Position

Dean, School of Law
Flinders Law School

Biography

Previously, Professor of Legal Ethics (2000-09) and Head of Law (1999-2004); Director, Exeter University Centre for Legal Interdisciplinary Development (EUCLID) (1989-93) and Acting Director, Centre for Legal Practice, (2005-06), University of Exeter, Devon, UK; Professor of Law and Founding Director, Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2009-12). Before arriving in Exeter in 1979 Kim studied law in London and was one of the first researchers at the European University Institute in Italy where he worked on the Florence Access to Justice Project (1976-79).

His subsequent career has focused on access to justice and policy-oriented law reform in which he applies socio-legal, interdisciplinary and comparative methods to explain legal behaviour, with particular reference to civil disputes, professional regulation, rural legal services, legal education/skills and legal technology. Apart from the academic study of legal ethics, he has pioneered novel collaborations between law and management studies, and law and geography.

Qualifications

BA 1975, CNAA; LLM 1976 Lond; FSALS, FHEA

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow of the Canon Foundation (1997-); Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (1998-); Associate Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (2001-02) and Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (2009-). Kim has held visiting posts at universities in Japan (Chuo University, Tokyo, 1997), New Zealand (Chapman Tripp Visiting Fellow, University of Victoria, Wellington, 2002) and Australia (Visiting Professor, Flinders Law School, Adelaide 2005; Distinguished Visiting Mentor and John Fleming Visiting Fellow ANU College of Law, Canberra 2008; Faculty Distinguished Visitor, School of Law, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 2009).

Key responsibilities

Kim co-directed the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Access to Justice in Rural Britain Project (1983-1987). Founding Secretary (1990-92) and Vice Chair (1992-93) Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). From 1993-95 he was seconded as Education Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education & Conduct (ACLEC). He was Founding General Editor of the international journal Legal Ethics (1998-2008) and in 2004 helped establish the International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) series that meets biennially.

He served as President of the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE) (2014-16) and has been active in hosting the Australia and New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium (ANZLEC) in Dunedin (2012) and Adelaide (2013). He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Hamlyn Trust (2004-09) and Series Editor, The Hamlyn Lectures (2005-10). He was a member of the Law Society (England & Wales) Education & Training Committee (2003-06) and has advised the Society on skills and ethical training. In 2006 he was appointed Specialist Adviser to the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Legal Services Bill, now the Legal Services Act 2007, and in 2009 advised Lord Hunt's Legal Regulation Review.

Teaching interests

Legal Ethics, Access to Justice, Legal Theory

Topic Coordinator:

  • LLAW3238  Current Issues in Law: Comparative Access to Justice (4.5 units)

Research interests

Kim is willing to supervise doctoral research within the following fields:

  • Comparative Access to Justice
  • Legal Profession and Legal Services
  • Legal Ethics and Education
  • Socio-Legal Studies

Supervisory interests

  • Comparative access to justice
  • Legal ethics and education
  • Legal profession and legal services
  • Socio-legal studies

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : common law and Islamic Law on concept of ‘self-defence’ to a criminal charge (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Bridgette Toy-Cronin
    New Zealand Law Foundation Doctoral Scholarship - 2011

