Ms Cornelia Koch

Ms Cornelia Koch
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Adelaide Law School
 Email cornelia.koch@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5713
 Location Floor/Room 3 22 ,  Ligertwood Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    After completing a German law degree (Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen, [First State Law Exam]) at the University of Wuerzburg and a period in private legal practice, Cornelia Koch pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland where she obtained a Master of Comparative Law and a Juris Doctor degree. Cornelia was a part-time Tutorial Fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. She joined Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide as a full-time academic in 2002. Cornelia is an Education Specialist and a Member of the Adelaide Education Academy. She has won teaching prizes at national, university and faculty level. Cornelia got admitted to legal practice in Queenland and the ACT. She has received a number of teaching and research grants and held awards for postgraduate studies from Germany and Australia. Her work has been published in Europe, the USA and Australia.

  • Qualifications

    Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen (First State Law Exam), Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany

    Master of Comparative Law (MCL), The University of Queensland, Australia

    Juris Doctor (JD), The University of Queensland, Australia

  • Awards & Achievements

    Teaching Awards

    2016  Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning

              Category: Enhancing student learning through Small Group Discovery Experiences

              The University of Adelaide (Team award with Matthew Stubbs and Adam Webster)   

     

    2010  Nominee, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Excellence in Teaching

              (Team nomination with Anne Hewitt, Margaret Castles and Andrew Ligertwood)

              

    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 Anne Hewitt, 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)

    2007     Runner-Up for The Executive Dean of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Team Teaching)

    2006     Nominee for Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Individual Teacher)

  • Teaching Interests

    Comparative Law

    Constitutional Law

    Principles of Public Law

    Law and Justice Internship

  • Research Interests

    Constitutional Law

    Comparative Law

    Comparative Constitutional Law

    Human Rights

    Children's Rights

  • Publications


    Books

    Australian Constitutional Law: Commentary and Cases, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 2007 (with Suri Ratnapala, Thomas John and Vanitha Karean)

    Edited Volume

    Festschrift for Justice Bradley Selway, (2007) 28 Adelaide Law Review (Special Edition), (Guest Editor with John Williams, Laura Grenfell, Matthew Stubbs, Rachael Gray, Michael Wait, Clement MacIntyre)

    Book Chapters

    ' "Bis hierher sollst du kommen und nicht weiter" - The German Constitutional Court and the Boundaries of the European Integration Process' in Gabrielle Appleby, Nicholas Aroney, Thomas John (eds), The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Chapter 11, 197 - 210

    'The Sky is Falling if Judges Decide Religious Controversies! - Or is it? The German Experience of Religious Freedom Under a Bill of Rights' in Paul Babie and Neville Rochow (eds), Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights, University of Adelaide Press, 2012, Chapter 10, 190 - 215, Ebook freely available here

    'The Genesis of the German Constitution - From Total Devastation to the Dawn of a New Era' in Juergen Broehmer (ed), The German Constitution Turns 60,  Schriftenreihe Oeffentliches und Internationales Recht, Peter Lang Verlag, 2011, 209 - 230 (with Thomas John)

    Journal Articles

    'Internship Courses for All? Supporting Students Undertaking Unpaid, University-Run Legal Internships' (2019) Alternative Law Journal  (with Laura Grenfell), available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X19845688

    '"Getting a Foot in the Door": Internships and the Legal Profession' (2018) 40(7) The Bulletin - Law Society of South Australia 28 (with Laura Grenfell)

    'Not Without my Consent! Irreversible Changes to the Bodies of Intersex Children Should be Forbidden' (2017) 104 Australian Rationalist 8 (with Travis Wisdom)

    'The Voting Rights of Incarcerated Australian Citizens' (2011) 46(2) Australian Journal of Political Science 213 - 228 (with Lisa Hill)

    'Can and Should Burqas be Banned? The Legality and Desirability of Bans of the Full Veil in Europe and Australia' (2011) 36 Alternative Law Journal 16 (with Anne Hewitt)

    'The Ballot Behind Bars After Roach: Why Disenfranchise Prisoners?' (2008) 33 Alternative Law Journal 220 (with Lisa Hill)

    'Locus Standi of Private Applicants Under the EU Constitution: Preserving Gaps in the Protection of Individuals' Right to an Effective Remedy' (2005) 30 European Law Review 511

    'The Doctrine of Supremacy of European Community Law as a Condition Precedent for the Doctrine of Direct Effect' (2005) 9 International Trade and Business Law Review 201

    'Commission of the European Communities v Jego-Quere & Cie SA' (2004) 98 American Journal of International Law 814

    Refereed Conference Papers

    'The Voting Rights of Incarcerated Australian Citizens' (with Lisa Hill), 'Connected Globe: Conflicting Worlds' Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010, The University of Melbourne, 27-29 September 2010

