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Women in Law in Asia

Women in the Legal Profession and the Judiciary in Asia There will be a themed panels within the Women in Asia Conference, to be held on 21-23 June 2019 at UNSW Law Session 2a: Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Asia Chair and Introduction to the themed panels: Associate Professor Melissa Crouch Welcome and Introduction by key sponsor, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Ms Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia Judge Saitip Sukatipan, Office of the Administrative Court, Thailand, Judge Selma Alaras is presently the Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 62, Makati City, Philippines Session 2b: Women in the Legal Profession: Malaysia and Sri Lanka Chair: Dr Imelda Deinla, ANU Gendering ‘the Legal Complex’: Women in Sri Lanka’s Legal Profession Dr Dinesha Samararatne, Dept of Public & International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Women mobilizing for legal change peninsular Malaysia Associ

Early Career Workshop at UNSW Law

WOMEN IN ASIA CONFERENCE 2019 EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER (ECR) WORKSHOP  PROGRAM 12 PM – 4:30PM, Friday 21 June 2019 Law Faculty Common Room, Level 2, Law Building  (MAP REF: F8) Session 1: Social Impact and (National) benefit Chair: Dr. Tanya Jakimow (UNSW) Speakers: Jan Breckenridge (UNSW), Louise Edwards (UNSW) & Sarah Cook (IGD, UNSW) In this session we will hear from researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences about how they narrate the benefit of their research and devise a strategy to increase social impact. Session 2: Academic Service and Leadership Chair: Felix Tan (UNSW) Speakers: Mina Roces (UNSW), Melissa Crouch (UNSW) & Kuniawati Dewi (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, LIPI) A session to discuss the difference between service and leadership roles, the gendered nature of academic labour, the considerations when deciding to take on such roles, and negotiation skills to ensure that such labour makes a positive contribution

PhD Scholarship on Constitutionalism

A PhD scholarship opportunity is open for applications at UNSW Law. The supervision team is Professor Rosalind Dixon, Professor Theunis Roux and A/Prof Melissa Crouch. The topic is "A Liberal Response to Populist Constitutionalism', and the project description is as follows:  The post-2010 rise of populist constitutionalism poses the gravest threat to liberal constitutionalism in decades. From Poland to Turkey, and Hungary to Venezuela, populist political parties have succeeded in typifying liberal constitutionalism as an elitist political ideology rather than the universally applicable approach to good governance it claims to be. This project will use interdisciplinary law/social science methods to understand how liberal constitutionalists ought to respond to this challenge through self-reflection, improved constitutional design, contextually aware judicial decision-making and social movement activism. Findings will contribute to a burgeoning comparative literature on thes