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Ms Kcasey McLoughlin

Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

Biography

Kcasey McLoughlin is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and is currently an Associate Lecturer in Law at the Newcastle Law School. Kcasey's doctoral research explores the interaction between women, gender and difference in the judiciary. This research is specifically concerned with the way in which gender and difference have impacted upon the contributions of women judges to the High Court of Australia. Although her research explores the contributions of women jurists, she is also interested in the way in which law affects women's lives and experiences.  Kcasey's interest in feminist legal theory and feminist political theory means that she is eager press the boundaries between the disciplines of law and political science in ways that are meaningful to both disciplines.

Research Expertise
Feminist jurisprudence; Feminist legal theory; Women, gender and judging; Australian Federal Constitutional Law My doctoral research explores the separate but interconnected issues relating not only to the process of appointment of High Court judges, but also, what actually happens when women get to the business of judging. This research explores the political process of appointment with a particular focus on the gendered rhetoric of merit and its deployment with regard to women judges. It also examines both how and why we might examine whether there is any discernible difference in women’s approach to legal reasoning and decision-making. I have supervised four students in the completion of their Honours dissertations in Law: • 2012: Jurisdiction Facts and Judicial Fictions: Reviewing the Errors of Jurisdiction through the Lens of Public Service Association of South Australia Inc v Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia [2012] HCA 25. • 2013: Back to the Future: the Implied Freedom of Political Communication and a Return to European Proportionality in Monis v The Queen (2013) 295 ALR 259. • 2013:‘“Let Them be Lions” – An Analysis of Assistant Commissioner Michael Condon v Pompano Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 7 • 2013: In a State of Flux: The Implied Freedom of Political Communication in Australia Following Monis v The Queen; Droudis v The Queen (2013) 295 ALR 259.

Teaching Expertise
Professional Conduct Equity and Trusts Legal System and Method


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law/Diploma of Legal Practice(Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Feminist jurisprudence
  • Feminist legal and political theory
  • Gender and judging
  • Legal System and Method
  • Mooting (Advocacy)
  • Professional Conduct

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified 50
160399 Demography not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Faculty of Business and Law Research Higher Degree Best Publication Award
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Publications

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


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law (Book Review)', Alternative Law Journal, 40 --- (2015)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2011 Jose JW, Convery A, McLoughlin K-RJ, Owen SM, 'Reproducing political subjects: Feminist scholarship and the political science curriculum', Australian Journal of Political Science, 46 535-549 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10361146.2011.595701
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin, Jim Jose

Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Still Debating Difference?: Feminist Legal Theory and Judicial Diversity', Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Australia (2015)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2014 McLoughlin KJ, 'What a Difference Difference Makes in Judging the Judges: Gender, Justice and Judicial Power on the Australian High Court¿', Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Public and/or Private Lives, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2013 McLoughlin KJ, 'Legal fictions and judicial differences: the High Court and judicial approaches to the history of marital rape.', Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Perth (2013)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
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, Kate Lindsay
2011 McLoughlin KJ, 'Of Merit and (Wom)Men: the Politics of Gender and Judicial Appointments', Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Canberra, ACT (2011)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2010 Jose JW, Convery A, McLoughlin K-RJ, Owen SM, 'Hidden in plain sight: Feminist political theory and political theory', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2010. Full Papers, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Jim Jose, Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2009 Jose JW, McLoughlin K-RJ, 'In harm's way: JS Mill's feminist opposition to the contagious diseases acts', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009: Refereed Papers, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Jim Jose, Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
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Other (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Mother of all backflips on parental leave', . Newcastle: Herald (2015)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Two-for-one: a good new High Court judge, and a woman to boot', . Australia: The Conversation (2015)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Court appointment of woman judge sound', . Newcastle: Herald (2015)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2014 McLoughlin KJ, 'Sworn To Be: Gender and Difference in Australian High Court Judicial Swearing- in Speeches', ( pp.1). Sydney, Australia: Australian Political Studies Association (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
2014 McLoughlin KJ, McDonald B, 'Women's rights may outweigh Zoe's Law', . Newcastle: Herald (2014)
Co-authors Kcasey-Renea Mcloughlin
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News

Mother of all backflips on parental leave

May 14, 2015

Kcasey McLoughlin discusses the government's policy shift on parental leave

High Court of Australia

Two-for-one: a good new High Court judge, and a woman to boot

April 17, 2015

Kcasey McLoughlin discusses the appointment of a new judge to the High Court of Australia

OPINION: Women's rights may outweigh Zoe's Law

November 18, 2014

Kcasey McLoughlin discusses Zoe's Law and its possible implications for women's rights

Ms Kcasey McLoughlin

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email kcasey-renea.mcloughlin@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5510

Office

Room MC-163
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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