Pamela Taylor-Barnett

Lecturer and Sub-Dean - GDLP & MLP
B Comm, Hons-Lit (Deakin), LLB (La Trobe), GDLP (ANU), LLM (ANU - Current)
0407 334 268
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Biography

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 in the ANU Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice since 2012. In 2017 she developed and convened the final capstone course, Ready for Practice where she has contributed significantly to the integration of a professional formation e-portfolio for students in the course.

Pamela has practised in several community legal centres in Melbourne. She has also led community development projects with marginalised communities, including migrants and sex workers and has worked on law reform strategies.

Awards

Year Title
2017 Citation for Outstandng Contribution to Student Learning

Recent news

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Nov
2016
Pamela Taylor-Barnett
How lawyering can be like as hip as design: Finding the nerve to suggest unconventional solutions.

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

Research projects & collaborations

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)

Refereed journal articles

2017

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
 

Conference papers & presentations

2017 

Pamela Taylor-Barnett, 'When I look in the mirror, a lawyer I like smiles back at me', presented at the Australia and New Zealand Ethics Colloquium, 1 December 2017.

Liz Curran, Judy Harrison, Pamela Taylor-Barnett & Barry Yau, 'Reflective Practice in Practical Legal Education: its rationale, benefits and challenges', presented at Australasian Professional Legal Education Council Conference, 16 November 2017.

Vivien Holmes & Pamela Taylor-Barnett 'The power of narrative: Immersive video/audio work with students', presented at Simulated Clients: Interdisciplinary learning & teaching in legal education workshop, 16 August 2017.

Sarah Rodgers, Hue Derwent-Smith, Liz Curran, & Pamela Taylor-Barnett, 'Overcoming the invisible hurdles young people face in accessing legal help: a Q&A discussion', presented at National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Conference, 10 August 2017.

2015

Pamela Taylor-Barnett, Sara Molenaar & Catriona Hodgson, ' Breaking the stigma and successfully listening, building relationships and working with sex workers', presented at National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Conference, 25 August 2015.

Honours thesis supervision

Previous:

Alex Ross, The BasicsCard: impacts on the realisation of remote-living Indigenous peoples’ human right to food, (2017)

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2018 LEGW8152
Class #1821
Ready For Practice
2018 LEGW8152
Class #5748
Ready For Practice
2018 LEGW8152
Class #6844
Ready For Practice
2018 LEGW8152
Class #6845
Ready For Practice
2018 LEGW8152
Class #9706
Ready For Practice
2018 LEGW8152
Class #9707
Ready For Practice

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LEGW8152
Class #9693
Ready for Practice
2017 LEGW8152
Class #5733
Ready For Practice
2017 LEGW8152
Class #5734
Ready For Practice
2017 LEGW8152
Class #9694
Ready for Practice
2017 LEGW8152
Class #6830
Ready For Practice
2017 LEGW8152
Class #6831
Ready For Practice

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. 

Teaching awards

Year Title
2017 Citation for Outstandng Contribution to Student Learning

Past courses

  • 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)

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