Dr Kcasey McLoughlin

Dr Kcasey McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Balancing the scales

Kcasey McLoughlin is an early career researcher and social commentator who probes the notion of gendered difference in Australian law.

Kcasey McLoughlin

TRANSFORMATION OR APPROBATION

Kcasey McLoughlin crafted her PhD thesis, critically interrogating the impact of gender within the High Court of Australia.

The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy, with seven judges presiding over the court at any one time.

Kcasey's thesis was originally inspired by a period between 2009 and early 2015, when three of the seven judges were women.

This gender proportion was in stark contrast to previous incarnations that were heavily gendered or completely exclusive of women.

Kcasey's thesis examined the influence of gender, and gender politics, on the High Court processes, from appointment through to the retirement of judges.

Additionally, Kcasey's thesis it also asked whether women judges effectuate a gendered perspective informed by life experience, or innate difference in legal reasoning.

By exploring the judgments of this period, Kcasey is also assessing whether the important radical transformations as envisaged by 20th century feminist theorists agitating for gender balance in judiciary bodies has occurred, or is even possible, within the High Court of Australia.

SPEECH POLARITY

Firstly, the appointment process of high court judges, and the inevitable discourses around those appointments are examined in Kcasey's work.

Conversations regarding the meritorious virtues of newly appointed male judges are rarely undertaken.

In contrast, the appointment of female judges incites much discussion about merit, and assurances that affirmative action has not been invoked. Kcasey recently published an article in the Alternative Law Journal about the politics of merit and diversity in High Court appointments.

Speeches given by newly appointed judges at their swearing in ceremony also reflect a gender disparity.

Kcasey points out that new male judges are more than willing to emphasise aspects of their lives that don't fit within a dominant narrative. One male judge even affirmed the importance of women judges in his speech.

Comparatively, the women judges disregarded the challenges they have faced as being irrelevant and downplayed their difference, choosing to avoid a possible label of advocate.

A study of women judges' maiden or first judgments to be published in the forthcoming issue of the international journal Feminist Legal Studies in 2015, gives insight into prevailing models of collegiality on the court.

"It's quite fascinating. They actually have this wonderful moment of judicial authority when they start out, but subsequently their contributions have very much been based on consensus," Kcasey explains.

CONSCIENTIOUS CONSENSUS

The retirement speeches made by retiring female High Court judges are also examined in Kcasey's thesis.

Justice Susan Crennan retired in early 2015. Her final speech celebrated the consensus and collegiality of the bench.

Justice Crennan's subsequent replacement by Justice Geoffrey Nettle sparked discourse around gender equity. Debate around gender quotas, an equity measure Australia seemed unwilling to institute, also followed.

Kcasey concedes that the women appointed to the High Court are delegated power within a masculinist structure and are therefore somewhat limited in their capacity to affect change.

But she does admit to being fascinated by just how much these female judges have participated in forming part of the consensus.

THE PATH TO PROMINENCE

It was Kcasey's dislike of consensus that originally started her on this career path.

"I've wanted to be a lawyer since I was about seven. My parent's told me I was very good at arguing, although it turns out that is not always the most appropriate skill set for this profession," she laughs.

In high school, Kcasey was awarded the Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary, and undertook work experience in a legal firm, confirming her choice of career.

Upon graduating with Honours, Kcasey applied for a PhD scholarship. This allowed her to volunteer at a community legal centre and tutor across many subjects, before gaining a full time teaching position at the UON in 2012.

"I love teaching. There is a lot I like about being an academic. There is autonomy, and space to write about things that you care about," she says.

RECORDING CONVICTIONS

By extension, Kcasey's work is also concerned with the impact of law on the lives of Australian women. She has already made several thought provoking contributions to national discourse around feminism, law and politics.

Kcasey wrote a pointed piece for The Conversation regarding the framing of the appointment of Justice Michelle Gordon to the High Court in 2015.

In it, she argues that the reinstatement of the almost equal gender balance in the High Court was merely serendipitous for a government looking for an appointee who would maintain the philosophical status quo of the existing bench.

