Asmi Wood

Associate Professor
BE LLB (Hons.) PhD ANU; Barrister & Solicitor ACT
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Research Theme

Biography

Asmi Wood’s current research and publications have centred around two main topics; firstly, Constitutional recognition of
Indigenous people in Australia and secondly, Indigenous Participation in Higher Education.

The Australian Parliament, both Committees and individuals, Government agencies, community organisations, schools and Indigenous groups have all used Asmi’s research to clarify key issues among staff, invited Asmi to speak at their public events and make contributions to their literature. His research has included policy papers, law reform submissions and articles or chapters in journals and books.

Asmi has presented several keynote addresses to large conferences interested in Indigenous issues including on issues such as
‘recognition’.

Awards

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2015 National Office of Learning and Teaching - National Teaching Awards: Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education

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2010 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education

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Recent news

16
Feb
2017
Officials from ACT Supreme Court, ANU College of Law and UC School of Law and Justice

The ACT Bar Association has entered into a partnership that aims to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) law students greater opportunities to work with the Courts and senior members of the ACT legal profession.

30
Nov
2016
Professor Michael Coper

On Friday 2 December a conference celebrating the achievements of Michael Coper will be held in the Common Room, University House. Michael is a “big picture” person whose vision has always focused on the future. The conference’s title, “New Ways Forward”, with its tone of energy and optimism, could not be more fitting for an event celebrating the career of Michael Coper and reinforcing the continuing beneficial effects of his achievements.

14
Jun
2016
Cave Painting

ANU College of Law expert Asmi Wood examines why Australia won't recognise Indigenous customary law.

09
Dec
2015

Last night at the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching, held at Parliament House, ANU College of Law Senior Lecturer and Indigenous academic advisor Dr Asmi Wood received the prestigious Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education.

Past events

02
Dec
2016
Professor Michael Coper
12.00AM Conference

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.

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05-06
Sep
2016
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9.00AM to 5.00PM
Conference
  • The Hon. Chief Justice Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court
  • Michael Mansell, Secretary, Aboriginal Provisional Government

The 11th Annual National Indigenous Legal Conference and gala dinner will look to address:

  • Representation of the Indigenous people in the law reform
  • Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Law reform and Indigenous People
  • Twenty five years on: the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Initiatives to increase participation rates of Indigenous students in law school, the legal profession and in research
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Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Asmi Wood’s current research and publications have centred around two main topics; firstly, Constitutional recognition of
Indigenous people in Australia and secondly, Indigenous Participation in Higher Education.

The Australian Parliament, both Committees and individuals, Government agencies, community organisations, schools and Indigenous groups have all used Asmi’s research to clarify key issues among staff, invited Asmi to speak at their public events and make contributions to their literature. His research has included policy papers, law reform submissions and articles or chapters in journals and books.

Asmi has presented several keynote addresses to large conferences interested in Indigenous issues including on issues such as
‘recognition’.

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Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS4238
Class #8542
Indigenous Australians and the Law

Teaching awards

Year Title
2015 National Office of Learning and Teaching - National Teaching Awards: Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education

read more »

2010 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education

read more »

Past courses

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