law Research Committee and is convened by Mark Lunney who can be contacted for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org.