Dr Michael McNamara

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Michael joined Flinders Law in February 2017. Michael has a diverse teaching experience in the areas of business law, labour law, legal ethics, and clinical legal education, with a current focus on teaching commercial law topics to business and accounting students. 

Prior to joining Flinders Law, Michael gained broad experience in teaching at Bond University and Griffith University while still working as a solicitor in private practice. Michael’s legal work experience covers a range of practice areas with an overall focus on business and property law. He has worked in a number of legal practice settings including: a top-tier national firm; a small commercial firm; and as a sole practitioner. Michael has also supervised law students in a live-client clinic based in a Community Legal Centre.


Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)

Juris Doctor (Bond University)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law)

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Honours, awards and grants

College of Business Government and Law Vice President & Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019). Citation: for excellence in generating and implementing scholarship on professional legal training, which guided the design and delivery of a suite of online, postgraduate law topics.

Topic coordinator
BUSN1019 Law for Business
LLAW3253 Labour Law
BUSN9123 Principles of Commercial Law
BUSN2042 Corporations Law