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
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Cryonics, Succession law, Elder Law, Ageing, Law reform, Legal 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
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
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

20
Jul
2017
Google and technology
A recent decision of the Canadian Supreme Court arising from an intellectual property dispute between 2 Canadian businesses raises some interesting issues about the power of domestic courts to make orders against search engines that have effect worldwide.
13
Jul
2017
Tommy Randall
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
13
Jul
2017
Tara Peramatukorn
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
13
Jul
2017
James Barrett
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
13
Jul
2017
Graduation
We spoke to some newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them to answer just a few more questions before graduation.

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 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

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.

08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

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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. 

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.

15
Aug
2017

The International Legal Protection of Academic Freedom and its recognition under Australian Domestic Law

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12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow
Join a group of academics for a brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear a short presentation followed by discussion.
31
Jul
2017

Research-led funding not grant-led research: the Oxford Preventive Justice project

Lucia Zedner
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Lucia Zedner, University of Oxford

Pressure to seek funding too easily drives our research agendas. With over 10 years’ experience of sitting on three major UK research councils, Lucia Zedner will suggest ways to secure and use funding to pursue one’s own research agenda.

01
Aug
2017

Leading cases, hermeneutics, and the politics of legal history

Joshua Getzler
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Joshua Getzler, University of Oxford

Joshua will reflect on the role of "leading cases" in forming the common law tradition, and re-examine the mode of historical analysis of cases pioneered by AWB Simpson. 

16
Aug
2017

Of aliens, money and politics: Should foreign political donations be banned?

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • A/Prof Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Law School

Recent controversies in Australia have prompted a push to ban foreign political donations. The presentation cautions against this by casting doubt on the main rationale for such a ban - that ‘foreigners’ are not members of the nation’s political community, and therefore are not entitled to influence its political process, including through political donations.

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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