Katy Barnett joined the Melbourne Law School in 2006 as a sessional lecturer and was appointed on a permanent basis in 2010. She was awarded her PhD in 2010, and it was published in 2012 by Hart Publishing as a monograph entitled Accounting for Profit for Breach of Contract: Theory and Practice. Katy has also written Remedies in Australian Private Law (CUP, 2014) with Dr Sirko Harder from Monash University. In early 2013, she was a visiting scholar with Brasenose College, Oxford as part of the Melbourne-Oxford Faculty Exchange.
In 2016 Katy received the Barbara Falk Award for excellence in teaching. She has taught Property, Equity and Trusts, Trusts, Torts, Contract and Remedies in the LLB and JD degrees. She has also taught in the Masters program. She has coordinated the JD Remedies course in 2012, 2013 and 2015, and has developed a Private Law Theory research project subject. Katy's research interests reflect her broad teaching experience and her interest in private law.
Prior to teaching at the Melbourne Law School, Katy held a variety of positions, including banking litigator at Russell Kennedy, Associate to Justice Mandie at the Supreme Court of Victoria and Research Assistant to the Court of Appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
The Melbourne JD
Melbourne Law Masters
Other Faculty and University Responsibilities
Member of the Melbourne Law School JD Committee
One of the three editors of Opinions on High, the Melbourne Law School High Court Blog
Memberships and Affiliations
Katy Barnett is an associate of the Obligations Group and the Communications and Media Law Centre.