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Dr Louise Parsons

Associate Dean - Student Affairs & Service Quality

Level 3, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Louise joined Bond University in May 2006, after serving as Senior Legal Counsel for the South African Reserve Bank for 11 years, heading the Corporate, Commercial and Employment Law section. She previously worked as a commercial specialist at SASOL (a large petro-chemical company in South Africa) for approximately 5 years, focusing on the negotiating and drafting of various commercial contracts. She started working as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Pretoria, before being appointed as editor and translator at Sanlam (a large South African insurance company) and the South African Reserve Bank before switching to law and commercial work.

Teaching expertise

Private law subjects, specifically civil remedies; banking and finance law; international arbitration and international commercial law; coaching of moot teams for national and international competitions.

Teaching awards

  • 2015 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Office for Learning and Teaching
  • 2014 Bond University Faculty of Law Teaching Award
  • 2010 Vice Chancellor's Quality Award for Teaching Excellence, Bond University
  • 2008 Stanley Shaw Bond Prize for Teaching Excellence, Bond University
  • 2007, 2012 and 2013 Teaching Excellence Award, Law Students Association

Professional admissions

  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
  • Member of the Center for Professional Legal Education, Bond University
  • Member of the Academic Committee, Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • Editorial Committee: Australian Journal of Clinical Education
  • Member of the Australian Law Teachers' Association
  • Member of the Transnational, International, and Comparative Law and Policy Network


  • Bachelors of Arts (Honours) (postgrad) English (cum laude) University of Pretoria
  • Baccalaureat Procurationes University of South Africa
  • Masters of Laws University of South Africa
  • Bachelors of Arts (Honours) (postgrad) Philosophy (cum laude) University of Pretoria
  • Bachelors of Laws University of South Africa
  • Bachelors of Arts (cum laude) University of Pretoria