Law and Gender

PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Equity, Contract Law, Domestic Violence, Financial Abuse, Property Law, Clinical Legal Education
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Labour Law, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests:
Socio-legal studies, Asylum and Refugee Law, Courts and Tribunals, Legal Geography, Borders, Lawyers and lawyering
Honorary 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
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Justice, Sentencing, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Equality, Compassion, mindfulness, yoga, Incarceration, Indigenous Justice
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Associate Professor
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, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous peoples and the law, Law and Gender, Law and Social Justice, Governance and Development, Legal History and Ethnology, Social And Cultural Geography, Social and cultural anthropology, Pacific History (Excl. New Zealand And Maori), Anthropology Of Development, Gender, feminism
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Property Law, Sexuality, International trade, Critical legal theory, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, International and European Human Rights, Refugee Law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Evidence and Procedure, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Rights, Gender and Constitutional Law, The Judicial System, Property Law, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Rights, Political Theory and Constitutional Law, Federalism, Gender and Constitutional Law, Parliamentary and Electoral Democracy, Separation of Powers, The Judicial System, Citizenship, Access to Government Information, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Labour Law, Rural Issues, Gender, Gender law, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities, Gender, feminism
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
History and Theory of International Law, Third World Approaches to International Law, Law and Political Economy, Critical legal theory, Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

Latest news

15
Sep
2021
Gender Identity and Sexuality Law Moot
Law students from across Australia and New Zealand are preparing to compete in the ANU Gender Identity + Sexuality Law Moot, which runs 27 September to 8 October 2021. 
14
Jul
2021
Josie Dempster
ANU Law alumna Josie Dempster (LLB (Hons) ’14, GDLP ’17) reflects on her time at ANU and how it paved the way for her advancement in the legal profession.
18
Mar
2021
Madeleine Castles
A new study has found that many targets of sexual harassment in Australia face a risky and costly road to justice despite a landmark civil case in 2014.
16
Mar
2021
A feminist analysis of space law
Dr Cassandra Steer has published a new book chapter that tackles the lack of diversity in the space sector.
11
Nov
2020
Melany Toombs
Melany Toombs (BIntR/LLB (Hons) ‘19) was named as a finalist in the Law Student of the Year category in the 2020 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

In the Media

18
Mar
2021

Workplace sexual harassment damages quadruple but process remains 'prohibitive', analysis reveals

Kieran Pender quoted in The Canberra Times

Research theme:
22
Oct
2020

A chance to swing the balance on our High Court the other way

Kim Rubenstein writes in The Canberra Times

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05
Nov
2018

The Brief: Freedom of religion, or freedom to discriminate?

Margaret Thornton interviewed by Policy Forum Pod

04
Sep
2018

Time to update the electorate guidelines

Kim Rubenstein writes in Canberra Times

Upcoming events

11
Oct
2021

Panel discussion: LGBTIQA* journeys

LGBTQIA
12.00PM

Join us as we speak to members of the ANU College of Law LGBTIQA* community about their experiences as students to leading change where they work now.

06
Oct
2021

Women in Law ANU (WILA) launch event

Women in Law ANU (WILA) launch event
6.30PM to 7.30PM

In this launch event for Women in Law ANU (WILA), we will hear from some of our alumni and prominent women in law and ask what their experience has been like in the legal sector.

Past events

12
Aug
2016

Sexual intimacy, gender identity and fraud: A conversation

Professor Alex Sharpe
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Professor Alex Sharpe

In recent years, the UK has witnessed a series of sexual offence prosecutions brought against young LGBT people (all of whom were designated female at birth) on the basis of so-called ‘gender fraud’.

28
Jul
2016

The 'Photoshop laws' and women's body image

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Marilyn Bromberg-Krawitz, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Images of extraordinarily thin women are everywhere. When women see these images, their self-esteem may consequently lower, and potentially develop into an eating disorder. Governments internationally have taken action as a result. 

27
Oct
2016

Prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence: Reflections from the ICTY

Michelle Jarvis
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY. 

23
Feb
2017

Dealing with the wicked problem of racism – using theory as praxis

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Marcelle Burns, University of New England
  • Jennifer Nielsen, Southern Cross University

In this paper, we share our reflections on our success in using theory as a practice to challenge the wicked problem of racism in the law classroom. 