Kcasey has also written about the implications of Zoe's Law on the legal status of abortion in this state.

"The narrative around Zoe's Law has become very problematic," she says.

"The unfortunate side effect of the unimaginable grief of an individual is a debate which has the potential to impact on the autonomy all women have over their own bodies."

She has also authored articles exploring the ethical and legal quandaries that are inherent within the ever-evolving manifestations of the Abbott government's paid-parental leave scheme plans.

Kcasey is aware that her choices around topics may affect her future career prospects, but feels ethically compelled to join in on these debates.

"I had a vision of myself having courtroom dramas and that is still an option. For now, contributing to important conversations that we need to have as a nation, is important to me."

She smiles, "Even if they may not help my employability status.

DEMANDING DIVERSITY

Investigating instances of inequity and agitating for change is a life's work for Kcasey. The High Court is only her first target, and demanding diversity of representation, only a first step.

"There is all kinds of scope to look at diversity. People say 'So what are you going to do, have a seat for this person and one for that person?'"

"But that's a really simplistic binary. What we should be doing is having conversations about diversity and its benefits. Diversity enhances our public institutions rather than undermines them."

Kcasey notes that even without radical advocates or codified changes in processes, the evolution of society will be slowly but inevitably mirrored in changes to the High Court.

She notes that the male judges appointed in the future will be brought up in a different time to their previous counterparts, and can be feminists.

Despite the idealistic vision of the feminist theorists of the past, even equal representation in power may not create fast or noticeable change, as Kcasey's study of the period of almost equal gender balance in the High Court proves.

"Inherently we have a pretty conservative bench, it's certainly not been a tale of how three women got on the bench and destroyed the joint. That's not been the case at all."

Let's just see what happens once Kcasey gets there.

Kcasey McLoughlin

Balancing the scales

Kcasey McLoughlin is an early career researcher and social commentator who probes the notion of gendered difference in Australian law.

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kcasey McLoughlin’s research demonstrates the importance not only of greater diversity in our public institutions but also the need to critically interrogate the gendered assumptions that pervade our legal and political institutions. Kcasey was awarded the prestigious Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Prize (2017) for her doctoral thesis, ‘Situating Women Judges on the High Court of Australia: Not just men in skirts?’ As an interdisciplinary researcher interested in feminist legal theory and feminist political theory, she is eager to press the boundaries between the disciplines of law and political science in ways that are meaningful to both disciplines. 

Kcasey is an advocate for the legal rights of women and other marginalized groups on the local, national and global stage and her research fosters links between the academy, the community and the legal profession. Kcasey’s contributions as a researcher and educator have been recognised by numerous honours: in 2019 she was nominated for the Academy of Social Sciences Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, in 2020 she was awarded the Beryl Nashar Award for Research Excellence and in 2021 she was a finalist in the Women Lawyers Association of NSW Awards for ‘Change Champion’ and ‘Legal Academic of the Year’.

In the post-doctoral stage of her career, Kcasey has extended the reach of her research to strengthen gender justice internationally. Kcasey’s current collaborative research project ‘Reimagining judging in international criminal courts: A gendered approach’ with Prof Louise Chappell (Human Rights Institute, UNSW) and Dr Rose Grey (USyd) advances Australia's commitment to gender justice internationally by addressing the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) poor conviction record for sexual and gender-based (SGB) crimes. Supported by a competitive Australian Research Council (ARC) 2021 Discovery Project grant, the team are advancing research on an innovative book reimagining ICC cases through a feminist judgment approach which will form part of a valuable online toolbox for judges and academics alike. As an intersectional and international project, 50 contributors from 16 countries are involved in this book project. For more information about this project see: https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/research/current-research/reimagining-judging-international-criminal-courts-gendered-approach

The international and comparative elements of Kcasey’s research and teaching have been enhanced by visiting scholar positions at leading universities in Australia and overseas. She has held visiting positions at the Human Rights Institute (UNSW Queen Mary, University of London (UK), the University of Melbourne, and the Centre for Sexuality Race and Gender Justice at the University of Kent (UK).

