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Tracey joined the ANU in 2014 and teaches in the fields of Banking and Finance Law, and Civil Litigation Practice.
Prior to joining the ANU, Tracey worked in private practice in the Australian Capital Territory for 12 years, predominantly as a litigation lawyer.
Tracey is a member of the GDLP/MLP Cabinet in her capacity as Professional Engagement Coordinator. She is a member of the ANU College of Law Scholarship Committee, and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative. Tracey was a member of the ACT Law Society's Complaints Committee for 6 years prior to joining the ANU. Whilst her primary research interest relates to social costs surrounding inadequacies of regulation within the Australian Financial System, she maintains a keen interest in ethics and professional responsibility which corresponds with her research interest relating to supervised legal practice.
- GDLP/MLP Cabinet - Professional Engagement Coordinator.
- ANU College of Law - Scholarship Committee.
- ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative - Treasurer/Secretary.
To practice as a lawyer in Australia you need to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) - also referred to as Practical Legal Training, or PLT - before you can apply to be admitted as a legal practitioner. (When you see PLT or GDLP, note that these terms are used interchangeably and refer to the same course).
Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.
Tracey’s primary research interest is in the field of banking and finance law. She is writing a series of articles (with the view to potentially collating into a monograph) which explore the impact of the changing global economic landscape on different aspects of the Australian Financial System (AFS). Significantly, she will examine the issue of social costs of the inadequacies of regulation within the AFS, particularly, the banking sector.
Coming to ANU from a background in private practice, Tracey also incorporates into her research work that addresses the ongoing ethical and moral obligations on senior practitioners in relation to newly admitted and junior practitioners. She intends to develop further the practical issue that a practitioner’s ethics obligations extend much further than that of simply complying with the professional conduct rules and regulations.
Internal ANU Committees
ANU College of Law Scholarship Committee.
ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative - Treasurer/Secretary.
Philosophy & approach
Tracey convenes the Banking and Finance Law elective course within the GDLP/MLP program, which she developed and designed in 2015.
Tracey also convenes the Civil Litigation Practice course, which is part of the Professional Practice Core (PPC) of the GDLP program.
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility - Convenor (GDLP)
- Giving Voice to Values - Convenor (GDLP)
- Professionalism in Practice - Practice Mentor (GDLP)
- Wills Probate and Administration of Estates - Subject Mentor (GDLP)