Justine Poon

Visiting tutor

Justine Poon is Lecturer in Law and Society at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she teaches on international law, human rights, and justice and legal systems. Justine is a critical legal theory, law and humanities, and refugee law scholar whose PhD is currently being completed at the Australian National University’s College of Law.

Her research is on how language, images and different genres of storytelling can give us the tools to gain insight into the logic and operations of law. She has presented her work extensively at conferences in Australia and internationally.

Justine has taught in general law courses and electives at the ANU and given special seminars at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the University of Lucerne and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She was the manager of Law Reform and Social Justice at the ANU from 2014-2019 – an initiative that developed student community law, outreach and law reform projects. Justine has held visiting fellowships at the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong and at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies – lucernaiuris, University of Lucerne.

Also a creative writer, Justine collaborated on a large scale exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2017, produces a podcast on Law, Art and Politics (2021 – ongoing) and written creative pieces as alternative expressions of her research intended for a broader audience. She is keen to collaborate on projects that embed law in its social, cultural and philosophical contexts.

https://lawartpolitics.com/

https://www.usc.edu.au/staff/justine-poon

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