Dr Liz Curran

SFHEA, BA/LLB (Monash); Masters in Law (Melbourne); RSA (Oxon); Grad. Dip. Education (ACU); Doctorate (La Trobe), Cert Conflict Conferencing & Mediation ( La Trobe)
Honorary Associate Professor, ANU; Principal, Curran Consulting: Enhancing Justice & Human Rights; Senior Fellow, Nottingham Trent University; In house Adviser Consumer Action Law Centre (Vol).
T: Melbourne based

Areas of expertise

  • Law 1801
  • Access To Justice 180102
  • Human Rights Law 180114
  • Law And Society 180119
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120
  • Legal Practice, Lawyering And The Legal Profession 180121
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Policy And Administration 1605

Research interests

Measuring Effectiveness and Quality Services (legal assistance services and non-legal community services)

Access to Justice

Multi-disciplinary Practice

Health and Justice Partnership Evaluation and Impact

Effective Legal Practice

Youth Justice

Human Rights (domestic with specific interest in people with vulnerability or experiencing disadvantage)

Clinical Legal Education

Community Legal Education (community development approach)

Ethics and Legal Professionalism

Rule of Law, Participatory Democracy and Good Governance

Legal and Policy Reform

Social Justice for Vulnerable and People Experiencing Disadvantage

Family Violence Project Evaluation

Restorative Justice



Currently on study leave in the UK, Liz is Honorary Assoc. Professor, ANU College of Law & Principal, Curran Consulting: Enhancing Justice & Human Rights since July 2011 and ongoing. Senior Solicitor, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Senior Fellow, Nottingham Trent University (2017-2022), Visiting Academic Uni. of Portmouth (2 March - December 2020). In house Adviser Consumer Action Law Centre (Voluntary) with attached current Practicing Certificate in Victoria.

Teaches Professional Ethics through 'Giving Voice to Values' to lawyers and health professionals & students.

Published reports & journal articles: access to justice, human rights, quality legal service, legal professionalism, ethics and clinical legal education. Liz has also been involved in many successful law reform initiatives.

Member, Australasian Society of Evaluators

Member, Australian Restorative Justice Association

Member, Liberty Victoria

Member, Law Institute of Victoria


Australian Centenary Medal in 2004 for ‘legal services to community and lecturing’, National Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2006 and same for LTU.


Assoociate Professor ANU and Associate Director of the Centre for the Profession, Education and Regulation in Law (8.7 years). Past Convener/Tecaher. ANU Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) and in undergraduate offerings.

Director of the West Heidlberg Community Legal Service in Victoria; Lecturer at La Trobe University superviser clinical legal education program; Executive Director human rights organisation for four years.Other roles: Director of Policy; Leader Campaign & Advocacy in a humanitarian organisation, worked in community legal centres, policy and media spokesperson for Federation of Community Legal Centres, private practice (rural and CBD) and for legal aid. Her current research: evaluation of legal services,multi-disciplinary practice including Health Justice Partnerships, restorative practice, legal ethics, domestic human rights and access to justice.

Seconded by ANU to the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) in Melbourne from June 2012 until end February 2020 in legal practice, research, policy & legal advice. In 2018 appointed as 'In-house Adviser', Service Development and Partnership Team.

Held positions: Victorian Council of Legal Education, the Committee, Liberty Victoria and Ministerial Advisory on Youth Justice, past Co-Convever of the Federation of Community Legal Centre’s Human Rights Working Group. Doctoral thesis  - what makes a good youth justice system, ANU Advisory Social Justice and Law Reform (2013-2020)



Researcher's projects

Refereed Publications


Liz is commissioned by Routledge UK (after a peer review of a proposal) to write a  Book entiled, Better Law for a Better World:New Approaches to Law Practice and Education - (completion date 1 September 2020).

‘A role for student clinics in breaking down professional silos – practical examples Chapter in Recent Developments in Clinical Legal Education (Eds.  Ben Livings & Matthew Atkinson) Routledge UK, (forthcoming 2020).

