Mr Andrew Henderson

PhD Candidate

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Andrew Henderson was a legal practitioner in Perth working in commercial litigation before becoming the Research Assistant to the Chief Justice of Western Australia. He went on to join the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department where he worked in a range of roles including in regulation of the legal profession, Commonwealth legal services, territories, the administration of Commonwealth courts and as Official Receiver in bankruptcy for Western Australia.

Andrew left practice to train as a teacher. He is passionate about legal education. He has used his professional experience and training to design and deliver a range of engaging and practical experiences for law students at The Australian National University College of Law.

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Andrew Henderson
Andrew Henderson is a PhD candidate at ANU College of Law

Refereed journal articles

Trevor Ryan, Wendy Bonython and Andrew Henderson, 'Voting with an 'Unsound Mind'​? A Comparative Study of the Voting Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities' (2016) 39(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal 1038

Andrew Henderson, 'The High Court and the cocktail party from hell: Can social media improve community engagement with the courts?' (2016) 25(3) Journal of Judicial Administration 175

Book chapters

Andrew Henderson, 'Archiving Revolution: Historical Records Management in the Massachusetts Courts' in Ann Genovese, Trish Luker and Kim Rubenstein (eds), The Court as Archive (ANU Press, 2019) (

Kim Rubenstein and Andrew Henderson, 'Courts, Archives and Citizenship in Ann Genovese, Trish Luker and Kim Rubenstein (eds), The Court as Archive (ANU Press, 2019) (

Andrew Henderson, 'Identifying Students’ Drive as a Compass to Being a Good Lawyer' in Kevin Lindgren, Francois Kunc and Michael Coper (eds), The Future Of Australian Legal Education (Thomson Reuters, 2018)

Andrew Henderson and Kim Rubenstein, 'Court Records as Archives: The Need for Law Reform to Ensure Access' in Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton (eds) New Directions for Law in Australia (ANU Press, 2017) (


The effect of law school's implicit curriculum on law students' perceptions of life after law school (


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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