Latest Activities

Learn more about what we do at ACJI, including events, presentations, publications and media appearances.

July 2019

  • Research Fellow Dr Liz Sutton recently successfully passed the examination of her PhD thesis. Liz's medical anthropology research, 'Birth Dissonance: Using Pain Relief in Child Birth' was undertaken in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. Her degree will be conferred at graduation in July. Congratulations Dr Sutton!
  • In July 2019 ACJI is pleased to hosting four outstanding undergraduate law students for the ACJI Winter Research Scholarship Program. Talani, Tim, Claude and Jacov are getting an experience of empirical civil justice research by working with ACJI Director A/Prof Genevieve Grant on a quantitative study of security for costs, as well as participating in a range of faculty events and seminars.

June 2019

  • PhD Candidate Clare Scollay was recently selected to participate in an international workshop on Access to Civil Justice: Integrating and Advancing Theory and Practice at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. The workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation (US) and convened by a stellar panel current MacArthur Foundation Genius Professor Becky Sandefur. The workshop gave Clare the opportunity to share her research on legal services use in injury compensation schemes with other interdisciplinary scholars working on access to justice. Well done Clare!
  • We are pleased to welcome Jacqueline Weinberg as an ACJI Fellow. Jackie is an Assistant Lecturer, PhD Candidate, and Clinical Supervisor in Monash Legal Practice Programs at the Faculty of Law, Monash University. Jackie's doctoral research explores ADR in clinical legal education. She teaches criminal law and trusts in the LLB and JD programs at Monash, and her research areas are in ADR, student well-being and technology and the law, focusing on access to justice in clinical legal education. Welcome Jackie!
  • Associate Professor Genevieve Grant (ACJI Director) presented at a Resolution Institute event on Ethics in Mediation in June.
  • Beth Kilgour (ACJI Senior Research Fellow) presented at the Work Disability Prevention and Integration conference in Denmark in June.
  • Associate Professor Genevieve Grant (ACJI Director) presented a Research Methods Workshop in the faculty on 10 June ('Judgments as data: A guide for beginners').

May 2019

  • On 16 May 2019 ACJI hosted a seminar at Law Week 2019. This event addressed the relationship between community members' digital and legal capabilities, as technology becomes an increasingly important means of accessing legal services. Event attendees heard from internationally recognised experts, Patrick Olivier (Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Monash University) and Dr Catrina Denvir (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, Monash University).
  • Held on 17 May 2019, this Law Week masterclass was a hands-on workshop to the NewLaw landscape, human-centred design and the use of legal tech in enhancing access to justice.  The event was facilitated by Rachel Kessel (Legal Tech & Design Fellow, ACJI). Read more on ACJI Blog.

April 2019

February 2019

  • In February 2019 we welcomed Rachel Kessel as our Legal Tech & Design Fellow. Rachel currently works as a lecturer and Chief Examiner in Criminal Law and Australian Legal Reasoning & Methods. Rachel co-founded an EdTech startup, Pracademix TM, that facilitates legal internships.  Rachel developed and implemented an interdisciplinary pilot bringing together postgraduate Law and Information Technology students to solve a problem for Victoria Legal Aid. Due to this initiative, Rachel won ‘Academic of the Year’ at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2018. In 2019 Rachel has engaged various industry practitioners  from Legal Aid and the Commercial, NewLaw and startup spaces, to co-teach in the Masters of Law unit - LAW5650: Legal Tech Studio.

View ACJI's activities from previous years.