The High Court handed down a record number of unanimous decisions in 2009 - the first full year of Robert French's tenure as Chief Justice of Australia - a UNSW analysis shows.
In permitting a person to starve to death, a West Australian judge has opened a debate about legal access to more humane ways to die, writes Professor George Williams.
Professors George Williams and Richard Bryant have been awarded inaugural Australian Laureate Fellowships, securing more than $5 million for research into anti-terror laws and improving mental well-being of Indigenous children.
Work Choices may be dead, but one aspect of John Howard's industrial relations plan lives on, with important implications for the university sector, UNSW's Professor George Williams argues.
The Rudd Government must act swiftly if a United Nations committee finds the Northern Territory intervention is racist, UNSW law professor George Williams says.