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Biography

 I have taught at the Newcastle Law School since its establishment in 1992.  My primary interests are in federal constitutional law and Australian legal biography.  I was the first graduate of the Newcastle Law School with an LLM by research in 1996.  I have contributed in many ways to the growth and development of the law school over two decades and greatly enjoy the privilege of teaching our law students.

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws, University of Newcastle, 20/09/1996
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, University of Queensland

Research

Research keywords

  • Age discrimination law
  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • PATS Peer-Assisted Teaching Scheme
  • legal biography

Research expertise

I am one of a small number of Australian legal scholars with a keen interests in legal biography. I have interviewed 4 of Australia's contemporary judicial biographers about their work on Sir Owen Dixon, Sir Ronald Wilson, Mary Gaudron and MIchael Kirby. I am currently working on an intellectual biography of former Commonwealth Solicitor-General Sir Maurice Byers.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
180108Constitutional Law50
180100Law50

Collaboration

I am a member of the research team associated with the multi-institutional trial of PATS (Peer-Assisted Teaching Scheme) led by Associate Professor Angela Carbone at Monash University. http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/educational-excellence/peerassistedteachingscheme/pats.html

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have extensive administrative experience having held a number of administrative roles at the Newcastle Law School:

2011- Program Convenor LLB

April 2013

2011-2013 Manager, Peer-Assisted Teaching Scheme, Faculty of Business and Law

2007- 2011 Director of Curriculum, Newcastle Law School, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

2003-present Senior Lecturer, School of Law Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

2007-2008 Program Convenor, LLB School of Law

2002-2006 Deputy Head, School of Law (including regular short periods as Acting Head of School)

1998- 2000, 2001 Assistant Dean (Postgraduate and International), Faculty of Law

2000 Assistant Dean (Postgraduate, International and Teaching), Faculty of Law

I have twice been an elected member of the University Senate.

I have sat on the Faculty's Teaching and Learning Committee for a number of years and represented the Faculty on the University Teaching and Learning Committee, and the Student Engagement and Experience Committee.

I have had significant experience on appointment committees from Level A - E for the Newcastle Law School, Newcastle Business School and the Wollotuka Institute.

I have been a Vice-Chancellor's representative on the Serious Misconduct Committee.

I serve as a University Complaints Officer.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • First Year Experience
  • Parker Palmer A Hidden Wholeness
  • Self-management and well-being in law students
  • mindfulness

Teaching expertise

I have been teaching law at the Newcastle Law School since its establishment in 1992. During this period I have developed expertise in a number of teaching areas including, the first year experience in law, curriculum development, holistic approaches to curriculum, clinical legal education and peer-assisted teaching schemes.

I have been the recipient of a number of awards for teaching excellence since 2006:

2010 University of Newcastle Teaching and Learning Fellow

2009 Australian College of Educators Award for Teaching Excellence (student-initiated)

“For being a champion of professionalism and pastoral care in the teaching of law.”

2008 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

“For championing an integrated and inspirational approach to the academic and social development of individual students in first year law.”

2008 Lexis-Nexis Australasian Law Teachers’ Association Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law – one of three finalists from Australia and NZ.

2007 NSW Quality Teaching Award

2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support

2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Business and Law

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

LAWS1001 A&B Legal System and Method (foundation FY compulsory)

1993 - present 70-180 students (Av=150)

Lecturer since 1993, including developing curriculum (incl Australian Constitution in Context)

Course co-ordinator and lecturer since 2000, coordinating up to 10 staff in first year team. Lead team in continued curriculum development. Led learning synergies with LAWS1003 Torts A&B .

LAWS4001 Constitutional Law(Compulsory)

1995-present 50-100+(av=100) students

Lecturer since 1995 Co-ordinator since 1997 2005-6 - curriculum renewal with colleague

LAWS5011 Equal Opportunity Law

(elective) 1996-2002; 2008-present 30-40 students

Developed and co-ordinated as a new course in 1996.

