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Associate Professor Suzanne Le Mire

Telephone +61 8 8313 0102
Position Associate Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 4344
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 3 26
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Biography/ Background

After practising at Piper Alderman, Dr Suzanne Le Mire moved to academia, where she is Associate Professor of Law and the Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions. 

Suzanne’s research work on corporate law, corporate governance and legal ethics has been published in a number of highly regarded national and international journals. She is regularly invited to speak at a variety of public and professional events. This has included presentations to the Law Society of South Australia, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, the Hong Kong Law Society, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and others. She has also been invited to speak to ASIC and the Law Institute of Victoria. She has been a distinguished overseas visitor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and visiting scholar at University College London.

Suzanne has held roles as Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Dean of Law at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. She is a member of the SA Judicial Development Committee, an editor of the international journal, Legal Ethics, secretary of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association, and a member of the International Association of Legal Ethics. In 2012 Suzanne was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism based at Georgia State University in recognition of her teaching activities. In 2015, Suzanne, together with a team from the Law School, was the recipient of the Executive Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching for her activities for first year law students.


PhD, Monash University

BA, University of Adelaide

LLB( Hons), University of Adelaide

GDLP, South Australia Institute of Technology

Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of South Australia

Barrister and Solicitor High Court of Australia

Teaching Interests

Corporate Law

Statutory Interpretation

Law and Popular Culture

Legal Ethics.

Research Interests

Suzanne's research interests fall into two main areas:

  1. Corporate law, governance, and ethics;
  2. The legal profession, its regulation, and ethics.

Suzanne would be happy to supervise masters and doctoral students in these areas.   She is currently supervising Aida Abdul Razak's doctoral work on the regulation of corporate manslaughter and Peter Kassapides, who is looking at court connected mediation in the District Court of South Australia.


Professional Associations

Secretary, Corporate Law Teachers Association.

Editor, Reports, Comments and Notes, Legal Ethics (Hart Journal)

Member, Judicial Development Commitee


Member, Monash Governance Research Group.

Member, Legal Ethics Teachers Network

Member, IAOLE

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesLaw, Crime & Justice, Ethics
ExpertiseCorporate law; corporate governance; corporate ethics; legal profession; lawyer regulation; legal ethics
NotesPhD(Monash; LLB(Hons) BA (Adelaide) Member of executive, Corporate Law Teachers Association. Legal member, University of Adelaide human Research Ethics Committee Member, Judicial Development Committee Member, Legal Ethics Teachers Network 2012 Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism (Georgia State University) Barrister and Solicitor

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

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