‘Wellness and going bush’ Chapter in Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (ed. Judith Mary Church & Adiva Sifris) with Pamela Taylor-Barnett, Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd (trading as “LexisNexis”) (28 November 2019). https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/wellness-for-law-making-wellness-core-business-skuwellness_for_law_making_wellness_core_business

Chapter - ‘Enabling Marginalised Voices to Be Heard: The Challenge to LawReform Bodies’, New Directions for Law in Australia:Essays in Contemporary Law Reform, edited by Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien,Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton, published 2017 by ANU Press, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Chapter 48, 517 -  527. dx.doi.org/10.22459/NDLA.09.2017.4 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ea79/af1abc0716614befde0e6bb86f54932a6835.pdf

 Global Perspectives on Human Rights: Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (2nd Edition) edited by Laura Hilly and Richard Martin (2014-2015), Oxford University Press, 2016.  Chapter One: Access to Justice ‘Valuing the Work of Community Lawyers to Resolve Systemic Problems, 21-22 and Chapter Seven: Expression Association and Assembly ‘Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech – Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – What are Human Rights in all this?,  141-142. http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/9811-OxHRH-E-Book-2015-digital-single.pdf


  1. 'Sharing elements of effective practice to address earlier, signs of family violence’ (2019) 44 (3) Alternative Law Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X19843624,
  2. ‘Interdisciplinary Learning Opportunities for Clinical Students and Teachers – A Case Study Shared’ with Matthew Atkinson, Katia Ferrar and Paras Kontolian, Special Edition, ‘Teaching and Learning in Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Law and Social and Health Sciences’ 6 (1) Australian Journal of Clinical Legal Education  Education for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice (Editors: Rachel Field & Caroline Strevens) (November 2019). https://www.routledge.com/Educating-for-Well-Being-in-Law-Positive-Professional-Identities-and-Practice/Strevens-Field/p/book/97811384775
  3. with Taylor-Barnett P (2019) ‘Evaluating projects in multifaceted and marginalised communities: The need for mixed approaches, Evaluation Journal of Australasia Volume: 19 Issue: 1, pp: 22-38. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1035719X19832688
  4. Lessons for the Future: the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Childhood Abuse, (December 2018) Law Institute Journal, 19-20 https://www.liv.asn.au/Staying-Informed/LIJ/LIJ/December-2018/Lessons-for-the-future  and Oxford Human Rights Hub, https://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/lessons-for-the-future-the-australian-royal-commission-into-institutional-childhood-abuse
  5. ‘Social Justice – Making It Come Alive and A Reality for Students, And Enabling Them to Become Engaged Future Ethical Practitioners’, Nottingham Law Journal, Fall (2) 2018, 33-47.   http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33413/19/14760_Denoncourt.pdf
  6. 'Educating future practitioners through an Interdisciplinary Student Clinic’ (2018)25 (1) International Journal of Clinical Legal Education. (on-line) with Isobel Ryder, Caroline Strevenshttp://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/ijcle/article/view/693
  7. ‘Multi-disciplinary Practice Health Justice Partnerships–Working ethically to ensure reach to the most in need’, 26 Nottingham Law Journal (2017) 11 -36.https://www.ntu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/440657/NLJ-Vol26-2017-REV-Text.pdf 
  8. ‘Reflections on Practice and Recent Research to Enable Future Practitioners to Learn About Working Collaboratively Across Disciplines to Better Help the Community’ Vol. 12, No. 1, Autumn 2017, Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 46-64. ISSN 1476-0401 http://law-school.open.ac.uk/sites/law-school.open.ac.uk/files/files/JCLLE%20Vol%2012%20No%201%20Autumn%202017.pdf
  9.  ‘Lawyer Secondary Consultations: improving access to justice and human rights: reaching clients otherwise excluded through professional support in a multi-disciplinary practice’ 8(1) Journal of Social Inclusion (2017) https://josi.journals.griffith.edu.au/index.php/inclusion/article/view/8
  10. ‘Reflecting on community development practice: Working with communities for effective change by enabling access to justice’ with P Taylor Barnett and A Vernon, 19 (1) Flinders Law Journal, (July, 2017) http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/FlinLawJl/2017/3.pdf.
  11. ‘Measuring the impact, quality and effectiveness of legal assistance services in a climate of reduced funding and increased government expectations: The Australian experience’ (with Andrew Crockett), 22 (3), (2016), European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 27)http://webjcli.org/article/view/468
  12.  ‘Integrating Two Measures of Quality Practice into Clinical and Practical Legal Education Assessment: Good client interviewing and effective community legal education’, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 21(1), 2014 with Tony Foley, 69–92.
  13. ’Measuring Legal Services: A Practical methodology for measuring quality and outcomes of legal assistance services,’ with Crockett A, University of Tasmania Law Review, 32(1), 2013, 70-95.