Kcasey’s research sets out Constitutional and legislative reform strategies necessary to achieve transparency and diversity in judicial appointment processes. In the wake of revelations about sexual harassment and bullying at the peak of Australia’s legal and political institutions, drawing on her ongoing scholarly work in this area, Kcasey advocated for reforms that would not only improve transparency and accountability of existing judicial appointment strategies but also enhance diversity. As an invited expert panelist at the 2020 Human Rights Institute ‘Above the Law’ webinar Kcasey joined leading voices in the legal profession in setting out strategies to better combat gender-based abuse, sexual abuse and bullying in the legal profession and beyond. Her book ‘Law, Women Judges and the Gender Order: Lessons from the High Court of Australia’ examines the institutional features which have shaped the legal system’s failure to appropriately respond to sexual harassment and bullying.

As a member of the University of Newcastle Gender Research Network (led by A/Prof Trisha Pender). Kcasey has contributed to important initiatives to improve legal responses to gender-based violence and to raise awareness about the prevalence of gender-based violence more generally. For example, in 2020, the Gender Research Network were awarded a grant from the City of Newcastle to turn Civic Park (Newcastle) orange for the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence Against Women. This initiative not only raised awareness about the prevalence of gender-based violence, it also enhanced the safety of members of the community by installing a permanent lighting fixture in the city precinct. As part of the Gender Research Network’s contribution to the 2020 16 Days Campaign Kcasey facilitated a webinar interrogating current initiatives to criminalise coercive control in NSW. Kcasey has also served as a consultant for a number of initiatives designed to improve legal responses to violence against women/ women’s experiences of the legal system. For example, in 2020 she was invited as Consultant for Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Against Women: Combining Evidence and Practice Knowledge for Policy Reform. The Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence and Harassment, a project led by Dr Leeesa Hooker at La Trobe University (funded by the Federal Department of Social Services).

With teaching responsibilities in the foundational course Legal System and Method, Equal Opportunity Law, Competitive Mooting (Advocacy), and Family Law,  Kcasey’s contributions to teaching and learning have been recognised by numerous awards (The Faculty of Business and Law Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence 2016 and 2019; the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Merit List 2021). These awards recognise Kcasey’s success in motivating her students to think critically about the social role of law and how they as 21st-century lawyers might meaningfully participate in its reform.

 Role modelling lawyers’ capacity to contribute to law reform debates, Kcasey inspires her students to reflect on the social role of law and to see themselves as agents for reform. Kcasey’s capacity to translate cutting-edge research for student, policy and public audiences means that her contribution to knowledge extends beyond traditional scholarly outputs. In 2019, she was part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and students funded by the philanthropic Copley Bequest to chart the legal and social experiences of the marriage equality postal survey. The project culminated in an exhibition at Watt Space Gallery, a series of public lectures, and submission to the parliamentary consultation in response to the draft exposure Religious Discrimination Bill. Kcasey led the group’s parliamentary submission and delivered a public lecture communicating concerns about the extent to which the legislative response privileged certain freedoms at the expense of equality and protection of the LGBTIQ+ community. The team was awarded the Excellence Award for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (Faculty of Education of Arts, University of Newcastle) in recognition of their outstanding public touring exhibition (Newcastle 2019/2020; Maitland 2020) and engagement with the university and wider community to foster inclusion of people of diverse genders and sexual identities.

Kcasey is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and has experience in commercial legal settings and in community legal centre work. Her experience as a Solicitor at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre advice sessions further underscores her commitment to clinical legal education. Kcasey’s approach to teaching and learning presents law as a dynamic theoretical and practical discipline. She builds connections with the legal profession and fosters students’ positive identities as legal practitioners of the future. Kcasey is passionate about the educational benefits of mooting and coordinated Newcastle Law School's Mooting Program from 2013-2018. This involved coaching students in various competitions (the Ashurst Equity Moot, Kirby Contract Moot, the Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, and the Jessup Moot) and forging connections with the legal profession to enhance the opportunities available to our students. In 2015 her contribution to mooting was recognised with the Faculty of Business and Law Student Engagement Award, ‘for generating opportunities for our students in advocacy, networking and critical thinking as Mooting Director.’

