Anonymous asked: What is your view on the changes back to the title of QC in Queensland?
I am strongly opposed for the reasons I’ve previously discussed on Twitter and Facebook.
Anonymous asked: Haha I've resolved to answer the other 3 constitutional law questions and skip Williams
Good luck for the exam tomorrow.
Anonymous asked: Not sure if you're allowed to answer this or not, but the 2012 sem 2 exam had a question about Williams v Cth as well. Will it be quite similar to the Williams v Cth question that will be asked on this year's exam?
You’re right, I can’t answer that unfortunately.
But the exam is tomorrow, so soon the suspense will be over and you will be put out of your misery.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of Jarrod Bleijie's nomination for QUT Alumnus of the Year? Do you think it reflects well on the QUT Law program?
I think the fact that the current Attorney-General of Queensland is a QUT alumnus reflects very well on the QUT Law program, especially given his meteoric rise in the relatively few years since his graduation.
abrainonshuffle asked: I was just wondering what your thoughts on the recent change in rankings for Law in Queensland universities? With Griffith now the top ranked, UQ behind and QUT still not in the top 50? What is Griffith doing right? And what are the other universities doing wrong?
I really wouldn’t place too much weight on those QS Rankings. The only thing they show is that Griffith is better at gaming the system than UQ and QUT. I strongly believe that QUT has the best law degree in Queensland.
Anonymous asked: Considering your interest and expertise in Constitutional law, do you think practicing it at the Bar is a possible career future?
Possibly. But I think it is unlikely.
Anonymous asked: As you have lost 10kgs and want to lose another 10kgs, from yr pic it doesn't look like you need to lose 20kgs!
Well thank you but I think I could definitely lose another 10kg (well 9.3kg now) … if not more!
Anonymous asked: Who do you intend to vote for in the upcoming federal election? If undecided, who do you lean towards?
I am quite torn at the moment. While at the moment I generally lean towards the policies of the Liberal Party (with some notable exceptions), in my local electorate I prefer the Labor candidate over the LNP candidate. So I’m not sure yet who I will vote for.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of the current leadership speculation resurfacing again? Do you think the Labor party will actually change leader before the election?
I find it hard to believe the Labor Party could credibly change leader at this late stage without tearing itself apart. But anything is possible I guess …
Anonymous asked: What political party do you support? Why?
I am not aligned or affiliated with any political party. I vote based upon the issues and the personal qualities of the local candidates.
Anonymous asked: Hi Peter. I'm a second year law student trying to come up with topics to write my first law article (co-authored with lecturer). Any ideas on brain storming or suggestions on areas of law that would make for good writing?
There are limitless topics for consideration. I’d simply suggest you pick something that you find interesting, as that will make the research and writing so much easier.
Anonymous asked: It took me all 8 past constitutional law exams to say this - I finally understand constitutional law now! (okay that wasn't a question) #reasonablyconfidentfortheexam
Excellent! Good luck for the exam.
Anonymous asked: What is your ideal situation in the next 5-10 years (career wise)?
Assuming I stay in academia, ideally in 5-10 years I will have finished my PhD and will be an associate professor (or a full professor in 10 years time) at QUT.
Anonymous asked: Can you see law students being allowed to type their exams in the near future? (Also, I study at UQ, none of my exams are closed book this semester)
I think it will happen in the next decade. However, there are three obstacles we need to overcome before that can happen. First, we need to ensure all students have laptops that they can use to type exams. This is an equity issue. Second, we need to ensure that there are enough power points in all rooms. This is a resources issues. Third, we need to ensure that the software used to write exams on a laptop are secure so that students cannot cut and paste from other documents, nor go online to seek help from someone else. This is a security or technology issue; and is arguably the easiest of the three issues to solve (such software existed in 2003/04 when I did my LLM in the US).
Anonymous asked: Stoked with my mark on the Const Research Assignment! Thanks Peter!!!
Excellent - I’m pleased to know you did well.