Associate Professor Miriam Gath

BA (Hons) (ANU), LLB (Hons) (ANU), GDLP (ANU), Grad Dip Education (CCAE), Grad Dip Sec Studies (CCAE), Barrister and Solicitor ( ACT Supreme Court), SFHEA
Dean of Students
ANU College of Law
T: 6125 8351

Areas of expertise

  • Criminal Law And Procedure 180110

Research interests

Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, Terrorism, Cybercrime, Statutory and Code Interpretation, Codification.




After 20 years as a legal academic in the ANU College of Law, Associate Professor Miriam Gani took on the role of the Dean of Students of the ANU in October 2018.  Miriam is a specialist in Criminal Law and Procedure and her academic research has primarily involved Federal Criminal Law (most notably in the areas of statutory interpretation, codification, terrorism and cybercrime). 

Miriam completed her LLB at the ANU in 1997, having had a previous career as a high school teacher of French and History. She joined the Law Faculty as a member of staff in 2000. Her main teaching responsibilities were also in the area of criminal law and procedure and she also regularly convenes a course for new law students, Foundations of Australian Law,  in second semester. 

Miriam ran a criminal law elective, Federal Criminal Law, which addresses a number of exciting and emerging challenges for the criminal law including terrorism and cybercrime.

At the post-graduate level, Miriam taught in the Military Discipline Law and Advanced Military Discipline Law courses as part of a program delivered to Australian Defence Force lawyers.

Since October 2018, Miriam has worked advising and supporting all ANU students in the Dean of Students role.


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