Each year, UQ Law is pleased to welcome several leading academic and professional visitors to the school.

Our visitors are selected for their expertise and/or established research profiles. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their presence in the school by enrolling in the courses listed below.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice

Anne-Marie Rice is a director of Rice Dispute Resolution and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. With 20 years experience in Family Law, she is an accredited specialist in family law, a nationally accredited mediator and a registered FDRP and Arbitrator. Since 2012 Anne-Marie has been routinely recognised by her peers as one of Queensland’s best family lawyers and family law mediators.

The 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, Anne-Marie has been an executive member of some of Queensland’s and Australia’s leading legal organisations including the QLS Practice Management and Specialist Accreditation Committees and The Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld. She is the current Qld Solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Anne-Marie is committed to dispute resolution without recourse to trial and regularly trains practitioners around the country in mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice (a model in which she has consistently worked for over 10 years). Her focus is on the practical application of a “positive approach” to problem solving and her engaging presentations invite audiences to embrace the concept that conflict can be resolved without combat.

Anne-Marie regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and, as well as writing for both academic and industry publications on topics related to Family Law, Dispute Resolution and “Positive Problem Solving”, she is a consultant author to the CCH’s Family Law Service and the Master Family Law Guide.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice will be teaching LAWS7851 Mediation and Conflict Management.


Mr Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce is a law graduate of The University of Queensland. He also holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics where he specialised in intellectual property, and is admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland. As the current University of Queensland Copyright and Library Lawyer Tom advises extensively on any aspect of copyright which affects the organisation.

Mr Tom Joyce will be teaching LAWS5206 Copyright Law.


Ms Michelle Healy

Michelle Healy is a Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization, where she advises panelists who serve as arbitrators on WTO dispute settlement panels. Michelle joined the WTO in 2007, and spent approximately 10 years in the Rules Division of the WTO, where she worked on a number of disputes involving trade remedies, including the disputes over subsidies to the European and U.S. large civil aircraft sectors, and the analysis of their economic effects. She has worked on the negotiations on subsidies and countervailing measures and the negotiations on fisheries subsidies and regularly conducts training on trade remedies, the WTO dispute settlement system and WTO principles, as part of the WTO's technical assistance and training activities.

Michelle is from Brisbane, Australia. She obtained a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, before working as an Associate to the Chief Justice of the High Court, Sir Anthony Mason. She also has a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School and a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (two-year Masters) degree in international relations, with a specialization in public international law, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to working in international trade, Michelle spent several years in corporate legal practice at U.S. law firms in New York and London, followed by a period as a lecturer in corporations law and competition law at the University of Queensland. She is admitted to practice law in the New South Wales, the State of New York and England and Wales.

Ms Michelle Healy will be teaching LAWS7853 Law of the World Trade Organisation.


Ms Lucy Martinez

Lucy Martinez is an independent counsel and arbitrator with extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in international disputes relating to investment treaties and contracts, including in AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations; reviewing draft dispute resolution clauses in contracts; sitting as arbitrator (sole, co- and presiding) in ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC disputes; and advising on various international pro bono projects.

Industry experience includes energy (oil, gas, electricity, mining), telecommunications, satellite technology, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, trademarks, shipping, gambling and leisure sectors.

Ms Lucy Martinez will be teaching LAWS7028 International Commercial Dispute Resolution


Dr Ian Enright

Ian is a lawyer, academic and author. He also worked as an insurance executive and company director.  Ian was formerly the International and Australian Counsel for the Reinsurance Group of America.  His book “Professional Indemnity Insurance Law” was described when he was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Book Prize as “the most notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance”.  Ian was an occasional lecturer and presented papers in commercial law subjects: Geneva Association, Warsaw University, London School of Economics, Cambridge University, University of Sydney and Monash University. He designed, developed and led the teaching for the University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney insurance course in the Master of Laws Degree in Australia.

Ian was the independent reviewer of the General Insurance Code of Practice.  With Professor Rob Merkin QC, he is the author of the latest edition of Sutton on Insurance Law, Australia’s leading insurance text book.  Ian was also the Geoff Masel lecturer in 2015: The Insurance Social Contract. He was awarded the AILA Insurance Law Prize in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to Insurance Law and Insurance Law Education. Ian was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Law by the University of Exeter. Ian advises government, regulators and insurance industry bodies on regulation and policy matters.

Ian’s recent and current projects include:

  • Independent expert and insurance adviser to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • Insurance adviser to the Australian Government National Mental Health Commission
  • Financial Services Accountants Association Talk – Ethics in Financial Services 
  • Assisting Shake It Up Australia Foundation, a foundation to raise funds and to design and carry out clinical repurposing drug trials to slow, stop and cure Parkinson’s disease
  • Insurance adviser to the insurance industry project to improve insurance outcomes for survivors of family violence
  • Independent expert assisting the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on life insurance
  • Independent expert advising the National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Risk and Insurance Business in History - Sevilla: The Rise of Science for Modern Life Insurance Markets, with Greg Pynt
  • Founding Chairman, Australian College of Insurance Studies, a not-for-profit entity in development, comprising leading academics, lawyers and insurance practitioners. The aim is to produce academically and practically educated insurance practitioners for the insurance and financial services industries
  • Finity Directors Forum – Codes, Culture and Ethics

Dr Ian Enright will be teaching LAWS7139 Principles of General Insurance Law

Professor Frank Garcia

Frank J. Garcia is Professor of Law and Dean’s Global Fund Scholar at the Boston College Law School, and until recently the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives.

