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Daniel Stepniak

Assoc/Prof Daniel Stepniak

Senior Honorary Fellow
Adjunct and Honorary Staff (Law School)

Contact details
Address
Adjunct and Honorary Staff (Law School)
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3565
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
daniel.stepniak@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA LLB ANU, DipEd CCAE, LLM NSW, PhD Melb.
Biography
Daniel Stepniak has worked as a solicitor with the Legal Aid Office (ACT) and the Office of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (NSW), as a secondary school teacher of legal studies and politics, and as a media presenter/producer.

Prior to taking up his position at UWA, Daniel lectured in law at The University of Melbourne and at Griffith University. He has also held the positions of Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Idaho and Presenter in Oxford University's 'Comparative Media Law and Policy' Summer Programme.

Daniel's tertiary qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (History/Politics) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from ANU; a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from the CCAE; a Master of Laws degree from UNSW; and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. The topic of his doctoral thesis was 'Electronic Media Coverage of Court Proceedings: Australian Experiences in the Light of Overseas Developments'. IN 1999 he also completed LEADR mediation training, enabling him to also mediate matters coming before the State Administrative Tribunal.





Key research
While Daniel's research interests encompass constitutional law, comparative law, cultural and religious diversity, jurisprudence, legal ethics, mental health law, Administration law, legal interpreting and legal education, electronic media coverage of courts is Daniel's field of international expertise and the main focus of his research for publication.
In the course of his comparative research of cameras in courts, Daniel has contributed to the debate and reform of various aspects of this issue internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
He was commissioned to prepare a report for the Federal Court of Australia ('Electronic Media Coverage of Courts', 1998), has assisted the Canadian Judicial Commission and the Lord Chancellor's Department, and has worked with Court Public Information Officers and Judges in the United States and New Zealand.
Publications
BOOKS

Daniel Stepniak, Audio-Visual Coverage of Courts: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008) (ISBN: 9780521875271)

Electronic Media Coverage of Courts: A Report Prepared for The Federal Court of Australia by Daniel Stepniak (Federal Court of Australia, 1998)(ISBN 0 86422 893 7)

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Interpreting in Tribunal Hearings Involving Mentally Ill, Intellectually Disable and Cognitively Impaired Parties’ in Annamatia Arnall and Adolfo Gentile (eds) AUSIT 2012: Proceedings of the JUbilaTion 25’ Biennial Conference of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) 2014 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2014) (ISBN: 1-4438-5670-6

‘Cameras in Court: Reluctant Admission to Proactive Collaboration’ in Patrick Keyzer, Jane Johnston and Mark Pearson (eds) The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media (Halstead Press, ACT, 2012) ( ISBN 978-1-920831-93-6)

‘Implications of Legal Principles and Rationales for Court interpreting’ in Annamaria Arnal and Uldis Ozolinis (eds) Proceedings of the ‘Synergise!’ Biennial National Conference of the Australian Institute of interpreters and Translators: AUSIT 2010 (Cambridge Scholars Publicshing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2011) (ISBN: 1-4438-3202-2)

‘A Comparative Analysis of First Amendment Rights and the Televising of Court Proceedings’ in Eric Barendt (ed) Media Freedom and Contempt of Court (Ashgate, Farnham, UK, 2009) (ISBN: 978 0 7546 2785 2)

“Cameras in Courts: For Whose Benefit?” in, Kam Fan Sin (ed) Legal Explorations: Essays in Celebration of Professor Michael Chesterman, pp. 238-265 (Lawbook Company, Sydney 2003) (ISBN 0 455 21918 4).

“Broadcasting British Courts: Not Suitable for Viewing by the General Public” in Paul Mason (ed) Criminal Visions: Media Representations of Crime and Justice. (Willan Publishing, Devon, UK, 2003) (ISBN-1-84392-013-1)



COMMISSIONED REPORT

Public Dissemination of Audio Visual Recordings of Court Proceedings: A research paper on the international leading practice in the dissemination of audio visual recordings of court proceedings by trial and appeal courts, commissioned by the WA Courts, 28 July 2006



JOURNAL ARTICLES

Refereed Articles

‘Court TV: Coming to an Internet Browser Near You (Update, Developments and Current Issues)’ (2006) 15 (4) Journal of Judicial Administration 218. (ISSN 1036-7918

‘Court in the Web’ (2000) 25 (2) Alternative Law Journal 72-75 (ISSN 1037-969X) (co-written in equal contribution with Southampton Institute Criminologist, Dr Paul Mason)

‘Why shouldn't Australian Courtroom Proceedings be Televised?' (1994) 17 University of New South Wales Law Journal 345-382 (ISSN 0313-0096).

