Dr Jessica Hambly

Senior Lecturer
LLB (KCL/ Paris 1); BCL (Oxon); MSc (Bristol); PhD (Bristol).
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Biography

Dr Jessica Hambly is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law, and Deputy Director of the Law Reform and Social Justice program. 

She is a socio-legal scholar with interests relating to: access to justice for people seeking asylum; asylum law and procedure; refugee rights; gender and migration; legal professions and radical lawyering; legal geography; inclusion and participation in 'legal spaces'; court and tribunal architectures. Her PhD was a socio-legal study of the role of lawyers in UK asylum appeals, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. 

Past research projects include as a postdoctoral researcher on 'ASYFAIR' - a comparative study of asylum appeal procedures around Europe, based at the French National Asylum Court, and as a researcher on 'The Citizenship and Law Project', focusing on children's citizenship rights.

Jessica is a qualified yoga teacher and joined the board of directors for The Yoga Impact Charity in February 2020.

Appointments

  • Deputy Director, Law Reform and Social Justice
  • Director, The Yoga Impact Charity.

Significant research publications

  • with Gill, N. et al. (2022) 'Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: Legal geographies of asylum appeals' Political Geography Vol. 98 
  • Hambly, J. (2021) ‘International Refugee Law in Crisis: Islands, Incarceration and Neo-refoulement During Covid-19’ Australian Yearbook of International Law.
  • Hambly, J.,  Gill, N. and Vianelli, L. (2020) 'Using multi-member panels to tackle RSD complexities' Forced Migration Review 65 Recognising Refugees
  • with Gill, N. et al. (2020) 'What’s Missing from Legal Geography and Materialist Studies of Law? Absence and the Assembling of Asylum Appeal Hearings in Europe' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Hambly, J. and Gill, N. (2020) ‘Law and Speed: Asylum Appeals and the Techniques and Consequences of Legal Quickening’ Journal of Law and Society 47(1), 3-28
  • Hambly, J. (2019) ‘Interactions and Identities in UK Asylum Appeals: Lawyers and Law in a Quasi-legal Setting’ in Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds), Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives. Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies Series
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2018) ‘A Brave New British Citizenry? Reconceptualizing the Acquisition of British Citizenship by Children’ Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Sarat, A. (ed) Vol. 76, 25-47
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2017) ‘The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins’ Onati Socio-Legal Series Vol. 7(7), 1509-1531 (from paper at ‘Working the Boundaries of Law’ workshop, Onati, 2016)
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2017) ‘Bettering the Best Interests of the Child Determination: Of Checklists and Balancing Exercises’ International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol.25 (3-4), 754-778

Recent news

Dr Jessica Hambly
Dr Jessica Hambly is a socio-legal scholar and deputy director of the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) research and policy group.

Past events

27
Apr
2022
LRSJ and ANU Film Group present 'Flee'
7.30PM to 9.30PM Movie screening

Film Screening and Panel Discussion- 'Flee' (Flugt), 2021

Refereed journal articles

  • Hambly, J. (2021) ‘International Refugee Law in Crisis: Islands, Incarceration and Neo-refoulement During Covid-19’ Australian Yearbook of International Law.
  • Hambly, J., Gill, N. and Vianelli, L. (2020) 'Using multi-member panels to tackle RSD complexities' Forced Migration Review 65 Recognising Refugees
  • with Gill, N. et al. (2020) 'What’s Missing from Legal Geography and Materialist Studies of Law? Absence and the Assembling of Asylum Appeal Hearings in Europe' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Hambly, J. and Gill, N. (2020) ‘Law and Speed: Asylum Appeals and the Techniques and Consequences of Legal Quickening’ Journal of Law and Society 47(1), 3-28
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2018) ‘A Brave New British Citizenry? Reconceptualizing the Acquisition of British Citizenship by Children’ Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Sarat, A. (ed) Vol. 76, 25-47
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2017) ‘The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins’ Onati Socio-Legal Series Vol. 7(7), 1509-1531 (from paper at ‘Working the Boundaries of Law’ workshop, Onati, 2016)
  • Prabhat, D. and Hambly, J. (2017) ‘Bettering the Best Interests of the Child Determination: Of Checklists and Balancing Exercises’ International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol.25 (3-4), 754-778

Book chapters

  • Hambly, J. (2019) ‘Interactions and Identities in UK Asylum Appeals: Lawyers and Law in a Quasi-legal Setting’ in Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds), Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives
    Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies Series

Conference papers & presentations

  • 2020 'Crucibles of Crisis: Covid 19 and the Greek Island Hotspots' Australian Yearbook of International Law Covid-19 and International Law Workshop, ANU Law
  • 2020 'Law and Speed - Asylum Appeals and the Techniques and Consequences of Legal Quickening' The Society of Legal Scholars Conference (Virtual / Exeter, UK)
  • 2019 ‘Law and the Speedscape of Asylum Appeals at the French National Asylum Court’ ASYFAIR Mid-project Review Workshop, University of Exeter.
  • 2018 ‘Appellant Participation in Asylum Appeals in the UK and France’ LSAANZ, Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, New South Wales. Supported by SLSA Early Career Bursary.
  • 2018 ‘Administrative Alienation: Comparing Appellant Participation in Asylum Appeals’ Kaldor Centre for Refugee Law, Emerging Scholars Network Meeting, UNSW, Sydney. Supported by Kaldor Centre Travel Bursary.
  • 2017 ‘Lawyers in UK Refugee Tribunals’ and Author meets Reader Session with Prabhat, D. – ‘The Force of Law Unleashed? Lawyers and Legal Formalism’ Law and Society Association Conference, Mexico City.
  • 2015 ‘Rebels with a Cause: The Working Lives of Advocates in Refugee Tribunals’ GLSA, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto.
  • 2015 ‘Decision-making in Asylum Tribunals and the Role of Legal Representatives’ Research for Change Forum, University of Bristol Law School.
  • 2014 ‘(Un)Professional Relationships and the Struggle for Expertise in Asylum Appeals’ European Asylum Adjudication Procedures Workshop, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2014 ‘Advocacy and Judging in Asylum Appeals’ Refugee Law Initiative Workshop, Senate House.
  • 2014 ‘Asylum Advocates and Tribunal Adjudication: Complexifying the Workgroup’ SLSA Annual Conference, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen.
  • 2013 ‘Advocacy in Asylum Tribunals: Developing a Methodology’ Legal Research Network Summer School, Université Lille Nord de France.
  • 2013 ‘Communities at the Edge: Barriers to Justice at the UK Asylum Tribunal’ Law on the Edge Conference, Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, UBC Vancouver.
  • 2012 ‘Kylie and Cocktails: Constructing Gender and Sexuality in the Asylum Tribunal’ Critical Legal Studies Conference, Stockholm.
  • 2012 ‘Gender and Judging in the UK Asylum Tribunal’ Law and Society Association Conference, Hawai'i.

Commissioned reports

Other

PhD supervision

Matthew Osborne - 'The backlash against the international rule of law: A case study of seaborne asylum-seekers'

 

LLM Masters thesis supervision

2020 Natasha Chabbra - 'From treaty to field : A case study of the role of international law in sexual and gender-based violence programming in humanitarian emergencies'

Honours thesis supervision

2022 Claire Gay - 'What does Australia’s approach to Ukrainian refugees in 2022 tell us about the development and operation of Australian refugee law and policy?'

Past courses

  • LAWS1202 Lawyers Justice and Ethics

  • LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law 

  • Constitutional Rights (University of Bristol)
  • Law and State (University of Bristol)
  • Socio-Legal Theory (University of Bristol)

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