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Dr Tin Bunjevac

GCTE (VicMelb), PhD (VicMelb), BA (Politics) (Melb), LLB (Melb), Bar Readers Course (Victorian Bar), Cert IV Bus Man (RMIT)

Lecturer, College of Law & Justice

Tin has more than 15 years of practical experience in a variety of legal, academic and court-related roles. He has been a barrister since 2004 and has provided legal advice to public and commercial entities, including ASX listed companies, government agencies and government instrumentalities.

Prior to joining VU in 2012, Tin was a legal advisor at the Victorian Department of Justice, where he utilised his expertise in court governance and court administration. In this role he advised the Attorney-General on policy matters affecting the operations of the courts and tribunals.

Tin completed his PhD thesis on court governance and his research in this area has been well-received in Australia and internationally.

Tin has considerable experience in managing and implementing complex projects involving high-level stakeholders. In 2009, he managed the legislative project that established the mental health court in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria ("the ARC List"), for which he received a Justice 2010 Award from the Department of Justice and a commendation from the Attorney-General.

Tin has taught a number of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Contracts, Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, and Civil Procedure. In 2008 and 2009, Tin was the lecturer of corporate law subjects at LLM level. During this period he published a highly regarded paper in the Melbourne University Law Review, which critically analyses the regulation of governance of financial markets intermediaries in the USA, EU and Australia during the global financial crisis. Tin regularly peer-reviews papers in this area and has contributed to public debate on such issues as an expert commentator on ABC Radio and in The Conversation.

Selected publications

Refereed journal articles

Bunjevac, T, (2017) From Individual Judge to Judicial Bureaucracy” 40(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal (A*-tier journal, forthcoming).

Bunjevac, T, (2016) “The Corporate Transformation of the Courts: Towards A Judicial Board of Executive Directors” (2016) 25(4) Journal of Judicial Administration 25 Journal of Judicial Administration 197 (B-tier journal).

Bunjevac, T, (2015) “Court Services Victoria and the New Politics of Judicial Independence: A Critical Analysis of the Court Services Victoria Act 2014 (Vic)” 41(2) Monash University Law Review 299 (A-tier journal).

Bunjevac, T (2014) 'Critical Reflection and the Practice of Teaching Law' 6(1) Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 81

Bunjevac, T (2011), 'Court Governance: The Challenge of Change', Journal of Judicial Administration, 20(4) 201

Bunjevac, T (2009), 'Credit Rating Agencies: A Regulatory Challenge for Australia', Melbourne University Law Review, 33(1) 39

Conference presentations

Bunjevac, T (2013) 'Critical Reflection and the Practice of Teaching Law,' Conference Presentation at the Australasian Law Teachers Association’s Conference in Canberra, 1 September 2013.

Bunjevac, T (2011) 'An Independent Judicial Agency?' Key-note presentation at the Australasian Court Administrators' Group's Conference, Sydney, 7 October 2011

Teaching responsibilities


  • 2015: Best Graduate Research Paper, Monash University.
  • 2014: Highly Commended Best Legal Education Conference Paper “Critical Reflection and the Practice of Teaching Law” at the Australasian Law Teachers’ Association Conference Canberra.
  • 2010: Justice Award (Department of Justice).
  • 2010: Commendation from the Attorney-General (Vic) for “significant contribution to delivering excellent services to the Victorian community.”

Professional membership

  • Member, Victorian Bar
  • Member, International Association for Court Administration

Appearances in the media

Interview on 4BC Radio, Brisbane, 17 October 2013 (explaining the role of the credit rating agencies during the GFC).

Interview on “Evenings with Robbie Buck”, ABC Radio, Sydney, 8 August 2011 (explaining the role of the credit rating agencies during the GFC).

Areas of expertise

  • Comparative law
  • Constitutional law
  • Court governance and corporate governance
  • Judicial administration and court process
  • Legal writing and drafting
  • Rule of law

Contact details

+61 3 9919 1814