Ms Vivien Holmes

BA/LLB (Hons)(1984); Grad Dip, Public Sector Admin.(1995); MSoc.Sc.(Int'l Dev't (2006)
Associate Professor
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Law 1801
  • Legal Practice, Lawyering And The Legal Profession 180121

Research interests

Vivien's research interests include legal ethics, legal practice and the legal profession.


Vivien is an Assoicate Professor in the ANU College of Law.  She teaches Legal Ethics in the ANU Legal Workshop and in 2016 is co-conveningn Lawyers, Justice and Ethics in the LLB adn JD programs  Prior to joining ANU, Vivien worked as a litigation solicitor in private and government practice, a government legal policy officer, the Registrar of the NT Supreme Court, the NT Registrar of Probates, the NT Deputy Coroner and a Judicial Registrar of the NT Magistrates' Court. She has been a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

Vivien Masters' thesis was on Domestic Violence Law Reform in Fiji. 


Researcher's projects

Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession


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