Please find a call for papers for the second National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference to be held at Coffs Harbour NSW on 18-20 May 2012, with full details available at:
Following the success of the inaugural National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference in 2010, the University of New England School of Law, in collaboration with Deakin University School of Law, is hosting the second National Conference to be held at the BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort on the north coast of NSW in 2012.
Like the first conference, the aim is to bring together academic researchers, policy makers, practitioners, service providers, and non-government organizations to consider and discuss the law and justice issue confronting rural and regional Australia.
The 2nd national conference has a triple focus:
- On sharing knowledge amongst attendees with different professional backgrounds and concerns, but a shared interest in the future of rural and regional Australia
- On critical analysis of issues and problems
- On practical strategies for delivering greater social justice for rural and regional communities
It is expected that speakers will cover a wide range of issues from diverse perspectives. The following key themes have been identified on which papers are invited but submissions from other areas are also most welcome:
- Legal Education and Rural Communities
- Rural Services and Rural Opportunity
- Borders, Boundaries and Rural Law
- Managing Rural Conflict
- Legal Services and Legal Practice in Rural Communities
- Law and Rural Social License
- Indigenous Inclusion