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Lecturer in Law, Murdoch University

Lorraine Finlay is a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University. Her research interests include criminal law, constitutional law, international criminal law and public international law.

Mrs Finlay joined Murdoch University in 2010 from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (WA), where she worked as a State Prosecutor. She has also previously worked at the High Court of Australia, initially as the Legal Research Officer and then as an Associate to The Hon. Justice J D Heydon. In 2009 she was selected as a Singapura Scholar with the NYU@NUS program. As part of this program she was awarded a dual LL.M in Law and the Global Economy (with a concentration in Justice and Human Rights) from New York University and in International & Comparative Law from the National University of Singapore.

Mrs Finlay currently lectures in Criminal Law, as well as co-ordinating the Law School Moot Program. She was recently awarded the MSLS Law Lecturer of the Year (2011), Dean’s Service Award (2010 & 2011), and Dean’s Research Award Commendation (2011). Mrs Finlay is also responsible for coaching a number of Murdoch’s international moot teams, including the teams that participated in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition (2011 winning team), International Invitational Mediation Tournament (2011 winning team), IT & Privacy Law Moot (2011 Ambassador Round winning team) and IASLA Space Law Moot Court Competition (2011 Asia-Pacific Grand Finalists).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, Murdoch University


  • 2009 
    New York University, LL.M (Law & Global Economy; Justice & Human Rights)
  • 2009 
    National University of Singapore, LL.M (International & Comparative Law)
  • 2003 
    University of Western Australia, LL.B (1st Class Hons); B.A. (1st Class Hons)