Dr Jacqueline Horan

  • Dr Jacqueline Horan

    Senior Lecturer

+61 3 8344 1022 | j.horan@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0843


Jacqueline Horan is a jury researcher. She holds the position of Senior Lecturer and is a member of the Victorian Bar (academic). Jacqueline has co-ordinated the Advocacy course for the law school for over a decade. She has taught advocacy to practitioners and experts as part of their continuing education at the Australian Advocacy Institute, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the National Institute of Forensic Science and the Victorian Bar Readers Course. Jacqueline's interest in the art of courtroom persuasion underpins her jury research. Her book 'Juries in the 21st Century' explores the impact of technology on the jury system and, in particular, on the way barristers, judges and witnesses communicate with the jury. For further details about the book, go to The Federation Press website. Her latest Australian Research Council projects involve interviewing 115 Australian jurors and exploring their perceptions of the expert evidence presented to them.

Jacqueline presents at conferences both locally and internationally. She is regularly interviewed in the media. For example, she spoke with Damien Carrick on ABC Radio National Law Report in December 2014 about juries and expert evidence. Listen to the segment. In 2013 she was an academic expert for the online program on social media developed by the Canadian National Judicial Institute, National Judicial College of Australia, the Judicial College of Victoria and the Judicial Institute of Scotland.

Prior to joining the Law School in 2003, Jacqueline worked for such organisations as the Victorian Legal Profession Tribunal and the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Victoria (as Associate to the Honourable Mr Justice Sir James Gobbo AC), and Mallesons Stephen Jaques. As a member of the Bar, Jacqueline specialised in professional negligence and misconduct She was an accredited mediator and VCAT appointed consiliator. She was primarily briefed by disciplinary bodies such as the Legal Profession Tribunal, Victorian Lawyers RPA, the Dental Board of Victoria and the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria.


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