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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. He is passionate about legal education and the role of law schools in modern society. His areas of teaching expertise include law in context, legal theory, animal law, business law, and company 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 several leading textbooks. He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in the areas of legal education, critical legal theory, disruption of the legal services sector and the impacts of climate change.

Professor James is Co-Director of the Bond University Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE), Co-Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD), President of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers Association (AALTRA), Immediate Past Chair of the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA), and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Professional admissions

  • Admitted as Solicitor (Queensland)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • Member of the Council of Australian Law Deans
  • Member of the Australasian Law Academics Association
  • Member of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers and Researchers Association
  • Member of the Centre for Professional Legal Education

Professional appointments

  • Co-Chair - Council of Australian Law Deans
  • Immediate Past Chair - Australasian Law Academics Association
  • President - Australasian Animal Law Teachers and Researchers Association
  • Co-Director - Centre for Professional Legal Education
  • Executive Editor – Legal Education Review

Teaching expertise

Nick’s areas of teaching expertise include law in context, legal theory, animal law, business law, and company law.

Teaching awards

  • 2007 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Subjects

  • Climate Law in Context
  • Foundations of Enterprise Law
  • Enterprise Law
  • Business Law

Qualifications

  • 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