Dr Leela Cejnar is a Senior Lecturer at the Thomas More Law School's Mackillop Campus (North Sydney).
Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Leela Cejnar worked for twenty years in legal practice, both with major international law firms and with the Commonwealth Public Service (notably, for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). In 2009, Leela joined the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University as an Associate Lecturer. In 2010, she was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales' (UNSW) Business School, where she also served as a Senior Lecturer from 2013 until 2016. In 2016, Leela was appointed as Manager, Education Support, reporting to the Deputy Dean (Education), at UNSW Business.
Leela holds a PhD in competition law, which is her primary area of research. She also researches and publishes about her teaching and has received teaching citations and awards for her contributions to student learning.
Leela is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Leela's research focuses on the regulatory and governance aspects of competition law, particularly with regard to the development of competition law and policy frameworks across ASEAN Member States. Leela's research has been published in leading international journals and she has presented at several conferences in Australia and overseas. She has supervised higher degree research students in MPhil and PhD programs. Leela's research also includes the areas of legal education and the scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education. Leela has been awarded teaching citations and presented and published about her teaching.