Professor Kate Galloway

Strategic Professor
Law and Social Justice

Kate Galloway

Phone: +617 3623 7702

Organisational Area: Faculty of Law and Business

Department: Thomas More Law School QLD

Location: Brisbane campus

Professor Kate Galloway is a property lawyer and Strategic Professor, Law and Social Justice. She studied law and economics at the University of Queensland, and holds a master of laws by research from QUT and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Admitted to practice in Queensland and in the High Court of Australia, she brings to her academic practice a background as a solicitor in both private practice and a land council, as well as longstanding governance experience in the community legal sector. She is committed to providing a transformative educational experience for students aimed at graduating ethical and highly-skilled professionals capable of meeting the challenges facing contemporary society and the environment.

Professor Galloway is an award-winning law teacher, recognised with a 2009 ALTC citation for leadership in legal education. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is an expert in legal education who is widely published in the field. She established the Law Education Associate Deans Network and for six years until 2023 served as editor-in-chief of the Legal Education Review, continuing to serve on its editorial committee.

In addition to legal education, Professor Galloway is an expert in the field of property law with a focus on land rights, and is a sought-after commentator in this area. She has also recently published on questions of technology and land title reflecting her interest in the intersection of technology, law and society.

Before joining the Thomas More Law School, Professor Galloway has taught law in five law schools in three states, and has held various educational leadership roles in three Australian law schools. A leader in the discipline of law, Professor Galloway currently serves as the chair of the Australasian Law Academics Association. She serves on the editorial committees of Legal Ethics and the Alternative Law Journal and is a member of the advisory board of Law Technology and Humans.


For a full list of publications, please refer to Kate's Orcid account or SSRN.

Recent publications include:

  • Kate Galloway, Franci Cantatore and Louise Parsons, 'Mapping the Bounds for Integration of Blockchain Titles in a Torrens System' (in press) University of Queensland Law Journal
  • Kate Galloway, 'Employability in Legal Education' in Fiona Cownie and Anthony Bradney (eds) Edward Elgar Encyclopaedia of Legal Education (forthcoming)
  • Kate Galloway and Melissa Castan, 'Land Rights and the Operation of Public Law: Yunupingu v Commonwealth' (2023) 34(4) Public Law Review 175
  • Kate Galloway, 'The Doctrine of Quantum Entanglement' in Nicole Rogers and Michelle Maloney (eds), The Anthropocene Judgments Project: Futureproofing the Common Law (Routledge, 2024) 85-100
  • Kate Galloway and Nicole Graham, 'Learning Ecological Law: Innovating Legal Curriculum and Pedagogy' in Peter Burdon and J Martel (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Law and the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2023) 330-342
  • Kate Galloway, 'Posthumanist Legal Education: Learning to Entangle Human Law with Its More-Than-Human World' in Thomas Giddens and Luca Silinquini-Cinelli (eds), Biopolitics and Resistance in Legal Education (Routledge, 2023) 187-201
  • Kate Galloway, 'A Spatial Account of Non-Violent Environmental Extremism in Australia' in Elise Orofino and William Allchorn (eds), Routledge Handbook of Non-Violent Extremism: Groups, Perspectives and New Debates (Routledge, 2023) 429-444
  • Kate Galloway, 'Towards a New Legal Common Sense' in Daniel Newman (ed), Leading Works on the Legal Profession' (2023, Routledge) 22-37
  • Kate Galloway and Melissa Castan, 'Constitution, Land and Sovereignty: Love as a "Race Relations" Case?' (2022) 33(2) Public Law Review 97-103


  • Land tenure, particularly land rights for Indigenous peoples, and the intersections between land tenure, environmental justice, and sovereignty
  • Legal education, particularly curriculum design
  • Access to justice, particularly with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and women
  • Digital technologies, the law, the practice of law, and educating for the futures of law



  • Strategic Professor, Law and Social Justice at Australian Catholic University (2024 - )
  • Director Career Readiness, Arts Education and Law, Griffith University (2023)
  • Education Lead, Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University (2023)
  • Deputy Chair, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Arts Education and Law, Griffith University (2021-2023)
  • Committee Member, Griffith University Equity Committee (2020-2023)
  • Associate Professor of Law, Griffith Law School (2020-2023)
  • Co-Director, Centre for Professional Legal Education, Bond University (2017-2019)
  • Curriculum Lead, Integrated Skills and Professionalism, Bond University (2018-2019)
  • Associate Professor, Bond University Faculty of Law (2016-2019)
  • Adjunct, University of WA (2018-2023)
  • Visiting Scholar, Monash University (2016-2021)
  • Academic, James Cook University (2004-2015)
  • Curriculum Scholar, Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts, James Cook University (2009-2011)
  • Director of Teaching and Learning, JCU School of Law (2009-2013)
  • First Year Coordinator, JCU School of Law (2008-2012)


  • Chair, Australasian Law Academics' Association (2023 -), Deputy Chair, (2019 - 2023) and Committee Member (2015 -)
  • Editorial Committee, Legal Ethics (2023 -)
  • Editor in Chief, Legal Education Review (2016 - 2023)
  • Editorial committee, Alternative Law Journal (2012 -)
  • Inaugural convenor, Legal Education Associate Deans' Network (2010 - 2013)

Legal Profession

  • Member, Queensland Law Society Equity and Diversity Committee (2010 -)
  • Management Committee, EDO (NQ) (2015 - 2019)
  • Legal Officer, Land Council (2004 - 2005)
  • Steering Committee to establish North Qld Women's Legal Service (1995 - 1996)
  • Management Committee, Cairns Community Legal Centre (1992 - 1995)
  • Private Practice as solicitor in Brisbane and Cairns (property and commercial law) (1990 - 2004)

Professional Memberships

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Deputy Chair, EDO Ltd
  • Affiliate member, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

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