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Dr Danielle Ireland-Piper

Associate Professor

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 (including space law),citizenship law, comparative law, human rights, the laws of armed conflict, and transnational criminal law. Danielle supervises a number of PhD, LLM, and Honours research projects. Danielle is the author of Extraterritoriality in East Asia: Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction in China, Japan, and South Korea (Edward Elgar, 2021) and 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 both teaching and research excellence 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.

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 ‚ÄėOutstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (2014)
  • Winner of the ‚ÄėLexisNexis / Australasian Law Teachers Association Early Career Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law‚Äô (2013)
  • Recipient of a Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award for ‚Äėenhancing student engagement through a blend of online and classroom teaching innovations‚Äô (2013)

Professional admissions

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


  • 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