    Conference and Seminar Presentations

    'The Role of Comparative Legal Skills in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives', Panel Convenor and Discussant (with Jessica Viven-Wilksch, Laura Grenfell, Kellie Toole, Greg Taylor, David Plater), presented at 2018 Global Legal Skills Conference (GLS 13), John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA, and Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 10-12 December 2018

    'Student and Teacher Perspectives on Assessment and Feedback in WIL: the Practice-Research Nexus' (with Laura Grenfell, Sarah Kapadia and Jake Kriticos), presented at Festival of Learning and Teaching, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 20 July 2018

    'Technology-Enabled Assessment and Feedback in a Large First-Year Law Class: Student and Staff Perspectives' (with Azaara Perakath and Matthew Stubbs), presented at Festival of Learning and Teaching, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 20 July 2018

    'Using Innovation to Deliver Pedagogical Value in the Age of the Economically Efficient Corporate University - Adelaide's Flipped and Inquiring Public Law Curriculum' (with Matthew Stubbs), presented at '(Re)Valuing Higher Education', 2018 Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Adelaide, 3-5 July 2018

    'Using social justice internships to equip students with flexible, work-ready skills' (with Laura Grenfell and Anne Hewitt), presented at 'Bend or Break: Flexible Institutions, Teachers and Students', HERGA Conference 2017, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 22 September 2017

    'Inquiry-Based Learning in Public Law: Adelaide's Small Group Discovery Experience' (with Matthew Stubbs), presented at 'Law on the Line', Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 5-8 July 2017

    'The Benefits of Work-Integrated, Experiential Learning - A Case Study of Legal Internships' (with Laura Grenfell), presented at 'Law on the Line', Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 5-8 July 2017

    'Children's Rights on the Line - A Call for a Human Rights Approach to the Legal Treatment of Children with Intersex Traits' (with Travis Wisdom), presented at 'Law on the Line', Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 5-8 July 2017

    'Evaluating the Benefits of Public Law Internships' (with Laura Grenfell), presented at Public Law in the Classroom Workshop 2017, UNSW, Sydney, 16 February 2017

    'Inquiry-Based Learning in Law: Three Years of a Small Group Discovery Experience in the First-Year Curriculum' (with Matthew Stubbs), presented at 'From Research and Policy into Practice', HERGA Conference 2016, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 22 September 2016

    'The Social Contract, Natural Rights and Parliamentary Supremacy, 1680s-1760s', presented at 'English Law, Culture, Governance and Society, 1680s-1760s', University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 15-16 September 2016

    'Stop 'the Chop'! The Case for Legal Regulation of Underage Boys' Circumcision', presented at Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2015, Flinders University, Adelaide, 1-3 December 2015

    'Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom - Experiences of Success and Failure', Discussant, 'Teaching the Law' Seminar Series, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, 10 February 2015

    'The Constitutional Validity of Religious Anti-Vilification Laws', presented at 'Justice, Mercy and Conviction: Perspectives on Law, Religion and Ethics', 2013 Australasia, Asia Pacific Conference of the J Reuben Clarke Law Society Australia, co-hosted by the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 7-9 June 2013

    'Proportionality in Rights Adjudication: Approaches to Balancing Competing Interests in Australia and Germany' (with Sarah Moulds) Seminar of the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Adelaide, 27 February 2013

    'The Principle of Proportionality as a Received Legal Transplant in Australian Constitutional Law: Success, Failure or Too Early to Tell?' presented at 'Receiving Laws/Giving Laws', 31st Annual Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, 10-12 December 2012

    'Is Female Circumcision Evil and Male Circumcision Fine? A Critical Gender Based Discussion of the Legal Regulation of Genital Cutting in Australia' (with Anne Hewitt), Fay Gale Centre Annual Conference, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 4-6 December 2012

    'Rethinking Lecture Notes', presented in 'Teaching the Law' Seminar Series, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, 15 November 2012

    'Justiciable Legal Frameworks for Human Rights as Received Legal Transplants in Developing Countries: Some Indicators for Their Success and Failure', presented at 'Law and the Politics of Realising Human Rights in Developing Countries' Workshop, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 31 October 2012

    'Give Them a Fish or Teach Them How to Fish? Developing Students' Capacity for Lifelong Learning' (with Anne Hewitt), presented at 'Partnerships' conference, Education Research Group of Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 20-21 September 2012

    'Is Circumcision a Crime? A Critique of the Legal Regulation of Genital Cutting in Germany and Australia' (with Anne Hewitt), Seminar jointly organised by the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, The University of Adelaide, and the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Adelaide, 13 September 2012

    'The Voting Rights of Incarcerated Australian Citizens' (with Lisa Hill) presented by Lisa Hill at 'Connected Globe: Conflicting Worlds' Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010, The University of Melbourne, 27-29 September 2010

    'Is the German Constitutional Court Setting the Limits to Further EU Integration?', 'Federalism: Trends in Australia and Abroad' (with Geoff Anderson and Tommaso Coniglio), (invited speaker), Symposium organised by the Association for Research Between Italy and Australia (ARIA), SA Chapter, Adelaide, 22 July 2010

