The Legal Profession

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Insolvency Law, Family law
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Honorary 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
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Wellbeing, Legal Ethics
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests:
Socio-legal studies, Asylum and Refugee Law, Courts and Tribunals, Legal Geography, Borders, Lawyers and lawyering
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
PhD Candidate
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Justice, Sentencing, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Equality, Compassion, mindfulness, yoga, Incarceration, Indigenous Justice
Distinguished Professor
Research interests:
Civil litigation
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 Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Globalisation, Economic globalization, Finance regulation, Financialization, Business ethics, Sustainability, Economic distribution, Financial system
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Graduate Destinations
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Law reform, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships, Legal empowerment, Access to Justice, Social justice, Lawyers and lawyering
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities, Gender, feminism
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing, Representations of the law in pop culture

Latest news

02
Jun
2020
Andrew Henderson
Andrew Henderson is a PhD candidate at ANU College of Law
26
Feb
2020
Dr Sarah Steele FRSA, FHEA
#MeToo and the Law is the first course of its kind offered by an Australian law school, teaching postgraduate students important legal concepts within the global movement.
13
Nov
2019
Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO, FAAL
One of the most cited texts on Australian law, "Statutory Interpretation in Australia" has come a long way since its first edition was published in 1974.
23
Oct
2019
Robo-debt offers lessons for closing AI gaps
Presented by the ANU Centre for International and Public Law, “Technology, public law and public administration” is a conference that brings together more than a dozen law technology experts.
27
Sep
2019
Clive Palmer has launched legal action against YouTuber Jordan Shanks
ANU College of Law lecturer Brett Walker breaks down a heated digital defamation battle.

In the Media

26
Feb
2019

How does jury duty work?

Mark Nolan interviewed by ABC Radio Canberra

12
Nov
2018

University shakes up public perception of lawyers

Elizabeth Curran speaks to Lawyers Weekly

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Past events

03
Nov
2016

Challenging Words

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8.30AM to 6.00PM
  • Professor Zenon Bankowski
  • Professor Desmond Manderson

This workshop aims to challenge the preponderance of words in legal education and address the growing need of thinking of law in its current setting that is highly influences by changing imageries, visual media and technological progress utilising different means of perception. 

06
Oct
2016

Doing the research I do has left scars: Challenges of researching in the transitional justice field

Olivera Simic
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Olivera Simić, Griffith University

Transitional justice research involves critical examination of difficult topics that can raise ethical and methodological issues for participants and for researchers.

02
Dec
2016

New ways forward

Professor Michael Coper
12.00AM

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.

20
Oct
2016

GDLP panel event - for all law students

GDLP Straight to the top
11.00AM to 12.00PM

Join us at this event to hear about how our GDLP can give you the edge in the increasingly competitive marketplace. 

04
Mar
2017

Brave new worlds: Challenges for evidence in the 21st century

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9.00AM to 1.30PM
  • The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler, High Court of Australia

In partnership with the ANU College of Law, the National Judicial College of Australia will present the biennial Conference on 4 and 5 March 2017.

25
May
2017

When and why do legal professions seek to influence law

Leslie Levin
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Leslie Levin, University of Connecticut

In this presentation Professor Levin looks at the circumstances under which legal professions throughout the world, through mandatory and voluntary lawyer associations, attempt to influence the law by either advocating for legal change or opposing it.

23
May
2017

One day Ethics Roundtable: Reimagining lawyer regulation in light of the realities of practice?

Leslie Levin
9.30AM to 4.30PM
  • Professor Leslie Levin, University of Connecticut School of Law
This one day roundtable celebrates the visit of Professor Leslie Levin to the ANU College of Law. Professor Levin will initiate the discussion with a presentation of her most recent US empirical research work on the myriad factors that affect lawyer decisionmaking.
08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

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.

11
May
2017

Special Staff Meeting - Wellness in the Law Community

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 1.00PM

A ‘special’ Staff Meeting will be held on Thursday 11 May 12-1 (Moot Court) during Wellness in the Law week. This staff-only event will focus on issues of wellbeing in the Law Community

07
Aug
2017

ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Matthew Myers
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • Judge Matthew Myers AM, ALRC Commissioner

Judge Myers will speak about his work as ALRC Commissioner on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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.

02
Aug
2017

Mid-year Careers Fair - UWA Blackstone Society

University of Western Australia
12.30PM to 2.30PM

The ANU Legal Workshop will be in attendance to help you understand your options for your Practical Legal Training (PLT) so you can make choices on the next step in your career that are right for you.

