Professor Suzanne Le Mire

 Position Professor
 Org Unit Adelaide Law School
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0102
 Location Floor/Room 3 26 ,  Ligertwood Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    After practising at Piper Alderman, Suzanne moved to academia, where she is an Professor at the Adelaide Law School and Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide.

    Suzanne’s research interests are focused in the discipline areas of corporate law and professional ethics. She is particularly interested in the role and regulation of independence in a number of contexts including corporate and superannuation boards, judges, regulators and lawyers. Suzanne is regularly invited to speak at a variety of public and professional events in Australia and overseas. She has been a distinguished overseas visitor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Mannheim, Germany, visiting scholar at University College London, and, in 2017, Suzanne was a Fellow at the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University, New York.

    As well as holding a number of senior university roles, including Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Associate Dean (Research) and Dean of Law in recent years, Suzanne is a member of the SA Judicial Development Committee, an editor of the international journal, Legal Ethics, President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association, the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Committee, ASIC's Regional Liaison Committee, a member of the International Association of Legal Ethicists and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 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.

  • Qualifications

    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.

  • Publications

  • 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

  • Media Expertise

    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

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Entry last updated: Sunday, 20 Sep 2020

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