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
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

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

10
Mar
2017
Exchange Hotel Kalgoorlie

Reports of the 2016 Kalgoorlie riot prompted fourth-year law students Kyle Fong and David Ierace to volunteer with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Aboriginal legal Service.

09
Mar
2017
Technology transfer

Investing in early stage start ups or ventures is inherently risky with a recent Stanford University Report finding that 92% of technology start ups failed within 3 years. How the risk of failure or under performance is shared by, or transferred between, promoters and investors is something that technology transfer lawyers spend a lot of time working on, both in the drafting and negotiation phases of a transaction. A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court demonstrates what can go wrong.

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.

In the Media

13
Mar
2017

Fearless advice for future lawyers

Anne-Marie Allgrove speaks to Lawyers Weekly

Research theme:
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

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.
20
Apr
2017

Living law on a living Earth: Indigenous law and land-based legal education

John Borrows
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • John Borrows, University of Victoria

Learning outside the classroom, on and from the land, could give us greater insights about the nature of our legal relationships.

05
May
2017

Research matters! Cocktail reception

Champagne glasses
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Dr John Hewson AM

This reception, hosted by the ANU College of Law HDR students, is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the challenges and rewards of academic research, and share the legal research journey.

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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