Mr Mark Ferraretto

Senior Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park (2.16)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Once upon a time, I was an IT boffin. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences in 1989 and then embarked on an IT career.

About 20 years later, I was looking for new challenges and I thought: 'this law thing sounds interesting'. So, I went back to university and I graduated with an LLB in 2016. I practised as a commercial lawyer for a couple of years before the opportunity to teach at Flinders University presented itself.

I now teach Constitutional Law and a new topic called Law in a Digital Age. This new topic exposes law students to the interaction between law and technology by teaching them basic coding skills. In Digital Age, law students learn to write legal software applications with an access to justice focus.

You would be surprised at how quickly and easily someone who has no coding experience whatsoever can learn how to code. My Digital Age classes are proof of that.

If you want to see what my students have been able to achieve, check out these examples.

Honours, awards and grants

2020: College of Business, Government & Law Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant 'Digital Age Lab' (with Tania Leiman)

Teaching interests

Constitutional Law

Blockchain and smart contracts

Law and technology

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LLAW2221 The Constitution and the Australian People
LLAW3301 Law in a Digital Age
LLAW2212 The Constitution and the Australian Federation
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