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
Senior Lecturer
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
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
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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
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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
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
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing, Representations of the law in pop culture

Latest news

16
Oct
2017
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The effect of a criminal trial can go far beyond a courtroom. As members of the legal profession, it is incumbent on us to not only monitor our own mental health, but also the health of our colleagues.
27
Sep
2017
Fiona Wheeler
One of a growing number of ANU Law academics who has forged a highly successful career at her alma mater, Fiona Wheeler (BA ’87, LLB (Hons) ’89, PhD ’99) has a unique perspective on the institution that she both studied and taught with.
26
Sep
2017
Moira Murray
It is important to remember that clients are not just a set of facts or a problem to be solved. How do you learn how to listen to and talk to clients whose legal problems need your expertise? Here are some tips to help you.
26
Sep
2017
ANU Law students Skype with KCLS solicitors at the hot desk. Image: Stuart Hay
Law students from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law are voluntarily staffing a Canberra-based hot desk to help Kimberley Community Legal Service (KCLS) lawyers assist people with legal issues in the Kimberley region over 5,000 kilometres away.
18
Sep
2017
Working mothers
A significant gender divide continues to exist amongst the legal community towards work life balance, impacting career paths.

In the Media

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 retires from the ACT Supreme Court

Richard Refshauge 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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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

Upcoming events

26
Oct
2017

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

Ntina Tzouvala
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.

16
Feb
2018

ANU GDLP presents the 'Aulich Criminal Law Master Class'

Ben Aulich
9.30AM to 5.00PM
  • Ben Aulich
  • Peter Woodhouse
  • Jane Carey

Are you interested in upskilling yourself in all things criminal law, or getting a foot in the door?

13
Dec
2017

Law graduation ceremony

Graduation
5.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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.

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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