Ms Sher Campbell
Newcastle Law School (Law)
- Phone:(02) 4921 5870
Sher joined the Law School in 2007 as a research assistant for Dr John Anderson. Sher has been awarded Faculty prizes in teaching and external relations. Sher is First Year Transition and Regional Rural and Remote Coordinator. Sher is Course Coordinator for Legal System and Method in the undergraduate programme at Newcastle Law School.
Sher is on the Executive Board of Women Lawyers Association of NSW and is a member of the NSW Law Society's Diversity and Equity Committee and assists in informing law reform and policy development. As a legal educator, this role allows her to lead by example and connect with lawyers in practice. Sher encourages men and women in their first year (and beyond) at Law School to attend events, engage with the community and build a network, which is invaluable to developing a legal career. Strong professional and community involvement right from the beginning of the degree contributes, in part, to excellent dividends for Newcastle Law Students.
Rural and remote outreach with practitioners is part of Sher’s commitment to external engagement. This engagement has resulted in several students gaining employment in remote towns through Sher’s well-developed relationships with lawyers operating all over NSW. Contacts trust that Sher will nominate capable graduates who will thrive in a remote location. They know that she better understands the difficulties of working with clients from these areas and to explore the impact of declining populations, declining services and concentrated social and economic disadvantage.
Sher is involved in the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation and is active in the Wellness Foundation for Law that supports law students and young lawyers in creating positive and optimistic outlooks for students entering the demanding arena of legal work.
Teaching and Internationalisation of Legal Curriculum
Sher also works in the area of the internationalisation of the Australian Law Curriculum and the global processes impacting on Australian domestic law. To this end, Sher has been awarded grants with New Colombo Plan Mobility Programme. In July 2015, Sher led a group of law students to Chang Mai in Northern Thailand to work with issues of statelessness and child trafficking. This experience not only contextualised the theoretical aspects of international law but provided an educational experience for students that built on relationships with the judiciary and local community legal centres.
Since then, Sher has accompanied colleagues to Vietnam and Cambodia to help build strong ties and collaborative networks especially in the area of clinical practice in legal education in South East Asia. In 2017 Sher accompanied students to Myanmar to conduct a Legal Studies Externship with BABSEACLE to strengthen Clinical Legal Education in Myanmar. Sher also accompanied students to Kenya and is building on a strong relationship between women lawyers in Kenya and Australia.
In 2016 Sher was part of a team that successfully secured a 2017 Commonwealth Government grant as part of the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Programme (HEPPP National Priorities) to support and mentor women from regional Australia so that they may realise educational and career aspirations in law and business.
Sher is also a co-investigator in the report on ‘Becoming Wiser Women: Educational aspirations and participation of women of reproductive age in regional, rural and remote communities. The project is designed to develop new and innovative research that addresses an under-researched, under-theorised area of equity and educational access for Indigenous people of Australia.
Sher received incubation funding of over $100,000 from the NSW Government to develop a mobile phone application to help reduce the appalling statistics around family violence. The app is an early intervention tool designed to strengthen positive decision-making around behaviours and emotions. Importantly, it reminds defendants how to comply with court orders, aimed at providing safety to partners and family members.
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
- Disruptive Innovation and the Legal World
- International Legal Education
- Legal Education
- Rural Law
- Wellness and Law
Fields of Research
|180119||Law and Society||20|
|180121||Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession||80|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Associate Lecturer||University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/2/2016 -||Executive NSW Women Lawyers Association||NSW Women Lawyers Association
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for Law Teaching in 2010
Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia
Community Layer or Academic of the Year
NSW Women Lawyers Association
Change Champion of the Year
NSW Women Lawyers Association
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (2 outputs)
Ross NM, Ries NM, Meredith J, Campbell S, 'Local to global: Incorporating overseas work and study in the law school curriculum', The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice, Palgrave, Switzerland 291-305 (2018) [B1]
Ross N, Apps AE, Campbell S, 'Shaping the future lawyer: connecting students with clients in first-year law', Legal Education: Simulation in Theory and Practice, Ashgate, London 67-86 (2014) [B1]
Journal article (2 outputs)
Lindsay KA, Kirby D, Dluzewska T, Campbell S, 'Oh, the places you'll go!: Newcastle Law School's partnership interventions for well-being in first year Law', Journal of Learning Design, 8 11-21 (2015) [C1]
|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)|
Conference (2 outputs)
Ross NM, Campbell SA, Apps AE, 'Up close and personal - Creating a simulated client experience for first year law students', 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2011, Brisbane, QLD (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]|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||2|
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20171 grants / $163,511
Mentoring women from regional Australia to realise their educational and career aspirations in business and law$163,511
Funding body: Department of Education and Training
|Funding body||Department of Education and Training|
|Project Team||Professor Johanna Macneil, Ms Kate Ramzan, Doctor Tamara Young, Professor Lisa Toohey, Doctor Paul Stolk, Ms Sher Campbell|
|Scheme||Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP)|
|Type Of Funding||C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose|
20151 grants / $55,660
Wiser Women: Educational Aspirations and Participation of Indigenous Women of Reproductive Age in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities$55,660
Funding body: Leslie Family Foundation
|Funding body||Leslie Family Foundation|
|Project Team||Professor Penny Jane Burke, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Professor Peter Radoll, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Ms Sher Campbell|
|Type Of Funding||C3112 - Aust Not for profit|
November 28, 2017
April 1, 2014