Paul began his legal career with a double degree of law and legal studies at La Trobe University, with a semester studying politics and human rights at Stockholm University. He was then awarded a position as a Commonwealth graduate with Comcare in Canberra, during which time he completed both the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with ANU and a Diploma of Government (Management) with the Australian Public Service Commission.
Paul then returned to Melbourne to work as a prosecutor with the Office of Public Prosecutions (Vic), instructing in appellate cases such as Director of Public Prosecutions v DJC  VSCA 132 (admissibility of identification evidence) as well a number of homicide trials in the Supreme Court of Victoria. He then completed his Masters at Temple University in Philadelphia (graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Faculty Prize for Writing), and was invited back to teach Legal Research and Writing to the next round of Masters students.
In early 2015 Paul worked in Johannesburg as senior legal researcher for now-retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, before returning to commence his doctoral studies with Deakin University, where he is currently investigating the criminalisation of behaviours that cause purely psychological injuries under the supervision of Dr Marilyn McMahon.
Paul has published articles on technology law, criminal law, and family violence. He has a particular interest in criminalisation theory, neurolaw, technology law, and the increasing role of psychology in the criminal courtroom.
eLearning advisor, Swinburne Online (criminology)
Legal Policy Officer, Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)
PhD candidate, Deakin University
Law Mentor, Australian National University
Senior legal researcher, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assistant lecturer, Temple University
Prosecutor, Office of Public Prosecutions (Vic)
Temple University (Philadelphia, USA), Master of Laws (LLM)
Australian National University (Canberra, AUS), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
Australian Public Service Commission (Canberra, AUS), Diploma of Government (Management)
La Trobe University (Melbourne, AUS), Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
La Trobe University (Melbourne, AUS), Bachelor of Legal Studies
A fair 'hearing': Earwitness identifications and voice identification parades, International Journal of Evidence and Proof
Criminalising emotional abuse, intimidation and economic abuse in the context of family violence: The Tasmanian experience, University of Tasmania Law Review
"But I was so sure it was him": How Facebook could be making eyewitness identifications unreliable, Internet Law Bulletin
Criminalising controlling and coercive behaviour: The next step in the prosecution of domestic violence?, Alternative Law Journal
Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD, Journal of Law and Medicine
The limited impact of Facebook and the displacement effect on the admissibility of identification evidence, Criminal Law Journal