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Ms Anne Hewitt

Telephone +61 8 8313 4453
Position Associate Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 4344
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 3 29
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Biography/ Background

Anne studied Arts and Law at the University of Western Australia. After graduating from Law she completed her articles of clerkship with Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks (now Allens) in Perth, before moving to Melbourne to work in commercial and intellectual property litigation. In 2003 Anne reloacted to London to complete a Master of Laws degree at King's College London, University of London, and in 2005 found her way to Adelaide and commenced work at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer in the Law School.

Anne is an Associate Professor in the School.  From 2010 - 2012 she acted as the Law School's Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (UG). Anne teaches civil procedure and dispute resolution, and has a particular interest in anti-discrimination and equality law.  She represented SA on the Law Council of Australia's Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee for five years, and is a member of the editorial board of the Legal Education Review. Anne established the Law School's 'Teaching the law' seminar series in 2009, and is currently co-coordinating the series.


BA (UWA), LLB (UWA), LLM (King's), Grad Certificate in Education (Higher Ed) (Adelaide), Grad Certificate in Education (Online Learning) (Adelaide)

Awards & Achievements


Chief investigator (with Mary Heath, Mark Israel, Alex Steel, Kate Galloway and Nat Skead) OLT Innovation and Development Project 'Smart Casual: Promoting Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law', ID14-4320 2015-2016

Chief Investigator (with Rosemary Owens, Andrew Stewart and Joanna Howe) ARC Discovery Project ‘Work Experience: Labour Law at the Boundary of Work and Education’, DP150104516, 2015-2018

Project Leader OLT Seed Grant Project 'Smart Casual: Towards Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law' SD-2013, 2013-2014


2014 - LexisNexis ALTA Mentor of Teaching Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law 


2014 - Faculty of the Professions Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (with Dr Matthew Stubbs)


2009 - Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for the Development of a Suite of Law Courses Designed to Facilitate Student Learning of Legal Theory by Immersion in Simulated Legal Practice (Team Award with Cornelia Koch, Andrew Ligertwood, Margaret Castles and Matthew Stubbs)

2008 - Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Team Teaching

2008 - The Executive Dean of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Team Teaching)

Teaching Interests

Civil procedure
Evidence and advocacy
Anti-discrimination law

Research Interests

Equality and anti-discrimination laws, native title, legal education.


Selected recent publications


Margaret Castles and Anne Hewitt, Dispute Resolution and Ethics (2nd ed) (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

Margaret Castles and Anne Hewitt, Dispute Resolution and Ethics, (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Book Chapters

'The hidden academic workload - administration and management of teaching teams' in Sally Kift, Jill Cowley, Michelle Sanson and Penelope Watson (eds), Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education (LexisNexis, 2011).

Refereed publications (sole author)


'Can a Theoretical Consideration of Australia's Anti-discrimination Laws Inform Law Reform?' (2013) 41(1) Federal Law Review 35-70.

'Give me a fish or teach me to fish? Developing law students' capacity for lifelong learning' (2012) 37(4) Alternative Law Journal 259-263.

'Commercial exploitation of native title rights - a possible tool in the quest for substantive equality for Indigenous Australians?' 2011 (32) Adelaide Law Review 245-282.


'Navigating the Maze of Australia's Complex Discrimination Legislation: A Case Study of Belief Discrimination' (2011) 24 Australian Journal of Labour Law 1-21. 

'Producing skilled legal graduates: Avoiding the madness in a situational learning methodology' (2008) 17(1) Griffith Law Review 87 – 120.

Refereed publications (joint author)

Mary Heath, Anne Hewitt, Mark Israel and Natalie Skead, 'Beginning to Address ‘The Elephant in the Classroom’: Investigating and Responding to Australian Sessional Law Teachers’ Unmet Professional Development Needs’ (2015) UNSWLJ 38(1)

'The practical knowledge conundrum' (with Kellie Toole) (2013) 25 (5) New Zealand Universities Law Review 980.

'Regulating Gender - Restrictive, facilitative, or transformative laws? (with Dr Laura Grenfell) (2012) 34(4) University of Sydney Law Review 761-784.

'Can and should burqas be banned?  The legality and desirability of bans of the full veil in Europe and Australia' (with Cornelia Koch) (2011) 36(1) Alternative Law Journal 16-20.

Conference and seminar presentations

'Can we teach skills in the cyber world? Developing e-learning skills development toools' (with Dr Matthew Stubbs), HERGA Conference 27 September 2013, Adelaide.

'Using e-learning tools to open to gate to professional skills acquisition' (with Dr Matthew Stubbs),  30 September 2013 ALTA Confernece, ANU.

'Teaching law in broader contexts' (with Prof Stephen Bottomley, Prof Prue Vines, Assoc Prof Alex Steel and Ms Penny Carruthers), 30 September 2013 ALTA Confernece, ANU.

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesHuman Rights & Civil Liberties, Law, Crime & Justice
Expertiseanti-discrimination law; equality; legal education

Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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