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Ms Patricia Perlen





Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Law School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Master of International Politics, University of Melbourne, 2010
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Institute, 2007
Bachelor of Law(s) (Honours), Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2007

+61 3 924 46319


Patricia Perlen is a Lecturer in Deakin Law School. Patricia was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007 and has worked in the public, private and community sector.

She is currently completing her PhD in Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement at Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

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Research interests

  • Regulation in Higher Education
  • Enhancement and Evaluation in Higher Education
  • Online Learning 
  • First Year in Higher Education


  • Associate Member, Center for Higher Education, Research and Evaluation, Lancaster University, UK. 

Teaching interests

  • First Year in Higher Education
  • Practical Legal Skills

Units taught

  • MLL110 - Legal Principles and Skills (Trimester 1)
  • MLL113 - Legal Communication and Ethical Decision Making (Trimester 2)
  • MLJ701 - Legal Method and Statutory Interpretation (Trimester 1)
  • ML704 - Foundations of Law (Trimester 1 and Trimester 2)


  • Perlen, P., 'Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education ­ Using Technology to Create a Cloud Campus in MLL110', Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Australia, 2013. 
  • Perlen, P., 'Using CloudDeakin to be an effective virtual teacher in MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills', Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Australia, 2013. 
  • Perlen, P. and Wood, H., 'Designing a cloud-based information hub to improve research and digital literacy skills in first-year law students', Deakin University Teaching and Learning Conference, Australia, 2012.
  • Perlen, P., 'Using Law as a Tool to shape Public Health and Food Policy’, Public Health Association of Australia Food Futures Conference, Australia, 2011.
  • Macken, C. and Perlen, P., 'Active and Transferable Teaching Approaches for Student Engagement eg. FYHE ‘Speed Dating!', First Year in Higher Education Conference, Australia, 2011. 


  • Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence, 2014.
  • Award for Effectiveness, Excellent and Exemplary Practice in Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2014.
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 2013.
  • LexisNexis-ALTA Award Winner, Early Career Law Teacher Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law, 2012. 
  • Advocacy Award for Outstanding Performance in the Advocacy Program, Leo Cussen Institute, 2007.
  • Victorian Society for Computers and the Law Prize for the Best Student in Law and the Internet, Deakin University, 2006.
  • Butterworths Subject Prize for the Best Student in Chinese Commercial Law at Deakin University, 2005.
  • Pearson Education Australia Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the subject of Business Communication, Deakin University, 2004.


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The CISG in Australia : the jigsaw puzzle that doesn't quite fit

B Hayward, P Perlen

(2011), Vol. 15, pp. 119-156, Vindobona journal of international commercial law and arbitration, Vienna, Austria, C1

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