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Mrs Jane Kotzmann

Position: Associate Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Law School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443906 +61 3 92443906



Jane is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Law at Deakin University where she teaches MLL324 Administrative Law.

Before embarking on her career in academia, Jane served as an associate in the inaugural Teach for Australia program. Prior to this, she was in private legal practise for a number of years, principally in commercial litigation.

Jane obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and her Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Teach for Australia) from the University of Melbourne. Jane is currently completing her PhD in relation to the human right to education.

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Teaching Interests


Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL324 Administrative Law

Knowledge areas

Human Rights; Public International Law; Administrative Law


Awards and prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award 2012


Research interests

Human Rights; Public International Law; Administrative Law



‘Lifting the cloak of conceptual confusion: exploring the meaning of the human right to higher education’ (2015) 21(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming)

In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder (26 August 2014) The Conversation <>

Higher education plans breach international rights covenant (with Prof Kay Souter) (23 June 2014) The Conversation <>

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