A Fulbright Scholar, he has lectured widely on globalization and international economic law in Europe, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, most recently at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Professor Garcia has held various leadership positions within the American Society of International Law, and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, where he is Chief Book Review Editor.  He is the author, most recently, of Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, published by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Frank Garcia will be teaching LAWS7987 International Law & Development.


Dr Serge Loode

Serge is a practitioner, trainer and academic working in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Originally from Germany, Serge worked as a civil law lawyer before developing his conflict resolution practice. He has an LLM degree in Dispute Management Law and a PhD in Social Science, both from the University of Queensland.

Serge is an experienced facilitator, conflict resolution trainer and assessor, as well as a nationally accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). Serge conducts workshops for understanding conflict, negotiation and mediation skills, group facilitation, intercultural conflict resolution and leadership and teamwork. He also facilitates dialogue and strategic planning workshops. Serge has mediated workplace disputes and community conflicts and has worked with a variety of clients, including local and state government, businesses, primary and secondary schools and community groups. He regularly trains mediators and conciliators from a number of Queensland government agencies and councils.

Internationally Serge has worked on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and development issues with people from the Philippines, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South and South-East Asia and with participants from various African countries.

Dr Serge Loode will be teaching LAWS7841 Theories in Dispute Resolution.


Ms Anne-Marie Rice

Anne-Marie Rice is a director of Rice Dispute Resolution and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. With 20 years experience in Family Law, she is an accredited specialist in family law, a nationally accredited mediator and a registered FDRP and Arbitrator. Since 2012 Anne-Marie has been routinely recognised by her peers as one of Queensland’s best family lawyers and family law mediators.

The 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, Anne-Marie has been an executive member of some of Queensland’s and Australia’s leading legal organisations including the QLS Practice Management and Specialist Accreditation Committees and The Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld. She is the current Qld Solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Anne-Marie is committed to dispute resolution without recourse to trial and regularly trains practitioners around the country in mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice (a model in which she has consistently worked for over 10 years). Her focus is on the practical application of a “positive approach” to problem solving and her engaging presentations invite audiences to embrace the concept that conflict can be resolved without combat.

Anne-Marie regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and, as well as writing for both academic and industry publications on topics related to Family Law, Dispute Resolution and “Positive Problem Solving”, she is a consultant author to the CCH’s Family Law Service and the Master Family Law Guide.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice will be teaching LAWS7851 Mediation and Conflict Management.


Mr Sam Walpole

Sam Walpole is currently a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission. He was previously an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. Sam holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil  Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction. Sam has published in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly ReviewLloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law QuarterlyAustralian Journal of Corporate Law and Australian Bar Review and has interests spanning all of private and regulatory law. He has particular interests in equity, restitution, shipping, legal history and corporate law. Sam is also a Director of the UQ Law Alumni Association.

Mr Sam Walpole will be teaching LAWS7835 Commercial Equity Litigation.


Dr Ian Enright

Ian is a lawyer, academic and author. He also worked as an insurance executive and company director.  Ian was formerly the International and Australian Counsel for the Reinsurance Group of America.  His book “Professional Indemnity Insurance Law” was described when he was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Book Prize as “the most notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance”.  Ian was an occasional lecturer and presented papers in commercial law subjects: Geneva Association, Warsaw University, London School of Economics, Cambridge University, University of Sydney and Monash University. He designed, developed and led the teaching for the University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney insurance course in the Master of Laws Degree in Australia.

Ian was the independent reviewer of the General Insurance Code of Practice.  With Professor Rob Merkin QC, he is the author of the latest edition of Sutton on Insurance Law, Australia’s leading insurance text book.  Ian was also the Geoff Masel lecturer in 2015: The Insurance Social Contract. He was awarded the AILA Insurance Law Prize in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to Insurance Law and Insurance Law Education. Ian was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Law by the University of Exeter. Ian advises government, regulators and insurance industry bodies on regulation and policy matters.

Ian’s recent and current projects include:

  • Independent expert and insurance adviser to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • Insurance adviser to the Australian Government National Mental Health Commission
  • Financial Services Accountants Association Talk – Ethics in Financial Services 
  • Assisting Shake It Up Australia Foundation, a foundation to raise funds and to design and carry out clinical repurposing drug trials to slow, stop and cure Parkinson’s disease
  • Insurance adviser to the insurance industry project to improve insurance outcomes for survivors of family violence
  • Independent expert assisting the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on life insurance
  • Independent expert advising the National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Risk and Insurance Business in History - Sevilla: The Rise of Science for Modern Life Insurance Markets, with Greg Pynt
  • Founding Chairman, Australian College of Insurance Studies, a not-for-profit entity in development, comprising leading academics, lawyers and insurance practitioners. The aim is to produce academically and practically educated insurance practitioners for the insurance and financial services industries
  • Finity Directors Forum – Codes, Culture and Ethics

Dr Ian Enright will be teaching LAWS7860 Insurance and Commercial Law