09
Mar
2017

Women in Commercial Law Forum

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5.30PM to 7.00PM

Careers in commercial law – whether in legal practice, business, government or academia – can be rewarding, intellectually challenging and exciting. Many ANU Law graduates go on to have highly successful commercial law careers. But how many are women? 

24
Apr
2017

ABC Radio National Big Ideas program - Utopian Thinking

Utopia - Thomas More
7.05PM to 7.30PM

ABC Radio National broadcast of Big Ideas program on Utopian Thinking - recorded on 28 March at a joint event presented by the National Library of Australia and ANU Law's Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities.

08
May
2017

Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

04
Jul
2017

Jamila Rizvi in conversation with Daryl Karp on Jamila's new book 'Not just lucky. Why women do the work but don't take the credit'

Jamila Rizvi
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi will be in conversation with Daryl Karp on Jamila's new book Not Just Lucky. Why Women Do The Work But Don't Take The Credit, which exposes the secret shame of Australian workplaces: that offices, factories, shops and worksites remain gendered, unfair and unequal. Jamila's book explores the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for Australian women.

26
Oct
2017

The future of feminist international legal scholarship in a neoliberal university: Doing law differently?

1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Ntina Tzouvala,Laureate Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School

Institutional and material conditions matter for the production of feminist international legal scholarship as well as for the future of women’s engagement with international law. 

10
Aug
2017

Trauma, testimony and comics

Golnah Nabizadeh
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Golnar Nabizadeh, University of Dundee

This seminar examines the intersections between the law, trauma, and testimony, arguing that the law has increasingly come to recognise the breadth of experience, and range of narrative iterations, that may constitute trauma.

31
Oct
2018

Inspiring Women of ANU: Professor Pauline Ridge speaks on ‘The financing of religion’

Pauline Ridge
4.30PM to 5.30PM
  • Professor Pauline Ridge, ANU College of Law

‘For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.’ 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV Bible) The association of religion with wealth-generation can provoke strong feelings. Yet, as with other not for profit entities, it is legitimate and necessary for religious groups to fund their religious activities.

04
Jul
2019

Book launch: Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law
12.30PM to 1.30PM

The book will be formally launched at the 27th ANZSIL Conference by Professor Dianne Otto from the University of Melbourne. The book’s editors, Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer (Griffith University) and Kate Ogg (Australian National University) will discuss the contributions the publication makes to international law scholarship.

23
Jul
2019

In Conversation with Ron McCallum

In Conversation with Ron McCallum
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Ron McCallum AO - The University of Sydney
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein FAAL, FASSA - Australian National University

Ron McCallum AO will be in conversation with Professor Kim Rubenstein on Ron's memoir, Born at the Right Time.

21
Oct
2020

Who speaks for the land? Gender, property and authority in the Pacific

Who speaks for the land? Gender, property and authority in the Pacific
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Monson

Join Associate Professor Rebecca Monson in her research seminar as she discusses women's rights to land in the Pacific islands. 

04
Dec
2020

Book launch: The Death Penalty and Sex Murder in Canadian History

Carolyn Strange
4.30PM to 5.30PM

Written by Professor Carolyn Strange, The Death Penalty and Sex Murder in Canadian History provides an incisive analysis of responses to sex murders and the shifting politics of the death penalty.

10
Mar
2021

Alumnae panel: #WomenLead in Law

Alumna panel: #WomenLead in Law
12.00PM to 1.15PM

To celebrate International Women's Day, we invite three ANU Law alumnae to discuss ways that #WomenLead in Law.

11
Mar
2021

International Women's Day 2021 Breakfast

International Women's Day 2021 Breakfast
8.00AM to 9.30AM

Come and have a chat with your peers, lecturers and recent graduates about what inspires them, their experiences of law school and beyond, and the opportunities for women in law in 2021 and beyond.

12
May
2021

Advancing indigeneity, gender, and sustainability: Indigenous women’s rights activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Advancing Indigeneity, Gender, & Sustainability: Indigenous Women’s Rights Activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad

Join Dr Jonathan Liljeblad as he explores the case of Indigenous women's activism in Inle Lake in Myanmar, exploring the intersectional nature of its work across issue spaces of indigenous identity, gender, environment, and development.

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