Dr Lily O'Neill

  • Lily O'Neill

    Fellow (The Melbourne JD)

lily.oneill@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0909C


Dr Lily O'Neill recently completed her PhD with the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (Melbourne Law School) and the Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health). Her primary research interests relate to agreement making between traditional owners, resource companies and the state, as well as access and benefit sharing agreements, indigenous and collaborative governance, and natural resource law and politics. She undertakes consultancy work in these areas.

Her PhD thesis 'A Tale of Two Agreements: Negotiating Aboriginal Land Access Agreements in Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Industry' examines the Curtis Island and James Price Point LNG land access agreements.

As a Fellow at Melbourne Law School, Lily teaches the JD subject 'Dispute Resolution' and supervises students undertaking the JD subject 'Legal Internship'.

Previously, Lily was a lawyer with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. She has also worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Darebin Community Legal Centre, and the Cape York Land Council. She is the current Vice President of the Committee of Management of the Collingwood Children’s Farm.


The Melbourne JD

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Legal practitioner in the High Court of Australia

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