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Jacinta Dharmananda

Asst/Prof Jacinta Dharmananda

Assistant Professor
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3955
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
jacinta.dharmananda@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
LLB BJuris W.Aust.
Biography
Current: PhD Candidate, College of Law, ANU.


Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons) UWA
Bachelor of Laws (UWA)
GCERT (Arts) UWA
Admitted in WA, Victoria and New York State.

Jacinta joined the UWA Law Faculty in 2011. Jacinta teaches statutory interpretation, the legislative process and legal ethics. She is also a PhD candidate with the College of Law at the Australian National University. Her topic is about the relationship between the legislative process and statutory interpretation. In 2017, Jacinta was awarded a Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship to undertake research on the parliamentary process at the Australian Parliamentary Library in Canberra.

Prior to joining the Law School, Jacinta worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house positions in the areas of oil and gas, finance and corporate/commercial for more than 12 years. She worked both in Australia and overseas including Singapore, Japan and the United States.

Key research
Statutory interpretation
Legislative process
Publications
PUBLICATIONS

Jacinta Dharmananda, “The ‘Always Speaking’ Principle: Not Always Needed?” (2017) 28 Public Law Review 199

"Teaching Statutory Interpretation in Australia: What's Next?" (2016) Statute Law Review; Advanced Access published June 22, 2016 doi:10.1093/slr/hmw030 (co-authored with Patricia Lane)

"A Duty to Google? Ethical Issues arising from Emerging Technology" (2016) 43(3) Brief Magazine (WA Law Society) 16

"Interpreting statutes and contracts: A distinction without a difference?' (2015) 89 Australian Law Journal 580 (co-authored with Leon Firios)

Jeffrey Barnes (La Trobe),Jacinta Dharmananda (UWA), Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Monash) and
Alex Steel (UNSW) 'The Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) Good Practice Guide to Teaching Statutory Interpretation' (2015)
http://www.cald.asn.au/resources

"Outside the Text: Inside the Use of Extrinsic Materials in Statutory Interpretation' (2014) 42 Federal Law Review 333

"The Commonwealth strikes back: Clarifying amendments to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth)" (2011) 35 Australian Bar Review 116.

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS

Parliament of Western Australia, Legislative Council, Seminar for Members and Staff, “Statutory Interpretation for Statute Makers: Core Principles and Tools” - 1st November 2017

Participant (by invitation only) in Symposium - "Teaching Legislation: Theory and Practice", La Trobe Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting, La Trobe School of Law, Melbourne - 26 October 2017

Parliament of Western Australia, Legislative Assembly, Seminar for Members and Staff, “Interpreting the law – an Introduction for Non-lawyers” - 14th September 2017

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Oxford University, UK - “What can Judges learn from the legislative process about using extrinsic materials when construing statutes?” – 8th September 2016

The Australia-New Zealand Scutiny of Legislation Conference: Parliamentary Scrutiny, Parliamentary Sovereignty - Presentation - "How Far Can Hansard Help? The Use of Parliamentary Material in Fixing Ambiguity" - 14th July 2016

Community Legal Centres Association, Perth, "Ethical issues arising from emerging Technology” - 17th June 2016

Parliament of Western Australia, Presentation to Members, “Statutory Interpretation for Statute Makers: Core Principles and Tools” - 16 March 2016

WA Law Society Law Summer School, Annual Conference, Plenary Session Paper - 26 February 2016 - "A Duty to Google? Ethical Issues arising from Emerging Technology"

Australasian Law Teachers Association(ALTA) Annual Conference 2015, Melbourne - 18 July 2015 - Chair of Parallel Session 5A: "Teaching Statutory Interpretation"

Western Australian Bar Association Autumn Festival of CPD - 16 March 2015 - Presentation - "Statutory Interpretation"

WA Law Society and UWA Law School Joint Series - The Academic and the Practitioner Conversation - 5th November 2014 - "Interpretation of Statutes and Contracts" (jointly with Barrister Michael Feutrill)

Legislative Council Committee Office - Legislative Scrutiny Workshop and Live Webcast - Paper - 17 October 2014 - "Recent Developments in Statutory Interpretation"

WA Supreme Court Lunch Time Series - Presentation - 3 September 2014 - "Implications to Fix Drafting Errors in Statutes: Explications of Taylor v The Owners – Strata Plan No 11564"

Australasian Drafting Conference - 1 August 2014 – Paper: "Is a 'cat' a 'dog'? Notes on Implying words into Statutes and other Recent Developments in Statutory Interpretation."

Legalwise CPD Seminar – 12 June 2014 – Paper: “Common Conundrums with Statutes”

WA Law Society Law Summer School, Annual Conference – 21 February 2014 – Plenary Session Paper on Interpretation: Byrnes v Kendle – “Statutory Interpretation: The Same but Different”

State Solicitor’s Office CPD Programme for Government Lawyers – March 2013 – Presentation: “The Interpretation of Subsidiary Legislation”

WA Constitutional Centre Twilight Seminar - May 2012 – Presentation: “Recent Amendments to the Acts Interpretation Act”
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Not teaching in 2017-on leave for research.

Teaching
Legislation in Practice - Unit Coordinator, lecturer and tutor
Legal Theory and Ethics - lecturer

Funding received
2017 Honorarium for successful completion of 2017 Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

2016 Law School Research Grant (Conference/travel) as contribution towards attendance at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference in the UK, September 2016 (Theme: Legislation and the Judiciary)

2013 Recipient of UWA Improving Student Learning Grant: ‘The Making of Legislation: An Inside View for Students’ Interview Series
Languages
Japanese
Memberships
WA Law Society
Statute Law Society
Australasian Study of Parliament Group
Honours and awards
Recipient of 2017 Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship to undertake research at the Australian Parliamentary Library in Canberra.
http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/APF/Recipients

Nominated for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award 2016 (combined Faculties of Law and Education)

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award 2015 (combined Faculties of Law and Education)

Nominated for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award 2014(combined Faculties of Law and Education)
Previous positions
Corporate Associate, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (US law firm), Tokyo office and Singapore office.
Corporate Associate, Covington & Burling (US law firm), New York City.
Senior Counsel, BHP Billiton (Petroleum Division), Melbourne.
Legal Counsel, Mitsubishi Oil (Overseas Projects Division), Tokyo, Japan.
Solicitor and then Senior Associate, Freehill Hollingdale & Page, Perth.
Teaching
Not teaching in 2017 - on leave for research

Legislation in Practice (law making process, statutory interpretation)
Legal Theory and Ethics (legal ethics component)
Current external positions
Member of Advisory Board, LaTrobe Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting - March 2016 to present
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/law/research/cfl/about-the-centre/advisory-board-members

Associate Member, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel

Member, Australasian Study of Parliament Group (WA Chapter)

Member, The Law Society of Western Australia
Current projects
PhD Candidate, ANU College of Law
http://law.anu.edu.au/hdr/research_students
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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