Non-refereed Articles in Prominent/Reputable Scholarly Journals

’Technology and Public Access to Audio Visual Coverage and Recordings of Court Proceedings: Implications for Common Law Jurisdictions’, (2004) 12 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 791- 823 (ISSN 1065-8254)

‘A Comparative Analysis of First Amendment Rights and the Televising of Court proceedings’ (2004) 40 Idaho Law Review 315 – 349

Non- refereed Articles in Professional Journals

‘The Broadcast of Court Proceedings in the Internet Age’ (2004-5) 85 Reform 33-7, 60.(ISSN 1313-153X)

‘A Legal Obsession’ (1999) 8 (1) Onyx 11-13 (The Journal of the University of Western Australia Blackstone Society).

‘The Multiculturalist Backlash and Cultural Diversity’ 1997 (2) Floodgates 15-19. (Floodgates is the Journal of the Griffith University Law Society).

‘Televising of Court Proceedings’ (1995) (1) University of New South Wales Law Journal Newsletter 4-6, (contribution to Forum) Republished in the UNSW Law Journal, 'Televising of Court Proceedings' (1995) 18 (2) University of New South Wales Law Journal 489-92 (ISSN 0313-0096)

Notes/Reviews in Refereed, Scholarly or Professional Journals

‘Cultural Difference: the case of Stack v WA’, Down Under All Over (2005) 30(2) Alternative Law Journal 96 (ISSN 1037-969X)

“Teaching Leaders - Perspective of a UWA Lecturer” (2004) 10(1) Issues of Teaching and Learning, 4 http://www.catl.osds.uwa.edu.au/publications/ITL/2004/1/lecturer (ISSN 1329-2277)

‘Promoting Public debate’ The Last Word, 23 (3) UWAnews 5 April 2004, 12 See: http://www.publishing.uwa.edu.au/uwanews/2004/uwanews20040405.pdf

‘Tackling Legal Issues: Topical but Taboo Religion’ 2004 Peppercorn 4, 24-25.

‘The Context and Questions of Legal Education Reform’ (2004) 29(6) Alternative Law Journal 265 (ISSN 1037-969X) (Editorial)

‘Cameras in Court’ Peppercorn 3, July 2003, 15 - 17

Review of G. Lindell & R. Bennett (eds) Parliament: The Vision in Hindsight (Federation Press, 2001) in (2002) 10 (1) Australian Law Librarian 84 – 90. (ISSN: 1039-6616)

‘Religion & Education: Tertiary Level Religion’ (2000)9(9) Directions in Education (ISSN NO. 1038-1368).

‘An evaluation of teaching strategies designed to include and accommodate disadvantaged students and those of diverse backgrounds’ 1998 4 (2) Australasian Law Teachers Association Newsletter 5-6.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Religious freedom, tolerance and diversity in Australian democratic society: The ideal, the reality, and the future” presented at the History Teachers Association (WA) “Visions And Values In A Democratic Society: Teaching for Responsible Citizenship” seminar held at the AFSSSE Constitutional Centre of WA on October 30th 2002

D. Stepniak, M. Warner and E. Santhanam ‘Law and Religion: Towards a More Inclusive Legal Education’, Volume 24 Proceedings of the Annual HERDSA Conference 2001, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc., ACT, 2001 (ISSN 1441 001X, ISBN 0 908557 49 3)

‘Law and Religion’, a chapter in a University of Western Australia booklet, titled Achieving Diversity and Inclusivity in Teaching and Learning at the University of Western Australia (1999) 60-66, published as a monograph (co-written with Megan Warner)

‘An evaluation of teaching strategies designed to include and accommodate disadvantaged students and those of diverse backgrounds’ 1998 4 (2) Australasian Law Teachers Association Newsletter 5-6.

‘The “ordinary person” test of provocation in multicultural Australia: It’s time to stop the tail wagging the dog’, in 1996 Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers’ Association, Flinders University, Adelaide SA, 10-13 July 1996, Interest Group papers Vol. 1 pp. 47-55

'Minority Values and the Reasonable Person of Torts' in M. Chanock and L. Marks (Eds), Cross Currents: Internationalism, National Identity & Law: 50th Australasian Law Teachers’ Association Conference 1995, (La Trobe University Press, 1995) 405-19.(ISBN 1 86446 402X)

'Public Scrutiny, Social Justice and Opposition to the Televising of Court Proceedings' in Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, (University of Tasmania Law Press, 1995) Vol. 2, 1176-88.


CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

On 7 March 2015 I presented a plenary session paper titled ‘Broadcasting of Proceedings of Court’ at the Annual Conference of the Bar Association of Qld.

I presented a paper on “Interpreting for the mentally ill, intellectually disabled, and cognitively impaired in Tribunals” at the AUSIT 2012 JubilaTIon Conference at Macquarie University, Sydney held on 1-3 December 2012.

On 26 October 2012 I presented a paper titled ‘The relationship between Personal and Professional Ethics’ at a Continuing Professional Development seminar in Perth

On 1 November 2011, following the Court’s release of its Interpreting Guidelines, I presented a revised and updated paper titled ‘Working with interpreters’ at a District Court of Western Australia Information Session on the use of Interpreters.

On 30 May 2011, together with student Holly Threlfall, I made a presentation titled ‘Supervised Research: Supreme Court Webcasting Project’ at a Teaching and Learning forum at the University of Western Australia

On 20 May 2011 I presented a paper titled ‘Working with Interpreters ‘at a District Court of Western Australia Interpreters Conference,

On 12 February 2011 I presented a paper titled ‘Cameras in Court – Reluctant admission to proactive collaboration’ at ‘The Courts and the Media in the Digital Era’ A symposium of the Centre for Law, Governance and public policy and the Centre for New Media and Education, at Bond University, Gold Coast

On 6 November 2010 I presented a paper titled ‘Implications of the rationale for legal interpreting’ at the ‘Synergise!’ 2010 Biennial National Conference of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators, held at Notre Dame University Fremantle.

'The UWA Law School Law and Religion course' at Living with Religious Diversity: Faith and Globalisation Student Conference at National University of Singapore on 1 August 2010

on 24 June 2010 I participated in a Council of Official Visitors Training Day, as a panel member in a session on Reviews conducted by the Mental Health Review Board.

‘Visual recording of court proceedings: The case for courts' utilising new media to proactively promote access, understanding and informed debate’, key-note paper at Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice, ‘Justice, Media and Public: Changing Public Perceptions in the New Media Landscape’ conference, held at Keele University UK on 25-26 March 2010. The paper is published online at:
http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/lpj/JusticeMediaPublic/papers.htm (password - jmp)

‘Beyond Language Competence – The Need for Legally Informed Interpreters’ Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Conference on the Use of Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals’ 12-14 March 2009 in Fremantle.

‘Broadcasting Of Court Proceedings – A Comparative Perspective’ Presented at The Judges and Media Pillars of Democracy Seminar held on 24 – 25 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa.

I was invited to present a paper titled ‘Religion and Domestic Violence’ at 4th June 2008 Law and Religion Workshop at the Legal Intersections Research Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong.

ALTA “Placements: Much more than an alternative form of assessment”, presented to Practical Legal Training Interest Group at the 2007 ALTA Conference Law and Public Policy at the University of Western Australia, 23-26 September 2007.

‘Seeing Justice Done: A Matter for the Courts Rather Than the Media’ at International Conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century: Joint Annual Meetings of LSA and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL), July 25, 2007 Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

“Promoting Public Understanding of Court Proceedings: From Reliance on Media Reporting to Courts’ Proactive Harnessing of Technology” Canadian Law and Society Association conference ‘Law: Power and Communities’ conference, the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 31 May 2007

‘Need for a guardian or administrator’ at State Administrative Tribunal, Human Rights Stream – Guardianship and Administration Professional Development Day, Perth, 17 May 2007
‘Advocacy at Mental Health Review Board hearings’ at Training for Council of Official Visitors’ Members, Bentley Technology Park, WA, on 17 May 2007.

‘A Proactive Role for Courts in Promoting Public Confidence by Facilitating Enhanced Public Understanding’ at the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Conference, Confidence in the Courts, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 9-11 February 2007

‘The Therapeutic Value of Open Justice’ at The 3rd International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Perth Convention Centre, 7 June 2006.

