This page identifies biographies and contact details for:

  • the Dean, College of Law & Justice

  • the Victoria Law School

  • academic and teaching staff

  • unit convenors

  • honorary appointments and adjuncts.

College leadership team

Lecturers, senior lecturers & academic teaching scholars

Adjunct & honorary appointments

Unit convenors

Table of undergraduate unit convenors in College of Law & Justice
Undergraduate Unit code Unit name Staff
BLB2122 Advocacy & Communication

Gerard O'Shea (Principal Lecturer)

Lidia Xynas (Unit Convenor)

BLB2125 Real Property Law

Beatrice Hamilton (Principal Lecturer)

Lidia Xynas (Unit Convenor)

BLB3134 Taxation Law Christina Tao
BLB4140 Privacy & Media Law Bill Swannie
BLB4145 Human Rights Law Bill Swannie
BLO2205 Corporate Law Julian Ligertwood
BLO2206 Taxation Law & Practice Christina Tao
BLO3405 Law of Financial Institutions & Securities Julian Ligertwood
LCR2002 History of Criminal Law Trials Associate Professor Cindy Davids
LLW3000 Australian Administrative Law Dr Chris Brien
LLW3001 Law in Practice (Online Mode Only)

Catherine O Sullivan (Principal Lecturer)

Associate Professor Lidia Xynas

LLW3002 Alternative Dispute Resolution

Gerard O'Shea (Principal Lecturer)

Abdul Rahman (Unit Convenor)

LLW5000 Advanced Commercial Law

Beatrice Hamilton (Principal Lecturer)

Lidia Xynas (Unit Convenor)

LLW5002 Advanced Constitutional Law Dr Matt Harvey
LLW5004 Lawyers Ethics & Professional Responsibility Abdul Rahman
LLW5901 Advanced Legal Research Dissertation Associate Professor Lidia Xynas


Table of postgraduate unit convenors in College of Law & Justice
Postgraduate unit code Unit name Staff
BLO5513 Employment Law

Karina Hekkila (Principal Lecturer)

Bill Swannie (Unit Convenor)

BLO5539 Australian Income Tax Law Christina Tao


Professional staff

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Professional staff

Our professional staff are located in the College administration office in City Queen Street Campus:

  • Ella Spence-King, Legal Placements Coordinator
  • Pam Barnes, EA to Dean
  • Jon Spurling, Senior Administrative Officer
  • Di Storey, College Manager.