Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Adjunct Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Legal Philosophy, Public law, Indigenous rights, Law and Cultural Difference
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Property Law and Development, Feminist Legal Theory, Legal Geography, Postcolonial Legal Theory, Rule of Law Reform
Lecturer
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Courts, Cross-cultural Communication in Legal Contexts, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Law, Procedure and Sentencing, General Criminal Law
Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous rights, History of Indigenous Rights Law, Native Title, International Law of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Courts, Cross-cultural Communication in Legal Contexts, Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Law, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, International Security Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor

Latest news

07
Nov
2017
The Constitutional
A new podcast from the ANU College of Law captures conversations about law in a way that is utterly charming and reminds listeners that lawyers are people too.
11
Oct
2017
Police cars
A report led by an Australian National University (ANU) researcher into police racial profiling has been submitted to the Federal Government’s Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison.
26
Sep
2017
ANU Law students Skype with KCLS solicitors at the hot desk. Image: Stuart Hay
Law students from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law are voluntarily staffing a Canberra-based hot desk to help Kimberley Community Legal Service (KCLS) lawyers assist people with legal issues in the Kimberley region over 5,000 kilometres away.
25
Sep
2017
Support future Indigenous lawyers
Often Indigenous Australians’ lives are measured in statistics. Most successes and failures of Australia’s First Peoples are recorded and used – more often than not by non-Indigenous people – to form policies on their behalf.
15
Sep
2017
Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Captain James Cook, c. 1775
Injustice is observable only under certain conditions. Getting better at being able to see injustice is a vocational issue for people working in law. After all, justice is what legal systems are for.

In the Media

01
Oct
2017

ACT police apprehending many more Aboriginals than four years ago

Anthony Hopkins quoted in The Canberra Times

21
Aug
2017

Uni hot-desk to aid civil law

Judy Harrison The West Australian

26
May
2017

Are too many Australians in prison?

Anthony Hopkins speaks to ABC Radio Overnights

12
May
2014

Call for a better WA Stolen Wages Reparation Scheme

Judy Harrison speaks to ABC Kimberley re-broadcast by the National Indigenous Radio Service

Upcoming events

27
Nov
2017

Alice Tay Lecture in Law & Human Rights 2017: Constitutional recognition

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5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • A/Prof Asmi Wood, ANU College of Law

An Expert Panel appointed by Parliament in 2010 examined the issue of Constitutional Recognition and provided a comprehensive survey of the views of ATSI peoples.

Past events

No past events found.

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