‘The Involuntary Treatment of the Mentally Ill. Capacity to Consent: Reconciling Autonomy and Beneficence’ at a staff seminar held at the Law School, UWA, 30 May 2006

“Cameras in the Courts’ District Court Judges’ Conference, Joondalup WA held on 16-17 March 2006, at the invitation of the organisers.

On 2 December 2005 I presented a paper titled ‘The Media’s Coverage of the Schapelle Corby Trial: Implications For Australian Court Reporting’ at the Mediacomm Law 2005 conference held at the Centre For Media And Communications Law, Melbourne Law School.

On 8 October 2005 I presented a plenary paper titled “Court TV – coming to an Internet browser near you: an update on developments and current issues’ at the 23rd AIJA Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Technology, Communication, Innovation’ held in Wellington, NZ. See: http://www.aija.org.au/ac05/presentations/Stepniak.doc
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On 5 July 2005 I presented a paper on “The Importance of Teaching Social Justice as Part of the Undergraduate Law Degree” at the Australian Legal Education Forum held in Perth, at the invitation of The Australian law Students Association.

On 8 March 2005 I presented a paper outlining the findings of my PhD dissertation, ‘Electronic Media Coverage of Court Proceedings: Australian Experiences In The Light Of Overseas Developments’ in a staff seminar at the law School of The University of Western Australia.

On 10 January 2005 I presented a paper titled ‘Overseas Themes and Lessons’ via video link to the Department for Constitutional Affairs Broadcasting Courts Seminar, London. The paper is published online at: http://www.dca.gov.uk/consult/courts/speeches/stepniak.htm.

At the invitation of Victim Support and Witness Services, on 8 November 2004 I presented a paper titled “Comparisons with the Inquisitorial System” to staff and volunteers at the may Holme Centre in Perth.

On February 14, 2004 I presented a paper titled “Technology and Public Access to Audio Visual Coverage and Recordings of Court Proceedings: Implications for Common Law Jurisdictions” at the International Conference on The Legal and Policy Implications of Courtroom Technology held at the College of William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia.

On November 11, 2003 I made a presentation on the separation of church and state to a public meeting of the Humanist Society of Western Australia

On September 24, 2003 I presented a paper on the topic of “Law and Religion” at a University of Idaho, College of Law, colloquium

On September 23, 2003 I presented a guest lecture titled ‘A Global Perspective on media and the Courts’ to a University of Idaho meeting of the Society of Professional Journalists

On August 6, 2003 I conducted a session on “The Impact of Rights and technology on Public Access to Audio Visual Recordings of Court Proceedings: A Comparative Study of Common Law Jurisdictions” at the Oxford/Cardozo Summer Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wadham College, Oxford University

I made a presentation and participated in a panel discussion of “Cameras in Courts”, which I helped organise, in the April 15 Law & Journalism session of The 13th Commonwealth Law Conference 2003 held in Melbourne 13-17 April 2003. Other panellists and presenters included Geoffrey Robertson QC, Mark Stephens, Rosalind McInnes, and Roger McConchie

I presented a paper titled "Constraints on the protection of religious freedom in Australia: A case for redefining what is being protected" at the Prophecy, Power and Pluralism: Religion and Politics in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific conference held in Wellington, New Zealand on 9-10 December 2002.

I presented a paper titled “Religious freedom, tolerance and diversity in Australian democratic society: The ideal, the reality, and the future at the History Teachers Association (WA) Visions And Values In A Democratic Society: Teaching for Responsible Citizenship seminar held at the AFSSSE Constitutional Centre of WA on October 30th 2002

I presented a paper titled: “The Complementary/Adversarial Roles of Courts and the Media in Audio-Visual Court Reporting: An Australian Perspective” at the International Communication Association conference in Seoul, July 15-19, 2002

A paper titled ‘Law and Religion: Towards a More Inclusive Legal Education’, which I co-wrote with Megan Warner and Dr Elizabeth Santhanam, was presented by Dr Elizabeth Santhanam at the July 2001 conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, held at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The paper has been published in the edited transcripts of the conference proceedings.

On July 5, 2001 I presented a paper titled ‘Religious Diversity and Legal Education’, which I co-wrote with Megan Warner, at the at the Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law, International Meeting on Law and Society, in Budapest, Hungary.

On July 4, 2001 I presented a further revised and expanded version of the paper titled “Cameras in Courts: A case for extending the US debate beyond constitutional rights” at the Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law, International Meeting on Law and Society, in Budapest.