Publications

  • Economides, K. (2015). Legal Education. In J Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd, pp. 734-739.
    [Web Link]
  • Lysun, O. and Economides, K. (2012). Human rights in Russian Administration: Comparative experience. In Collection of Scientific Works, Russian Academy for Public Service. Khabarovsk, Russia: Russian Federation Press, pp. 34-38.
    [Web Link]
  • O'Leary, M. and Economides, K. (2011). Understanding Legal Antenarratives. In DM Boje, ed. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 117-127.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Economides, Z. (2010). Eyes on Law: Making Legal Research, Law and Justice Visible. In C Siahaya-Van Nierop & H Westgeest, ed. Making Research Visible to the World. Netherlands: Canon Foundation in Europe, pp. 86-90.
  • Economides, K. and Taylor, G. (2010). New Zealand. In C Hodges, S Vogenauer & M Tulibacka, ed. The Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Perspective. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 431-451.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2006). Legal Ethics in Effective Legal Education. In S Brown et al, ed. Can Justice be Taught? Social Responsibility and Law School Education. Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University Press, pp. 47-78.
  • Economides, K. (2000). What are fundamental legal values? In Kim Economides, Lammy Betten, John Bridge, Andrew Tettenborn and Vivien Shrubsall, ed. Fundamental Values. Oxford, England: Hart Publishing, pp. 3-13.
  • Economides, K. (1999). Lendo as ondas do 'Movimento de Acesso à Justiça': epistemologia versus metodologia? In Dulce Chaves Pandolfi, Jose Murilo de Carvalho, Leandro Piquet Carneiro and Mario Grynszpan, ed. Cidadania Justica e Violencia. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Fundação Getúlio Vargas, pp. 61-76.
    [Web Link]
  • Clark, A. and Economides, K. (1998). Computers, Expert Systems and Legal Process: Towards a Sociological Understanding of Computers in Legal Practice. In Ajit Narayanan and Mervyn Bennun, ed. Law, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Exeter, United Kingdom: Intellect Books, pp. 117-146.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1998). Introduction: Legal ethics - three challenges for the next millennium. In Kim Economides, ed. Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct. Oxford, England: Hart Publishing, pp. xvii-xxxiii.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1997). Cynical legal studies. In Jeremy Cooper and Louise G Trubek, ed. Educating for Justice: Social Values and Legal Education. Aldershot, England: Dartmouth Publishing, pp. 26-38.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1996). Law and Geography: New Frontiers. In Philip A Thomas, ed. Legal Frontiers. Aldershot, England: Brookfield Publishing, pp. 180-207.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1994). Franchising Legal Aid: A New Model for << Mixed Delivery>>? In M Taruffo and M CapPelletti, ed. Studi in Onore di Vittorio Denti. Padova, Italy: CEDAM, pp. 427-448.
  • Economides, K. (1994). Franchising and Rural Legal Services. In A. Febbrajo and D. Nelken, ed. European Yearbook in the Sociology of Law. Milan, Italy: Giuffrè, pp. 261-279.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Hansen, O. (1992). Critical Legal Practice- Beyond Abstract Radicalism. In I Grigg-Spall & P Ireland, ed. The Critical Lawyer's Handbook. London: Pluto Press, pp. 142-148.
  • Economides, K. and Clark, A. (1988). Technology and the Transformation of Contemporary Legal Practice. In G.Piva and F.Spantigati, ed. Nuovi Moti Per la Formazione del Diritto. Padova: CEDAM, pp. 565-612.
  • Economides, K. and Rodgers, J. (2009). Preparatory Ethics Training for Future Solicitors. London: The Law Society.
  • Economides, K., Betten, L., Bridge, J., Shrubsall, V. and Tettenborn, A. (Eds.). (2000). Fundamental Values. A Volume of Essays to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Law School in Exeter 1923-1998. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Economides, K. (Ed.). (1998). Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • Economides, K. (Ed.). (1998). Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Blacksell, M., Economides, K. and Watkins, C. (1991). Justice Outside the City: Access to Legal Services in Rural Britain. Harlow: Longman Scientific & Technical.
  • Economides, K. and Smallcombe, J. (1991). Preparatory Skills Training for Trainee Solicitors. London, UK: The Law Society.
  • Economides, K. (2010). Identifying and Meeting Rural Legal Needs - Lessons from Local, Regional and International Experience. In National Rural/Regional Law and Justice Conference. National Rural/Regional Law and Justice Conference. Deakin University, Warnambool. Nov 2010.