    'Do Burqas Bite? National and International Perspectives on Bans of Religious Dress' (with Anne Hewitt and Melati Lum), Seminar jointly organised by the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, The University of Adelaide, 20 July 2010

    'The Future of the Quasi-Federalist Project in the European Union - "The (Constitutional) Treaty is Dead. Long Live the (Lisbon) Treaty!"' presented at 'The Europe that Is, Was and Will Be' Conference, Contemporary Europe Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, 9 November 2009

    'Reflections on the External Affairs Power in Light of Pape', Seminar of the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law on 'Pape v Commissioner of Taxation (Cth): a 'Stimulating' Decision of the High Court', Adelaide, 19 October 2009, part of a panel of presenters with John Williams, Gabrielle Appleby and Stephen McDonald

    'Classroom Crucifixes, Teacher Headscarves, Faith Healers and More: the German Experience of Religious Freedom under a Bill of Rights', Cultural and Religious Freedom under a Bill of Rights, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, Canberra, 13 - 15 August 2009 

    'The Ballot Behind Bars: Roach v Electoral Commissioner' (with Lisa Hill), Seminar of the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Adelaide, 31 July 2008

    'The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Honourable Justice Callinan in the Freedom of Political Communication Cases', Seminar of the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law on 'The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Honourable Justice Callinan', Adelaide, 9 August 2007, part of a panel of presenters with John Gava, Stephen McDonald and Michael Wait

    'The European Court of Justice - a Loose Cannon? An Examination of the Court's Methodology in the Protection of Fundamental Rights', New Europe, New Governance, New Worlds? Conference, Monash European and EU Centre, Melbourne, 12-14 April 2007

    'Is s 51(xx) Limited to the Regulation of the External Relationships of Constitutional Corporations?', joint seminar of the SA Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and the Australian Labour Law Association on 'The Work Choices Case', Adelaide, 12 December 2006, part of a panel of presenters with Rosemary Owens, John Williams and Greg Parker

    'Methods of Protection: Fundamental Rights in the European Court of Justice and the High Court of Australia,' New Researchers, New Research Conference, Law School, University of Adelaide, 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2004

    'Bringing the European Union Closer to its Citizens? The Convention on the Future of Europe and the New European Constitution', 21st Annual Australian Law and Society Conference, Law School, University of Newcastle, 8-10 December 2003

    'The Courts in a Changing World: Judicial Protection of Human Rights in the European Court of Justice and the High Court of Australia', 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference, Law School, University of Sydney, 31 Oct-1 Nov 2003

    'The Doctrine of Supremacy of European Community Law as a Condition Precedent for the Doctrine of Direct Effect', Second Annual PhD Colloquium, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, 3 May 2002

     

    Posters

    'The Benefits of Public Law Internships' (with Laura Grenfell), presented at Public Law in the Classroom Workshop 2017, UNSW, Sydney, 16 February 2017, available here

    'Inquiry-Based Learning in Public Law: Adelaide's Small Group Discovery Experience' (with Matthew Stubbs), presented at Public Law in the Classroom Workshop 2017, UNSW, Sydney, 16 February 2017, available here

    Full-Text Links:

    See my SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=759244

     

    Media

    'Surgery to Make Intersex Children 'Normal' Should be Banned', (with Travis Wisdom), originally published in The Conversation, then The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, SBS, The Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, WA Today and others, 5 July 2017 available here

    'Stop the Chop! Circumcision of Underage Boys Should Be Discouraged', Adelaidean, Winter 2013 Issue, 20-21, available online here

    'Should Circumcision Get the Snip?' Interview with Radio Adelaide, 12 September 2012

     

    Blog Entries

     'Is the Circumcision of a Young Boy a Crime? Yes, According to a German Court', 29 June 2012, Public Law Research Community Blog, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, entry available here

    ' "Bis Hierher Sollst Du Kommen und Nicht Weiter" - The German Constitutional Court and the Boundaries of the European Integration Process', 17 July 2012, Public Law Research Community Blog, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, entry available here

    'The Sky is Falling if Judges Decide Religious Controversies! - Or is it? The German Experience of Religious Freedom Under a Bill of Rights', 26 March 2012, Public Law Research Community Blog, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, entry available here

     

    Podcasts

    'The Uncut Truth - the Tensions Between Autonomy, Consent and Religion', ILLUMINATE, Episode 8, Adelaide Law School (with Tina Tran, Gaida Merei and Lesley Jayasuriya), available here

  • Community Engagement

    Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and Law, The University of Adelaide, Member of Management Board

    Public Law and Policy Research Unit, The University of Adelaide

    Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Member of Convening Committee, South Australian Chapter

    International Association of Constitutional Law

    Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy

    Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

    Australasian Law Teachers Association

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