Staff profile - Ken Arenson

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Aprof Ken Arenson

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Law
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272256 +61 3 52272256
Email: ken.arenson@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, University of Kentucky, 1974
  • Master of Laws, University of Edinburgh, 1991
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Toledo (USA), 1978


Career highlights

Reliance by the Supreme Courts of the States of Washington (USA) and Victoria (Aust) on the aforementioned articles published in the Drake Law Review and Criminal Law Journal respectively

Reliance by the Victorian Law Reform Commission on the aforementioned article published in the Flinders Journal of Law Reform


Professional activities

Pro Bono Work

Series of guest lectures on the topic of the prosecution and defense of drinking drivers: bond hearings, parole and probation revocation hearings,  pre-trial conferences, jury and non-jury trials, sentencing hearings, and all  necessary pre-trial and post-trial  motions.

Seminars presented on a range of topics in evidence, criminal law and constitutional law at St. Thomas University (USA) and the University of Toledo (USA);

Legal Advisor to Law Reform Commission of Victoria;

Legal advisor to Geelong Community Legal Services, Victorian Legal Aid and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Victoria.

Awards

Awards and prizes

Awards and Achievements

Reliance by the Supreme Courts of the States of Washington (USA) and Victoria (Aust) on the aforementioned articles published in the Drake Law Review and Criminal Law Journal respectively;

Reliance by the Victorian Law Reform Commission on the aforementioned article published in the Flinders Journal of Law Reform;

Award in recognition of distinguished service to the Student Bar Association while teaching at the Southern University Law Center;

Award in recognition of distinguished service for work as a legal intern in the Criminal Defender Clinic;

Election into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in recognition of graduating in the top 10% of law school graduating class; and

Five times Dean’s List as an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky.


Publications

Publications

Books
Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions: Cases and Materials, Arenson, Kenneth  J, Bagaric, Mirko and Gillies, Peter (2011, 3rd edn) (Oxford University Press) (706 pgs)

Criminal Procesess and Investigative Procedures: Victoria and Commonwealth, Arenson, Kenneth J and Bagaric, Mirko (2012) (LexisNexis) (314 pgs)

Criminal Law and Procedure in Victoria, Arenson, Kenneth  J and Bagaric, Mirko (2009) (LexisNexis) (242 pgs)

Criminal Laws in Australia, Cases and Materials, Arenson, Kenneth  J and Bagaric, Mirko (2007, 2nd edn) (Oxford University Press) (708 pgs)

Rules of Evidence in Australia: Text and Cases, Arenson, Kenneth J and Bagaric, Mirko (2007, 2nd edn) (LexisNexis Butterworths) (659 pgs)

Understanding Evidence, Arenson, Kenneth J and Bagaric, Mirko (2002) (LexisNexis Butterworths) (610 pgs)

A Guide to Evidence, Companion to the LBC Casebook  by Waight & Williams, Arenson, Kenneth  J and Bagaric, Mirko (2001) (LBC) (610 pgs)

Refereed articles
“The Intoxication Defence: Toward a Better Understanding of Current Doctrine and Reform (2015) 78 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) (in press)
       
“The Chaotic State of the Law of Rape in Victoria: A Mandate for Reform (2014) 78 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 326 (15 pgs)                                     

“The Paradox of Disallowing Duress as a Defence to Murder” (2014) 78 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 65 (15 pgs)

“The Queen v Getachew: rethinking DPPv Morgan” (2013) 77 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 151 (12 pgs )

“Thabo Meli: The Pernicious Effects of Result Driven Decisions” (2013) 77 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 41 (15 pgs)

“Rape in Victoria as a Crime of Absolute Liability: A Departure From Both Precedent and Progressivism” (2012) 76 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 399 (21 pgs)

“Ignorance of the Law as a Defence to Rape: The Destruction of a Maxim” (2012) 76 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 336 (11 pgs)             

“An Entrenched Bill of Rights: A Protection for the Rights of Minorities” (2012) 18 James Cook University Law Review 28 (27 pgs)
         
“Rejection of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine in Australia: A Retreat from Progressivism” (2011) 13 University of Notre Dame (Australia) Law Review 17 (40 pgs)

“The Propensity Evidence Conundrum: A Search For Doctrinal Consistency” (2006) 8 University of Notre Dame (Australia) Law Review 31 (33 pgs)

“The Pitfalls in the Law of Attempt: A New Perspective” (2005) 69 Journal of Criminal Law (UK) 146 (21 pgs)

“Expanding the Defences to Murder: A More Fair and Logical Approach” (2001) 5 Flinders Journal of Law Reform 129 (32 pgs)

“Propensity Evidence in Victoria: A Triumph For Justice or an Affront to Civil Liberties?” (1999) 23 Melbourne University Law Review 263 (24 pgs)

“The Efficacy of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Providing A Satisfactory Remedy Where Contracts Are Ineffective Due to Common Mistake or Error” (1997) 3 Deakin Law Review 183 (18 pgs)

“Causation in the Criminal Law: A Search for Doctrinal Consistency” (1996) 20 Criminal Law Journal 189 (27 pgs)

“Unravelling The Hearsay Riddle: A Novel Approach”  (1994) 16 Sydney Law Review 342 (17 pgs)     





 


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