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Dr Danielle Ireland-Piper

Level 2, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Dr. Danielle Ireland-Piper has a PhD from the University of Queensland and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Chevening and Pegasus Scholar. Her teaching and research expertise includes constitutional law, international law, space law, comparative law, human rights, the laws of armed conflict, and transnational crime. Danielle has particular expertise in the law of extraterritorial jurisdiction, and supervises a number of PhD, LLM, and Honours research projects. Danielle is the author of Accountability in Extraterritoriality: A Comparative and International Law Perspective (Edward Elgar, 2017) as well as book chapters, and journal articles. She also contributes to public dialogue and education through media and online services, including with The Conversation , The International Law Association Reporter and the Australian Public Law Blog.

Danielle is the recipient of teaching and research awards, including a 'National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning' from the Australian Government. She founded and now serves as Co-Director of the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network. Danielle is also a member of the Bond University Technology and Jurisdiction Research Team.

Prior to joining Bond University, Danielle was a Senior Legal Officer in the International Assistance and Treaties Branch of the Australian Attorney-General's Department. In that role, she delivered and coordinated legal training programs for foreign officials in the Asia-Pacific Region. Her employment history also includes time as a NSW Ministerial Policy Advisor in Health, Community Services, and Aboriginal Affairs; as a legal officer at the (then) Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission; and in private legal practice, including in employment law. In 2002-2003, Danielle was Associate to the Hon. Chief Justice Justice Kiefel during her Honour’s tenure at the Federal Court.

Professional admissions

  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of NSW (2005)
  • British Chevening Fellowship

Teaching expertise

Danielle teaches Constitutional Law, Laws of Armed Conflict and Peacekeeping, and Public International Law: Challenges and Opportunities. Danielle also has teaching expertise in transnational criminal law and human rights law.

Teaching awards

  • Law Students Association Award for Teaching Excellence, Bond University (2019)
  • National Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (2014)
  • Winner of the ‘LexisNexis / Australasian Law Teachers Association Early Career Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law’ (2013)
  • Recipient of a Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award for ‘enhancing student engagement through a blend of online and classroom teaching innovations’ (2013)

Subjects

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Sydney
  • Master of Laws - International Law (Hons), University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Laws (1st Hons), Bond University
  • Bachelor of International Relations, Bond University