Jo is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the award-winning Flinders Legal Centre (previously Flinders Legal Advice Clinic) where she is also a supervising solicitor. The Centre is a Flinders Law service providing free legal advice to the community while providing clinical legal education to law students. She has been with the Centre since July 2013.
She was a guest lecturer for the Masters of Psychology (Forensic) at the University of South Australia and has also taught in the Tort Law course at Flinders University.
Upon her admission as a lawyer in 1985 Jo worked in private legal practice initially in a country legal practice and later in both suburban and city legal practices. She has also worked briefly as a Deputy Registrar of the Family Court of Australia and for six years as Senior In-House Counsel with a large non-Government education body.
LLB (Adel), GDLP (SAIT), LLM (Charles)
Jo is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia and holds a current unrestricted practicing certificate.
2016: Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - $10,000 Prize [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic - 'For creating inspirational and transformative clinical legal education that motivates students to develop an ethical professional identity, while acquiring high quality practical skills'
2016-2018: Team member, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic, Law Foundation Grant $100,000
2013-2015: Team member, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic, Law Foundation Grant $100,000
2014: Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University - $5,000 Prize [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic]
2014: Flinders University, 'Embedding Transition Pedagogy and Principles across First Year Curriculum Grants’ - $4,000 grant [Team grant - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic]
2014: Education, Humanities and Law Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic] - $3,000 prize
Supervising Solicitor, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic
Director, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic
Clinical Legal Education
Jo was a mentor with the LAP Association programme from 2002 - 2015 working with secondary school age students. In 2016 the programme Jo is involved with changed its name to the Student Mentoring Progamme. Jo continues to mentor students.
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