Thursday, 3 November 2016 – 9:00amFriday, 4 November 2016 – 4:00pm


ANU College of Law welcomes applications to the first Challenging Words workshop to be held in Canberra on 3-4 November 2016. It may change how you approach the law forever. Engage your thinking about—and experiencing—the law in a wholly new and creative way, together with Professor Zenon Bankowski, renowned legal theorist and pioneer of the innovative Beyond Words workshops in Edinburgh. This is the first event of its kind to be held in Australia.

During the workshop we will explore new ways in which the teaching and research of law can transcend its traditional textual resources, challenging our imagination, and the imagination of our students. This workshop will draw on methods and techniques from the visual arts and music to gain new levels of insight into vital legal questions and social issues.

Sign up for a two-day adventure in the company of academics who are working on these creative intellectual frontiers, including Professor Zenon Bankowski, Professor Desmond Manderson, Dr Dorota Gozdecka, Dr James Parker and Dr Luis Gomez Romero.

The innovatively designed workshop will introduce you to challenging new methods of deepening legal knowledge in your students, and engaging with legal research in ways that will stimulate and provoke you.

Participant numbers are strictly limited to 24.

We particularly invite applications from HDR students, and early career researchers in law as well as everyone whose research or teaching could benefit from innovative methods.

To submit your application, please send an e-mail with your name and institutional affiliation to: together with a 200 word explanation of how the workshop is relevant to your career or studies.Applications due by Sunday 14 August, 2016.

Early bird registration fee (until 30 September) is $190, including catering and workshop resources.

Come along and be part of the revolution!

For further information regarding this event, please email contact