  • Economides, K. (2009). The Role of Law Schools in Founding and Reviving Legal Professionalism: The Need For Ethical Leadership. In IALS Conference. IALS Conference 2009. Canberra, Australia. May 2009.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Toy-Cronin, B. (2012). Justice Forum: Litigants in Person v Legal representation. NZ Lawyer In-house, 176 pp. 16-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2011). A Great and Noble Occupation! The History of the Society of Legal Scholars. Journal of Legal Education, 61(2) pp. 325-329.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2011). A New Zealand Justice Forum? NZ Lawyer In-house, 154 pp. 22-23.
  • Economides, K. (2011). Justice Forum: Setting the Agenda. NZ Lawyer In-house, 157 pp. 22-23.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Parker, C. (2011). Roundtable on Legal Ethics in Legal Education: Should It Be a Required Course? Legal Ethics, 14(1) pp. 109-124.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2010). 'Socio-Legal' Research and Access to Justice in New Zealand. NZ Lawyer In-house, pp. 11-11.
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2006). Turning the Kaleidoscope: New Visions of Lawyers' Work. Legal Ethics, 9(2) pp. 145-147.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2005). Law and Geography: Current Legal Issues Volume 5. International Journal of Law in Context, 1(2) pp. 207-209.
    [10.1017/S1744552305212077]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2005). Ethinomics and the Determinants of Legal Professionalism. Legal Ethics, 8(1) pp. 1-3.
    [10.1080/1460728X.2005.11424218] [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2005). In Celebration of Ethical Idealism. Legal Ethics, 8(2) pp. 179-181.
    [10.1080/1460728X.2005.11424233] [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2004). Now We Are Six: The Quest for Certainty in an Uncertain Legal World. Legal Ethics, 7(1) pp. 1-4.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2003). Devon Law Bus. Legal Action, May pp. 9-10.
  • Economides, K. and Sampford, C. (2003). Ethics of Public Legal Service. Legal Ethics, 6(1) pp. 1-3.
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2003). (Re-)Examining the Foundations of Legal Ethics and Conduct. Legal Ethics, 6(2) pp. 127-130.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2003). Understanding Ethical Legal Behaviour. Legal Ethics, 5 pp. 1-5.
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2002). Teaching Ethics and Professionalism: A Lesson from the Antipodes. Legal Ethics, 4(2) pp. 91-94.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2001). Lawyers on the long path to Enlightenment? Legal Ethics, 4(1) pp. 20-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2001). New Horizons for Professional Regulation. Legal Ethics, 4(1) pp. 1-4.
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2000). Do Law Schools Care About Law Students and Legal Values? Legal Ethics, 3(1) pp. 1-9.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (2000). Reviewing the Responsibilities of the Responsible Lawyer. Legal Ethics, 3(2) pp. 119-121.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Flood, J. (1999). The Political and Ethical Economy of the New Lawyering. Legal Ethics, 2(2) pp. 105-108.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (1999). Codification of Professional Duties: the Global and the Local. Legal Ethics, 2(1) pp. 1-4.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1998). The Ethical Imagination. Legal Ethics, 1(1) pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Webb, J. (1998). Claiming sanctuary from truth and justice? Legal Ethics, 1(2) pp. 101-107.
  • Economides, K. (1997). Socio-Legal Studies. Journal of Law and Society, 24(4) pp. 596-599.
  • Economides, K. (1993). A Strategy for Justice. Public Law Review, Summer pp. 390-391.
  • Economides, K. (1989). Cases and Materials on the English Legal System. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 40(2) pp. 200-202.
  • Economides, K. (1988). The Legal Profession in England and Wales. Journal of Law and Society, 15(3) pp. 319-320.
  • Economides, K. (1987). Public Interest Law. Public Law Review, Autumn pp. 469-470.
  • Blacksell, M. and Economides, K. (1986). A Country Practice. Legal Action, pp. 7-8.
  • Blacksell, M. and Economides, K. (1986). Rural Legal Services - Doing What Comes Naturally. Legal Action, August pp. 708-708.
  • Economides, K. (1984). Disputes and the Law. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 33(2) pp. 498-499.
    [10.1093/iclqaj/33.2.498]
  • Economides, K. (1984). L'Europa del Mercato Comune. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 33(2) pp. 501-501.
    [10.1093/iclqaj/33.2.501]
  • Economides, K. (1984). La convenzione di Roma sulla legge applicabile alle obbligazioni contrattuali. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 33(2) pp. 1079-1080.