Kcasey is the primary carer for her two small children (born in 2017 and 2021).


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Equality and the Law
  • Family Law
  • Feminist jurisprudence
  • Feminist legal and political theory
  • Gender and judging
  • Judicial diversity
  • Legal System and Method
  • Mooting (Advocacy)

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
480407 Law, gender and sexuality (incl. feminist legal scholarship) 50
480504 Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems) 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Award

Year Award
2020 Excellence Award for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
2019 Faculty of Business and Law Teaching Excellence Award
Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
2015 Faculty Student Engagement Award
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Prize

Year Award
2017 Australian Political Studies Association Best PhD Prize
Australian Political Studies Association

Research Award

Year Award
2020 Beryl Nashar Young Alumni Research Award
The University of Newcastle Alumni
2011 Faculty of Business and Law Research Higher Degree Best Publication Award
Unknown

Teaching Award

Year Award
2016 Faculty of Business and Law Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Faculty of Business and Law
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2022 McLoughlin K, Law, Women Judges and the Gender Order Lessons from the High Court of Australia, Routledge, United Kingdom (2022)

Journal article (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Grey R, McLoughlin K, Chappell L, 'Gender & judging at the International Criminal Court: Lessons from feminist judgment projects ', Leiden Journal of International Law, 34 247-264 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S0922156520000588
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 McLoughlin K, Stenstrom H, 'Justice Carolyn Simpson and women s changing place in the legal profession: Yes, you can! ', Alternative Law Journal, 45 276-283 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1037969X20938203
Citations Scopus - 1
2019 McLoughlin K, Williams J, 'An Age of Diversity: Where to Next for the Judicial Diversity Project? Review of Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity (Graham Gee and Erika Rackley (eds))', University of New South Wales Law Journal Forum, 1-15 (2019) [C1]
2019 McLoughlin K, O Brien A, 'Feminist Interventions in Law Reform: Criminalising Image-Based Sexual Abuse in New South Wales', Laws, 8 35-53 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/laws8040035
2018 McLoughlin K, 'NORTHERN/IRISH FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity', ALTERNATIVE LAW JOURNAL, 43 146-147 (2018)
2018 McLoughlin K, 'FEMINIST JUDGMENTS OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND: Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope', ALTERNATIVE LAW JOURNAL, 43 146-147 (2018)
2018 McLoughlin KJ, 'Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity AND Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope, (Book Reviews)', Alternative Law Journal, 43 146-147 (2018)
2017 McLoughlin KJ, 'Feminism, Women Judges, Judicial Diversity and the High Court of Australia', feminists@law, 7 (2017)
2017 McLoughlin K, Jose J, 'The politics of the public and private spheres: the High Court s decision in Monis and the gendered privileging of free speech', Australian Journal of Political Science, 52 565-579 (2017) [C1]

The High Court of Australia¿s decision in Monis v The Queen and Droudis v The Queen concerned whether Monis and Droudis¿s use of the postal service to send offensive letters warra... [more]

The High Court of Australia¿s decision in Monis v The Queen and Droudis v The Queen concerned whether Monis and Droudis¿s use of the postal service to send offensive letters warranted the constitutional protection of the implied freedom of political communication. The outcome was a split decision: the three men judges found for Monis and Droudis, and the three women judges against. We argue that this decision was significant because it draws attention to the law¿s key role in framing political understandings of the nature of and demarcation between public and private spheres. The Court¿s interpretations concerning how we should understand and apply the foundational relationships binding the state, the individual, and the public and private spheres in the twenty-first century highlights the gendered complexities of the politics shaping those relationships. It also highlights the gendered privileging of what sort of speech should be exempted from the law¿s immediate purview, and in so doing, further reveals the masculinism upon which Australia¿s constitutional framework rests.

