Researcher biography

Russell Hinchy currently teaches in the areas of foundations of law and torts. Prior to being admitted to practise as a barrister in 1993, Russell worked in various areas of public sector research, finance and law within the Queensland Government. Since 1994 he has taught in a variety of areas including foundations of law, contract, torts, trade practices and company law. Russell has an interest in company law and is co-author of the text Company Law (Pearson Prentice Hall, Sydney, 2nd ed, 2009). However, his current particular areas of interest and research are related to the teaching of legal method and statutory interpretation through research-intensive, inquiry-guided learning using relevant digital technologies. Russell is the author of The Australian Legal System: History, Institutions and Method (Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2nd ed, 2015).

Russell has previously held a Bar Association of Queensland Practising Certificate and is currently a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Russell is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a Member of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.