Proctor : April 2017
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Submissions with legal content are subject to approval by the Proctor editorial committee, and guidelines for contributors are available at qls.com.au Advertising deadline: 1st of the month prior. Subscriptions: $110 (inc. GST) a year (A$210 overseas) Circulation: CAB, 30 September 2016 – 10,277 Law changes in more ways than one Altering a highly regarded building takes a lot of skill and some courage to ensure the result does not destroy the ambience generated by the original spaces. The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, which has been re-imagined to suit the contemporary needs of the TC Beirne School of Law and Walter Harrison Law Library, was officially opened by High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel on 13 March. Her Honour noted the names of Aristotle, Socrates, Edward Coke, Francis Bacon, William Blackstone and Thomas Hobbes engraved at the entrance of the law school, and busts of Plato and Justinian inside. “These great legal and social philosophers of the past had in common an understanding of why the law, and the study of it, is important,” she said. “That importance may be considered from two perspectives: what the law provides society and how the study of law benefits the individual. “Justinian, Plato and Aristotle understood that law is essential to good governance and the preservation of social order. Aristotle said that the administration of justice, through law, is the principle of order in political society. “Hobbes differed from Plato and Aristotle in his conception of the true authority of the law as independent of justice. This was not to deny its importance. Law, he said, is ‘the public conscience’ by which a man undertakes to be guided.” Spaces within the building are organised as three identifiable stacks, or ‘pillars’, each with recognisable colour and detail: knowledge (library), learning (teaching) and inquiry (research). The principal of architects BVN, Brian Donovan, said the re-imagined school of law and law library was tailored to meet the school’s strategic objectives for the teaching research of law.” “Importantly, there is now an identifiable ‘heart’ of the school in the triple-height arrival volume, where circulation to the various parts of the school promote opportunities for interactions between staff, researchers, students and visitors,” he said. TC Beirne School of Law head and dean of law Professor Sarah Derrington said the new facilities reflected contemporary teaching practice and the fact that the legal workplace was much more collaborative than in the past. “It is a delight to move back into the Forgan Smith building and be able to offer interactive research spaces, break-out rooms, independent study areas and innovative learning, research and academic facilities,” she said. Inspirational Women’s Breakfast An Inspirational Women’s Breakfast to support Special Olympics Australia will be held in Brisbane on 10 May. The event, at the Pullman Hotel, will feature Brazilian Beauty CEO/founder Francesca Webster as guest speaker and former Olympic swimmer Julie McDonald OAM as master of ceremonies. See specialolympics.com.au > Give > Fundraising events for details.