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The Faculty has organized the following speakers to present at the upcoming NALA conference. These include:

Presenters for the NALA Conference

Nick James, Executive Dean, Faculty of Law

Professor Nick James is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University. He is a former commercial lawyer, and has been practising as an academic since 1996. His areas of teaching expertise include business and commercial law, law in context, legal theory, and company law.  He has won numerous awards for his teaching including a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and he is the author of three textbooks: Business Law, Critical Legal Thinking and The New Lawyer (with Rachael Field). He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in the areas of legal education, critical thinking and critical legal theory.

Professor James is the Director of the Bond University Centre for Professional Legal Education, Editor- in-Chief of the Legal Education Review and a member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA).

Rachael Field, Professor, Faculty of Law

Rachael is a Professor in the Faculty of Law. She has been teaching law since 1994, and joined the Bond Faculty of Law in 2016. Her areas of research expertise include dispute resolution, family law and domestic violence, and legal education.

Rachael has received a number of national teaching awards including a national citation in 2008, a national teaching fellowship in 2010 and a national teaching excellence award in 2014. Rachael is a member of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows Executive. She is the founder of the Australian Wellness Network for Law, which is now expanding internationally. She is also co-founder of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. She has a portfolio of more than 75 scholarly publications, many of which are legal education focused, and is co-author of four books. Rachael’s community service has focused on volunteering on the management committee of Women’s Legal Service, Brisbane since 1993. She has been President of the Service since 2004. In 2013 Rachael was named Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year.

Kate Galloway, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Kate joined the Faculty of Law in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Kate is an exciting and innovative law teacher with a decade of legal education experience, recognised nationally for excellence and leadership in legal education. She is also an internationally recognised scholar in legal education, notably on curriculum design.

Kate’s principal teaching area is property law. She has also taught for many years as part of the first year program in foundations, law in context, and contract law. Kate’s current research focuses on the role of digital literacies in legal education and legal practice. She was part of the OLT funded project Smart Casual, designing professional development modules for sessional law teachers. Kate is the deputy editor of the Legal Education Review.

Libby Taylor, Associate Professor / Associate Dean (Student Allairs and Service Quality and Teaching and Learning

Libby completed an Arts Degree at Adelaide University in 1975 and her LLB with Honours at Adelaide in 1979. She then practiced both as a barrister and solicitor until 1991.  During part of that time she was a Partner at Gallagher, Taylor and Co practicing in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Conveyancing, Estates and Civil Litigation. After 1991, Libby worked at the University of South Australia lecturing in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She was also involved in the accreditation of a paralegal course offered at the Adelaide College of TAFE and the writing and teaching of the litigation subject. Libby's areas of interest and expertise are in litigation, professional legal skills and professional conduct and responsibility.