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Prof. Nick James

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

Professional biography

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 society and legal theory, company law, the law of succession and property 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. 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 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).

Professional admissions

  • Admitted as Solicitor (Queensland)
  • Member and Secretary of UQ Law Graduates Association
  • Member of Queensland Law Society Business Law Specialist Accreditation Committee
  • Member of Legal Education Review Editorial Board
  • Member and Vice-President of Queensland Lawyers' Reform Association
  • Member and Vice-Chair of Brisbane Boarders Limited
  • Member of Australian Law Teachers Association

Professional appointments

  • Editor-in-Chief - Legal Education Review

Teaching expertise

Nick's areas of teaching expertise include business law, corporations law, law and society, property law, succession and jurisprudence.

Teaching awards

  • 2007 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning



  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland