Associate Professor Miriam Gani

Associate Professor and Head of School
BA (Hons) (ANU); LLB (Hons) (ANU); Grad Dip in Education (CCAE); Grad Dip in Sec Studies (CCAE); GDLP (ANU); Barrister and Solicitor (ACT Supreme Court); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
+61 2 6125 8351
Room 115

home icon ANU College of Law, Bld 5, Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2601

mail icon ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2601

 

Research Theme

Biography

Miriam Gani is a criminal law scholar who has been a member of the ANU College of Law since 2000.

Miriam’s major research interest is in the field of federal criminal law. Her work in this area encompasses the analysis of issues relating to the justification and process of codification of the criminal law in the Commonwealth jurisdiction as well as the particular challenges of interpreting and applying codified legal principles in a previously common law criminal law jurisdiction. In addition, she has particular expertise in the creation, interpretation and operation of substantive offences at federal criminal law, most notably cybercrime and terrorism offences.

She is recognised as a leading scholar in the area of federal criminal law and is currently one of thirteen legal experts serving on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission for its inquiry into encroachments by Commonwealth laws on traditional rights and freedoms (the “Freedoms Inquiry”). Her work on a range of encroachments actually and potentially effected by terrorism offences under domestic criminal law continues to inform the work of the ALRC in this inquiry.

Appointments

Head of School (from September 2014) Assistant Head of School (July 2013-September 2014) Sub-Dean (LLB and JD) (July 2010-July 2012)

Significant research publications

  • Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hufnagel (eds) Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford  (2012).
  • Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008)
  • Miriam Gani, "Codifying the Criminal Law:  Implications for Interpretation” (2005) 29 Crim LJ 264-280.

Recent news

21
Feb
2017
Phillipa Weeks Scholarship morning tea
ANU College of Law has held the inaugural Phillipa Weeks Scholarship morning tea to invite scholarship recipients and the family of the much loved ANU Law professor to celebrate her passion for education and mentorship.
29
Oct
2014
Miriam Gani explores why now may not be the best time for the Australian parliament to consider new anti-terror legislation.
02
Apr
2014

Associate Professor Miriam Gani writes about corruption investigations in the Canberra Time

19
Dec
2012
ANU College of Law

Eight ANU College of Law staff members were awarded for their excellent contribution to teaching in 2012.

In the Media

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Miriam Gani is a criminal law scholar who has been a member of the ANU College of Law since 2000.

Miriam’s major research interest is in the field of federal criminal law. Her work in this area encompasses the analysis of issues relating to the justification and process of codification of the criminal law in the Commonwealth jurisdiction as well as the particular challenges of interpreting and applying codified legal principles in a previously common law criminal law jurisdiction. In addition, she has particular expertise in the creation, interpretation and operation of substantive offences at federal criminal law, most notably cybercrime and terrorism offences.

She is recognised as a leading scholar in the area of federal criminal law and is currently one of thirteen legal experts serving on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission for its inquiry into encroachments by Commonwealth laws on traditional rights and freedoms (the “Freedoms Inquiry”). Her work on a range of encroachments actually and potentially effected by terrorism offences under domestic criminal law continues to inform the work of the ALRC in this inquiry.

Books & edited collections

 

  • Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hufnagel (eds) Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford  (2012).
  • Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008).

Book chapters

  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Regulating Reasonable Force:  Policing in the Shadows of the Law” in Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hugnagel (eds), Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2012).
     
  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Criminal Codes in the 21st Century:  The Paradox of the Liberal Promise” in Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt (eds), Regulating Deviance:  The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2009).
     
  • Miriam Gani, “How Does it End?  Reflections on Completed Prosecutions under Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation” in Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008).
  • Miriam Gani, “Codifying the Criminal Law:  Issues of Interpretation” in S Corcoran and S Bottomley (eds), Interpreting Statutes, Federation Press, Sydney (2005), pp 197-222.

  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, "Cybercrime in the 21st Century:  Windows on Australian Law" in R Broadhurst and P Grabosky, Cybercrime:  The Challenge in Asia, University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong (2005), pp 141-167. 
     

Refereed journal articles

  • Miriam Gani, "The Challenge of Codifying Crime within a Common Law Culture", translated by Kazumichi Tsutsumi & Mariko Nakamura, (2013) 47 Comparative Law Review No.2 107-132.

  •  

    ·         Miriam Gani, "Codifying the Criminal Law:  Implications for Interpretation” (2005) 29 Crim LJ 264-280.

     

    ·         Patricia Easteal and Miriam Gani, “Sexual Assault by Male Partners: A Study of Sentencing Factors” (2005) 9 Southern Cross University Law Review 39-72.

     

    ·         Miriam Gani and Gregor Urbas, “Alert or Alarmed? Recent Legislative Reforms Directed at Terrorist Organisations and Persons Supporting or Assisting Terrorist Acts” (2004) 8(1) Newcastle Law Review 19-32. 

     

    ·         Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Shifting Boundaries of Cybercrime:  From Computer Hacking to Cyber-Terrorism” (2003) 27 Crim LJ 303-321. 

     

Conference papers & presentations

  •  

Commissioned reports

  •  

Government submissions

  •  

Committees

External Organisations

  •  

Internal ANU Committees

  •  

Case notes & book reviews

  • Miriam Gani, “Case and comment:  The Queen v Khazaal” (2013) 37 Crim LJ 201-211.
     
  • Miriam Gani and Wendy Kukulies-Smith, “Case and Comment:  Rush v Commissioner of Police”, (2006) 30 Crim LJ 314-321.

Other

  •  

Currently supervising

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Topic: The Argument for Legalisation of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Australia

PhD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Codification, Statutory Interpretation, Terrorism, Cybercrime

 

 

SJD supervision

I am currently unavailable to supervise SJD students.

 

 

MPhil supervision

I am currently unavailable to supervise MPhil students.

LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Codification, Statutory Interpretation, Terrorism, Cybercrime.

 

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  •  

I have previously supervised:

  •  

 

Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Codification, Statutory Interpretation, Terrorism, Cybercrime

I have previously supervised:

  • In the above areas.

 

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS8072
Class #9541
Statutory Interpretation

Past courses

  •  

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team