Miss Rhanee Rego

Miss Rhanee Rego

Casual Academic

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary


Rhanee joined Newcastle Law School as a casual academic in early 2020. She has primarily been involved in teaching Tort Law, and has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer on matters involving criminal law and ethics.

Rhanee is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. Prior to joining the team at the University of Newcastle, Rhanee was a private practising solicitor working in the areas of crime, personal injury and workers compensation, insurance and superannuation, employment and industrial relations, administrative law and dealt with a range of novel contractual disputes. Rhanee has experience in criminal post-conviction review, judicial review, and immigration appeals. Rhanee now practises at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre on a pro bono basis.

Rhanee is also a PhD candidate and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake her doctoral studies. Her research focuses on a comparative analysis of post-conviction review mechanisms in New South Wales, Scotland and North Carolina. Having been involved in post-conviction review as a solicitor, Rhanee wishes to evaluate the effectiveness of existing mechanisms in NSW and to advocate for law reform. Outside of Rhanee’s thesis, she has varied scholarly interests that span across multiple areas of the law, including research into abortion law and property rights of mining minerals from space. 


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Newcastle


  • Criminal Law
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Post-Conviction Review


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School


Code Course Role Duration
LAWS6000 Legal System and Method I
Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia
Co-Lecturer and Course Assistant 16/6/2020 - 20/7/2020
LAWS1003A Torts - Part A
Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia
Workshop Teacher 1/3/2020 - 1/7/2020
LAWS4011 Property
Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia
Workshop Teacher 1/8/2020 - 31/12/2020


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Rego R, Anderson J, 'Thinking of giving your DNA to a genealogy company? You might want to think again', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors John Anderson

Miss Rhanee Rego


Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email rhanee.rego@newcastle.edu.au