Dr Susannah Sage-Jacobson

Academic Status

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (2.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Susannah is a Senior Lecturer in Australian Administrative Law and is a supervising solicitor in the Clinical program. She holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (Monash 2009) as well has over 12 years experience as a practicing lawyer. Prior to transition to academia in 2010 Susannah was a Manager at the Public Interest Law Clearing House in Melbourne where she served for 7 years in various roles including as founding coordinator and Principal Solicitor of the Seniors Rights Legal Clinic.
Susannah's research interests encompass socio-legal methods and relate to access to civil justice in Australia.
She has particular expertise in tribunal decision-making affecting migrants and older people and the experience of these groups in their interactions with the law. Susannah is currently serving on the Committee of the RASSA.
Susannah is a co-founding member of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing

BEc. LLB (Hons)(Flinders) SJD (Monash)
Research expertise
Other law and legal studies
Research interests

Administrative Law (Merits Review), Tribunals, Access to Justice, Elder Law, Civil Justice Policy and Reform, Indonesian law.
Susannah is interested in non-judicial administrative review, challenges to government decision-making and access to civil justice in the community. Her focus is on the rise of Administrative Tribunals in the Civil Justice system in Australia. She has a particular expertise and interest in government decision-making affecting refugees, migrants and older people and the experience of these groups in their interactions with the law.

Teaching interests
Susannah is a practicing lawyer and is currently Supervising Solicitor at the On-Campus Clinic of the Flinders Legal Advice Clinic (FLAC).
Topic coordinator
LLAW2223 Administrative Law (Merits Review)
LLAW3240 Disability, Mental Health and the Law
Topic lecturer
LLAW2213 Administrative Law 1: Judicial Review (Statutory Interpretation)
Supervisory interests
Access to justice
Administrative Law (Merits Review)
Civil justice policy and reform
Elder law
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Elder Law (1)

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