DOI 10.1080/10361146.2017.1359489
Co-authors Jim Jose
2016 McLoughlin KJ, ' Collegiality Is Not Compromise : Farewell Justice Crennan, The Consensus Woman', The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 42 241-271 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13200968.2016.1254590
Citations Web of Science - 2
2016 Jose JW, McLoughlin K, 'John Stuart Mill and the Contagious Diseases Acts: Whose Law? Whose Liberty? Whose Greater Good?', Law and History Review, 34 249-279 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Jim Jose
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'Judicial fictions and the fictive feminists: Re-imagination as feminist critique in PGA v The Queen', Griffith Law Review, 24 592-615 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10383441.2015.1126398
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5
2016 Larkin D, Boehringer G, Arnold BB, McLoughlin K, Roper I, Page S, et al., 'Downunderallover: Developments around the country', Alternative Law Journal, 41 285-290 (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1037969X1604100418
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law (Book Review)', Alternative Law Journal, 40 144-144 (2015) [C3]
2015 McLoughlin KJ, ' A Particular Disappointment? Judging Women and the High Court of Australia', Feminist Legal Studies, 23 273-294 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10691-015-9301-9
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 8
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'The Politics of Gender Diversity on the High Court of Australia', Alternative Law Journal, 40 166-170 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2015 Mcloughlin K, 'AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: RIGHTING AND REWRITING LAW', ALTERNATIVE LAW JOURNAL, 40 144-144 (2015)
Citations Web of Science - 1
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 - 4Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jim Jose
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 McLoughlin K, 'Women Chief Justices in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom', Leeds, United Kingdom (2019)
2018 McLoughlin K, 'No Longer Fringe Dwellers in the Jurisprudential Community ? Women Chief Justices in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom', Melbourne Australia (2018)
2018 McLoughlin K, 'Feminist Interventions in Law Reform: The Criminalisation of "Revenge Porn" in New South Wales', Brisbane, Australia (2018)
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'Rethinking Women, Equality and Gender: Women Judges, Free Speech and Feminist Values on the Australian High Court', Poznan, Poland (2016)
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Still Debating Difference?: Feminist Legal Theory and Judicial Diversity', Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Australia (2015) [O1]
2015 McLoughlin KJ, McDonald B, 'Accepted Wisdom About the Politics of Abortion and Miscalculating the Strength of Civil Rights', The Australian Political Sudies Annual Conference 2015 Refereed Papers, University of Canberra, Canberra (2015) [E1]
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]
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)
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]
2012 Jose J, Convery A, McLoughlin K, Owen S, ' As You Teach So Shall They Know: Reproducing Political Subjects ', Madrid, Spaim (2012)
Co-authors Jim Jose
2011 McLoughlin KJ, 'Of Merit and (Wom)Men: the Politics of Gender and Judicial Appointments', Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Canberra, ACT (2011)
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
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
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Other (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 McLoughlin K, Bennett J, Johnson M, Betts D, Shaw G, Pepper B, et al., 'Waiting for Equality Research Team Submission in response to Religious Freedom Bills First Exposure Draft', . https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Pages/religious-freedom-bills.aspx#w (2020)
Co-authors J Bennett, Marguerite Johnson, David Betts
2020 McLoughlin K, 'Dyson Heydon finding may spark a #MeToo moment for the legal profession', (2020) [O1]
2020 McLoughlin K, 'No selection criteria, no transparency. Australia must reform the way it appoints judges', (2020) [O1]
2020 McLoughlin K, 'Is sexual harassment preventable?', (2020) [O1]
2020 McLoughlin K, 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg forged a new place for women in the law and society', : The Conversation (2020)
2020 McLoughlin K, 'Meet Australia s new High Court judges: a legal scholar s take on the Morrison government s appointees', : The Conversation (2020)
2019 McLoughlin K, 'Why gender equality remains a balancing act', (2019) [O1]
2019 McLoughlin K, 'Current Issues in Judicial Diversity', (2019) [O1]
2018 Grahame C, Anderson J, McLoughlin K, 'New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults', : The Conversation (2018)
Co-authors John Anderson
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'Premier Mike Baird wagered moral authority on greyhound ban but wavered under pressure', Down Under Australia Column ( issue.4 pp.286-286): Legal Service Bulletin Co-Operative Ltd., Monash University (2016)
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'Chief Justice Susan Kiefel and the politics of judicial diversity', AUSPUBLAW (2016)
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'A woman in charge: Susan Kiefel to become Chief Justice of the High Court, The Conversation', (2016) [O1]
2016 McLoughlin KJ, 'Hail to the new chief justice: Kiefel marks milestone, Sydney Morning Herald', (2016) [O1]
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Mother of all backflips on parental leave', . Newcastle: Herald (2015)
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Two-for-one: a good new High Court judge, and a woman to boot', . Australia: The Conversation (2015)
2015 McLoughlin KJ, 'Court appointment of woman judge sound', . Newcastle: Herald (2015)
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]
2014 McLoughlin KJ, McDonald B, 'Women's rights may outweigh Zoe's Law', . Newcastle: Herald (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $389,420

