I am currently a lecturer in legal writing and academic skills at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I also design and deliver workshops and resources on aspects of professional development including ethics, effective mentoring and teamwork.
My teaching experience includes:
- workshops on legal writing, academic skills, and teamwork for the JD, Masters and PhD courses at Melbourne Law School;
- seminars on “ethical lawyering in a global community”, “law and poverty” and “law, gender and equality” at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University;
- “professional responsibility” in the International Lawyers Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law;
- 2 years as the Academic Director of Parkdale Community Legal Services, Osgoode Hall Law School.
My experience in professional development includes:
- 2 years working with law firms on workshops relating to ethics and professionalism, and effective mentoring; and
- 8 years as Director of Career Services at Osgoode Hall Law School.
My ten years of professional experience in the learning environment includes:
- development of course syllabi and supporting materials;
- delivery of large group lectures with interactive exercises;
- facilitation of small group discussions and seminars;
- development of sessions and materials on subjects including legal research, legal ethics and professionalism, effective mentor programs and career development;
- individual coaching and debriefs.