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About the Series

The Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture is a joint initiative of the TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia. The series was established in 2005 in honour of the late Justice Richard Cooper of the Federal Court of Australia, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2005. It is dedicated to the strong interests in maritime and native title law which he developed over the course of a long and distinguished legal career. For information on the Richard Cooper LLM Scholarship, please click here.

2015 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture
Topic "A ‘Diminished Nation?’ The ‘races’ power, non-discrimination and the Native Title Act"
Presenter Jonathan Fulcher - Partner, Resources and Energy, Hopgood Ganim
Venue Court 1, Level 7, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts, 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Time Thu, 20 August, 5:30pm-7:30pm AEST
Contact Jane Gay, email:
More Information The TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia are proud to present the annual Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture.

Live broadcast from Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Federal Court Registries.

Sydney: Court 1, Level 21, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Melbourne: Court 1, Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Adelaide: Court 3 Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas St from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Perth: Court 4, Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Registration is essential by Thursday, 13 August 2015. Please be sure to indicate which state you will be attending in.
Registration: Click here to register


Previous Richard Cooper Memorial Lectures
Year Presenter Topic
2014 Dr Christopher Ward International Law and the South China Sea: Atolls and Arbitrations
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2013 Raelene Webb QC Indigenous sea rights – the Grotius heritage
2012 Mr David Taylor The Business of Maritime Law
2011 Professor Rob Merkin Australia: Still a Nation of Chalmers?
2010 Professor Bradford Morse Seeking to Forge a Partnership: The Challenge of Building Positive Relationships Between Indigenous Peoples and Settler States in the 21st Century
2009 Professor Nick Gaskell  The Rotterdam Rules 2009: Issues for Australia?
2008 Associate Professor
Paul Myburgh
Admiralty Law – What is it Good For?
2007 Emeritus Professor
Garth Nettheim
International Law & Native Title in Australia
2006 Justice James Allsop Australian Admiralty and Maritime Law – Sources and Future Directions
2005 Professor Edgar Gold AM CM QC Bloodhounds, Scapegoats and Fatcats: Criminal Action, Professional Duty and Corporate Responsibility in the Maritime Menagerie

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