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October 2007 Issue
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Law students speak out

Law students at the University of Adelaide are this month running a free legal forum that aims to tackle key issues in administrative law, including freedom of information legislation and government accountability.

The forum, "Policing Policy: Accountability in a changing political landscape", features guest speakers the Hon. Justice Finn of the Federal Court of Australia and the Hon. Justice Gray of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

The forum offers students at the University of Adelaide's Law School the opportunity to present papers on selected administrative law issues to an audience of academics, judges and lawyers.

It encourages students to consider the significance of administrative law and its role in ensuring government accountability.

Administrative law encompasses issues of freedom of information, executive power and judicial review of government decisions.

Topics that will be discussed in the forum include methods of government accountability, the ability of the courts to challenge government decision makers who are accorded ever-widening discretional powers, and the ability of the courts to challenge decisions of a highly political nature, such as the Tampa case.

Attendance at the forum is free, but registration is necessary for catering needs. Please RVSP to by Friday 19 October.

Administrative Law Students Forum

5.15pm registration for a 6.00pm start
Thursday 25 October
Ligertwood Building
North Terrace Campus
University of Adelaide

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