Lecturer, College of Law & Justice, Victoria University

Tin has more than 15 years of practical experience in a variety of legal, academic and court-related roles. He has been a barrister since 2004 and has provided legal advice to public and commercial entities, including ASX listed companies, government agencies and government instrumentalities.

Prior to joining VU in 2012, Tin was a legal advisor at the Victorian Department of Justice, where he utilised his expertise in court governance and court administration. In this role he advised the Attorney-General on policy matters affecting the operations of the courts and tribunals.

Tin completed his PhD thesis on court governance and his research in this area has been well-received in Australia and internationally.

Tin has considerable experience in managing and implementing complex projects involving high-level stakeholders. In 2009, he managed the legislative project that established the mental health court in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria ("the ARC List"), for which he received a Justice 2010 Award from the Department of Justice and a commendation from the Attorney-General.

Tin has taught a number of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Contracts, Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, and Civil Procedure. In 2008 and 2009, Tin was the lecturer of corporate law subjects at LLM level. During this period he published a highly regarded paper in the Melbourne University Law Review, which critically analyses the regulation of governance of financial markets intermediaries in the USA, EU and Australia during the global financial crisis. Tin regularly peer-reviews papers in this area and has contributed to public debate on such issues as an expert commentator on ABC Radio and in The Conversation.


  • 2008–2011
    Courts Programs and Policy, Courts and Tribunals, Department of Justice
  • 2004–2011
    Member, Victorian Bar
  • 2008–2009
    Lecturer, Victoria University Law School


  • 2004 
    Victorian Bar, Bar Reader's Course
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Politics)


  • 2011
    Court Governance: The Challenge of Change, Journal of Judicial Administration, 20(4) JJA 201,
  • 2011
    Beyond Independence: Court Governance in Context, Australian Court Administrators' Group's conference, Sydney, 7 October
  • 2009
    Credit Ratings Agencies: A Regulatory Challenge for Australia, Melbourne University Law Review 33 MULR 39,

Research Areas

  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) (180120)
  • Comparative Law (180106)
  • Civil Law And Procedure (180104)
  • Law (1801)
  • Public Administration (160509)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Corporations And Associations Law (180109)
  • Litigation, Adjudication And Dispute Resolution (180123)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)
  • Courts And Sentencing (160203)
  • Organisation And Management Theory (150310)
  • Financial Institutions (Incl. Banking) (150203)


Recipient of the Justice 2010 Award from the Department of Justice.