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Opportunity knocks more than once

In Balance, higher education, legal education, women on June 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Ana felt it was time to stretch her academic wings

When the southern hemisphere winter sets in and the days are short and bleak, its time to start planning to get out of the doldrums and into a conference. But how do you get a paper accepted by the convenors? And what if you are an inexperienced public speaker?

Flora Poste Writes has a very useful summary of tips and advice for those preparing to present or attend at a conference, and similarly the Thesis Whisperer has shared her slides on Academic Conferences: A beginners’ guide. Over at Hook & Eye Amiee Morrison (digiwonk) has a terrific post that reminds us that Conference Papers are like Movie Trailers. Her key points ~ “Hit the highlights, Show the chase scene, Simplify the plot”. That’s good advice! [read on…]

The Thesis Whisperer has also recently posted about what not to wear when giving a Keynote or presentation at a conference. For more on work wear, see our earlier posts by Kate Galloway.

Here are a few conferences that will get you thinking:

There is still time to register for the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference, starting July 1, hosted by the University of Sydney.

And if you really hurry along, you could catch a few days  as a partipant at the 2nd Medico Legal Conference, in Bologna Italy, starting 5th July.

Closer to home, Canberra hosts the Australian Women Lawyers 4th National Conference, starting 10 August. Then the Annual Public Law Weekend kicks off  20 September with the theme of Law and Democracy.  That would be right in the middle of beautiful Floriade, which runs 15 September to 14 October. Do you need any more motivation?

For those who like thinking big, consider Rethinking International Law and Justice, in Insanbul starting the 24th  September.

You could hang around for a few extra days and then attend the 4th International Conference on Women’s Studies Gender Equality and the Law 3-5 October, in Cyprus.

Left your heart in San Fransisco? Then book a seat at the 10th International Conference on Transformational Learning, November 1-4.

Back in  Canberra is the Justice Connections Symposium II, on 30 November at the University of Canberra.

Law and History buffs should look out for the ANZLHS Conference “Receiving Laws/Giving Laws” 10-12 December, at UTS Sydney.  Student scholarships to attend this are still available, see the info here.

If you like to plan well ahead, expressions of interest are now being taken for the Australian Bar Association Conference in Rome between 2 – 5 July.

Do you have a regular conference you love to attend? Do you think they are a waste of time?

  1. […] over at the great Australian feminist legal blog Amicae Curiae, they have a nice round up on conferencing, including a list of upcoming conferences: Opportunity knocks more than once […]

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