 Giving Voice to Values Ethics Education Legal Educators Seminar delivered by Dr Liz Curran On-line for Association of Law Teachers UK, Presentation Slides (May 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3603573 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3603573

'The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives' May 2018, Oxford University, Faculty of Law, Oxford Human Rights Hub, http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/the-australian-legal-assistance-sector-and-the-critical-importance-of-justice-to-human-lives/

 ‘The Partnership between Health and Law to Ensure Human Rights’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, (OxHRH) 28 November 2016) http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/the-partnership-between-health-and-law-to-ensure-human-rights

'Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975’ (OxHRH, 16 May 2017) http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/freedom-of-speech-or-enabling-a-right-to-insult-the-australian-debate-over-section-18c-of-the-racial-discrimination-act-1975

‘Government Response to the Productivity Commission Ignores Substance and Significance of the Problems of Access to Justice in Australia’ International Legal Aid Group, 31 October, 2016 http://internationallegalaidgroup.org/index.php/papers-publications/articles/19-government-response-to-productivity-commission-ignores-substance-and-significance-of-the-problems-for-access-to-justice-in-australia (4,392 hits as at 24 May, 2017)


Liz was 'expert research adviser' to the Law Council of Australia's 'Justice Project' (February 2017 - August 2018). The Law Council of Australia undertook a comprehensive national review into the impediments to justice in Australia, focussing on those facing significant social and economic disadvantage in community. The Final Report was released on 23 August 2018 following a literature review and consultation process. See https://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/justice-project/final-report

Some articles below available publically- See https://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/advanced-search?query=Dr+Liz+Curran&sort_by=score&order=desc&rpp=10&etal=0&start=0

and on SSRN  http://ssrn.com/author=2030109 and Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=U8danSwAAAAJ&hl=en&cstart=20&pagesize=20

For people who seek to use Dr Curran’s work.

Dr Liz Curran’s Background Intellectual Property (including approaches, tools, questions and methodologies) emerge not only from her academic research, her practice experience, personal journey and teaching experience. They also emerge from the people over many years who have collaborated and shared their experiences with Dr Curran based on relationships of trust and courage.  Dr Curran asks that people using her work (which she has shared with not-for profit agencies, policy makers and on SSRN) is acknowledged as a mark of respect, as an honouring of her work over many decades and the contributions of those to it who have trusted her to share their insights. This acknowledgement also ensures the authenticity of those who seek to use her work as a basis for their own.

Liz will be undertaking Visiting Fellows at the University of Portsmouth and Nottingham Trent University UK from 1 March 2020-mid July 2020 being Keynote Guest Speaker at a CLEAR Conference planned in June 2020 on Research Impact. 

Liz has been commisioned on behalf of ANU to provide the following research & evaluations:

December, 2019-2020

Research Grant: Co-production of end-of-life care research together with consumers and carers, Scheme: The Australian National University Global Research Partnerships Scheme. 

Collaborators: Brett Scholz (ANU Medical School), Sydney Dy (Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University), Alan Bevan (Carer and Community Representative), Matt Austin (Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University), Ekavi Georgousopoulou (ANU Medical School), Liz Curran (ANU College of Law), Vinh Lu (ANU College of Business and Economics), Imogen Mitchell (ANU Medical School).

December 2018 - 2021

Stage 2: Research Evaluation for Upper Murray Care (auspicing the Hume Riverina Community Legal Centre), 'Invisible Hurdles - better outcomes for young people experiencing family violence'  - multi-disciplinary practice (with Pamela Taylor-Barnett, ANU) -community development & system reform phase.