On April 27, 2001 I presented a work in progress paper titled “Cameras in Courts: A case for extending the US debate beyond constitutional rights” at a roundtable seminar to faculty members of the University of Idaho College of Law on April 27, 2001.

On 30 January 2001 I presented a paper titled ‘Judicial Discretion and the Recognition of a Presumptive Constitutional Right to Audio Visual Coverage’ to judges and court administrators at the Idaho Judiciary’s 2001 Administrative Conference, held at the Idaho Supreme Court, in Boise, Idaho.

On 29 January 2001 I presented a paper titled ‘Electronic Media Coverage of the Courts: Issues confronting Court Clerks and Administrators” at the 2001 Clerks/Judges Conference held in Boise, Idaho.

On 5 July 2000 I presented a paper titled ‘‘UWA Law School’s Law and Religion Project – 12 months on’ at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association held in Canberra.

On 5 October 1999 I made a presentation on “Law, Religion and Inclusivity” at the launch of the Achieving Diversity and Inclusivity in Teaching and learning Project’s report at University House, UWA.

On 7 July 1999 I presented two papers at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association held in Wellington, New Zealand: a paper which I had prepared titled ‘Law and Religion’ and a paper written by Martin Flynn, a colleague, titled “The place of legal research in the undergraduate curriculum”.

On 7 May 1999 I co-led a session on diversity at a Fremantle teaching workshop for UWA and Murdoch University law staff.

In August 1998 I presented a paper titled “Towards a more representative & diverse student body: A discussion of teaching implications’ to the Teaching Interests Discussion Group at the University of Western Australia Law School.

In October 1997 I presented a paper titled ‘An evaluation of teaching strategies designed to include and accommodate disadvantaged students and those of diverse backgrounds’ to the Legal Education Interest Group at the 1997 Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference held at the University of Technology - Sydney.

In July 1997 I presented a seminar paper titled ‘Responding to the Needs of Minority Students” to the Teaching Interest Group at Griffith University Law School in Brisbane.

In July 1997 I was invited to present a paper titled ‘The implications of the Populist Backlash Against Multiculturalism for the Promotion and Incorporation of Cultural Diversity in Australian Law Schools’, at the 1997 Australian Legal Education Forum, held in Brisbane.

In September 1996 I presented a paper on ‘Incorporating Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Your Teaching Materials’ at a University of Melbourne, Law School staff seminar.

I presented a paper titled ‘The “ordinary person” test of provocation in multicultural Australia: it’s time to stop the tail wagging the dog’ at the annual conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, held in Adelaide, in July 1996.

I presented a paper titled 'Minority Values and the Reasonable Person of Torts' at the annual conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, held at La Trobe University in September 1995. A revised version of this paper has been published as part of the proceedings of the conference.

My reflections on the below mentioned SALT conference formed the basis of a paper titled 'Diversity in the Law School' which I presented at the University of Melbourne Law School’s Equal Opportunity Committee Staff Seminar in April 1995.

I presented a paper titled 'Public Scrutiny, Social Justice and Opposition to the Televising of Court Proceedings' at the October 1994, annual conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, held in Hobart. A revised version of this paper has been published as part of the proceedings of the conference.


I prepared a paper titled 'Diversity in the University of Melbourne Law School' for a September 1994, Society of American Law Teachers conference on 'Diversity in the Law School Curriculum' held at the University of Minnesota.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Daniel is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, and the Supreme Courts of Western Australia, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory, and a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales.

In legal practice Daniel specialized in the areas of Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Confiscation of Profits of Crime, and Child Sexual Assault.

Currently his legal practice is confined to his work as a Legal Member of the WA Mental Health Review Board and of the Qld Mental Health Review Tribunal, and as a Senior Sessional Member of the WA State Administrative Tribunal.

Daniel has been a member of the law school's Library, Equity, and Teaching and Learning committees. His work at UWA has included his appointment for two terms as an Equity and Diversity Adviser for 2005-2010.
Funding received
RESEARCH GRANTS RECEIVED


2007University of Western Australia Diversity Initiatives Fund Grant for 2008 - $1360 to assist in the implementation of the “Language Issues in Culture Sensitive Lawyering” project

2005Department of Immigration, Multicultural and indigenous Affairs, Living in Harmony, Community Grant, ($50,000) to undertake the Citizens of the Globe: In Tune with Difference project. One of six principal stakeholders in the project which aims ‘to raise the awareness of students at a higher education institution around issues of cultural diversity, racism and community harmony...designed to promote a deeper, active and more sustained engagement with the issues’.