    [10.1093/iclqaj/33.4.1079]
  • Economides, K. (1984). The English Legal System, A.K.R. Kiralfy; Il sistema di giustizia inglese. Profili storici e organizzativi. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 33(2) pp. 1092-1094.
    [10.1093/iclqaj/33.4.1092]
  • Economides, K. (1982). Legal Services and Rural Deprivation. Bracton Law Journal, 15 pp. 41-78.
  • Economides, K. and Weiler, J.H. (1979). Accession of the Communities to the European Convention on Human Rights: Commission Memorandum. Modern Law Review, The, 42(6) pp. 683-695.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2010). Measuring Law's Impact - The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL)
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2002). 2002: A Justice Odyssey. New Zealand Centre for Public Law (NZCLP) Occasional Paper. 10
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1985). Access to Justice in Rural Britain. In Paul Cloke, ed. Proceedings of the IBG Conference. Lampeter, Wales: Centre for Rural Transport, Department of Geography, St. David's University College. Rural Accessibility and Mobility. Lampeter, Wales. Jan 1985, pp. 75-94.
  • Economides, K.M., Haug, A.A. and Mcintyre, J. (2015). Toward timeliness in civil justice. Monash University Law Review, 41(2) pp. 414-444.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2014). Socio-legal Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Law and Society, 41(2) pp. 257-282.
    [10.1111/j.1467-6478.2014.00666.x] [Scopus]
  • Sangha, B.M., Moles, R. and Economides, K. (2014). The new statutory right of appeal in South Australian criminal law: problems facing an applicant - unanticipated interpretive difficulties. Flinders Law Journal, 15(1) pp. 145-186.
  • Economides, K. (2013). Measuring Law's Impact: The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Otago Law Review, 13(1) pp. 167-179.
  • Economides, K. (2012). Centre-periphery tensions in legal theory and practice: can law and lawyers resist urban imperialism? International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, 1(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2011). Strategies for Meeting Rural Legal Needs: Lessons from Local, Regional and International Experience. Deakin Law Review, 16(1) pp. 47-56.
  • Economides, K. (2010). Reforming legal aid. New Zealand Law Journal, 2010(1) pp. 5-9.
  • Economides, K. (2007). Anglo-American conceptions of professional responsibility and the reform of Japanese legal education: Creating a virtuous circle. The Law Teacher, 41(2) pp. 155-168.
    [10.1080/03069400.2007.9959736]
  • Economides, K. and O'Leary, M. (2007). The Moral of the Story: Toward an Understanding of Ethics in Organisations and Legal Practice. Legal Ethics, 10(1) pp. 2-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2006). The Road to Justice Revisited: Current Trends in Professional Legal Ethics. Recht der Werkelijkheid, 27(1) pp. 3-18.
  • Economides, K. (2003). 2002: A Justice Odyssey. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 34(1) pp. 1-16.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1999). Learning the Law of Lawyering. Current Legal Problems, 52(1) pp. 392-418.
    [10.1093/clp/52.1.392]
  • Economides, K. (1999). Reading the Waves of Access to Justice. Bracton Law Journal, 31 pp. 58-70.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1997). Educating lawyers for the new millennium - the ethical dimension. Comparative Law Review, 31(3) pp. 157-174.
  • Blacksell, M., Clark, A., Economides, K. and Watkins, C. (1990). Citizens Advice Bureaux: Problems of an Emerging Service in Rural Areas. Social Policy and Administration, 24(3) pp. 212-225.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9515.1990.tb00340.x]
  • Clark, A. and Economides, K. (1989). Technics and praxis technological innovation and legal practice in modern society. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 4(1) pp. 16-37.
    [10.1080/13600869.1989.9966276]
  • Blacksell, M., Clark, A., Economides, K. and Watkins, C. (1988). Legal services in rural areas: problems of access and local need. Progress In Human Geography, 12(1) pp. 47-65.
    [10.1177/030913258801200104]
  • Watkins, C., Blacksell, M. and Economides, K. (1988). The distribution of solicitors in England and Wales. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 13(1) pp. 39-56.
    [Web Link]
  • Blacksell, M., Economides, K. and Watkins, C. (1987). Country Solicitors: Their Professional Role in Rural Britain. Sociologia Ruralis, 27(2-3) pp. 181-196.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9523.1987.tb00999.x]
  • Economides, K. and Blacksell, M. (1987). Access to Justice in Rural Britain: Final Report. Anglo-American Law Review, 16(4) pp. 353-375.
    [Web Link]
