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Dr Kim Teh

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern QLD, 2009
Bachelor of Law(s), University of London, 1994

Contact

kim.teh@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33321

Biography

Dr Kim Teh is a Senior Lecturer in Deakin Law School. Kim was called to the English Bar in July 1995, and to the Singapore Bar in 1996 before practising law in one of Singapore’s top firms. He was also formerly a school teacher and head of the department, and, in 2003, she used both her teaching background and experience as a lawyer to develop a course on Education Law, and taught the same for two years at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Kim’s major field of expertise is in International Education Law. In her research, she examined the types of legal issues that were emerging on the international scene and has tackled topics such as bullying, negligence and student injuries, educational malpractice and sexual misconduct of teachers. Kim believes that developments in education law across various countries show similar trends emerging, which have relevance and implications for schools. An area of concern for Kim is how schools might implement policies to avert and manage legal risk and to avoid unwelcome incidents in schools.

In 2009, Kim won a prestigious international award, the Ann Shorten Doctoral Thesis Award, for the best thesis in the field, and this award was presented in a special ceremony in Melbourne. She has also published in the leading journals on education law in Australia and England and has published book chapters in the USA and the Netherlands.

Apart from her work in this area of law, Kim has taught Property Law, Tort, Economic Torts and Misleading Conduct, Legal Practice and Ethics, Commercial Law, and Legal Principles and Skills in the LLB program at Deakin, and Corporations Law, Business Law and Marketing Law to Commerce students at her former university. She has been involved as a supervisor in doctoral studies and has a keen interest in work-based learning.

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Research interests

  • Education Law
  • Torts

Affiliations

  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association.

Teaching interests

  • Education Law
  • Law of Torts

Units taught

  • MLL110 - Legal Principles and Skills
  • MLL215 - Commercial Law
  • MLL213 - Torts

Expertise

Dr Kim Teh's major field of expertise is in International Education Law. In her research, Dr Teh has examined the types of legal issues that have been emerging on the international scene and has tackled topics such as bullying, negligence and student injuries, educational malpractice and the sexual misconduct of teachers. Dr Teh is interested in the developments in education law across various jurisdictions and the trends emerging, which may have relevance and implications for schools. An area of concern for Dr Teh is how schools might implement policies to avert and manage legal risk and to avoid unwelcome incidents in schools.

Conferences

  • Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference, 2003.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2004.
  • Academy of Principals Singapore Global Education Conference,  2004.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2007.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2009.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2010.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2013.
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, 2014.

Awards

  • Law Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2015.
  • Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2014.
  • Continuous Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2013.
  • Dr Ann Shorten Doctoral Thesis Award, Most Outstanding PhD Thesis in Education Law Research and its Contribution to Education Law and Practice, Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association, 2009.

Publications

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2018

Educational negligence: is it a viable form of action?

M Teh, C Russo

(2018), pp. 39-58, The Palgrave handbook of education law for schools, Cham, Switzerland, B1

chapter

Singapore

M Teh, S Chia

(2018), Vol. 1, pp. 73-92, Handbook of comparative education law, British commonwealth nations, Lanham, Md., B1

chapter
2015

The changing shape of misdemeanor in Singapore schools

M Teh

(2015), pp. 51-67, Global interest in student behavior : an examination of international best practices, Lanham, Md., B1

chapter
2014

The case for legal literacy for educators

M Teh

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 252-268, Education law journal, Bristol, UK, C1

journal

Principals and legal risks: contrasting perspectives

M Teh

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 55-71, International journal of law & education, Newcastle, N.S.W., C1

journal
2013

Educational negligence - comparative cases and trends

M Teh

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 200-216, Education law journal, Bristol, England, C1

journal

Singapore

B Tan, K Teh

(2013), pp. 275-290, Handbook of comparative higher education law, Plymouth, England, B1-1

chapter
2012

Singapore

M Teh, S Chia

(2012), pp. 227-238, Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education : volume 4, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Corporal punishment - archaic or reasonable discipline method?

M Teh

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 73-86, International journal of law and education, Newcastle, N.S.W., C1

journal
2011

Singapore

M Teh

(2011), pp. 179-193, Legal rights of students with disabilities : international perspectives, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter
2010

Spare the rod and spoil the child : should the abolition of corporal punishment be reversed?

M Teh

(2010), pp. 49-60, ANZELA 2010 : Proceedings of the 19th Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2010, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2009

Singapore

M Teh, K Stott

(2009), pp. 173-187, Employment rights of teachers : exploring education law worldwide, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter

Principals and legal risk : complacency or concern?

M Teh

(2009), pp. 37-47, ANZELA 2009 : Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2008

Educational malpractice : legal cases and educators' views

M Teh

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 137-152, Education journal, Hong Kong, C1-1

journal

Student injuries and negligence : lessons from the international scene with implications for Singapore's educators

M Teh

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 341-354, International journal of educational reform, Lancaster, Pa., C1-1

journal
2005

Globalisation, rights and issues in education law in Singapore

M Teh

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 119-131, International journal for education law and policy, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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