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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Australia, 08/04/2002
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia, 27/04/1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, 26/05/1977
  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney, 25/08/2013
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia, 21/04/1988
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Western Australia, 17/04/1996
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 11/12/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • Applied Ethics
  • History
  • Law
  • Philosophy

Research expertise

Expertise reflected in broad publishing background from family law to legal history to clinical legal education and professional development. Currently developing qualitative measures of the effectiveness of law schools in preparing students to enter legal practise.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
180100Law85
220100Applied Ethics15

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Faculty Board of Business and Law

Faculty of Science and IT Human Research Ethics Committee

University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee

Research Ethics Adviser

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical Legal Education

Teaching expertise

Clinical legal education (supervision of students on placement in a dedicated legal centre working with clients with legal problems as part of a stuctured, assessed and accredited program of professional legal training and development.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005James CG, Finlay-Jones JA, 'I will Survive: Strategies for Improving Lawyers' Workplace Satisfaction', Educational Integrity: Values in Teaching, Learning & Research. 2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference Proceedings (2-3 December 2005: Newcastle, Australia), University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
2006James CG, 'Media, men and violence in Australian divorce', Alternative Law Journal, 31 6-10 (2006) [C1]
2005James CG, 'Seeing Things As We Are: Emotional Intelligence and Clinical Legal Education', International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 6 123-149 (2005) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014James CG, 'Effective Writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual, Thomson Reuters, Sydney n/a (2014)
2007James CG, 'Effective writing for lawyers', Redfern Legal Centre Lawyer's Practice Manual New South Wales, Lawbook Co., Sydney (2007) [B2]
2007James CG, 'Interviewing', Redfern Legal Centre Lawyer's Practice Manual New South Wales, Lawbook Co., Sydney A1101-A1112 (2007) [B2]
2005James CG, 'Interviewing', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, N/A, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
2005James CG, 'Interviewing and letter writing', Lawyers Practice Manual Western Australia, Lawbook Co. Sydney, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
2005James CG, 'Effective writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, N/A, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (11 outputs)

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2014Bretag T, Mahmud S, Wallace M, Walker R, McGowan U, East J, et al., ''Teach us how to do it properly!' An Australian academic integrity student survey', Studies in Higher Education, 39 1150-1169 (2014)
2012James CG, Bore MR, Zito S, 'Emotional intelligence and personality as predictors of psychological well-being', Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30 425-438 (2012) [C1]
2011James CG, 'Law student wellbeing: Benefits of promoting psychological literacy and self-awareness using mindfulness, strengths theory and emotional intelligence', Legal Education Review, 21 217-233 (2011) [C1]
2011Bretag T, Mahmud S, Wallace M, Walker R, James CG, Green M, et al., 'Core elements of exemplary academic integrity policy in Australian higher education', International Journal for Educational Integrity, 7 3-12 (2011) [C1]
2008James CG, 'Lawyer dissatisfaction, emotional intelligence and clinical legal education', Legal Education Review, 18 123-137 (2008) [C1]
2008James CG, 'Lawyers' wellbeing and professional legal education', The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education, 42 85-97 (2008) [C1]
2007James CG, Finlay-Jones JA, 'I will survive: Strategies for improving lawyers' workplace satisfaction', Legal Education Digest, 15 32-34 (2007) [C2]
2007James CG, 'Effective Writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, Update (2007) [C3]
2006James CG, 'Winners and Losers: The Father Factor in Australian Child Custody Law in the 20th Century', Macquarie University Sydney Law - Legal History, 10 207-238 (2006) [C1]
2006James CG, 'Media, men and violence in Australian divorce', Alternative Law Journal, 31 6-10 (2006) [C1]
2005James CG, 'Seeing Things As We Are: Emotional Intelligence and Clinical Legal Education', International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 6 123-149 (2005) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009James CG, 'Legal aid', Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (2009) [D2]

Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Parsons VLM, O'Brien LM, James CG, Loxton DJ, 'Paramedics under mental health legislation in Australia', Abstracts of the XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013) [E3]
2012Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Navigating the journal to quality care. Nurses and midwives responding to women experiencing domestic violence: How can we advance the provision of assistance to women on this journey?', 2nd Australian Capital Region Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Loxton

