Dr Anne Wallace is an internationally recognised judicial administration scholar who has researched and published in a variety of areas of judicial administration, including the use of technology in courts, courts and social media, court safety and judicial workload. She has served in a number of senior leadership and administrative roles in Law Schools, including head of school, associate dean and professorial appointments at the University of Canberra, Edith Cowan University and La Trobe University.

Anne has taught in both Law and Justice Studies programs, in subject areas including Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence Law, Forensic Science & Law and Issues in Justice Administration. She served as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Master of Legal Studies program, and is also an Adjunct Professor with La Trobe Law school.

Anne was the Deputy Executive Director for the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) (1993-2006). In this role she managed a national program for Indigenous Cultural Awareness training for the judiciary, designed a curriculum framework on Indigenous Issues for the National Judicial College of Australia (NJCA) and served as a member of the NJCA’s Indigenous Issues Committee (2007-2020).

Areas of expertise

  • Judicial administration
  • Courts & technology
  • evidence law
 Professor Anne Wallace

Publications

Johnston, J. & Wallace, A., Media Disorder and the Future of Journalism: International Developments and the Challenge of Wikileaks in Rodrigo Cetina, Loreto Corredoira and Ignacio Bel. (eds) Wiley Handbook of Communication Rights Law and Ethics (2021) 253-263.

Johnston, J. & Wallace, A., Law defining journalists: Who’s who in the age of digital media? in Scott Eldrige and Bob Franklin (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies (2019) 15-27.

Wallace, A., ‘Australia’s Lower-level Criminal Courts: Tackling 21st Century Problems in a 19th Century Paradigm?’ in Ron Levy et al (eds) New Directions for law in Australia, Essays in Contemporary Law Reform (ANU Press, 2017) 201-210.

Lennard, C. & Wallace, A., ‘Forensic Science and Terrorism Trials’ in Jane Delahunty & David Tait (eds) Juries, Science and Popular Culture in an Age of Terrorism: the case of The Sydney Bomber (Palgrave McMillan, 2017) 37-54.

Wallace, A., ‘Australia: Interview with Mark Tedeschi QC’ in Jane Delahunty & Dilip K Das (eds) Trends in Legal Advocacy: Interviews with Leading Criminal Defense Lawyers and Prosecutors around the Globe (CRC Press and Taylor & Francis Group, 2017) 7-28

Rowden, E., Wallace, A., Performing Expertise: The Design of Audiovisual Links and the Construction of the Remote Expert Witness in Court, Social and Legal Studies (18 October 2018) DOI: 10.1177/0964663918802991.

Wallace, A., Roach Anleu S., Mack K., Judicial Engagement and AV links: Judicial Perceptions from Australian Courts, International Journal of the Legal Profession (2018) DOI: 10.1080/09695958.2018.1490294.

Rowden, E. & Wallace A., ‘Remote Judging: the impact of videolinks on the image and the role of the judge,’ International Journal of Law in Context (2018) 14(4) 504-524.Wallace, A., Roach, Anleu S., Mack, K., Judicial Work and AV use: Perceptions from Australian Courts, Onati Socio Legal Series (2017) 7(4) 691-716.

Johnston, J. & Wallace, A., Who is a Journalist?  Changing Legal Definitions in a de-territorialised Media Space, (2017) 5(7) Digital Journalism 850-867.

Wallace, A., Roach, Anleu S., Mack, K., Evaluating Judicial Performance for Caseload Allocation, (2015) 41(2) Monash Law Review 445-468.

Wallace, A. & Johnston, J., Tweeting from Court: New Guidelines for Modern Media, (2015) 20(1) Media & Arts Law Review 15-32.

Wallace, A., Mack, K., Roach, Anleu S., Work Allocation in Australian Courts: Court Staff and the Judiciary, (2014) 36(4) Sydney Law Review 669-694.

