Pauline Bomball

Lecturer
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal)/Bachelor of Economics (ANU)
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Research Theme

Research interests

Biography

Pauline Bomball (née Thai) graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I)/Bachelor of Economics in 2010. She was awarded First Class Honours in Law, a University Medal in Law and 14 other prizes/scholarships, including the Supreme Court Judges' Prize for graduating first in Law. She was a student editor of the Federal Law Review.  From January 2011-January 2012, Pauline served as Associate to the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC of the High Court of Australia.

Pauline joined the ANU Law School as a full-time law lecturer in February 2012.  She has research interests in Labour Law, Tort Law and Contract Law.

Pauline is currently the convenor of Foundations of Australian Law (JD) and a lecturer in Tort Law.  She has been the course convenor and lecturer of Contract Law (JD), Foundations of Australian Law and Labour Law.  She has also taught Australian Public Law.  She was awarded a 2018 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2017 ANU College of Law Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2014 ANU University Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Team Award), 2013 ANU College of Law Award for Teaching Excellence (Team Teaching), 2013 ANU University Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and 2012 ANU College of Law Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career Teaching).

She is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

 

Recent news

20
Dec
2016
Naomi Wootton
As she sees out her final days as a research assistant at the National Judicial College of Australia (NJCA), ANU College of Law graduate and University Medal recipient Naomi Wootton has reflected on how much she enjoyed studying law.

Past events

16
May
2018
Event speakers
6.00PM to 7.00PM LLM Conversation Series
  • Professor Pauline Ridge, ANU College of Law
  • Mr Dilan Thampapillai, ANU College of Law

The High Court’s recent decision in Thorne v Kennedy raises difficult and troubling questions about the doctrine of unconscionable conduct. 

15
May
2018
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1.00PM to 2.00PM Law Week Roadshow
  • Ms Pauline Bomball, ANU College of Law
  • Mr Cameron Roles, ANU College of Law
  • Professor Peta Spender, Deputy Dean, ANU College of Law
  • Professor Sally Wheeler, Dean, ANU College of Law

This panel will examine the disruptions caused by the market and technology and consider regulatory responses.

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

Research biography

Pauline Bomball undertakes research in the areas of labour law, tort law and contract law.  In a recently published article, Pauline explored the concepts of construction and characterisation in the context of employment law.  In other papers, she has analysed the interaction of statute and common law (with reference to the High Court of Australia’s jurisprudence on ‘coherence of the law’) in the context of contract law and employment law. She has also examined contractual principles pertaining to terms implied by law, focusing particularly on the approach of courts in Australia and the United Kingdom to the implied duty of cooperation in contract law and the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in employment law.

Research interests

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in these areas:

  • Tort Law
  • Labour Law

I have previously supervised in these areas:

  • Labour Law
  • Constitutional Law

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2018 LAWS6101
Class #3713
Foundations of Australian Law
2018 LAWS6101
Class #8710
Foundations of Australian Law

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS6101
Class #3713
Foundations of Australian Law
2016 LAWS6101
Class #4033
Foundations of Australian Law
2016 LAWS6104
Class #5702
Contracts

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