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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


Associate Professor Judith McNamara is the Head of School, School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology. 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 and she has been an academic since 1998.  Judith graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Economics in 1988, a Bachelor of Laws (hons) in 1990 and a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology in 2004. Prior to her appointment as Head of School Judith was the Assistant Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Law. Judith has demonstrated an enduring commitment to developing the next generation of lawyers and embracing innovation and disruption in legal education. Her areas of teaching expertise include contract and business law, legal research and work integrated learning. 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.

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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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