Symposium: sɪmˈpəʊzɪəm/ An occasion at which people with great knowledge gather together to discuss a particular topic (from GR syn together; + posis drinking).

Please join our host, Professor Rocque Reynolds, Dean of Law, Thomas More Law School and our illustrious panellists:

  • Professor Ruth Okediji, International Research Professor in Law, ACU Thomas More Law School and William L Prosser Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Okediji is an international advisor on Access to Medicines and was the African Union negotiator for the WIPO Visual Impairment Treaty.
  • Professor Peter Drahos, Professor in Law and Director of the Centre for the Governance of Knowledge and Development at ANU, and Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Professor Natalie Stoianoff, Professor in Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Program UTS; Chief Investigator on ARC Grant, “Garuwanga: Forming a Competent Authority to Protect Indigenous Knowledge”.
  • Dr Kunle Ola, ACU Thomas More Law School, previously of the Nigerian Copyright Commission. Dr Ola represented Nigeria on UN specialised committees including the Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the WIPO General Assembly and the WIPO Committee for Development in Intellectual Property (CDIP).

The Symposium will canvass themes such as new development narratives, new methodologies (from property pluralism to rights based regulation), new challenges including access to medicines and the Trump agenda.

All participants are invited to join us after the Symposium for informal drinks and nibbles.


Date: Monday 29 May 2017, 1.00-5.00 pm

Venue: Australian Catholic University Peter Cosgrove Centre Level 18, Tenison Woods House 8-20 Napier St, North Sydney

Contact: Jennifer Downey  02 9739 2722