AProf Kate Galloway

AProf Kate Galloway

  • Associate Professor
    Faculty of Law
Level 2, 4. Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Kate's principal academic interests lie in property law and legal education. She is a nationally recognised law teacher, using research-informed approaches to teach property law and in designing and teaching subjects that offer students a future-focussed view of legal practice.

Kate publishes and presents both in Australia and internationally in academic, professional, and community contexts. Her work encompasses legal education, property - particularly land tenure, sustainability, social justice, and gender equality. She is the editor-in-chief of the Legal Education Review, and the Queensland editor of the Alternative Law Journal.

In addition to her academic writing, Kate contributes regularly to various media outlets as a commentator on contemporary social justice issues, especially concerning gender equality. She is active on social media, blogging at https://kategalloway.net/.

Throughout her career, Kate has been involved in the community legal sector, including having worked to establish the North Queensland Women's Legal Service and currently serving on the management committee of the EDO (NQ).

Statement of research interests

I am interested in the ways in which property, and property law, affect society. I have a particular interest in land, and land tenure, including Indigenous tenures. I work with various theoretical perspectives such as feminist legal theory and critique to analyse the implications of property - and land tenure - for justice.

My work with feminist legal theory includes issues affecting the legal profession and legal education, as well as women's property. I research also in fertility law, including surrogacy and gamete donation.

I research in legal education, particularly in curriculum. I am interested in the 'broader contexts of law' and how to design law curricula that encompass such contexts. To this end I have designed and carried out research projects on digital literacies (flexible learning), Indigenous inclusion, sustainability, gender, place-based learning, and the first year in law.

I am currently a member of the OLT-funded Smart Casual project, developing a series of self-paced, free, online professional development modules for sessional law teachers.

Statement for HDR students

I can offer supervision for HDR students in the law of real property, notably land tenure, including Indigenous tenures. Of particular interest is the capacity of property law to promote environmental, social, and cultural sustainability.

I have experience in research involving justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and I apply feminist legal theory in my work to analyse the law in the interests of equality for women. I am keen to meet with HDR students who are interested in researching within these theoretical frameworks.

I also encourage HDR students interested in legal education. My principal focus rests on curriculum, but I have undertaken research on multiple perspectives including Indigenous inclusion, digital literacies, internationalisation, first year experience, gender, and sustainability.

Higher degree research student projects

  • A review and critique of standardisation in Australian Legal Education
  • The Law and Policy of Indigenous Identity and Political Participation

Areas of research expertise

  • Law
  • Other Law and Legal Studies