September 2017 – 2019

Evaluation for The Consumer Action Law Centre ‘Responding Effectively to Family Violence Dimensions of Debt and Credit through Secondary Consultations & Training with Community Workers.’ See below for report published November 2017

2015 - 2018

Research Evaluation for Upper Murray Care (auspicing the Hume Riverina Community Legal Centre), 'Invisible Hurdles - better outcomes for young people experiencing family violence'  - multi-disciplinary practice (with Pamela Taylor-Barnett, ANU). See below Report published November 2018

2014 - 2016

Research Evaluation of the Health Justice Partnership in Bendigo a joint project of ARC Justice and Bendigo Community Health Service for ARC Justice.

Final Research and Evaluation Report, 2016 (See below for Final Report published end 2017)

July 2014- end May 2015

Research Evaluation of the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre Family Violence Project (Report published May 2015) for ARC Justice Ltd.

External Consultancies/Adviser Roles:


Adviser (pro bono), Steering Group, University of South Australia pilot Interdisciplinary Student Clinic since May 2018


Expert Adviser, Law Council of Australia's 'Justice Project' See https://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/justice-project

2016 - 2019

Adviser (pro bono) Portsmouth University, UK on a trial student interdisciplinary student clinic research & evaluation 

 2014 - 2017

Adviser to the Legal Services Board Victoria on Consistent Benchmarking for Health Justice Partnership evaluation for LSB Funded Projects.

2013 - current

Adviser (pro bono) Belle Ville Community Advocacy & Legal Centre, Ontario, Canada

December 2015- December 2019

Adviser (consultancy) Evaluation of Legal Secondary Consultation Project. (Halton Community Legal Services & Community Advocacy and Legal Centre, Ontario, Canada)

2015 - 2016

Advice on the Aboriginal Health Justice Partnership Evaluation for the Redfern Community Legal Service's Indigenous Legal Clinic at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney (pro bono) 

2015- 2016

Advising Law Clinics, Ontario, Canada on Health Justice Partnership Start-ups




Adviser (pro bono) on their evaluation Evaluation of the Community West's Mortgage Wellbeing Service withdrew December 2015.

2011- ongoing

Grants assessor, Victorian Legal Services Board & Commissioner


Reports Authored by Dr Curran

'Getting out of Debt: The Road to Recovery for Victim Survivors of Family Violence' ANU for Consumer Action Law Centre (January 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3512672

'Overcoming the Inviible Hurdles to Justice for Young People: A Final Research and Evaluation Report of the Invisible Hurdles Project (Health Justice Partnership) with Pamela Taylor Barnett, November 2018. http://www.hrcls.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DESIGNED_Full-final-Report_October_20181102.pdf

First Research and Evaluation Report Phase One Consumer Action Law Centre Project - ‘Responding Effectively to Family Violence Dimensions of Debt and Credit through Secondary Consultations & Training with Community Professionals, commissioned by the Consumer Action Law Centre, 30 November 2017, Victorian State Government, Justice and Regulation.


A Research and Evaluation Report for the Bendigo Health–Justice Partnership: A Partnership between Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Bendigo Community Health Services (October 31, 2016 published 22 November 2017, ANU & ARC Justice Bendigo Ltd. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076407 Or http://lcclc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HJP-full-and-final-report.pdf

Katia Sanderson, Lachlan Edwards, Jillian Williams of Consumer Action Law Centre and Dr Liz Curran, Australian National University, School of Legal Practice, ‘Second Evaluation Report of Consumer Action Law Centre’s Worker Advice Service -A Legal Secondary Consultation Service to Community sector professionals: One year on’ 18 October 2017, https://workers.consumeraction.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2017/11/171018-Evaluation-Report-Worker-Advice-Service-final.pdf

S Ball, C Wong (Victorian Legal Service Board (LSB)) & L Curran , Facilitator and Adviser for Health Justice Partnerships for LSB, 'Health Justice Partnerships Development Report', 2016 http://www.lsbc.vic.gov.au/documents/Report-Health_Justice_Partnership_Development-2016.PDF

L Curran, T Willcox & Jillian Williams, 'Evaluating Consumer Action's Worker Advice Service', June 2016. 


