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Associate Professor Allan Chay
Director, Legal Practice
Faculty of Law,
Legal Practice
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
Legal Practice
Discipline *
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Griffith University), LLB(Hons) (University of Queensland)


Family Law, Legal Education, Legal Interviewing & Counselling, Legal Training - Practical

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


Associate Professor Chay has played a leading role in the development of numerous teaching and learning projects within the Faculty including the Law Sim computer-assisted learning program and the Law School’s clinical legal education program. He has developed practical legal training courses in securities, company, family law practice and alternative dispute resolution. He has undertaken the restructuring of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and the establishment of a Law School interviewing competition.
Prior to joining QUT, Associate Professor Chay practised as a solicitor.
In the areas of research and community service, Associate Professor Chay was one of the editors of the CCH Queensland Conveyancing Law and Practice service for six years. He has contributed articles on

  • practical legal training
  • solicitor’s costs
  • clinical education to professional journals.

He is the co-author, with Judy Smith, of Legal Interviewing in Practice, LBC Information Services Inc, 1996.
1997, 2003: Chairperson of the Australasian Legal Education Council (APLEC) and hosted the Council’s annual conference. 
2008: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence for his contribution to practical legal training and clinical legal education.
Research interests

  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Education.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Allan Chay.


This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Allan Chay.