2012Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Something in me had changed: How women leave or end domestic violence', AQR/Discourse, Power Resistance DPR 'Down Under' Conference 2012, Darwin (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Loxton

2011Bretag T, Mahmud S, East J, Green M, James CG, McGowan U, et al., 'Academic integrity standards : A preliminary analysis of the academic integrity policies', Proceedings of AuQF2011 : Demonstrating Quality, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E2]
2011Bretag T, Walker R, Green M, East J, James CG, McGowan U, et al., 'Aligning academic integrity policy and practice: A work in progress', Proceedings of the Australian Technology Network Assessment Conference 2011, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Bore MR, Apostolatos P, Prowse ES, Stevens SM, James CG, 'Why are they not flourishing: Late adolescence, emerging adulthood or excessive demands and uncertainty?', Proceedings of the 46th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference, Canberra, ACT (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Miles Bore

2010James CG, 'Virtuousness in law firms - Positive practices and the bottom line', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009Bore MR, James CG, Zito S, 'The big five personality domains and mental illness: Consequential outcome or extended dimensions of the same underlying constructs?', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Miles Bore

2008James CG, 'Justice education and happiness: The role of positive psychology in institutional change', 5th Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education: Conference Sessions, Manilla (2008) [E3]
2008James CG, 'Stress and satisfaction: Measuring the benefits of clinical legal education', Australasian Law Teachers' Association 63rd Annual Conference 2008: Conference Handbook, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008James CG, 'Taming the dog: Personality, coping and self-esteem as predictors of law student mental health and well being', 2008 APLEC Conference Proceedings: Refereed Papers & Conference Papers, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E3]
2007James CG, 'Domestic violence and family law: Examining Practice. Working together to make it better for children', Domestic Violence: Examining Practice. Presentations, Salamander Shores, N.S.W. (2007) [E3]
2007James CG, 'Human Research Ethics - Challenging issues and the need for education', 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity 2007. Program, Adelaide, S.A. (2007) [E3]
2006James CG, 'A History of Cruelty', Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference 2006 Proceeding, Hobart, Tasmania (2006) [E1]
2006James CG, 'Lawyers' Wellbeing and Professional Legal Education', APLEC Annual Conference Papers, Sydney (2006) [E1]
2006James CG, 'Anger and Compassion: Using Emotional Intelligence in the Difficult Interview', The Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2005James CG, 'Winners and Losers: The Father Factor in the History of Australian Child Custody Law', Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-journal, Auckland, New Zealand (2005) [E1]
2005James CG, Finlay-Jones JA, 'I will Survive: Strategies for Improving Lawyers' Workplace Satisfaction', Educational Integrity: Values in Teaching, Learning & Research. 2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference Proceedings (2-3 December 2005: Newcastle, Australia), University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$208,551

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2010 (1 grants)

Academic Integrity Standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities$191,400
Funding Body: Office for Learning and Teaching

SchemeRole
Commissioned Strategic ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$191,40020102012
GNo:183894758

2008 (2 grants)

5th Worldwide conference of the Global alliance for Justice Education: Justice Education in a Community Context, Manilla University, The Philippines, 7/12/2008 - 13/12/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189654

6th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 14/7/2008 - 15/7/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189154

2007 (1 grants)

3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Educartional Integrity, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 6/12/2007 - 7/12/2007$1,473
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,47320072007
GNo:G0188457

2005 (2 grants)

Learning Survival - Correlating Work-Related Satisfaction and Stress among Graduate Lawyers with Clinical Legal Edcuation and Emotional Intelligence $10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin James
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0185452

ALTA - Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 5-8 July 2005$678
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin James
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$67820052005
GNo:G0185408
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122015PhD (Gender & Health)Co-SupervisorFrom Assault to Verdict: Comprehensive Court Preparation for Survivors of Sexual Assault
20072014PhD (Gender & Health)Co-SupervisorExploring Social Supports/ Support Services & Decisions to Leave or Change with Women Who Have Experienced Domestic Partner Violence

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Gender & Health)Co-SupervisorClinical Decision Making and the Role of Paramedics Fulfilling their Legislative Powers Under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW). A Qualitative Study
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Dr Colin James

Work Phone(02) 4921 7849
Fax(02) 4921 8866
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
UNH2.30,
University House,
University House
Cnr King and Auckland Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/colin-james