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Senior Lecturer in Law, RMIT University

Dr Tim Bunjevac is Managing Editor of the International Journal for Court Administration, currently also serving as a board member of the International Association for Court Administration. He is a leading Australian expert in court governance and judicial administration, with extensive practical experience at industry level and internationally cited research with strong impact in the court administration sector. He has 20 years of experience in a variety of legal, academic and court-related roles. He completed his PhD thesis on the transformation of court governance in Australia and is currently employed as a senior lecturer in law at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He had previously designed courses for the Courts Academy at Victoria University in Melbourne. He has taught many law courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Constitutional Law, Australian Public Law, Legal Writing, Innovative Justice, Civil Procedure, Court Governance and Management.

Prior to joining academia, Dr Bunjevac had practised law as a barrister and solicitor for over a decade, providing legal advice to public and commercial entities, government agencies and litigants. His principal areas of practice were commercial litigation, financial services law, immigration law and corporate law. In 2009, he provided advice to ASX clients in the area of financial services and corporate governance and published comparative international research on the regulation of financial markets intermediaries in the US, EU and Australia following the Global Financial Crisis. He also frequently appeared on the radio as an expert commentator in this area.
Between 2009 and 2012 he was appointed a court system expert at the Department of Justice, where he advised the Attorney-General (Minister of Justice) on policy matters affecting the operations of courts and tribunals. Dr Bunjevac 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.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, RMIT
  • 2008–2011
    Courts Programs and Policy, Courts and Tribunals, Department of Justice
  • 2004–2011
    Member, Victorian Bar
  • 2008–2009
    Lecturer, Victoria University Law School


  • 2017 
    Victoria University, PhD
  • 2004 
    Victorian Bar, Bar Reader's Course
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Politics)


  • 2020
    Judicial Self-Governance in the New Millennium,
  • 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.