Ms Sarah Breusch

Ms Sarah Breusch

Legal Practitioner

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

Biography

Sarah is the Deputy Director of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) and is a clinical supervisor of students within the Practice Program.  She also teaches within the Law School Practice Program and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Program.

Sarah is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, the ACT and the High Court of Australia.  Sarah was first admitted to practice in 1995. Sarah’s expertise is in wills and estates, elder law issues and general civil disputes. She has worked at the UNLC since 2003.  She regularly presents seminars to the general public in the areas of Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian documents.  Sarah has a particular interest in clinical legal education and has been involved in the Law on the Beach Program since its inception. She enjoys assisting students to apply their academic legal knowledge in a practical setting, whilst also being able to provide free legal advice to members of the community who may otherwise struggle to obtain legal assistance.

Prior to her role at UNLC, Sarah was a solicitor in the commercial litigation area at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Canberra)(now King Wood Mallesons) and Clayton Utz (Canberra).  During her employment at Clayton Utz she undertook a secondment to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (Cth).  During this time she served as a Board member and Director of the ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Service and was a member of the ACT Law Society Complaints Committee.

Current Teaching

Professional Skills LAWS4054A- Lecturer and Co-ordinator
Wills and Estates Practice LAWS4055B- Lecturer and Co-ordinator
Legal System and Method I and II LAWS1010 and LAWS1011- Lecturer

Previous Teaching  

Legal System and Method- Lecturer
Civil Litigation Practice- Lecturer
Professional Practice- Lecturer
Civil Procedure- Lecturer
Conveyancing Practice- Co-lecturer


Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Australian National University

Keywords

  • Enduring Guardian
  • Power of Attorney
  • civil issues
  • clinical legal education
  • elder law issues
  • wills and estates

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180119 Law and Society 10
189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified 60
180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession 30
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Ms Sarah Breusch

Positions

Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email sarah.breusch@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 18605
Fax 18866

Office

Room X-526
Building NeW Spce
Location City Campus

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