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Dr

Olivia Barr

Senior Lecturer
Law
Jurisprudence
Geography
Anthropology
Public Art
law
social sciences
walking
government & law
cultural studies
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Dr

Olivia Barr

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Contemporary Legal Relations
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Dr

Olivia Barr

 

Olivia Barr joined the Law School as a Senior Lecturer in February 2016. She completed her LLB (Distinction) and BA (Anthropology and Philosophy) at the University of Western Australia, an LLM at the University of British Columbia, and a PhD at Melbourne Law School.

Prior to returning to Melbourne, Olivia was a Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has also worked as a government solicitor, in law reform, and for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. With Dr. Karen Crawley (Griffith University), she is the Managing Editor of the Australian Feminist Law Journal: A Critical Legal Journal.

Olivia writes in jurisprudence, and her cross-disciplinary work engages with geography, anthropology, philosophy, architecture and contemporary public art practices. Her research focuses on questions of inheritance, especially ongoing relations between Anglo-Australian common law and Aboriginal law in Australia. Olivia recently published A Jurisprudence of Movement: Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place (Routledge, 2016) in Routledge's 'Space, Materiality and the Normative' series. Her current research concerns questions of lawful place, and argues for greater attention to the place-making practices of law.

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Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Law

Member

Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School

Member

Centre for Resources, Energy and Environment Law, Melbourne Law School

Managing Editor

Australian Feminist Law Journal Editorial Board

Steering Committee Member

Space, Place, Country Research Clustre, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Committee Member

Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia

Education


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

University of Melbourne

MASTERS OF LAW BY RESEARCH

University of British Columbia

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The University of Western Australia

BACHELOR OF LAWS (DISTINCTION)

The University of Western Australia