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Associate Professor Judith McNamara

Faculty of Law,
Law School


Associate Professor Judith McNamara
Head, School of Law
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)


legal education

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Judith McNamara is the Assistant Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Law. Judith joined the QUT School of Law in a full-time position as an Associate Lecturer in January 2006 after a rewarding career in both private practice working in large city practices and regional general practice.  Judith graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Economics in 1988 and a Bachelor of Laws (hons) in 1990. She attained her Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology in 2004.

Judith was appointed as the Assistant Dean, Learning and Teaching in 2012 and is the leader of the Law and Justice Higher Education Research Network. She has published extensively in legal education and her key areas of interest in the scholarship of teaching are final year experience, reflective practice and work integrated learning. In particular, Judith has expertise in curriculum design, including learning and teaching pedagogies relevant to ensuring students are prepared for legal practice. Judith was a member of the OLT funded Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education Project team was which set out to renew the final year curriculum of legal education.

She has recently been involved in the development of a new legal clinic unit for law students in which students undertake community engagement learning including live client clinics and community projects. Judith is also a member of the management committee of the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House.

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Prior to her appointment as Assistant Dean (Learning and Teaching) Judith taught in a number of subjects in the Law School including:

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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.