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.

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.


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.


Ms Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland is a Barrister at the Queensland Bar.  She has a broad commercial practice with a particular interest in defamation and media law.

She is the Co-Editor of the Queensland Reports and she is responsible for producing the weekly Queensland Law Reporter.  She holds a BA/LLB (hons) from UQ and she was awarded an LLM (1st class) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 

She has taken on various academic roles over the years including as course coordinator of Planning Law at UQ. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in advocacy at the College of Law. 

Prior to being called to the Bar she was Associate to the Honourable Susan Crennan AC QC in the Federal Court at Melbourne and she has worked internationally and in Australia, 

Ms Sarah Holland will be teaching LAWS5127 Media Law


Dr Paul O'Shea

A solicitor for 30 years, Paul O’Shea is the principal of O’Shea Lawyers specialising in commercial and consumer law. Dr O’Shea was a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Credit, Consumers and the Law published by Routledge of London which describes him as “One of Australia’s leading researchers in consumer law.” He  is the current author of the title “Mortgages and Securities” for Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and The Legal Environment of Business (Thomson Reuters, 2006) and numerous articles and book chapters on commercial and consumer law including a chapter on “Regulatory Consistency and Powers” in Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2014). He has also taught at Griffith University, Monash-Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne and in Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade in China. His project Simplification of Disclosure in Consumer Credit: Empirical Research and Redesign was the largest and most comprehensive experimental study into pre-contractual disclosure ever conducted in Australia. Its recommendations were the basis for reforms in the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Act 2011. His publications have been cited with approval in judgments of three state supreme courts. 
He has conducted some of the leading cases in consumer credit law as well as advised governments, consumer groups, external dispute resolution schemes and industry on consumer credit and financial services law. He is a member of the Investment, Life Insurance and Stockbroking Panel of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and both the Banking and Finance and Competition and Consumer Law Committees of the Queensland Law Society.

Dr Paul O'Shea will be teaching LAWS5136 Commercial Law.
 

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 Ben Gardiner

Mr Ben Gardiner is a barrister specialising in intellectual property law.  His practice includes the full scope of intellectual property disputes: patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off/breach of the Australian Consumer Law and breach of confidence.  He has appeared on behalf of, and advised, clients across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical, mining, fast moving consumer goods, fashion, gaming, information technology and primary industries.  He appears regularly before the Federal Court of Australia, including the Full Court, and IP Australia (Australian Patents Office and Australian Trade Marks Office). 

Before joining the Bar, Ben was associate to the Honourable Michael Black AC, who was then the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.  Prior to that, he was a practising pharmacist.

Ben has degrees in pharmacy, business and law and completed post-graduate studies in law (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2005.

Mr Ben Gardiner will be teaching LAWS5206 Copyright Law.


Mr John Mckenna QC

Barrister; President, University of Queensland Law Graduates Association; Chairman, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland; Chairman, History and Publications Sub-Committee of the Supreme Court of Queensland Library; Hon Secretary (Qld), Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia; Editor Queensland Legal Yearbook (from 2011); Author Supreme Court of Queensland: A Concise History (2012, UQP).

Mr John McKenna QC will be teaching LAWS7709 Interpretation of Statutes & Instruments 


Dr James Munro

James Munro has worked as a lawyer at the World Trade Organization on international trade litigation at both the panel and appellate stages. He has also practised in the fields of international trade and investment law for the Australian Government, including advising on the compatibility of major policy reforms with international economic law, as well as on free trade agreements and serving as negotiator and legal counsel on various major trade and environment treaty negotiations. As the principal legal counsel to Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission, James ran the practice advising on investigations into allegations of unfair international trade. James has published a number of peer-reviewed contributions on subjects relating to international trade and investment law, and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne in this field.

Dr James Munro will be teaching LAWS7853 Law of the World Trade Organisation


Mr Gary Campbell

Gary Campbell has practised law for over 30 years. He has a solid background in energy and resources law, international business law and commercial dispute resolution. 

Gary worked for Feez Ruthning (now Allens) in Australia and as a partner/solicitor in the top tier law firms Dentons Wilde Sapte, Vinson & Elkins and Clifford Chance in London. Gary is ranked as a leading practitioner in the Legal 500 (UK).

Gary previously taught at the University of Melbourne, at the University of Technology Sydney and at the UQ Business School. Gary has a Masters in Law from The University of Sydney.

Mr Gary Campbell will be teaching LAWS7028 International Commercial Dispute Resolution