The Legal Profession

Lecturer
Research interests:
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
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Refugee Law, Family in migration law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Practicing migration advice, Professional Legal Education, Constructivist theory, Communities of practice
Senior Lecturer
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, Succession law, Elder Law, Ageing, Law reform, Ethics, Legal profession
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
Lecturer
Research interests:
Behavioural Legal Ethics, Disputes involving large and/or internationally active corporates, government legal practice
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
Research interests:
Civil litigation
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration Law, International students - Australia's student visa program
Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Rural Issues, Experiential Learning, Legal Ethics
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law and Humanities, Public International Law, The Judicial System
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
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
Research interests:
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:
Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Law reform, Law and justice monitoring and evaluation, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships
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

Latest news

24
May
2017
Michael Coper

Emeritus Professor Michael Coper was shocked to encounter widespread misconceptions and stereotypes about law and lawyers when he became Dean of the ANU College of Law in 1998. It was one thing for these views to abound in the community – but it struck me that it was quite another for them to be shared by highly educated colleagues and, in some cases, key university decision makers.

24
May
2017
Lady liberty statue

ANU Law researcher Liz Curran is creating opportunities for lawyers to work in medical clinics to help patients with health problems that are linked to their legal issues.

23
May
2017
Anthony Lieu

ANU Legal Workshop has partnered with Beyond Law to provide exclusive job opportunities for students. Anthony Lieu, founder of Beyond Law, provides 4 tips on how to stay ahead with applications in the competitive law job market.

03
May
2017
Rachael Grivas

At the beginning of her final semester, Juris Doctor graduate Rachael found out she had breast cancer. She would have been forgiven for putting her studies aside, however, finishing her degree turned out to be an essential distraction.

17
Mar
2017
Lisa Barlin with Ben Aulich, of Aulich Civil Law.

ANU Legal Workshop have collaborated with Aulich Civil Law (ACL) to provide our students with some valuable insight into legal practice and the perspective of a leading local employer. Lisa Barlin, Partner of ACL, has shared with us her unique perspective on what not to do when pursuing employment opportunities

In the Media

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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01
Feb
2017

Australia's first female Chief Justice

Heather Roberts speaks to ABC Radio National Law Report

19
Dec
2016

Young lawyers help put wellbeing back on the agenda

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe, Stephen Tang speaks to Lawyers Weekly

14
Jun
2014

Attorney-General George Brandis set to silence CLCs

Elizabeth Curran writes in The Saturday Paper

03
Apr
2014

Pell was wrong to blame the lawyers, but they aren’t blameless

Vivien Holmes writes in The Conversation

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Upcoming events

03
Aug
2017

Case law

Adam Steinman
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Adam Steinman

Although case law plays a crucial role in the American legal system, surprisingly little consensus exists on how to determine the “law” that any given “case” generates.

14
Jul
2017

Law graduation ceremony

Graduation
10.00AM to 12.00PM

Completing an award at ANU is a significant academic achievement and is rightly celebrated at the University's prestigious Conferring of Awards ceremonies.

29
Jun
2017

25th ANZSIL Conference: 'Sustaining the international legal order in an era of rising nationalism'

ANZSIL event image
9.00AM to 1.00PM
  • A/Prof Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • Prof Kerrie Sadiq
  • Prof Natasha Affolder
  • Prof Tim McCormack

The ANU College of Law and the Centre for International and Public Law are very proud to support the 25th ANZSIL Conference: Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism. 

Past events

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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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