Bachelor of Laws (Griff), Bachelor of Arts (Griff), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (COL), Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Stu
Kate is a full time lecturer at the ANU College of Law where she teaches International Law of Human Rights and Litigation and Dispute Management. Before starting her career as an academic Kate practised as a litigation solicitor in international and Australian law firms.
Kate has a background in both law and sociology and undertakes interdisciplinary research in the areas of refugee law, human rights law, litigation, access to justice and feminist legal theory. Her recent research has focussed on the exclusion of women from the Refugee Convention on the grounds of criminality, the legal meaning of ‘effective protection’ for refugees, the legalities of seeking asylum at embassies and the links between refugee law and transitional justice. Kate’s proposed PhD research will examine the legal regulation of rescue from and confinement to refugee camps.
International human rights law, refugee law, litigation, access to justice and feminist legal theory.