Dr Samantha Kontra

Associate Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (2.30)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Samantha has taught at Flinders Law since 2012, in various topics. She currently teaches Essential Legal Skills and Torts in the LLB program, and The Australian Legal System and Legal Analysis and Problem Solving in the Juris Doctor Program.

Samantha was heavily involved in the New in Law Orientation and Peer Mentoring Programs from 2007-2020, taking sole responsibility for these programs in 2016-2020.

Samantha has experience teaching in topics including: Legal Research and Writing, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Property Equity and Trusts, Dispute Management, and Family Law. Samantha has additionally taught in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Law and Ethics Applied to Nursing.

Samantha has recently completed her PhD on legal negotiation and legal education, entitled 'The Forgotten Component of Legal Negotiation: A Proposal to Improve Education on Legal Negotiation Preparation in Australian Law Schools'.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) (Flinders)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) (Flinders)

PhD (Flinders): 'The Forgotten Component of Legal Negotiation: A Proposal to Improve Education on Legal Negotiation Preparation in Australian Law Schools.'

Honours, awards and grants

College of Business, Government and Law Vice-President and Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2021): Embedding essential legal skills in first year law using research-led and innovative curricula and resources that connect academic knowledge and legal skills.

College of Business, Government and Law Vice-President and Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018): For sustained improvement of the New in Law to enhance mentor wellbeing and mentee connectedness; and to inspire students to develop practical legal skills.

Teaching interests
  • First Year
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts
  • Property Equity and Trusts
  • Dispute Management
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
Topic coordinator
LLAW1312 Essential Legal Skills
LLAW9602 Legal Analysis and Problem Solving
LLAW2311 Torts
Topic lecturer
LLAW2311 Torts
LLAW1312 Essential Legal Skills

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