International Law Section



2015 Australian Wine Tasting
Remise Transport Museum, Ludwig-Koessler-Platz, 1030 Vienna
8 October 2015

For more information or to register view here.


Hong Kong Chapter cocktail reception
Davis Polk & Wardwell, 8th Floor, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
25 June 2015

The Hong Kong Chapter of the Law Council of Australia's International Law Section (ILS) is hosting a cocktail reception on Thursday 25 June 2015. Join us as John Davison, veteran Australian lawyer in Hong Kong, talks about his experiences as a member of the British Government team negotiating the Joint Declaration in Beijing in 1984.

For more information or to register view here.

N.Y. Chapter of the Law Council of Australia
Australian Consulate General
5 February 2015

In December, Australia completed a two-year term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council.  That term coincided with a period during which the world faced a greater number of security and humanitarian crises than at any time since World War II. 

Please join the N.Y. Chapter of the Law Council of Australia at the Australian Consulate General on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. for Pulling Our Weight Globally – Australia’s 2013-14 Term on the U.N. Security Council, an insightful review of Australia’s term to be presented by Peter Scott, Counsellor to the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, and Julia O’Brien, First Secretary (Legal).  A reception will follow.

RSVP by reply email here.

To Live and Die in the U.S.A.
2015 CPD Immigration Law Conference
Melbourne Park Hyatt
20-21 March 2015

For more information or to register for the event, download the program here.

To Live and Die in the U.S.A.
Moses & Singer LLP
Wed 12th November 2014

Date: Wednesday Novermber 12th 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Moses & Singer LLP. The Chrysler Building, 12th Floor. 405 Lexington Avenue. New York. 

More information available here 

Challenges to Sovereignty Conference: The impact of migration law and policy
Australian National University
7 and 8 November 2014

Hosted by the ANU Migration Law program, this conference will suit those interested in the ramifications of migration law and policy, particularly legal scholars and legal practitioners working in the field of migration law.

To attend this event, please visit the conference website.

The International Law Section Executive invites you to attend a
cocktail function featuring a keynote address by
Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC on
Australia's Criminal Laws and our International Obligations

Date: Thursday 31 July 2014
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Venue: Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney

To attend this event please REGISTER ONLINE by 5pm Thursday 24 July 2014.

Professor Cowdery AM QC was the Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW from 1994 to 2011. He is a former President of the International Association of Prosecutors and was inaugural Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. Professor Cowdery AM QC is the Human Rights Advisor to the Law Council of Australia and Chair of the International Human Rights Observer Panel. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law, a consultant to International prosecution agencies and a writer and speaker on criminal justice issues.

2014 International Trade Law Symposium
National Portait Gallery, Canberra
9:00am Thursday 18 September - Midday Friday 19 September 2014

Presented by the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the International Trade Law Symposium encourages open and frank discussion between government, profession and academics on  emerging developments in trade law in Australia and internationally.

To continue the first day's discussions, an informal banquet dinner will be held on Thursday 18 September at Ottoman Cuisine, 9 Broughton Street, Barton, Canberra. Delegates may invite guests to accompany them to the dinner.

We recommend international and interstate guests stay at the nearby Hyatt Hotel Canberra (1.2km from conference venue) (offering a special rate of $275 per night), or Hotel Realm/Burbury Hotel (both 1.3 km from conference venue).

Registration Fees

• General Registration $575

• ILS and BLS Members Registration $450

• Young Lawyers and Students Registration $250

• Speakers Registration $250

Take advantage of the discounted rates by becoming a member of the International Law Section before registering by visiting the Law Council’s membership page.

*Please note: The cost of the dinner is not included in the registration fee and will be separately charged at $100 per person, including beverages.

Following the conclusion of the Symposium, from 1.00pm – 4:00pm on Friday 19 September, the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee will host a Roundtable at the Attorney-General’s Department. Conference delegates are invited to participate. The roundtable will address topical issues including Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise, insolvency and “Rotterdam Rules".