Researcher biography

Associate Professor Francesca Bartlett joined the TC Beirne School of Law in 2006 and lectures in The Legal Profession and Contract Law. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Public, Comparative and International Law. She researches in the area of lawyers' ethics and professional responsibility, access to justice, regulation of lawyers, feminist jurisprudence and gender and judging. She was a CI on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project funded by the Australian Research Council under a Discovery Project Grant. She is undertaking a number of projects relating to lawyers working across Asia, and how technology impacts upon access to justice and ethics in the legal profession. She is currently the lead CI on a project concerning technology and access to justice in the legal assistance sector funded under an AIBE Applied Research Fund grant. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee, the Australian Pro Bono Research Committee and the Secretary of the International Association of Legal Ethics. She regularly provides academic assistance to the Queensland Law Society's Practice Management Course. Before joining the Law School, she practiced for a number of years as a commercial solicitor at a 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. Francesca was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre on the Legal Profession at Stanford University in November 2018. She is the Editor of LAWASIA Journal in 2019-21.

Featured projects Duration
Women and the law
The University of Queensland
20162017
Ethics and regulation of Australian lawyers.
The University of Queensland
20162017
Lawyering in the bush
The University of Queensland
20162017
Access to Justice: Technology, Innovation and Sustainability
AIBE Applied Research Fund
2018