Tory Baumfield is an Assistant Professor at Bond University and a member of the New York Bar.

Tory received her B.A., cum laude, in International Relations and French from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was Head Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, in 1997.  Tory then worked as a commercial litigator at a large Wall Street law firm for 9 years before moving to Australia.  She represented corporate clients on topics including French banking law during the Nazi occupation, the alleged expropriation of foreign infrastructure assets in China, and reinsurance rescission actions.

Tory currently teaches Corporations Law and an elective on American law.  Tory's research focuses on the corporate governance of government businesses. She has published and presented at conferences in this area, and is currently pursuing her PhD on this topic at the University of Queensland.

HDR project title: Restoring a public focus to government business enterprises (GBEs): Proposals to make GBEs more responsive to public concerns

Supervisors: Professor Ross GranthamProfessor Graeme Orr


  • Victoria Schnure Baumfield, “The Allconnex Water Debacle: Lessons in Devising Better Governance Mechanisms for Government Business Entities” (2013) 24(2) Bond Law Review 1-63.
  • Victoria Schnure Baumfield, “Corporate Class Actions – A Primer”, Corporate Governance eJournal, published: September 19, 2009.  ISSN:  1836-1110.
  • Victoria Schnure Baumfield, “The Pleadings and Other Documents Used in Federal Court Litigation:  How a Federal Case Gets to Trial”, The National Legal Eagle (Spring 2010).