Asmi Wood

Associate Professor and Sub-Dean (Indigenous)
BE LLB (Hons.) PhD ANU; Barrister & Solicitor ACT
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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

Year Title
2017 Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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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

18
Aug
2017
Kylie Beutel
Third-year Arts/Law student Kylie Beutel takes part in the ACT Supreme Court Indigenous Mentoring Program.
26
May
2017
Gareth Evans with Asmi Wood
Associate Professor Asmi Wood from ANU College of Law has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
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.

Past events

09
Aug
2017
Kimberley launch
5.30PM to 7.00PM Launch and panel discussion
  • Sarouche Razi, Kimberley Community Legal Service
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice Chancellor
  • Senator Patrick Dodson

This launch marks a new partnership between Kimberley Community Legal Services and the ANU through which KCLS aims to substantially innovate and extend civil law legal help for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. The hope is that this will enable and position KCLS to manifest breakthrough legal service models based on long-term relationships with clients, working from client vantage points, in furtherance of client goals.

01
Jun
2017
National reconciliation week
12.30PM to 2.00PM Panel discussion

The Centre for International and Public Law is proud to host a panel discussion during National Reconciliation Week. Each panel member will speak on an aspect of their research that affects Indigenous communities.

02
Dec
2016
Professor Michael Coper
12.00AM Conference

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.

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

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’.

Previous courses

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

Teaching awards

Year Title
2017 Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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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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