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Dr Jane Kotzmann

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer (International Law)

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2015
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2005

Contact

j.kotzmann@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43906

Biography

Jane Kotzmann is a Lecturer in Deakin Law School. 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 practice for a number of years, principally in commercial litigation.

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

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Research interests

  • Animal rights and more broadly animal law, in particular the potential extension of international human rights to non-human animals and international and comparative perspectives on animal law.
  • Human rights, including the theoretical underpinnings of human rights, the human rights-based approach and the right to education.

Affiliations

* Australasian Animal Studies Association

* Deakin Critical Animal Studies Network

* Voiceless

* Animals Australia

Teaching interests

  • Animal Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law
     

Units taught

  • MLJ702 - Contract Law and Policy
  • MLL324 - Administrative Law
  • MLJ710 - Administrative Law and Policy
  • MLC206 - Marketing Law
  • MLL323 - Constitutional Law

Knowledge areas

  • Animal Rights and Animal Law
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Administrative Law

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2012.

Publications

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2018

The human rights-based approach to higher education : why human rights norms should guide higher education law and policy

J Kotzmann

(2018), Oxford, Eng., A1

book

A human rights-based approach to compulsory treatment of young people experiencing mental disorder

J Kotzmann, N Bhatia, M McMahon

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 20-43, Australian journal of human rights, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
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

Lifting the cloak of conceptual confusion: Exploring the meaning of the human right to higher education

J Kotzmann

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 71-96, Australian journal of human rights, Chatswoood, N.S.W., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Bullying and harassment review

Ms Rebecca Tisdale, Dr Jane Kotzmann

  • 2019: $28,225

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report