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Mrs Cassandra Seery

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 2016
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Deakin University, 2016
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Institute, 2015

Contact

c.seery@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46316

Biography

Cassandra Seery is an Academic at Deakin Law School, a two-time national finalist for Academic of the Year in 2019 and a two-time national finalist for Academic of the Year in 2018. She is also a recipient of the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Award through Innovation that spans the Experience Promise for her role as unit chair for Legal Internship.

Cassandra has worked with the school since 2016 as a lecturer, tutor, and unit chair. She was also the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Co-ordinator for the law school and sat as a member on the Faculty Board and the LLB Course Team. Cassandra has experience teaching a wide range of units including: Legal Principles and Statutory Interpretation, Torts, Administrative Law, Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts and Deakin’s Legal Internship program. Cassandra is passionate about enhancing the student experience through quality teaching and engagement, both on-campus and on the Cloud, and is dedicated to working with students to make the most of their potential.

Prior to commencing with Deakin Law School, Cassandra worked as a legal and social policy professional with the Victorian Public Service, leading the vulnerable children portfolio in Aboriginal Affairs and specialising in other key areas including multicultural affairs, family violence, health and justice.

Cassandra specialises in child rights and is currently a doctoral program candidate at Monash University. She has also presented at conferences internationally in this area. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Dist) / Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Leo Cussen Centre for Law and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

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Research interests

  • Child Rights and Policy
  • Indigenous Rights and Policy
  • Family Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Administrative Law

Affiliations

  • Member, Australian Child Rights Taskforce (UNICEF Australia/National Children's and Youth Law Centre).
  • Member, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Member, Bravehearts Inc. Executive Research Advisory Panel.
  • Member, Maribyrnong City Council Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.
  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria.

Units taught

  • MLL110 - Legal Principles & Statutory Interpretation
  • MLL117 - Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
  • MLL213 - Torts
  • MLL351 - Legal Internship
  • MLL324 - Administrative Law

Conferences

Conference Presentations:

‘Parental Separation and the ‘best interests of the child’ at international law: guidance for nation states in the 21st century’ presented at the XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2-5 September in Prague, Czech Republic.

‘Australia’s new Stolen Generation: Changing institutional approaches to child protection and family welfare for Aboriginal families’ presented at the XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2-5 September in Prague, Czech Republic.

Media appearances

• Radio 6PR, Gareth Parker (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 30 2019

• Herald Sun, Susie O'Brien 'Sharing's not caring' August 29 2019 (excepts in The West Australian and The Advertiser)

• ABC Radio South West Victoria, Steve Martin (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 29 2019

• 3AW Melbourne, Neil Mitchell (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 28 2019

• ABC Radio Goulburn Murray, Sandra Moon (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 28 2019

• ABC Radio Melbourne, Raphael Epstein (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 27 2019

• ABC Radio Hobart, Lucy Breaden (discussing child rights in the digital age) August 27 2019

• Radio 2SER, Leon Byner (discussing the case of Masson v Parsons decision) June 21 2019

• Radio Adelaide, David Bucio (discussing the case of Masson v Parsons decision) June 21 2019

• CNN, Ella Hurworth ‘Australia's top court rules sperm donor is 11-year-old's legal parent’, June 19 2019

The Conversation, ‘Can a sperm donor be a legal parent? In landmark decision, the High Court says ‘yes’’, June 19 2019

Awards

  • Finalist, Academic of the Year, Women in Law Awards, 2019.
  • Finalist, Academic of the Year, Australian Law Awards, 2019.
  • Winner, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution through Innovation that spans the Experience Promise, Deakin University, 2018 (as Unit Chair of MLL351 Legal Internship).
  • Finalist, Academic of the Year, Australian Law Awards, 2018.
  • Finalist, Academic of the Year, Women in Law Awards, 2018.
  • Finalist, Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, 2017.
  • Finalist, Law Student of the Year, Australian Law Awards, 2015.
  • Finalist, Law Student of the Year, Women Law Awards, 2015.

Publications

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2017

Dignity in international human rights law: potential applicability in relation to international recognition of animal rights

J Kotzmann, C Seery

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 1-42, Michigan state international law review, East Lansing, Mich., C1-1

journal
2015

The Oombulgurri eviction: practicality or illegality

T Solonec, C Seery

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 16-21, Indigenous law bulletin, Kensington, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report