Professor Asmi Wood

Professor
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

27
Sep
2021
True Justice: Deep Listening
ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons) students will participate in a landmark First Nations-led exemplar course taught in the Northern Territory in 2022.
17
Aug
2020
Amanda Wingett
Freilich Indigenous Student Scholar Amanda Wingett balances her Juris Doctor studies at ANU with her role as an associate lecturer in the Medical School.
02
Jun
2020
Kade Alexander
ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons) student Kade Alexander discusses his work as an Indigenous Associate Prosecutor with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and what National Reconciliation Week means to him.
07
Nov
2017
The Constitutional
A new podcast from the ANU College of Law captures conversations about law in a way that is utterly charming and reminds listeners that lawyers are people too.

Past events

24
Mar
2021
Aunty Matilda House
12.00PM to 1.30PM Current students

Sudents are warmly invited to our inaugural Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.

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

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’.

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2021 LAWS4238
Class #7308
Indigenous Australians and 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

read more »

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

read more »

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