Mrs Katherine Lindsay

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

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.

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.

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

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.

Collaborations
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


Qualifications

  • Master of Laws, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Arts, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Queensland

Keywords

  • Age discrimination law
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • First Year Experience
  • PATS Peer-Assisted Teaching Scheme
  • Parker Palmer A Hidden Wholeness
  • Self-management and well-being in law students
  • legal biography
  • mindfulness

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180108 Constitutional Law 50
180199 Law not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2003 -  Senior Lecturer in Law University of Newcastle
School of Law
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2002 Lecturer in Law University of Newcastle
School of Law
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/12/1996 Associate Lecturer in Law University of Newcastle
School of Law
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

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

Journal article (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Carbone A, Ross B, Phelan L, Lindsay K, Drew S, Stoney S, Cottman C, 'Course evaluation matters: improving students¿ learning experiences with a peer-assisted teaching programme', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 40 165-180 (2015)

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received f... [more]

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received formal teacher training. The peer-assisted teaching programme reported on in this paper provides a structured yet flexible approach for peers to assist each other in reinvigorating and refining their teaching practice. Academics participated in this national, multi-institutional trial for varied reasons: the majority voluntarily, others to increase low student evaluation of course scores and some as part of a graduate certificate teaching qualification. Here we report on how academics used the scheme, and the teaching areas they focused on. Student evaluation of course scores increased in the majority of courses, suggesting the changes made had a positive effect on students¿ learning experiences. The experiences of the multi-institutional trial reported here may benefit others considering such a scheme to reinvigorate and refine teaching practice and improve course evaluation scores.

DOI 10.1080/02602938.2014.895894
Co-authors Liam Phelan
2015 Lindsay KA, Campbell S, kirby D, dluzewska T, 'Interventions for Well-being in first year law', QUT Law Journal, (2015)
2015 Carbone A, Ross B, Phelan L, Lindsay K, Drew S, Stoney S, Cottman C, 'Course evaluation matters: improving students¿ learning experiences with a peer-assisted teaching programme', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 40 165-180 (2015)

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received f... [more]

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received formal teacher training. The peer-assisted teaching programme reported on in this paper provides a structured yet flexible approach for peers to assist each other in reinvigorating and refining their teaching practice. Academics participated in this national, multi-institutional trial for varied reasons: the majority voluntarily, others to increase low student evaluation of course scores and some as part of a graduate certificate teaching qualification. Here we report on how academics used the scheme, and the teaching areas they focused on. Student evaluation of course scores increased in the majority of courses, suggesting the changes made had a positive effect on students¿ learning experiences. The experiences of the multi-institutional trial reported here may benefit others considering such a scheme to reinvigorate and refine teaching practice and improve course evaluation scores.

DOI 10.1080/02602938.2014.895894
Co-authors Liam Phelan
2014 Carbone A, Ross B, Phelan L, Lindsay K, Drew S, Stoney S, Cottman C, 'Course evaluation matters: improving students' learning experiences with a peer-assisted teaching programme', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, (2014)

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received f... [more]

In the rapidly changing global higher education sector, greater attention is being paid to the quality of university teaching. However, academics have traditionally not received formal teacher training. The peer-assisted teaching programme reported on in this paper provides a structured yet flexible approach for peers to assist each other in reinvigorating and refining their teaching practice. Academics participated in this national, multi-institutional trial for varied reasons: the majority voluntarily, others to increase low student evaluation of course scores and some as part of a graduate certificate teaching qualification. Here we report on how academics used the scheme, and the teaching areas they focused on. Student evaluation of course scores increased in the majority of courses, suggesting the changes made had a positive effect on students' learning experiences. The experiences of the multi-institutional trial reported here may benefit others considering such a scheme to reinvigorate and refine teaching practice and improve course evaluation scores. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/02602938.2014.895894
Co-authors Liam Phelan
2013 Lindsay KA, Campbell S, 'LAWYERS OF THE FUTURE: CREATING ASPIRATIONS, FORGING CONNECTIONS AND FACILITATING PROFESSIONAL LINKS IN RURAL AND REGIONAL CONTEXTS', International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, 2013 1-10 (2013)
2008 Lindsay KA, 'Editor', The Newcastle Law Review, 10 (2008) [C2]
2008 Lindsay KA, 'Editorial', The Newcastle Law Review, 10 vii (2008) [C3]
2004 Lindsay 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]
DOI 10.1080/13603110410001678125
Citations Scopus - 9
2003 Lindsay KA, 'The Law of Home Schooling in Australia', Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 2003 83-93 (2003) [C2]
2002 Lindsay 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]
1999 Lindsay 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]
1999 Lindsay 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]
1999 Lindsay 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]
1998 Lindsay KA, 'Case Note: Integration in the Spotlight', ANZ Journal of Law Education, 3 No. 1 102-108 (1998) [C2]
1998 Lindsay 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Cooper 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]
2012 McLoughlin 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]
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2011 Dluzewska 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]
2010 Campbell 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]
2010 Lindsay 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]
2009 Lindsay 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]
2008 Lindsay 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 grants 13
Total funding $86,310

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20111 grants / $10,000

Towards a diagnostic early warning system for disengagement by first year students$10,000

Teaching and Learning Grant 2011

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme 2011
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20104 grants / $21,962

Towards a Third Generation FYE @ UoN$15,000

2010 Teaching and Learning Fellowship

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Teaching and Learning Fellowship Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

The law reform theme is a core part of the Law School's graduate profile, and this initiative seeks to take students' understanding of law rform beyond the mechanistic to a more contextual approach which studies law reform within the context of social, economic and political movements. The project will create the appropriate resources for teaching in this fashion.

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Legal Scholarship Support Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

First Year Experience in Australia: The Difference a Discipline Makes$2,500

Conference paper at the 23rd Conference on the First Year Experience, Maui 10 June 2010

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Legal Scholarship Support Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

New Ways of Learning the the Law? Engagement and Incremental Learning$600

Workshop presented at UNE & ALTC University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline, Armidale 9 Sept 2010

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Legal Scholarship support fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $43,000

Commencing Students' Perception of Early Assessment$33,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Alison Dean, Mrs Katherine Lindsay, Doctor Kym Cowley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190148
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Recruiting Rural and Remote law Students: Creating Aspiration and Providing support in transition$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Faculty of Business and Law and Legal Scholarship support fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Teaching and Learning Grant (2009)

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme 2009
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,413

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Katherine Lindsay
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189283
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $5,000

Peer mentor program for First Year Law Students$5,000

Teaching and Learning grant 2007: The First year experience

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $2,400

Legal Issues in Education Practice Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, USA 9-11 November 2000$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Katherine Lindsay
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180187
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $2,089

45th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.$2,089

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Katherine Lindsay
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180424
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $446

Australian & New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 1998, Canberra 30 Sept - 2 Oct 1998$446

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Katherine Lindsay
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180278
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 Not Just Men in Skirts - The Significant of Women and the Australian High Court
Political Science, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 'Let the People Decide' Self-Determination, Liberation From the Colonial Experience and the Human Rights Approach
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2011 The Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2011 The Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009 The Great Re-Freezing? Requirements for Establishing Native Title in Post-Yorta Yorta Jurisprudence
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2002 Law & Aboriginal Land Claims in Australia - Justice in Black and White
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2002 Law & Aboriginal Land Claims in Australia - Justice in Black and White
Law, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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Mrs Katherine Lindsay

Position

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email kate.lindsay@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5872
Fax (02) 4921 6931

Office

Room MC.167
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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