Curran, L (2015) 'Why Didn't You Ask?' - Evaluation of the Family Violence Project of Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Community Legal Centre, ANU,  http://lcclc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Final-Evaluation-Report-LSB-Family-Violence-Curran-14-May-2015.pdf

‘Encouraging Good Practice in Measuring Effectiveness in the Legal Service Sector’, May 2013 http://www.naclc.org.au/resources/final_version_measurementreport_gb_lc_reformatted_sf_21.5.13_1.pdf

or http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2395031


’Solving Legal Problems: A strategic approach’, March, 2013 http://consumeraction.org.au/new-report-solving-problems-a-strategic-approach/

or http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2297705


Liz has been referred to and cited heavily with some recommendations adopted in recent reports on access to justice and human rights including but not limited to:

Victorian Government Department of Justice, Access to Justice Review, Report August 2016, cited with approval by the Inquiry. See details below.


Curran Cited Vol 2 at 372 and 422


 (Curran Cited Vol 1, Curran on pages 70, 180, 169, 165, 155)

The Final Report of the  Government Review of the Human Rights Charter in Victoria (September 2015 -17 Times). 


The Productiviy Commission Full  Final Report (Vol 1 & 2) on Access to Justice Arrangements (September 2014 - at least 30 times)


The Allen Consulting Review for the Commonwealth Attorney Ceneral's Department (July 2014 - at least seven times in each of the draft, interim and final reports)



Other Reports:

‘I Can See Now there’s Light at the End of the Tunnel’ Legal Aid ACT: Demonstrating and Ensuring Quality Service to Clients, Curran Consulting: Enhancing Justice & Human Rights and Legal Aid ACT, 2012.

Making the Legal System More Responsive to Community: A Report on the Impact of Victorian Community Legal Centre Law Reform Initiatives. Research and Report (2007) funded by the Reichstein Foundation. ISBN 978 – 0-646-47603-2

Ensuring Justice and Enhancing Justice: A Report on Improving Legal Aid Service Delivery to Reach Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People. Research and report funded partly by the Victorian Law Foundation (2007) ISBN 978-1-86446-585-3

Literature Review for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department (by Curran Consulting: Enhancing Justice & Human Rights and) in February 2012 to inform a Review of the National Partnership of Legal Assistance Services. These services include Legal Aid Commissions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Family Violence and Prevention Services and Community Legal Centres. This Literature Review was made available by the Department on its web site.


Limited licenses of Background IP including instruments of measurement and questions (subject to attribution) to:

Consumer Action Law Centre

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Service (a Program of ARC Justice Ltd Bendigo)

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service (a Program of Upper Murray Family Care)

Refugee Law

Mortgage Wellbeing Service

Therapeutic Justice Program, Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

Legal Services Board

Redfern Legal Service and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Halton Community Legal Services, Ontario, Canada

Portsmouth University Schools of Law and Nursing

Community Advocacy and Legal Centre, Canada

Legal Aid ACT

WELMA Centre, initiation of a pilot clinical legal education project in a cancer ward, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Welfare Rights Victoria

International Conferences:

2020 (Upcoming)

‘Measuring Impact through Research into Access to Justice Service Delivery and Legal Education Initiatives’, International Conference UK, Centre for Legal Education Nottingham Trent University 10 &11 June 2020.  

Seminar 'Impact Measurement: The vexed issue and how to do it ethically and well'  Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, I July 2020

'Measuring Impact: Operationalising Evaluation and its critical importance in determining effectiveness and quality and building the evidence base on the impact of clinical work for clients, communities, students and the profession’ Law Society of Ireland & International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, Dublin 13- 15 July 2020. Cancelled due to Covid 19.


Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, 6-8 March 2019 Oxford, UK ‘Integrated justice practice- Reaching the Excluded, Informing and Shaping Client Centred Practice and Enabling Interdisciplinary Practice to advance Human Rights: New evidence- based approaches’  FLE Learning Network.  

Wellbeing in the Law Forum, University of Melbourne, 14- 15 February 2019 'Wellbeing in the Bush' led by Pamela Taylor-Barnett


Learning from empirical research on effective legal practiceInternational Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference in Melbourne, 28- 30 November 2018 

'Thinking outside the square making the Rule of Law happen in ways that are ethical and accessible for people and their professional supporters,' USA National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Fall 2018 Workshop Melbourne, Australia

International Legal Ethics Conference, 6-8 December 2018, ‘The Centrality of Client Care as a Critical Underpinning in Ethical Legal Practice’

‘Thinking outside the square making the Rule of Law Happen: in ways that are ethical and accessible for people and their professional supporters’ Workshop USA National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, December 2018.

