Patricia Easteal

Professor of Law, University of Canberra

Dr Easteal has a strong commitment to legal education derived from a multi-disciplinary background.

Her aim in teaching is for students to acquire the intellectual tools and self-confidence to become independent and lifelong learners through actively questioning conventional wisdom and assumptions about the neutrality of key legal constructs like ‘reasonable’ and ‘relevant.’

Her areas of expertise include Violence against women, women and the law, discrimination and the law, domestic violence, rape, law and society, justice.


  • 2001–present
    Professor of Law, University of Canberra


    University of Pittsburgh, PhD


Member of the Order of Australia, 2010