Research Grants

  • $267,833.00 (2021-2022) Australian Research Council Special Research Initiatives, SR200201046, An Intergenerational Oral History of the Koori Courts. Chief Investigators: Prof K Laster; Adjunct Prof A Wallace; Emeritus Prof R Broome.
  • $270,000 (2008-2010) Australian Research Council Linkage, LP0882179, Enhancing court safety by managing people, places and processes. Chief Investigators: Dr D Tait; Dr P Reddy; Prof GW Brawn; Prof WT Sarre; Prof Dr DJ Rickwood; A/Prof DA Blackman; Dr GK Missingham; Ms AM Wallace; Dr KH Auty.
  • $256,035.51 (2007-2010) Australian Research Council Linkage, LP0776248, Gateways to Justice: improving video-mediated communications for justice participants. Chief Investigators: Dr D Tait; Prof TR Carney; A/Prof J Goodman-Delahunty; Prof CJ Lennard; Prof GW Brawn; Dr GP Battye; A/Prof DA Blackman; Ms AM Wallace; Dr J Robertson; Ms DH Jones; Dr KH Auty; Dr GK Missingham; Adj/Prof RC Refshauge.
  • $358,824 (2006-2009) Australian Research Council Linkage, LP0667764, Juries and interactive visual evidence: impacts on deliberation processes and outcomes. Chief Investigators: Dr D Tait; A/Prof J Goodman-Delahunty; Prof JM Kyd; Dr JM Horan; Prof GW Brawn; Dr GP Battye; Prof JR Ogloff; Dr CJ Lennard; Ms DH Jones; Ms AM Wallace; Adj/Prof RC Refshauge.

Conference Presentations

Johnston, J. & Wallace, A., Who is a Journalist? Changing Legal Definitions and Implications for Courts, as Seen in New Zealand, Australia and the United States, (Paper presented to the 2017 NACM-IACA Joint Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, July 10, 2017).

Knox, P., Kiefer, P., Wallace. A., How Equal Will We Be? The Future Focus of Access to Justice,’ (Presentation to the 2017 NACM-IACA Joint Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, July 12, 2017).

Roach Anleu, S., Wallace, A., Mack, k., Too Few Judges, or Too Much Work? Findings from Australian Empirical Research, (Paper presented to International Institute for the Sociology of Law Workshop​, Onati, Spain, 30 June 2016​,).

Wallace, A., Australia’s Lower-level Criminal Courts: Tackling 21st Century Problems in a 19th Century Paradigm?, (Paper presented to the National Law Reform Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 14 April 2016).

Wallace, A., Open and Accessible Courts: Community Engagement, Public Education and Awareness, (Paper presented to cultural Diversity and the Law Conference, Sydney, 13 March, 2015).

Wallace, A., Court Safety: People, Places and Processes, (Presentation to Joint Workshop ‘Building Court Safety’ Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice & Court of the Future Network, Sorbonne, Paris, 5 June 2014).

Supervision

Current supervision

1 PhD Candidate, co-supervision of 1 Masters student.

Completions

2 Masters students, 7 Honours students

Memberships

Current memberships

  • Member, Advisory Board, Forensic Foundations Pty Ltd
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal for Court Administration
  • Member, Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity Working Group on Interpreting and Translation

Past memberships

  • Member, Indigenous Issues Committee, National Judicial College of Australia (2007-2020) Member, Council of Australian Law Deans (2012-2016)
  • Member, Regional Board, International Association for Court Administration (2008-2012)
  • Member, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Indigenous Awareness Committee (1996-2007) Co-convenor of the E-filing Working Party, Council of Chief Justices IT Committee (2000 - 2002)
  • Member Council of Chief Justices Steering Committee on Developments in Information Technology (2000 - 2006) Law Council of Australia, e-Practice Committee (2003-2006)

Media Appearances

'Merging federal courts' administration won’t improve services for those who need it', The Conversation, 4 November 2015

'Academic warns of “Trial by Facebook”', ABC Online, 10 April 2014

'An Interview with Professor Anne Wallace', Brief 30, March 2014, 41(2). Courtney Bembridge

'Open Court', ABC News (Perth), 31 January 2014

'Hinch conviction raises questions about social media and fair trials', Interview with Mark Colvin, ABC Radio PM 2 October 2013

'Keen to Share Your Opinion but at What Cost?', Interview with Natasha Harradine, ABC News Online, 15 May 2013

'Impact of Social Media on the Court System', Interview with Jo Cassidy, RTR FM, Morning Magazine, 24 April 2013

Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence for an Early Career Researcher: Humanities and Creative Arts, 16 December 2010.

Deans Award for Excellence, Faculty of Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, December 2008.