The Legal Profession

Lecturer
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Professional Legal Education
Lecturer
Lecturer
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Insolvency Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Aboriginal Legal Service
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Digital Learning, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Graduate Destinations
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Cryonics, Ageing, End-of-Life Law, Human Rights and Older Persons, Succession law, Torts
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Rule of Law Reform, Legal Ethics
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:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Senior Lecturer
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
Lecturer
Research interests:
Regulation within the Australian Financial System, Ethics and Supervised Legal Practice, Commercial Law
Adjunct Professor
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Civil litigation
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Rights, Gender and Constitutional Law, The Judicial System, Property Law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Professional Identity Formation, Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Family law, family violence, Legal profession
Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Honorary Associate Professor
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Graduate Destinations
Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Lecturer
Research interests:
Law reform, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships, Legal empowerment, Access to Justice, Social justice, Lawyers and lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities
Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing, Representations of the law in pop culture

Latest news

02
Mar
2018
ANU students studying
The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as a leading global university with the latest rankings listing four subjects in the world's top 10, and 13 subjects listed in the top 20 in the world.
27
Feb
2018
Sally Wheeler
Meet Professor Sally Wheeler OBE, the new Dean of the ANU College of Law. Professor Wheeler has come to ANU from the Queen's University Belfast where she recently served a five-year term as Head of the School of Law.
21
Feb
2018
Moira Murray
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Feb
2018
Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee LLB ’03, B Asian Studies ’03 reflects on the responsibilities of her role as lawyer-turned-politician.
06
Feb
2018
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Pop culture can have a major influence in shaping a law student’s outlook towards legal practice.

In the Media

08
Mar
2018

International Women's Day: YWCA brings women together

Skye Saunders speaks to Sydney Morning Herald

04
Mar
2018

The Roundtable: Why Sexual harassment and bullying thrive in remote workplaces

Skye Saunders talks to ABC RN Sunday Extra

01
Mar
2018

Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang quoted in Lawyers Weekly

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01
Mar
2018

Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang quoted in Lawyers Weekly

31
Jan
2018

Broad brush for transport in honours list

Michael Coper quoted in Australiasian Transport News

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27
Jun
2017

Homecoming for new ACT Supreme Court associate judge Verity McWilliam

Verity McWilliams is honoured in Canberra Times

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12
May
2017

Justice Richard Refshauge steps down from ACT Supreme Court bench

Richard Refshauge is honoured in ABC News

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12
May
2017

Justice Richard Refshauge retires from the ACT Supreme Court

Richard Refshauge is honoured in Canberra Times

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01
May
2017

Grace under fire - a film about rural women workers

Skye Saunders talks to Law Institute of Victoria Journal

13
Mar
2017

Fearless advice for future lawyers

Anne-Marie Allgrove speaks to Lawyers Weekly

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Upcoming events

04
Jul
2018

Law, Love and Revenge: Themes from The Merchant…

Conference banner
9.00AM to 5.00PM

The conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities.

01
Jun
2018

Justice Connections 5

Blind Justice Statue
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Tom Calma AO (Chancellor of UC and former Social Justice Commissioner)

Hosted by the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra (UC) and ACT Justice and Community Services, this symposium will generate discussion and debate about justice administration and access within society.

15
May
2018

Can the legislature effectively supersede judicial interpretations with which it disagrees?

Deborah Widiss
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Deborah Widiss

Legislative supremacy depends on the assumption that if the legislative branch disagrees with a judicial interpretation of a law, it may “override” that interpretation by passing a new statute or amending an existing statute. This seminar will present my research looking at the efficacy of overrides in the United States, and it will explore possibilities for similar tensions to arise under the Australian system.

14
May
2018

National Law Week: Law and justice in your community

Law Week
9.00AM to 5.00PM

National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of Law Week for 2018 is Law and Justice in Your Community.

Past events

No past events found.

11
Jan
2016
Author(s): Margaret Thornton

‘Work/life balance’ (WLB) emerged as the catchcry of workers everywhere in the late 20th century. It was particularly appealing to women lawyers as it was thought that if a balance could be effected between work and life, satisfying careers and the raising of children could be combined. The key to effecting this balance, it was believed, was flexible work. Technology has facilitated this flexibility as all that is required is a computer, or other device with internet connection, and a mobile phone. Provided that the firm is agreeable, the lawyer would have a degree of autonomy in determining when and where the work is carried out. However, flexible work has not always proved to be the boon that was hoped, for the shift from face-time to virtual time has blurred the boundary between work and life, insidiously extending the hours of work and impinging on the realm of intimacy. Drawing on a web-based survey and interviews with lawyers Australia-wide, this article considers the ramifications of perpetual connectivity for lawyers in private practice, with particular regard to its gender significance.

Centre: PEARL
Research theme: The Legal Profession

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