Society of University Lawyers Conference 2023
Maddocks is the proud Platinum sponsor of the Society of University Lawyers Conference 2023.
The Society of University Lawyers (SOUL) represents legal practitioners employed at universities and as an association, promotes the exchange of information on legal matters affecting universities and tertiary education generally. The annual conference is a highlight of the year for members, and this year’s conference is being held in Canberra on 2-3 November 2023.
In 2023, Maddocks is the proud Platinum sponsor of SOUL. Partner Anthony Willis will be providing the keynote address on the first day of the conference and Special Counsel Dale McQualter will be speaking on Day 2. Maddocks will be further represented by lawyers from our Education sector team who will be attending the conference sessions.
Conference sessions and events are open to registered attendees of the conference only.
Register here if you would like to attend.
Maddocks Speakers at SOUL 2023
Anthony is presenting “A Guide to AI for University Counsel”, a keynote session on various elements of generative AI and its impacts featuring a panel of academic and industry experts.
Dale will cover psychosocial risks and managing these and other workplace health and safety changes in the university context.
Our Education sector expertise
At Maddocks, our Education lawyers can assist your university to manage risk and grow opportunities.
Covering your legal needs from planning and construction, employment, safety and industrial relations, privacy and data security to sound governance, we can help with what is happening now and what is coming next.
View the rest of our Education sector team or find our more about our sector expertise here
Our Education contingent at Capital SOUL 2023
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