If we loose the entire conference season - as looks likely - we are going to have to find alternatives. Perhaps @AcademicsLaw and @legalscholars could explore virtual conferences/workshops this year - with the advantage of inherent international collaboration
Given the theme of the @AcademicsLaw conference is the future of the legal academy, this seems particularly appropriate
I would love to have an e-workshop on twitter and the law - I know there was a US conference on this theme a few years back -i think @lawprofblawg was involved
We could get @ProfMarkElliott to discuss blogging and the @UKSupremeCourt. @jamessflee can talk about his course. @DarrenODonovan can talk on the role of social media in #robodebt. @JCharRoL can talk on court education. @jeremy_gans on using Twitter to drive discussion on crim
@paulmcgorrery "the sentencing boffin" on DV. @djag2 on social media and ICC reform. Get @ejiltalk involved on creating virtual communities in PIL, likewise @ukcla on #miller2. @steve_mcdee on twitter & bar. @DrKatyBarnett on the women in private law network.
@dr_lbc @DrNinaBoughey on public law discourse, and the role of @auspublawblog. Some big consti hitters like @ProfGWilliams and @CherylSaunders1 on the role of academics in affecting public law discourse in real time - s44, #sportsrorts etc
Maybe some anonymous accounts @ConstitLawAus @HighCourtTrivia @CriminalLawAus

Hell, let's get @BarristerSecret involved.
There are some excellent emerging scholars who have been really effective in using Twitter to lift their profile and build networks - @_LisaParker @LiamElphick_ @juliettemm @katejmclachlan are just a couple that jump to mind
You could have a session on #lawtwitter and the media - there are some really engaged legal journalists out there: @KieranPender @SeanFewster @katiepwalsh @TammyMills1 @NicBerko @KateAllman_ to name but a few
@Pete_Burdon could talk on digital activism; @EddieSynot and @mdavisqlder on the role of digital engagement with #ulurustatement; @DrMCastan on using social media to create communities with @AcademicsLaw; @ColinGavaghan on tech and the law
A view from Uni Admi would be great too - perhaps @Marnie_HW or @lesleyhitchens could dial in and express their view; @BJRichards8 could discuss how LADRN and CALD can better engage here
And this is not even scratching the surface of US and UK contributors - in many ways #lawtwitter is even more engaged there
There are sooooo many fabulous twitterati out there in the legal academy, I can't possibly list them all. Thanks to every one who makes #lawtwitter fabulous. It is great to engage with you, and would be wonderful to meet you in a virtual conference at least (if not in person)
You could have panels with a few speakers on Zoom. Others can dial in and watch, then questions from the audience. Make sure you schedule time for social discussions - "tea breaks" in virtual break out rooms. Key note talks

All virtual. People from across the globe. Grand
I have just noticed my terrible spelling in this. Though the image of a whole academic year flapping loose in the winds of pandemic is kinda appropriate

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A 🧵 on managing expectations in #academia #highereducation (from my own painfully learnt experiences)

#AcademicTwitter, I accidently deleted my earlier popular pinned thread. I thought it was a good excuse to repost, but with some further reflections (older/wiser?)
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These are tips that I wish I had learnt earlier - I hope they help a few of you struggling with the many demands of academic life in long, dragging #pandemic where academic life is increasingly under acute pressure and everything feels extra hard
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Sep 4, 2020
Pretty excited to see our piece on Courts and COVID - written with the awesome Anna Olijnyk and @KieranPender - out in the @AltLJ today.

Check out: "Civil courts and COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities in Australia"
journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10…
In the article we examine the pivots to remote hearings our courts have undertaken, and probe the issues of public law and good judicial administration that arise with this shift. We also flag the opportunities for future reform presented by this profound cultural shift Image
The changes in judicial practices in the last 6 months have been profound - and there are as many challenges ahead as there are opportunities that have been created. This is a needed conversation for all those with an interest in judicial studies, practice and administration. Image
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Sep 3, 2020
THREAD ON HIGHER ED: This wonderful article by Lynda Ng is a must read for anyone working in (or interested in) higher education in Australia. It exposes the fundamental misconceptions that have plauged the corporatisation of our Universites.

overland.org.au/2020/09/where-…
The basic problem is that the corporate drive to increase profitability fundamentally does not work given the not-for-profit nature of the sector.

More money flowed in, but that money cannot really go anywhere - except new buildings and increased executive pay 2/-
Under the corporate accounting model, building are assets. This is despite their limited capacity to generate income Image
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Aug 26, 2020
I look forward to hearing @AmeliaLoughland response to this - what a great thing for the work of young graduate to invite such a detailed response from leaders in empirical judicial studies t
This type of scholarship is still new in Australia, and we are still probing out the uses and limits of it. However, like all legal scholarship it should be discursive. The debate is enriched by disagreement and counter analysis
There appear to be methodological differences between the two studies- though this needs to be unpacked. It seems that most of the concern with loughland piece is that the sample was unrepresentative and that propositions went beyond the data.
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Aug 26, 2020
Absolute cracker of a post by @jessiedotkerr on judicial appointment and training - bringing a great comparative and conceptual perspective auspublaw.org/2020/08/turnin…
Important to reflect on just how dated this concept that advocacy provides all you need to be a judge now looks Image
As Kerr notes, "Competence in appearing before judges has, in other words, been taken as a substitute for competence to judge."
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Aug 11, 2020
Great #proudson moment today. My Dad is appearing in the @HighCourtofAus in the important native title case NLC v Quall - concerning native title, improper delegation and representative governance. Image
This cases has been a long fight for important principles of properly engaging traditional owners in decisions directly affecting their right.

See FCFCA decision here:

Northern Land Council v Quall [2019] FCAFC 77

austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdo…
And the first instance decision here:

Quall v Northern Land Council [2018] FCA 989

austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdo…

(for the true #auslaw nerds, the case materials are here: hcourt.gov.au/cases/case_d21…)
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