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Dr Jamie Fellows

Associate Professor, Head of Law

Dr Jamie Fellows, Head of Law is also the Director of the JCU Tax Clinic, the Coordinator of the Work Integrated Learning Program for Law and the Honours Coordinator for Law. Jamie's research interests and publications underscores his interest in a range of important social and legal matters involving public law and touches upon areas such as youth justice, criminal sentencing and war crimes.

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Rachel Bradshaw

Law Lecturer & First Year Law Coordinator (Cairns)

Rachel Bradshaw is a Law Lecturer and First Year Coordinator for Law at the College of Business, Law and Governance at JCU Cairns. Rachel has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from James Cook University and a Master of Laws Degree from Queensland University of Technology. Her research area is intellectual property law.

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Barry Yau

Associate Lecturer

Barry has been teaching first year law students at JCU since 2020. Barry is a proponent of the teaching-research nexus, where he draws upon his research findings (along with pop culture references) to complement the teaching experience for his on-campus and external students. Prior to joining JCU, Barry taught practical legal training students at the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales.

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Gary D Meyers

Professor of Law; and Fellow, The Cairns Institute

Gary is a Professor in Cairns. He is also an Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University. From 1994-97, he was the inaugural director of the National Native Title Tribunal Legal Research Unit. He teaches environmental law, international law, and human rights law. His main research interests are in comparative indigenous land rights law and environmental and natural resources law.

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Dr Neil Dunbar

Senior Law Lecturer

Neil Dunbar began working at JCU in 2004 when appointed Manager of the University’s Committees in the Governance Unit. Whilst acting in this role Neil undertook some educational studies and obtained the degrees of a Master of Business Administration and Master of Dispute Resolution.

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Dr Louise Floyd

Associate Professor of Law

Dr Louise Floyd has published in the world’s leading law journal, The Law Quarterly Review; she is a Barrister & former Judge’s Associate; she was the first Australian to win The MacCormick Fellowship to the University of Edinburgh and she has held multiple International Visiting Fellowships to Cornell in America’s Ivy League. She is the former Sub Dean of UQ Law School.

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Dr Chris Davies

Associate Professor

Chris Davies’ teaching and research focus is in the areas of Sport and Entertainment Law and Property Law. He has published textbooks in both areas as well as numerous journal articles. He has also published a number of journal articles relating to his other teaching area which is Evidence. He is therefore able to bring research knowledge to all of his teaching areas.

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Dr Anthony Marinac

Lecturer and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Anthony teaches contract law, administrative law and legal ethics. His key focus is the development of innovative teaching and assessment strategies for law students. He operates Australia’s largest legal education YouTube channel, and has an extensive history in private practice, as a military lawyer, as Counsel Assisting the State Coroner, and as a parliamentary officer.

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Ms Salomé Pretorius


Salomé is an experienced lecturer in areas of law such as Constitutional law, the Law of Trusts, Public International law and Legal Research, Writing and Analysis. She also brings a wealth of practical legal experience to the classroom after working as a Crown Prosecutor in South Africa for fifteen years prior to immigrating to Australia and then working as legal counsel for James Cook University…

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Dr Judith Rafferty

Senior Lecturer

Judith is a Senior Lecturer in Conflict Management & Resolution. Judith has extensive experience in conflict resolution practice, training and research. Her research focuses on people impacted by conflict and their experiences with justice processes in Australia and in international settings. Judith is passionate about improving the justice experience of sexual violence survivors.

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