Inaugural post: celebrating private law research by Australian women in 2018

Welcome to the AWPLN blog. Our intention is to celebrate and disseminate research undertaken by Australian women in the area of private law. If you’re wondering what ‘private law’ encompasses, please see here.

If we have missed any work or news, please contact us (by commenting, by using the “Contact us” mechanism on this post, emailing us at austwomenprivlawnet[at] or other social media means) and we will add them to the post. Our intention is to be as inclusive as possible and we want to know about your publications!

We now have a Twitter handle: @AustralianWome1

We also have an open Facebook group:

Work published by Australian women in private law from September 2018 to December 2018:

We are aware of the following publications (in alphabetical order according to author surname):

Promotions of women in private law in 2018:

We are aware of the following promotions of women in private law:

  • Dr Philippa Ryan (UTS) was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
  • Dr Kylie Burns (Griffith) and Dr Rosemary Langford (MLS) were promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Dr Katy Barnett (MLS), Dr Lyria Bennett Moses (Syd), Dr Jeannie Paterson (MLS) and Dr Natale Skead (UWA) were promoted to Professor.

The Australian Women’s Private Law Network

We are a group of Australian scholars who write in private law. We have been discussing putting this group together for some years. Our mission is simple and inclusive: to collate the citations of work of Australian women working in private law and to post a list of such works every two months. We invite anyone who is interested in private law to follow our list.