09
Aug
2017

Pindan, peripheries and power: First Nations peoples, civil law and justice in the Kimberley

Collage of drawings and painting
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Sarouche Razi, Kimberley Community Legal Service
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice Chancellor
  • Senator Patrick Dodson

This launch marks a new partnership between Kimberley Community Legal Services and the ANU through which KCLS aims to substantially innovate and extend civil law legal help for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. The hope is that this will enable and position KCLS to manifest breakthrough legal service models based on long-term relationships with clients, working from client vantage points, in furtherance of client goals.

16
Aug
2017

Jessup Moot information session

Jessup Moot
5.00PM to 6.00PM

The Jessup Moot is a prestigious international mooting tournament, which takes place over the Australian summer. It is the biggest student mooting competition in the world, with over 500 law schools and over 80 countries participating.

18
Oct
2017

30th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture - The Secret History of the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government: The Palace Connection

Jenny Hocking
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Jenny Hocking FASSA, Monash University

The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 remains one of the most contentious episodes in Australian politics. The history of the dismissal is no less contentious and has never been settled.

24
Oct
2017

Indigenous Cultural Content in Australian Law Schools

Teaching and Learning Forum
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • A/Prof Asmi Wood
  • Dr Ron Levy
  • Dr Anthony Hopkins
  • A/Prof Molly Townes O'Brien

Several of our colleagues recently attended the Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program in Melbourne. They will be presenting a Teaching and Learning forum about the ideas discussed at the Program.

13
Dec
2017

Dean's Graduation Reception

Graduation
2.00PM to 3.00PM
  • Professor Stephen Bottomley, ANU College of Law

GRADUATING STUDENTS - you and your families are warmly invited to the Dean's graduation reception prior to your graduation ceremony.

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.

04
Oct
2018

Mental Health Seminar: Survival guide for legal practice managers

Act Law Society Flyer
10.30AM to 1.30PM
  • Maria Falas

In the lead up to Mental Health Week, the ACT Law Society is providing a free seminar presented by Maria Falas, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing from OnePath Life Limited (legalsuper’s group insurer).

07
Feb
2019

Doing lawyering differently and in a non-adversarial way to better respond to community

Elizabeth Curran
12.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Liz Curran, ANU College of Law

This Seminar & Conversation will explore recent public inquiries in Australia and Dr Liz Curran’s research over the past six years suggesting a less adversarial approach may be necessary.

07
Mar
2019

Meet a Judge

Professor Mark Nolan and Judge Osborn
10.00AM to 11.00AM
  • The Honourable Justice Robert Osborn
  • Professor Mark Nolan SFHEA
12
Mar
2019

LRSJ Lunch with the Judge - Justice Robert Osborn

Associate Professor Matthew Zagor and Judge Osborn
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • The Hon Robert Osborn QC
  • Associate Professor Matthew Zagor

Join Associate Professor Matthew Zagor and ANU Law’s Judge in Residence Justice Robert Osborn to discuss law reform in Victoria, and using your law degree to effect change in law and legal practice.

21
Mar
2019

Tertiary to Work

Tertiary to Work logo and information
11.00AM to 5.00PM

Tertiary to Work (TTW) is Canberra's only Graduate Careers Fair for students of all disciplines.

27
Mar
2019

The Children Act- Film Screening and Panel discussion

Law Reform and Social Justice
7.30PM to 9.00PM
  • Professor Tom Faunce
  • Justice John Faulks, former family Court Judge and ALRC commissioner,
  • Justice Mary Finn, former family Court Judge, former member of the ANU Council

The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.

29
Apr
2019

The Legal Forecast ACT Chapter Launch

The Legal Forecast logo
6.00PM to 8.00PM

The Legal Forecast is a national organisation run by early-career lawyers and law students, who are passionate about disruptive thinking in the legal space and access to justice.

26
Jun
2019

Shortlisted: Women, Diversity, the Supreme Court & Beyond

Knake Renee
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Renee Newman Knake, Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center
05
Aug
2019

Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

Hand indicating the stop sign
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
  • Kieran Pender

The International Bar Association, together with The Australian National University, the Law Council of Australia, the ACT Law Society, the ACT Bar Association the Australian Academy of Law, will host a panel event to discuss findings from the IBA’s report Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession.

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