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Meredith Blake

Ms Meredith Blake

Deputy Head of School (Students)
UWA Law School

Contact details
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7011
+61 8 6488 1045
Meredith Blake is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia.
Key research
Meredith's research interests include Criminal Law and Health Law

“The Patient and the Practitioner: Health Law and Ethics in Australia”, joint M Blake and S Allen (Lexis Nexis, due Dec 2013)

“Kenny Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia”, joint M Blake and J Devereaux (Lexis Nexis, 2013)

Journal articles

“Doctors’ Liability for Homicide under the WA Criminal Code: Defining the Role of Defences”, accepted for publication in University of Western Australia Law Review, 2011

“New Laws for Medical Decision-Making at the End of Life”, Medicus, March 2010

“Loss of a chance in medical negligence: A lost cause”. Commentary on Gett v Tabet (2009) 254 AL5 504, The Tort Law Review (Vol 17, Number 3) November 2009, at p119

“Should Health Professionals be under a Legal Duty to Disclose Familial Genetic Information?” Commonwealth Law Bulletin (Vol 34, Number 3) September 2008, pp 571-593

“Religious Beliefs and Medical Treatment: The Challenge to Patient Consent”, Bond Law Review, Vol 19, Number 1, 2007, pp 26-60

“Whose Life is it Anyway? A Commentary on the Terri Schiavo Case” International Trade and Business Law Review, Vol X, 2006, pp 69-85

“Redrawing the Boundaries of Criminal Liability – Beyond Subjectivism”, Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol 12, Number 2, 2004, pp 217-233

“Ethical Issues and the Criminal Defence Lawyer” (joint M Blake (50%) and A Ashworth (50%)) Legal Ethics, Vol 7, No 2, Winter 2004, pp

“Policing Pregnancy: Rights and Wrongs”, Law and Medicine, 3 Current Legal Issues, 2000, pp 283-301

“Ethical Issues in Prosecuting and Defending Criminal Law Cases” (joint M Blake (50%) and A Ashworth (50%), Criminal Law Review, January 1998, pp 16-34

“Physician Assisted Suicide: A Criminal Offence or a Patient’s Right?”, Medical Law Review, 5, Autumn 1997, pp 294-316

“The Presumption of Innocence in English Criminal Law” (joint M Blake (40%) and A Ashworth (60%), Criminal Law Review, May 1996, pp 306-317

“The Gutter Truth”, 7 King’s College Law Journal, 1996-1997, p 99

“To Tort or Not to Tort”, 6 King’s College Law Journal, 1995-1996, p 101

“Battling the Budget: Judicial Review of National Health Resources”, 6 Dispatches (publication of the KCL CMLE), No 3, Summer 1996
Committee Membership (selected):

Member (Lawyer), Human Research and Ethics Committee, UWA (2009 continuing)

Chair, Equity Committee, Law School UWA (2012)

Accelerated Pathways Committee (Law School, 2010)

Member, Ethics Committee of the Genetic Council of WA (2006 continuing)

Research Committee, Law Faculty, University of Notre Dame (2006-2008)

Senate Ethics Committee, City University London (2002-2004)
Honours and awards
Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award and Blackstone Society Teacher of the Year, 2010, 2011, UWA

Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award (small group) December 2008, UWA

Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, University of Notre Dame Australia
July 2006, December 2006, July 2007, July 2008, December 2008
Previous positions
Director, LLB, Law School, City University London (2000-2002)

Head, Honours’ Program, Law School, City University London (2000-2002)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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