Prof David Bamford

Position/s:Associate Head ( International)
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
Phone: +61 8 82013884
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Location: Law Commerce (3.22)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

David joined the Law School in 1994 after 9 years as a practising lawyer in the areas of general civil litigation, workers compensation and industrial law. He remains interested in history and politics, the areas of his first degree. David has combined practice with academic work. He teaches Civil Litigation, Professional Skills and Ethics, Community Legal Practice and Regulating Politics. His research interests include the workings of the civil justice system, and the interaction between law and politics. Commissioned research includes government consultancies that evaluate different aspects of the justice system including restorative justice, community justice and therapeutic court programmes.  From 2007 to 2012 he served as Dean of the Law School. In 2013 David was appointed Associate Head( International) for the Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Law.

Visiting professorships include England, Canada, United States, Finland, Indonesia and South Africa.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Civil Litigation, Professional Skills & Ethics, Community Legal Practice, Regulating Politics

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Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Law

Research interests

Courts, legal practice, electoral law, criminal and civil justice.

Supervisory interests

  • Civil litigation
  • Courts and judges
  • Criminal justice

Publications

Books
  • Bamford, D.N., Leaver, A. and Rankin, M.J. (2010). Principles of Civil Litigation. Pyrmont, NSW: Thomson Reuters.
  • Clark, D.J., Bamford, D.N. and Bannister, J.K. (2010). Principles of Australian Public Law. 3rd ed. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
Book chapters
  • Bamford, D.N. (2010). The Continuing Revolution: Experts and Evidence in Common Law Litigation. In Janet Walker and Oscar Chase, ed. Common Law, Civil Law and the Future of Categories. Canada: LexisNexis Canada, pp. 161-178.
  • Goldsmith, A.J. and Bamford, D.N. (2010). The Value of Practice in Legal Education. In Fiona Cowie, ed. Stakeholders in the Law School. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 157-184. [Link]
  • Bamford, D.N. (2007). Electing the legislatures. In Principles of Australian Public Law (2nd ed 2007) 2nd ed. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 161-193.
  • Bamford, D.N. (2004). Litigation reform 1980-2000: a radical challenge? In Wilfrid Prest and Sharyn Roach Anleu, ed. LITIGATION PAST AND PRESENT. SYDNEY, NSW: University of New South Wales Press, pp. 146-170.
Refereed journal articles
  • King, S., Bamford, D.N. and Sarre, R. (2009). Discretionary decision-making in a dynamic context: the influences on remand decision-makers in two Australian jurisdictions. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(1) pp. 24-40. [Link]
  • King, S., Bamford, D.N. and Sarre, R. (2008). The remand strategy: assessing outcomes. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3) pp. 327-344. [Link]
  • Sarre, R., King, S. and Bamford, D.N. (2006). Remand in custody: critical factors and key issues. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 310 pp. 1-6. [Link]
Other public research outputs
  • Ross, S., Halsey, M., Bamford, D., Cameron, N. and King, A. (2009). Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra 2007-2009. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Government Department of Justice, pp. 1-32. [Link]