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


Highlighted grants and funding

Reimagining Judging in International Criminal Courts: A Gendered Approach$167,145

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Kcasey McLoughlin, Prof Louise Chappell, Dr Rosemary Grey
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G2100269
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON Y

City Lights for Social Change$87,280

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Trisha Pender, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan, Doctor Effie Karageorgos, Doctor Jessica Ford, Doctor Kcasey McLoughlin
Scheme Special Business Rate – City Centre/Darby Street Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2001185
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

20211 grants / $167,145

Reimagining Judging in International Criminal Courts: A Gendered Approach$167,145

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Kcasey McLoughlin, Prof Louise Chappell, Dr Rosemary Grey
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G2100269
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON Y

20201 grants / $87,280

City Lights for Social Change$87,280

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Trisha Pender, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan, Doctor Effie Karageorgos, Doctor Jessica Ford, Doctor Kcasey McLoughlin
Scheme Special Business Rate – City Centre/Darby Street Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2001185
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

20192 grants / $109,995

ECR RhD Scholarship$100,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Scheme Research Advantage ECR PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Waiting for Equality: Telling LGBT+ Stories about Marriage Equality in Newcastle and the Hunter, 2004 - 2019$9,995

Funding body: Janet Copley Bequest

Funding body Janet Copley Bequest
Project Team

Dr James Bennett, Professor Marguerite Johnson, Dr David Betts and Dr Kcasey McLoughlin

Scheme School of Humanities and Social Science - Copley Bequest Pilot Research Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20181 grants / $15,000

Surveilling Bodies and Minds: Sexualities, Medicine and the Law in Australasian Contexts$15,000

Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Scheme Strategic Network and Pilot Project Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20171 grants / $5,000

Dean's Research Award$5,000

Funding body: Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia

Funding body Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia
Scheme Dean's Research Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20161 grants / $5,000

New Staff Grant: The personhood is a political: an international analysis of the discourses of motherhood and personhood in the legal regulation of abortion. $5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
Scheme Faculty Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD The Common Law Civil Action for Breach of Statutory Duty: History, Elements and Prospects PhD (Law), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Gender Justice and the International World Order: Why Are International Legal Institutions Impervious to Feminist Interventions? PhD (Law), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD New Directions on the Wombat Trail: Katter’s Australian Party, ‘Rural Populism’ and Australian Political Thought PhD (Politics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Can Power Be Regulated in a Neoliberal Age? A Theoretical Best-Practice Model for an Australian Federal Anti-Corruption Commission PhD (Law), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Copley Bequest funds project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter

May 17, 2019

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Newcastle researchers has received $10,000 Copley Bequest grant funding for a project that will capture and share locals’ lived experiences of the marriage equality debate and postal survey.

Female researchers sponsored in academic journey

November 22, 2018

Seven promising University of Newcastle researchers are helping to pave the way for their female peers, as recipients of a Women in Research (WIR) Fellowship designed to support the development of their academic careers.

Dr Kcasey McLoughlin

Position

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

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

Office

Room X-530
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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