Dr Francesca Bartlett joined the TC Beirne School of Law in 2006 and lectures in The Legal Profession and Contract Law. She researches in the area of lawyers' ethics and professional responsibility, regulation of lawyers, feminist jurisprudence and gender and judging. She is currently working with colleagues on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project which is funded by the Australian Research Council. Before joining the Law School, she practiced for a number of years as a commercial solicitor at a major national law firm in Melbourne and Brisbane. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Francesca completed a PhD in English which concerned the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.