Law professor named national fellow

6 Oct 2017


Professor Jennifer Corrin
Professor Jennifer Corrin

Professor Jennifer Corrin from The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL). 

The AAL consists of outstanding individuals in the legal field who seek to advance the discipline of law in their own way.

AAL fellows hail from diverse areas of the legal community, including academia, the judiciary and the private and public sectors.

Professor Corrin said it was an honour to be elected to the Academy.

“I hope to use my position in the School to contribute to the objects of the Academy, such as the advancement of the discipline of law, the promotion of excellence in legal research and education, and cooperation and collaboration with other parts of the legal community,” Professor Corrin said.

Head of School and Dean of Law, Professor Sarah Derrington, said Professor Corrin was a worthy recipient of the honour.

“Professor Corrin is a prolific researcher, specialising in law reform and development in plural legal regimes,” Professor Derrington said.

“During her time with us, Professor Corrin has been recognised for her outstanding research with a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship and an ARC Discovery Project grant.

“On behalf of the School, I would like to congratulate Professor Corrin on her Fellowship. I’m certain that she will continue to advance the discipline of law through her research and scholarship.”

The AAL is home to 35 Foundation Fellows, 310 Fellows, six Life Fellows and 12 Overseas Fellows.

Current TC Beirne School of Law Fellows include Professor Sarah Derrington, Professor Heather Douglas and Professor Graeme Orr.

Other Fellows associated with the School include Emeritus Professor Anura Suri Ratnapala, Honorary Professor Horst Lucke and Adjunct Professor The Honourable Dr Margaret White AO.