Invited as Expert 9 November 2018 of University of Sydney Law School & Macquarie University to speak on 'Measuring Policy Impact Research,' Sydney Law School.

In her joint capacity of ANU & Senior Fellow of Nottingham Trent University, School of Law Liz ran three workshops in the United Kingdom hosted by the Centre for Legal Education with the guiding theme of ‘New Approaches to Lawyering to Better Respond to Community’ with participants from across the United Kingdom as follows:

‘Building Collaborations Locally - Applying A Health Justice Partnerships Model to Law Clinics’, 20 June 2018

‘Alternative Ways to Approach Legal Problem Solving and Disputes to The Adversarial Process to Seek Justice’, 25 June 2018 (Jointly hosted CLE &Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families)

‘New Approaches to Lawyering and The Implications for Legal Education: Equipping Our Students to Meet the Changing World’27 June 2018

‘How to better prepare students for the often chaotic and fragmented nature of practice and strategies with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches that might enable them to develop insight –Interactive,’ Australian Clinical Legal Education Symposium, 5-6 April 2018.

With Ryder, Isobel and Strevens SFHEA, Caroline, 'An Interdisciplinary Student Clinic at University of Portsmouth (UoP): Future Practitioners Working Collaboratively to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Clients' International Journal of Clinical legal Education ad European Clinical legal Educatio Network Conference, (Presentation Slides) (July 5, 2017) available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997597

Seminar Thursday 10 November 2016 ‘Reaching those most in need and those currently excluded from legal help: Health Justice Partnerships’ and Workshop Friday 11 November 2016 ‘Measuring Impact and evaluation – how and why? and some tips’, 10 – 11 November 2016 Law Centres UK National Conference http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/training-and-events/year:2016/month:10/event:challenging-injustice-rebalancing-the-scales-lcn-national-conference-and-agm-2016

‘Improving access to justice through multi-disciplinary practices': Health Justice Partnerships’ Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016 Time: 5 pm – 7 pm. Location: Lecture Theatre 8, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University 


Key Note Speaker Nottingham Law Centre Annual General Meeting, 28 November 2016- ‘Challenges world-wide for Access to Justice for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in times of austerity’

“Realizing the Right to Health for the Most Disadvantaged– Health Justice Partnerships ", Seminar/workshop for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Law Faculty, Oxford University, 1 November 2016.

‘Realizing the right to health and access to justice for the most disadvantaged – Health Justice Partnerships,’ A seminar for Copenhagen University (Law Faculty and WELMA (Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market) 14 October, 2016, Copenhagen

‘Access to Justice, Effective and Impact Lawyering and Health Justice Partnerships,’ Presentation organised by the Legal Action Group Policy Advisory Group. Monday 19th September 2016 at 5.30 in the National Pro Bono Centre, Chancery Lane, London, UK

International Lessons on Health Justice Partnerships: their applicability for pro bono partners and managers,’ Panel Presentation, ‘Ukademy’ (‘UKademy’ is the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono, with planning support from the Association of Pro Bono Counsel. Includes lawyers and managers employed by law firms who coordinate law firm pro bono programmes across the UK) Wednesday 14 September 2016 at Shearman and Sterling, Spitalfields, London UK.

‘Health Justice Partnerships (HJP): Working ethically to reach those in most need of legal and medical support & to improve outcomes – research evidence,’ Seminar for City, University of London (Law School) 13 September, 2016, London, UK (event streamed: https://www.city.ac.uk/law/research/centre-for-the-study-of-legal-professional-practice/events/_recache)

‘Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) Research, Evaluations and Findings, and ‘how to,’ Presentation for the Legal Education Foundation UK & Allen & Overy, 12 September 2016, London, UK.

‘Health Justice Partnerships Research & Start-up Suggestions,’ Presentation to the China EU High Level Legal Aid Policy Dialogue Meeting, Beijing, 1-2 September, 2016, In absencia, kindly delivered by Simon Rice, ANU.

‘Health Justice Partnership - Multi-Disciplinary Practices Research Evidencing Working Ethically to Ensure Reach to Those in Most Need & Improve Outcomes,’ Conference Paper, 14 July 2016, International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) VII, Stein Centre, Fordham University, NYC, USA.

