02.09.2014 18:12 Age: 7 yrs

UPDATED: School of Law research and teaching seminars to be held

UPDATE: The proceedings of these seminars are being collected at this page.

Beginning Wednesday, September 3, in the Emalus campus conference room, the USP School of Law will hold biweekly meetings on matters of interest to researchers, both instructors and students. The meetings are open to School of Law staff and Masters and PhD students.

The inaugural meeting will start with opening remarks by the Head of School. Dr Jessie Chella will then unveil an outline of the programme for the rest of the semester, followed by some practical hints about empirical research from Prof Don Paterson. Dr Chella will add some comments about theoretical research and methodology. Lenore Hamilton, director of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), will close with a discussion of subject libraries available on PacLII.

The tentative schedule for the rest of Semester II is as follows.


SOL Group



3 September


Prof Eric Colvin

Introduction to the Lunchtime seminar series

Prof Don Paterson

Some Practical Hints for Empirical Research

Jessie Chella

Doctrinal Research

Lenore Hamilton

PacLII Subject Libraries

17 September    


Amadeus Waltz

Research Methodology: The European Approach + Discussion on PhD research

24 September


Prof Eric Colvin

Introduction to the Lunchtime Show & Tell series

Jessie Chella

Using Q&A discussion forums

1 October


Julie Reynolds

Library Research Skills

Kym Freriks

PacLII research skills

8 October


Prof Don Paterson & Pita Tuisawau

Integrating Scenario-based online tests and tutorials

15 October


Lekima Nalaukai

Mobile learning: Using the SMS

22 October


Ghislain Otis (Canada Research Chair on Native Peoples and Legal Diversity)

The Management of Legal Pluralism

24 October (Friday)


Ghislain Otis

Comparative and International Aspects of Indigenous Rights

29 October


Chris Gallivan & James Rapley

Discussion on Clinical Legal Education

The remaining seminars will be held in the Staff Meeting Room.

5 November


Helen Menard

Online mooting: Virtual Law firms and Court registries

12 November


Toa Mulitalo

Indigenous Research Methodologies + Legal Requirements for Research in the Pacific Islands


Anthony Austin

Aspects of Online and F2F Teaching

26 November


Wesley Morgan    

Regional Trade Negotiations and the Construction of Policy Choice in the Pacific Islands Forum

For more information, contact Don Paterson, Chair SOL Research Committee, or Jessie Chella, Acting Chair, SOL Post-Graduate Committee.


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