Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture
The Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 1999, at the Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. The lecture, focusing on Australia in the international legal order, honours the Fourth Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Kenneth Hamilton Bailey, who played a significant part in Australia's contribution to the formation of the United Nations.
The Melbourne Journal of International Law has co-hosted the lecture with the Melbourne Law School since 2016.
Annual Cocktail Evening Address
The Melbourne Journal of International Law holds an annual cocktail evening to celebrate the work of authors, members and contributors. The cocktail evening features an address from an esteemed guest speaker on a relevant and topical theme in international law. Past speakers have included the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Professor Mary Hiscock AM and Professor Anne Orford FASSA.
The guest speaker for the 2023 Annual Cocktail Evening was Professor Felicity Gerry KC.