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Sovereign Laws, Peoples and Voices

25 - 26 September 2018
The University of Western Australia


The School of Indigenous Studies in partnership with UWA Law School, Notre Dame Law School and the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, brings you the National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018.

The School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia welcomes Indigenous lawyers, students, academics and teachers to attend and participate at the 13th National Indigenous Legal Conference held at the University of Western Australia on 25 to 26 September 2018.

Speakers include the Honourable Robert French AC, Professor Megan Davis, Professor Irene Watson, Adjunct Professor Dennis Eggington, Mr Jeremiah Riley, Mr David Saylor and the Master of Ceremonies is Mr Ashley Truscott. The two-day conference - Sovereign Laws, Peoples and Voices - aims to bring a wide range of Indigenous lawyers, students, educators and policy makers from across the nation to discuss Indigenous rights claims of significant national and international prominence.



The University of Western Australia acknowledges that it is situated on Whadjuk Noongar land and acknowledges that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land who continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.


Robert French

The Honourable
Robert French AC

Chancellor, UWA

Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis

Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Professor of Law, UNSW

Irene Watson

Professor Irene Watson

Research Professor of Law, PVC Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, UniSA

Dennis Eggington

Adjunct Professor Dennis Eggington

Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Legal Services, Western Australia

Jeremiah Riley

Mr Jeremiah Riley

Chief Executive Officer, CodeSwitch

David Saylor

Mr David Saylor

Principal Legal Practitioner, Saylor Legal

Ashley Truscott

Mr Ashley Truscott

LLB, Master of Ceremonies

Michael Mansell

Mr Michael Mansell

Secretary, Aboriginal Provisional Government and Chairman, Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Helen Milroy

Professor Helen Milroy

The University of Western Australia

Key Dates

Milestones Dates
Earlybird Registrations Open 29 June 2018
Earlybird Registrations Close 20 September 2018
Standard Registrations Open 21 September 2018
Standard Registrations Close 26 September 2018