The Legal Profession

Lecturer
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Professional Legal Education
Lecturer
Lecturer
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Law of Obligations, Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Insolvency Law
Senior Lecturer
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Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Senior Lecturer
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Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education
Senior Lecturer
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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
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Digital Learning, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Graduate Destinations
Professor
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Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Professor
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Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Rule of Law Reform, Legal Ethics
Senior Lecturer
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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
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Behavioural Legal Ethics, Disputes involving large and/or internationally active corporates, government legal practice
Senior Lecturer
Lecturer
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General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
Lecturer
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Regulation within the Australian Financial System, Ethics and Supervised Legal Practice, Commercial Law
Adjunct Professor
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Civil litigation
Senior Lecturer
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Migration Law, International students - Australia's student visa program
Professor
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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
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Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Rights, Gender and Constitutional Law, The Judicial System, Property Law
Lecturer
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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
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Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Lecturer
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Advocacy
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
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

23
Feb
2017
Social media

Modern communications technologies and social media platforms have provided us with many benefits but they have also resulted in the blurring of the dividing line between our work and private lives. In what circumstances can an employer take disciplinary action against an employee for opinions expressed on personal social media accounts on social, political or workplace issues?

17
Feb
2017
Tracey Mylecharane

Confidence is a trait that lawyers need to possess. Without it, being successful will be difficult. It can be difficult to develop confidence, and it can be tricky to maintain it.

13
Feb
2017
ANU College of Law

Three members of the ANU Law Jessup team have received individual awards after a superb effort that saw the team make it to the quarter-finals in the most highly regarded competition between law schools from across Australia.

10
Feb
2017
Craig Collins

Courage. This is not a word immediately associated with the word ‘lawyer’ - a space crowded with lawyer jokes and negative stereotypes of grasping and greed. But for many practising lawyers, courage is what it is all about.

09
Feb
2017
The High Court of Australia

“How does the personal identity of a judge make a difference to law and legal systems?” That was the lingering question that sparked Dr Heather Roberts’ return to academia and one she seeks to answer in an upcoming research project.

In the Media

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

02
Jun
2015

Law Report Interview

Heather Roberts ABC Radio National

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

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.

28
Mar
2017

Utopia 500

Image: Étienne-Louis Boullée, Cénotaphe de Newton
6.00PM to 7.30PM

Thomas More wrote a book, coined a word… and changed the world.  Since then, Utopia has beckoned to dreamers, thinkers, and critics across the globe.  It has appealed to the very best in us.  But it has also drawn out the very worst in us. And after 500 years, utopia seems as far off as ever.

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.

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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