Redeveloped course in 2008 in line with new casebook to which I was a contributor (The first Australian book for this topic).

LAWS5006 / LEGL2008 Child Law

(elective) 2000-2007 30-50 students

Developed curriculum for PBL course for combined law and social work class. Co-ordinator and lecturer

LAWS 5014 Human Rights Law (elective)

1998, 2000 20 students

Devised curriculum Course co-ordinator and lecturer

LAWS5017 Legal History (elective)

2011- 20+? students Devised innovative curriculum around case studies of 19th century law reform

Course co-ordinator and 50% lectures

LAW2--- Special Topic in Law (Common Law) (elective)

1997-2001 6-10 Devised appropriate curriculum in common law for international exchange and study Abroad students from Scandinavia, and master of Common law students from China.

LAWS3004 Contract Law 1996-1998 35

Lecturer in single stream – seminar style classes Developed legal writing component

HONOURS COURSES

Newcastle Law School has only one official “honours course” in line with national discipline practice.

LAWS5005 Advanced Legal Research & Writing

1998-2012 10-18students pa

School Honours co-ordinator, including allocation of dissertation supervisors and markers.

Course co-ordinator of this course

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Lindsay KA, 'Asking for the moon? A critical assessment of Australian disability discrimination laws in promoting inclusion for students with disabilities', International Journal Inclusive Education, 8 443-444 (2004) [C1]
2002Lindsay KA, 'Issues in Australian Disability Discrimination Case Law and Strategic Approaches for the Lawful Management of Inclusion', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, 7, 2 141-160 (2002) [C1]
2003Lindsay KA, 'The Law of Home Schooling in Australia', Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 2003 83-93 (2003) [C2]
2004Lindsay KA, 'Teaching Child Law', The Newcastle Law Review, 5 1-22 (2004) [C1]

Publications

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

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Lindsay KA, Federal Constitutional Law, Lawbook Co, Pyrmont, NSW, 141 (2009) [A2]
1999Lindsay KA, The Australian Constitution in Context, LBC Information Services, Sydney, 173 (1999) [A2]

Journal article (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Lindsay KA, 'Editor', The Newcastle Law Review, 10 (2008) [C2]
2008Lindsay KA, 'Editorial', The Newcastle Law Review, 10 vii (2008) [C3]
2004Lindsay KA, 'Teaching Child Law', The Newcastle Law Review, 5 1-22 (2004) [C1]
2004Lindsay KA, 'Asking for the moon? A critical assessment of Australian disability discrimination laws in promoting inclusion for students with disabilities', International Journal Inclusive Education, 8 443-444 (2004) [C1]
2003Lindsay KA, 'The Law of Home Schooling in Australia', Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 2003 83-93 (2003) [C2]
2002Lindsay KA, 'Issues in Australian Disability Discrimination Case Law and Strategic Approaches for the Lawful Management of Inclusion', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, 7, 2 141-160 (2002) [C1]
1999Lindsay KA, 'The New Children's Protection Legislation in NSW: Implications for Educational Professionals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, Vol 4, No. 1 3-22 (1999) [C1]
1999Lindsay KA, 'Hostile Environments or "Childish Misconduct" in the "Federal Balance"?: Peer Sexual harrassment by school students in U.S. educational settings', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, Vol 4, No. 2 56-64 (1999) [C3]
1999Lindsay KA, 'What has age got to do with it? Discrimination in Education and Students with Disabilities', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, Vol 4, No. 1 94-101 (1999) [C3]
1998Lindsay KA, 'Case Note: Integration in the Spotlight', ANZ Journal of Law Education, 3 No. 1 102-108 (1998) [C2]
1998Lindsay KA, 'B. Gilligan and C. Sampford (eds) Rethinking Human Rights', Newcastle Law Review, Vol 3 No.1 126-130 (1998) [C3]
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Cooper SA, Lindsay KA, McComb VR, 'Supporting good first year course design: The FY PATI', The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, Wellington, New Zealand (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Sharon Cooper

