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Our people

Learn more about Deakin Law School staff and the prominent professors and lecturers who could be teaching you. Find staff member profiles and read about their most recent publications.

Meet the Deakin Law School Dean

Professor McMahon is a law academic and a psychologist. Her teaching and research spans criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, with a focus on laws relating to domestic and family violence. She is a co-convenor of the Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence. Professor McMahon has consulted for various governments on criminal justice issues. She is a member of the Forensic Leave Panel and the Disciplinary Appeals Board and from 2022 to 2024 was Chair of Victoria’s Sentencing Advisory Council.

We encourage our students to engage thoughtfully and critically with legal and social issues, and provide them with a stimulating and challenging learning environment. They graduate equipped to assume professional responsibilities and make a positive contribution.

Professor Marilyn McMahon

Dean, Deakin Law School

School executive

Dean of Law
Professor Marilyn McMahon

Acting Deputy Dean of Law
Professor Patrick Emerton

School Manager, Deakin Law School
Linda Black

Director of Research
Professor Dan Meagher

Associate Head of School
Professor Patrick Emerton

Director of International and the Master of Law
Professor Jean du Plessis

Director, Juris Doctor (JD)
Dr Tamsin Paige

Director, Bachelor of Laws
Associate Professor Colin Campbell

Director of Teaching
Associate Professor Gabrielle Wolf

Study with us

Deakin Law School empower students, staff and partners to work toward positive change. Get a first-class legal education from leading practitioners and researchers, enriched with hands-on legal experiences.

Meet the Deakin Law School team

Deakin Law School’s expert staff are leading scholars and teachers advancing the development and practice of law and contributing to the public conversation on key issues.

Academic coordinators

Director, Bachelor of Laws 
Associate Professor Colin Campbell

Deputy Director, Bachelor of Laws
Dr Antje Kreutzmann-Gallasch

Director, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 
Associate Professor Mark Bowler-Smith

Associate Head of School
Professor Patrick Emerton

Director, Juris Doctor (JD)
Dr Tasmin Paige

Director, Master of Laws 
Professor Jean du Plessis

Director, Master of Professional Accounting and Law 
Dr Zehra Gulay Kavame Eroglu

Director of HDR
Associate Professor Ben Saunders

Director International
Professor Jean du Plessis

Director of Teaching
Associate Professor Gabrielle Wolf

Coordinator, Recognition of prior learning
Dr Penny Gleeson

Director, Research
Professor Dan Meagher

Program Coordinator, Deakin Law Clinic
Michele Tucker

Moot Director
Dr David Tan

Law advisory board members

The Law Advisory Board helps Deakin Law School to align courses and units with the needs of industry and the profession.  Comprising members of the legal community, graduate employers, alumni and law school staff and the board fosters our industry connections.

Meet the board

Contact us

Get in touch via email or visit us at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront or Warrnambool campuses.

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