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Tanya Atwill

GDLP Program Director

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

Professional biography

Tanya is the Director of the Bond University Faculty of Law GDLP (Practical Legal Training) Program. Tanya completed her LLB at the Queensland University of Technology in 1989, was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991 and has worked in private practice for many decades. Tanya joined the GDLP team at Bond University in 2011 and has teaching experience in Civil Litigation Practice, Ethics and Professional Practice and Wills and Estate Administration. Tanya became the GDLP Director in July of 2019. Tanya has presented numerous papers including at the Wellness for Law Network in Melbourne in 2019, at the Queensland Law Society Symposium on the Gold Coast in June 2019 and at Bond University for Office of Learning and Teaching Symposiums. Tanya also consults to private law firms, predominantly in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, wills and estate administration and litigation.

Teaching expertise

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) and LLB

Professional admissions

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Gold Coast District Law Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.
  • Executive member, APLEC (Australasian Professional Legal Education Council)
  • Member, Migration Institute of Australia
  • Member, Australasian Law Academics Association

Professional appointments

  • Legal Practitioner - High Court of Australia
  • Legal Practitioner - Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Lawyer in private practice
  • Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aider


  • Mental Health First Aid Accreditation (current) Mental Health First Aid Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws QUT