Dr. Janet Austin, BCom (UNSW), LLB (UNSW), LLM (Sydney), PhD (Osgoode) joined the Faculty in 2010. She teaches Securities Regulation, Criminal Law and Corporate Crime. Her research interests include corporate and white collar crime and its enforcement encompassing foreign corruption and bribery, fraud and dishonesty offences, insider trading and stock market manipulation and its enforcement and the role of securities regulators.
Prior to joining UNB Dr Austin lectured at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and spent many years as a senior prosecutor at Australia’s federal prosecution service, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, where she conducted significant prosecutions for white collar crime. During her career she also practiced as a lawyer for Australia’s corporate and securities regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and for private commercial law firms.