‘Increasing access to justice – exploring a new lawyering paradigm through clinical education and reflective practice,’ Symposia International Journal of Clinical Legal Education & Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education Conference, University of Toronto (with Michele Leering, Queen’s University, Canada; Chris Casey and Professor Mary Anne Noone; La Trobe University, Australia).

‘Health Justice Partnership Research, Start-Up Support and Evaluation Workshop’ Community, Advocacy and Legal Centre, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, 7 July 2016

Justice and Health and Systemic Reforms for Better Health, Outcomes, Workshop for Justice Health Networks, 80 Bond Street, Toronto, Canada, 5 July 2016 

'Law Reform: Practical effective, inclusive processes and approaches that lead to responsive, connected policy by enabling voices to be heard.' National Law Reform Conference April 2016, Australian National University and University of Canberra, ANU, Canberra, April 2016.


The Under-rated Value of Secondary Consultations in reaching clients with vulnerability or experiencing Disadvantage, National Conference of Community Legal Centres Conference, Melbourne 28 August 2015

'Holistic approaches to reaching and assisting clients experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage - Health Justice Partnerships in Australia and beyond – with a focus on the emerging value of secondary consultations’ International Legal Aid Group Conference in Edinburgh June 2015

'Access to Justice – Making it come alive and a reality for students and practitioner/teachers' Centre for Legal Education Trent University Nottingham UK, June 2015


 Evaluating Advocacy Health Alliances- the Challenges’, Growing Health Justice Partnerships Forum in the NSW, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 30 September 2014

 ‘CLCs Having an Impact on Lives -Strategic Approaches to Problem Solving’,National Conference of Community Legal Centres Alice Springs, Friday 15 August 2014 

With Vivienne Holmes, ‘Developing Students’ Capacity to Cope with Ethical Dilemmas in Legal Practice Through Teaching ‘Giving Voice to Values’ Techniques’, International Legal Ethics Conference, London, 10-12 July 2014

 Building capacity to cope with ethical dilemmas in legal practice through teaching ‘giving voice to values’ , Panel , International Legal Ethics Conference, London, 10-12 July 2014


With A Crockett, 'A Practical model for Demonstrating and ensuring quality legal aid service: A Case study in Applied Research', International Legal Aid Group, The Hague, June 2013 http://www.ilagnet.org/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/The_Hague_2013/Session_Papers/Session_3_-_Liz_Curran_and_Andrew_Crockett.pdf

With T Foley, 'Ensuring and Assessing Quality in Clinic- An exploration of two quality measures- a good client interview and quality community legal education, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference and the 12th Australian Clinical Legal Education Conference, Brisbane, July, 2013.


Policy Submissions:

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission, 'Improved Human Rights Protection for Australia' 3 November, 2019.

Submission to the Productivity Comimission on Indigenous Evaluation Framework, July 2019

Joint Submission with Legal Ethics Teachers to the Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, March 2019.

Submission to Urbis on the Attorney General Deaprtment's Review of the National Partnership Agreement, 2018.

Submission to the ‘Inquiry into the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and Related Bill’, Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, Legislative Committee, 14 March 2018 (confidential)

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law Act, 19 January 2018

Submission Oral and Written to the Department of Justice ‘Access to Justice Review, 29 January 2016

Submission to the Government Review of the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, May 2015

Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, May 2015

Oral submission Submission April 2014 to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Frameworks in Australia. Recorded in Hansard.

Submissions Response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Frameworks in Australia Draft t Report, February 2014.

Submissions Part B, November, 2013 and Part B, November 2013 to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Frameworks in Australia.


Submissions Part A, October 2013 and Part B, November 2013 to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Frameworks in Australia.

Submission, Senate Committe Inquiry Into Justice Reinvestment, 2013.

 'Submission on Youth Justice System, Department of Justice Legal Workshop, ANU College of Law to the Victorian Government', 2012.

Other Consultancies


 Family Violence and Prevention Programs, 2012-2013, Effective Change

2011 and 2012

 Advising the Commonwealth Government Attorney General’s Department on Legal Assistance Service Quality and Outcomes

 Demonstrating and Ensuring Quality Service to Clients Evaluation, Legal Aid ACT



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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