Judith Marychurch took up the role of Assistant Dean – Teaching & Learning at Melbourne Law School on 30 March 2015. She is a co-convenor of the Legal Education Associate Deans (LEAD) Network, which comprises representatatives from all Australian Law Schools. The LEAD network aims to enhance collaborative approaches to teaching and learning in Australian legal education through leadership, encouragement and promotion of good practice in learning and teaching in the discipline of law.
Prior to her appointment at Melbourne Law School, Judith was a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean – Teaching & Learning in the Law School at the University of Wollongong (UOW), an institution she served from some nineteen years.
In 2006, Judith received a national Carrick (then ALTC and now OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning as well as the UOW Vice Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL). In 2013 Judith was selected as a member of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Register of Experts in Discipline 0909 Law; Academic administration; and Curriculum development and design.
Judith’s interests include legal education, particularly student wellbeing and innovation in assessment; also evidence and corporate law, with a specialisation in the legal issues surrounding forensic accounting.