1999Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs’ Living in Harmony Scheme grant ($53,850) to undertake the Incorporating Issues of Law and Religious Diversity into Legal Education project

Over a period of 18 months Western Australian religious communities, indigenous people, academics, lawyers, judges and other interested parties were invited to identify issues, develop, participate in and evaluate a law unit in which students are undertaking an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the relationship between law and religion and its implications for Australian law, religious tolerance, freedom and social harmony.

1999Achieving Diversity & Inclusivity in Teaching & Learning Project Grant from the University of Western Australia ($3000) to pursue further the inclusivity aspects and objectives of my Law and Religion course

1995Department of Employment, Education and Training research grant of $39,000 to ‘Develop and introduce material into the undergraduate law curriculum that will give students the skills necessary to practice law in a culturally sensitive manner’.One of five principal investigators who succeeded in obtaining this grant. (A report on the research, written jointly by the researcher and chief investigator has been published: Anthony O’Donnell and Richard Johnstone. Cross Cultural Curriculum, Cavendish Publishing 1997.)

Languages
English and Polish
Memberships
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

Australian Society of Legal Philosophy


Law Society of Western Australia


Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service (WA)

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration

National Conference of Court Public Information Officers

International Communication Association

Law and Society Association

Australasian Law Teachers Association
Honours and awards
TEACHING AWARDS

On December 15, 2003 received two University of Western Australia teaching awards:

The Excellence in Teaching (Unit) Award – Nominated and awarded for the elective unit Law and Religion; and

The Excellence in Teaching (Inclusivity) Award – “The University of Western Australia Award for Inclusivity in Teaching which 'recognises a member of Academic Staff who is an outstanding teacher and who respects and effectively responds to diversity among students.'

In February 2008 awarded the UWA Faculty of Law Excellence in Option Unit Teaching Award



Previous positions
LEGAL ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2006 – UWA – Associate Professor of Law

1998 – 2006UWA – Lecturer

2005Joint coordinator of Legal Theory at Murdoch University Law School

2003 (Sept) Visiting Professor, University of Idaho, College of Law

2003 (August)Presenter in Oxford University’s “Comparative Media Law and Policy” Summer Programme

2000– 2001Visiting Associate Professor of Law – University of Idaho, College of Law

1997– 1998Lecturer, Law School, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

1994– 1996Lecturer, Law School, The University of Melbourne.

1992 – 1993Lecturer in Legal Studies Education, Institute of Education, University of Melbourne

2000 & 2001Resident Tutor, St. George’s College, University of Western Australia

1995 – 2000Consultant to the Federal Court of Australia, on issues pertaining to electronic media coverage of court proceedings

1989 – 1992Self-employed in media industry

1990Part-time Business Law teacher at North Sydney College of TAFE

1989– 1990 Researcher, writer, presenter of Medicine and the Law, a program for the medical profession, through Sydney pay-tv Australian Medical Television Network.

1987– 1989 Regular legal-advice guest on weekly national television program Focus on Living,

1988– 1989 Solicitor with the Office of the Solicitor of Public Prosecution (NSW) – specializing in drug prosecutions, confiscation of profits of crime and child sexual assault law.

1986– 1988 Solicitor with Legal Aid Office (ACT) - mental health, criminal law, Children's Court, family law, domestic violence, general law and litigation - emphasis on advocacy (over 500 court appearances).

1986Consultant, Commonwealth Human Rights Commission for Report No 23, Review of the ACT Adoption of Children Ordinance 1965 (1986)

1983 – 1985Legal Studies Teacher, Hawker Evening College, ACT.

1981– 1986Legal Studies Teacher, Stirling Evening College, ACT.

1981– 1985Legal Studies Coordinator and Politics Teacher, Stirling College, ACT.

1980Legal Studies and Politics Teacher, Phillip College, ACT.
Teaching
Daniel has taught a wide range of legal subjects including:

- Information Management Law
- Law and Cultural Diversity
- Environmental Law
- Torts Law
- Legal Process
- Property Law
- Constitutional Law
- Jurisprudence
- Administrative Law
- Law and Contemporary Social Problems, and
- Law and Religion.

Current external positions
Senior Sessional Member of State Administrative Tribunal (Human Rights stream)

Sessional Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Board (WA)

Sessional Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal (Qld)
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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