- Dr Sam Boyle
Faculty of Law,
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PhD (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
- Member – Australian Centre for Health Law Research
- Member – Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
ACHLR, Mental Health Law, Property Law, Environmental Law
Dr Sam Boyle is a lecturer in the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He teaches and researches in the areas of medical/mental health law.
Sam is particularly interested the following research area:
- how the law determines legal capacity, especially in the context of mental illness
- the authorisation of involuntary treatment for mental illness
He also teaches and has published in the area of property law.
Sam’s PhD was on capacity to refuse medical treatment in the case of Anorexia Nervosa.
Sam has previously lectured at the University of Queensland, and the University of Kent, Canterbury UK. He is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, and previously worked at LawRight (formerly QPILCH), a community legal centre.
Units currently taught:
LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law
LLB301 Real Property Law
LLH471 Health Law and Practice
LLH473 Independent Research Project
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
- Admitted (not currently practising) as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
- Boyle ST, (2018) Determining capacity: How beneficence can operate in an autonomy-focused legal regime, The Elder Law Journal p35-63
- Boyle ST, (2018) Medical evidence of capacity in a legal setting: To what extent do courts and tribunals make their own decisions?, Journal of Law and Medicine p572-592
- Boyle ST, (2015) Fraud against the registrar: Why the 'De Jager line' of authority is incorrect, and how unfairness in the Torrens system caused it to arise, Australian Property Law Journal p305-326
- Boyle ST, (2014) The case for regulation of agricultural water pollution, Environmental Law Review p4-20
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.