2012McLoughlin K-RJ, Lindsay KA, 'What's hate got to do with it?: Legal and political constructions of race, indigeneity and free speech in the light of Eatock v Bolt [2011] FCA 1103', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
2011Dluzewska T, Kirby DM, Lindsay KA, 'Nothing succeeds like success: Motivating students returning to study to believe in their academic potential', 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2011, Fremantle, WA (2011) [E2]
2010Campbell SA, Lindsay KA, 'Recruiting rural and remote law students: Creating aspiration and providing support in transition at Newcastle Law School', 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E2]
2010Lindsay KA, 'New ways of learning the law? Engagement and incremental learning', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Lindsay KA, 'The creation of the first year law teacher: A matter of transition (diversity, engagement, design, assessment, evaluation and monitoring)?', First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009: Conference Proceedings, Townsville, QLD (2009) [E2]
2008Lindsay KA, 'Judicial biography and cultural translation?', The 6th IABA Conference. Abstracts, Honolulu, Hawaii (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$86,310

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2011 (1 grants)

Towards a diagnostic early warning system for disengagement by first year students$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme 2011Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:129762682

2010 (4 grants)

Towards a Third Generation FYE @ UoN$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Fellowship SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020102010
GNo:129762674

Engaging Students with law reform processes: the case for the use of historical case studies$3,862
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Legal Scholarship Support FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,86220102010
GNo:129762666

First Year Experience in Australia: The Difference a Discipline Makes$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Legal Scholarship Support FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020102010
GNo:129762646

New Ways of Learning the the Law? Engagement and Incremental Learning$600
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Legal Scholarship support fundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60020102010
GNo:129762658

2009 (3 grants)

Commencing Students' Perception of Early Assessment$33,000
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Alison Dean, Mrs Katherine Lindsay, Doctor Kym Cowley
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,00020092010
GNo:G0190148

Recruiting Rural and Remote law Students: Creating Aspiration and Providing support in transition$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcaslte

SchemeRole
Faculty of Business and Law and Legal Scholarship support fundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020092009
GNo:129762746

Strategies for Success: resources for Students in transition in the Faculty of Business and Law$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme 2009Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020092009
GNo:129762710

2008 (1 grants)

The 6th IABA (International Auto/Biography Association Conference, Uni of Hawaii Honolulu, 23/6/2008 - 26/6/2008$1,413
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Katherine Lindsay
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,41320082008
GNo:G0189283

2007 (1 grants)

Peer mentor program for First Year Law Students$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Grants SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020072007
GNo:129762761

2000 (1 grants)

Legal Issues in Education Practice Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, USA 9-11 November 2000$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Katherine Lindsay
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020002000
GNo:G0180187

1999 (1 grants)

45th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.$2,089
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Katherine Lindsay
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,08919991999
GNo:G0180424

1998 (1 grants)

Australian & New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 1998, Canberra 30 Sept - 2 Oct 1998$446
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Katherine Lindsay
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$44619981998
GNo:G0180278
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

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
20122017M Philosophy (Law)Principal SupervisorRecruiting Rural and Remote Law Students: Towards Best Practice in Creating Aspiration and Provision of Support for Transition
20102015PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorNot Just Men in Skirts - The Significant of Women and the Australian High Court

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorThe Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
2011PhD (Law)Co-Supervisor'Let the People Decide' Self-Determination, Liberation From the Colonial Experience and the Human Rights Approach
2009M Philosophy (Law)Co-SupervisorThe Great Re-Freezing? Requirements for Establishing Native Title in Post-Yorta Yorta Jurisprudence
2002M Philosophy (Law) [R]Principal SupervisorLaw & Aboriginal Land Claims in Australia - Justice in Black and White
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Mrs Katherine Lindsay

Work Phone(02) 4921 5872
Fax(02) 4921 6931
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
MC.176,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kate-lindsay