After the busy mid-year period of community engagement activities (detailed in the last two Newsletters) August and September see the second part of the academic year off to a strong start.
Thinker in Residence: Flinders Law School is a partner in the residency of Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (Ret), currently on the first of two visits as an Adelaide Thinker in Residence. Judge Hora, who has had a distinguished career as practitioner, judge and judicial educator has been instrumental in building the problem-solving courts movement and presided over the Drug Treatment Court within her criminal assignment in California. Her work in this area has contributed to the creation of a new genre of justice — therapeutic jurisprudence. The aim of the residency is to explore innovative and alternative options to the traditional courtroom with the purpose of increasing access to justice; improving outcomes in civil disputes and reducing crime. Judge Hora’s present visit is from 17August to 25 September. She will return from 22 March to 30 April 2010.
Fridays at the Library: Associate Professor Tina Dolgopol (Law) contributed to Flinders Library’s highly regarded series with a presentation on Human rights: are they relevant to the lives of ordinary Australians? The session, which took place on 14 August, was strategically timed to anticipate the National Human Rights Consultation Committee’s Report to the Federal Government and inform the subsequent public debates.
Lunchtime concert: August 5 featured the Silence No More gig from The Standard Deviations, Vicki Bennett and Law’s Mary Heath, an event hugely appreciated by the large, diverse and enthusiastic audience.
Conference: Dr Kylie Cardell and Dr Kate Douglas will convene the Conference The Story of the Story: Ethics, Therapy and Life Writing from September 28-30. The Keynote speaker is Dr Margaretta Jolly, University of Sussex. Dr Jolly will also present a Master Class: Life Writing: An Ethics Kit in conjunction with the Conference. The events are proudly supported by Flinders Humanities Research Centre for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange. For further details on the Conference and the Master Class, see: http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/events/story/Flindersmasterclass_CFP.pdf