Assistant Director, Melbourne Law School Clinics
Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
Katie Robertson is the Assistant Director of the Melbourne Law School Clinics at the Melbourne Law School, and a Research Fellow at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.
Katie brings over 10 years practical legal experience to her role at the Melbourne Law School in human rights, public interest litigation and the community legal sector both in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining the Melbourne Law School, Katie worked at the Human Rights Law Centre, in Maurice Blackburn’s Social Justice Practice, the Aboriginal Legal Service in Central Australia, and at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She also has policy and political experience, having worked at Oxfam Australia and as an advisor for a Federal Senator. She has extensive strategic litigation experience and has represented clients from diverse backgrounds including victims of war crimes, refugees and people seeking asylum, Aboriginal clients living in remote communities and victims of corporate misconduct and asbestos disease.
Through her work on behalf of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, Katie developed a particular interest in the rights of stateless children.
Katie currently coordinates and teaches in the Public Interest Law Clinic.