Pamela has practised in several community legal centres in Melbourne. In addition to practise, she has led community development projects with marginalised communities, including migrants and sex workers. She has also worked on law reform strategies. Pamela is interested in the way the law affects marginalised groups and researches in this field. She is also interested in a dynamic and relevant legal profession and currently researches into Health Justice Partnerships, which aim to reach clients most in need, through a multi-disciplinary approach.
Pamela has worked with the ANU Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice since 2012. More recently she has developed and convened the final capstone course, Ready for Practice where she has contributed significantly to the integration of an e-portfolio for students in the course.
Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.
Research projects & collaborations
Curran, L, Vernon, A & Taylor-Barnett, P, 'Reflecting on Community Development Practices: Improving Access to Justice by Working with Communities to Effect Change' (2017) 19 Flinders Law Journal
2015 - 2017
Research Evaluation for Upper Murray Care (auspicing the Hume Riverina Community Legal Centre), 'Invisible Hurdles - better outcomes for young people experiencing family violence' - multi-disciplinary practice.
(Co-investigator with Dr. Liz Curran)
Conference papers & presentations
Rodger, S, Derwent-Smith, H, Curran, L & Taylor-Barnett, P, 'Overcoming the invisible hurdles young people face in accessing legal help: a Q&A discussion', presented at National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Conference10 August 2017.
Taylor-Barnett, P, Molenaar, S & Hodgson, C, 'Breaking the stigma and successfully listening, building relationships and working with sex workers', presented at National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Conference, presented 25 August 2015.
Honours thesis supervision
Alex Ross, The BasicsCard: impacts on the realisation of remote-living Indigenous peoples’ human right to food, (2017)
Philosophy & approach
Pamela's goal is to help her students to think clearly and rationally, and to evaluate arguments. She asks that students move from normative analysis to question assumptions and she develops students to be robust enough to ask 'who, what, why and how' questions when they transition to the next phase of their careers.
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Convenor 2016)
- Giving Voice to Values (Convenor 2016)
- Banking and Finance (Subject Mentor 2016)
- Consumer Law Practice (Subject Mentor 2014-2016)
- Becoming a Practitioner (Instructor 2012- )
- Professionalism in Practice (Convenor 2015)
- Commercial Law Practice (Subject Mentor 2015)
- Practice Management (Practice Mentor 2012 - 2014)
- Property Law Practice (Subject Mentor 2013)