  • Blacksell, M., Watkins, C. and Economides, K. (1986). Human Geography and Law: A Case of Separate Development in Social Science. Progress In Human Geography, 10(3) pp. 371-396.
    [Scopus]
  • Economides, K., Blacksell, M. and Watkins, C. (1986). The Spatial Analysis of Legal Systems Towards a Geography of Law? Journal of Law and Society, 13(2) pp. 161-181.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Garth, B. (1984). The determination of legal services policy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy, 2(4) pp. 445-460.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1980). Small Claims and Procedural Justice. Journal of Law and Society, 7(1) pp. 111-121.
    [Web Link]
  • Blacksell, M., Economides, K. and Watkins, C. (1991). Justice Outside the City: Access to Legal Services in Rural Britain. Harlow: Longman Scientific & Technical.
  • Economides, K. and Smallcombe, J. (1991). Preparatory Skills Training for Trainee Solicitors. London, UK: The Law Society.
  • O'Leary, M. and Economides, K. (2011). Understanding Legal Antenarratives. In DM Boje, ed. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 117-127.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. and Taylor, G. (2010). New Zealand. In C Hodges, S Vogenauer & M Tulibacka, ed. The Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Perspective. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 431-451.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (2006). Legal Ethics in Effective Legal Education. In S Brown et al, ed. Can Justice be Taught? Social Responsibility and Law School Education. Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University Press, pp. 47-78.
  • Economides, K. (2000). What are fundamental legal values? In Kim Economides, Lammy Betten, John Bridge, Andrew Tettenborn and Vivien Shrubsall, ed. Fundamental Values. Oxford, England: Hart Publishing, pp. 3-13.
  • Economides, K. (1999). Lendo as ondas do 'Movimento de Acesso à Justiça': epistemologia versus metodologia? In Dulce Chaves Pandolfi, Jose Murilo de Carvalho, Leandro Piquet Carneiro and Mario Grynszpan, ed. Cidadania Justica e Violencia. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Fundação Getúlio Vargas, pp. 61-76.
    [Web Link]
  • Clark, A. and Economides, K. (1998). Computers, Expert Systems and Legal Process: Towards a Sociological Understanding of Computers in Legal Practice. In Ajit Narayanan and Mervyn Bennun, ed. Law, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Exeter, United Kingdom: Intellect Books, pp. 117-146.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1998). Introduction: Legal ethics - three challenges for the next millennium. In Kim Economides, ed. Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct. Oxford, England: Hart Publishing, pp. xvii-xxxiii.
    [Web Link]
  • Economides, K. (1997). Cynical legal studies. In Jeremy Cooper and Louise G Trubek, ed. Educating for Justice: Social Values and Legal Education. Aldershot, England: Dartmouth Publishing, pp. 26-38.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Since moving to Adelaide in 2012 Kim has joined the Council of the Law Society of South Australia (and currently serves on its Gender Equity Working Group), the Law Foundation of South Australia and the Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (LPEAC) of South Australia, and is a member of LPEAC's sub-committee examining Mandatory Continuing Professional Development.

Kim is a member of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) and served on its Executive Committee as Chair of the Council's Standing Committee on Standards and Accreditation (2012-14). He was a foundation member of the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee (ALSSC), established by the Council in 2011.

Editorial advisory posts include: Legal Ethics, (2008-); International Journal of the Legal Profession (1993-); Butterworth’s Law in Context Series (1995-2004); Amicus Curiae (1997-); Law & Society Review (2004-06); International Journal of Law in Context (2005-12); Revista de Direito do UniFOA (2007-); Australasian Law Teachers Association Law Research Series (ALRS) (2010-).

Kim is a member of the following bodies:

  • Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS)
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Law & Society Association (LSA)
  • International Sociological Association Research Committee on Sociology of Law (ISA/RCSL)
  • Working Group on the Comparative Study of Legal Professions
  • Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL)
  • Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA)
  • Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ).

Contact

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Location: Law & Commerce Building (2.32)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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