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Books
  • Bamford, D.N. and Rankin, M.J. (2014). Principles of Civil Litigation. 2nd ed. Pyrmont, NSW: Thomson Reuters. [Link]
  • Bamford, D.N., Leaver, A. and Rankin, M.J. (2010). Principles of Civil Litigation. Pyrmont, NSW: Thomson Reuters.
  • Clark, D.J., Bamford, D.N. and Bannister, J.K. (2010). Principles of Australian Public Law. 3rd ed. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
Book chapters
  • Bamford, D.N. (2014). Enforcement of Judgements. In D Bamford & M Rankin, ed. Principles of Civil Litigation. 2nd ed. Pyrmont, NSW: Thomson Reuters, pp. 319-330.
  • Bamford, D.N. (2014). Australia. In Carlos Esplgues & Silvia Barona, ed. Global Perspectives on ADR. cambridge UK: Intersentia, pp. 53-78.
  • Bamford, D.N. (2014). Litigation Costs. In D Bamford & M Rankin, ed. Principles of Civil Litigation. 2nd ed. Pyrmont, NSW: Thomson Reuters, pp. 267-291.
  • Goldsmith, A.J. and Bamford, D.N. (2010). The Value of Practice in Legal Education. In Fiona Cowie, ed. Stakeholders in the Law School. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 157-184. [Link]
  • Bamford, D.N. (2010). The Continuing Revolution: Experts and Evidence in Common Law Litigation. In Janet Walker and Oscar Chase, ed. Common Law, Civil Law and the Future of Categories. Canada: LexisNexis Canada, pp. 161-178.
  • Bamford, D.N. (2007). Electing the legislatures. In Principles of Australian Public Law (2nd ed 2007) 2nd ed. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 161-193.
  • Bamford, D.N. (2004). Litigation reform 1980-2000: a radical challenge? In Wilfrid Prest and Sharyn Roach Anleu, ed. LITIGATION PAST AND PRESENT. SYDNEY, NSW: University of New South Wales Press, pp. 146-170.
Refereed journal articles
  • Bamford, D.N., Walker, J., Higgins, A., Rowe Jr, T., Crifo, C. and Sossin, L. (2014). Thoughtful Practitioners and an Engaged Legal Community: The Impact of the Teaching of Procedure on the Legal Profession and on Civil Justice Reform. Osgoode Hall law Journal, 51(1) pp. 155-198.
  • Bamford, D.N., Thornburg, B., Knutsen, E., Crifo, C. and Cameron, C. (2014). A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching procedure and the Legal Academy. Osgoode Hall law Journal, 51(1) pp. 93-155.
  • Bamford, D.N., Farrow, T., Karayanni, M., Knutsen, E., Shipman, S. and Thornburg, B. (2014). Learning the 'How' of the Law:Teaching Procedure and Legal Education. Osgoode Hall law Journal, 51(1) pp. 45-92.
  • Bamford, D.N., Knutsen, E., Rowe, T. and Shipman, S. (2014). The Teaching of Procedure across Common Law Systems. Osgoode Hall law Journal, 51(1) pp. 1-44.
  • King, S., Bamford, D.N. and Sarre, R. (2009). Discretionary decision-making in a dynamic context: the influences on remand decision-makers in two Australian jurisdictions. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(1) pp. 24-40. [Link]
  • King, S., Bamford, D.N. and Sarre, R. (2008). The remand strategy: assessing outcomes. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3) pp. 327-344. [Link]
  • Sarre, R., King, S. and Bamford, D.N. (2006). Remand in custody: critical factors and key issues. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 310 pp. 1-6. [Link]
  • Mack, K.M., Mullins, G., Sidford, J.R. and Bamford, D.N. (2003). Developing student self-reflection skills through interviewing and negotiation exercises in legal education. Legal Education Review, 13(2) pp. 221-243.
Conference publications
  • Bamford, D.N. (2012). Converging Procedural Systems? Australian Civil Justice in the 21st Century. In Dmitry Maleshin, ed. Civil Procedure in Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Eurasia Context. Moscow: Statut. IAPL World Conference on Civil Procedure. Moscow. Sep 2012, pp. 245-253.
  • Goldsmith, A.J. and Bamford, D.N. (2001). The Value of Practice in Legal Education. In The Changing Work and Organisation of Lawyers and Its Educational Implications. University of London: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. WG Hart Legal Workshop. London, UK. Jun 2001.
Other public research outputs
  • Ross, S., Halsey, M., Bamford, D., Cameron, N. and King, A. (2009). Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra 2007-2009. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Government Department of Justice, pp. 1-32. [Link]
  • Goldsmith, A.J., Halsey, M.J. and Bamford, D.N. (2005). Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Pilot: An Evaluation.
  • King, S., Bamford, D.N. and Sarre, W. (2005). Factors that influence remand in custody: final report to the Criminology Research Council. [Link]
  • Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. and Bamford, D. (2005). Adult restorative justice conferencing pilot: An evaluation. Adelaide: South Australian Courts Administration Authority.

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Professional and community engagement

David is serves on the Council of the International Association of  Procedural Law and the State Executive of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Judicial Management.

He also is a member of the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee.

Expertise for media contact

  • Dispute Resolution including civil litigation
  • Bail and Pre-Trial Criminal Process
  • Legal Regulation of Politics/Electoral Law
  • Civil Justice
  • The Role and Profile of Lawyers
  • Restorative Justice

Subject/s

  • Conflict/Disputes
  • Elections
  • Law


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