Emeritus Professor Kathy Mack

Senior Research Fellow

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (2.05)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kathy joined Flinders in 1996 from the University of Adelaide. Previously, she practised law in California. Interests are courts and judicial officers, dispute resolution, feminist legal theory, legal education, and evidence and criminal procedure. Kathy has been involved with the skills programmes in the LLB/LP, especially in the first year. In 1997 she won a grant to develop methods encouraging students to become more reflective learners, especially in relation to practical skills.

Since 2001, Kathy has been engaged in a national research project examining the changing role of the magistrates court and a national socio-legal study of the Australian judiciary, in collaboration with Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu.

Qualifications
BA (magna cum laude, Rice), JD (Stanford), LLM (Adel)
Honours, awards and grants
Fellow, Australian Academy of Law
Research interests

Research interests are courts and judicial officers, dispute resolution, feminist legal theory, legal education, and evidence and criminal procedure. Publications include a monograph on court-connected alternative dispute resolution as well as articles on gender bias and the judiciary, legal education, and feminist perspectives on evidence and proof. She has written a book and articles (co-authored with Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu) examining discussions and agreements leading to guilty pleas.

Since 2001, Kathy has been engaged in a national research project examining the changing role of the magistrates courts and a national socio-legal study of the Australian judiciary , in collaboration with Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu. This research has been funded by an ARC Linkage Project Grant, with all magistrates courts and the Association of Australian Magistrates as industry partners, two ARC Discovery Grants and another ARC Linkage Project grant with the Magistrates Courts of South Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria and the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration as collaborating organisations.

Publications
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Courts and Judges
Courts and Judicial Officers
Criminal Law and Procedure
Women and Law
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Interests
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Courts and Judges
  • Courts and Judicial Officers
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Women and Law