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Professor Patrick Keyzer, Dean, Thomas More Law School

Patrick Keyzer joined ACU in 2021 as Professor of Law and Public Policy and Dean of the Thomas More Law School. Professor Keyzer studied arts and law at the University of Sydney. His doctoral thesis, Open Constitutional Courts, explored how rules governing costs and standing in constitutional cases impact on access to constitutional justice, and theorised a new approach that was cited by the High Court of Australia in 2015.

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Dr May Fong Cheong, Acting Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer

Dr May Cheong is Acting Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer at the Thomas More School of Law, Australian Catholic University and a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Sydney. Her research areas are contract law, commercial law, competition law, consumer law, unfair contracts, remedies and comparative Asian law.

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Professor Michele Riondino, Director of Canon Law Centre

Michele Riondino earned his PhD at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and is now a Professor of Canon Law and Children’s Rights at ACU, where he is also the inaugural Director of the Canon Law Centre. Professor Riondino has authored two books and co-authored a third, written numerous articles and chapters of books, and his work has been published in national and international juridical reviews.

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David Spencer, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator - Melbourne

David Spencer joined the Thomas More Law School on 11 February 2019. He has been at ACU since 2012.

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Dr Amanda Alexander, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator – Sydney

Dr Alexander lectures and teaches Criminal Law and Public Law. Her research interests include the history of international humanitarian law –  and change, theory and practice in international law. She also does research in legal theory and sports law.

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Dr Kunle Ola, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator - Migration Law and Practice

Kunle is a Lawyer with an academic, legal, regulatory, enforcement and administrative background. He started off his formal legal experience at the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria and then joined a private law firm as a partner. 

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Philip Duncan, Lecturer and Discipline Leader - Migration Law and Practice

Philip is Discipline Leader in the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice. He is an experienced migration professional and educator. He has been a migration agent since 2004, and currently consults to Newland Chase, one of the largest global specialist migration firms.

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Staff listing

Browse our list of staff at the Thomas More Law School. 

For all other School lecturers, researchers and sessional staff, search or filter using our ACU staff directory. 

Professor Patrick Keyzer – Dean of Law and Professor of Law and Public Policy, Melbourne campus

Dr May Fong Cheong – Acting Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer, North Sydney campus

Professor Tony Ciro – Professor of Law, Melbourne Campus

Professor Michele Riondino – Director of Canon Law Centre and Professor of Law , North Sydney campus

Professor Rocque Reynolds – Professor of Law, Melbourne campus

Professor Spencer Zifcak – Allan Myers Chair of Law and Professor of Law, Melbourne campus

Associate Professor Michael Longo – Associate Professor of Law, Melbourne campus

Associate Professor Patrick Quirk – Associate Professor of Law, Brisbane campus 

Fr Frank Brennan – Adjunct Professor, Melbourne campus 

Professor Philip Clarke - Adjunct Professor, Melbourne campus

Mr Graham Thomas QC – Adjunct Professor, Melbourne campus

Dr Dominic Henley Katter – Honorary Fellow, Brisbane campus 

Dr Amanda Alexander – Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator, North Sydney

Dr M. Ehteshamul Bari – Senior Lecturer, Melbourne campus

Dr Brendon Murphy - Senior Lecturer, North Sydney campus

Dr Kunle Ola – Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator - Australian Migration Law and Practice, Brisbane campus

Mr Andrea Anastasi - Legal Profession Mentor, North Sydney campus

Mr David Spencer – Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Melbourne campus

Mr Philip Duncan – Lecturer and Discipline Leader - Australian Migration Law and Practice, Brisbane campus

Mr Joel Butler - Legal Profession Mentor, Melbourne campus

Mr Ian Lam – Associate Lecturer, North Sydney campus 

Mr Rodney Diggens – School Team Leader, Melbourne campus

Mrs Lesley Adukonu – Senior Library Coordinator, LARS, North Sydney campus 

Ms Kate Freedman – Senior Librarian, LARS, Melbourne campus

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