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Professor Patricia Easteal AM

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Canberra

Professor Patricia Easteal AM, academic, author, advocate and activist, is Emeritus Professor, School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra. She has published 18 books and over 180 journal articles and book chapters. Her research earned her the title of ACT Australian of the Year in 2010 and an Australian Honour ‘for service to the community, education and the law through promoting awareness and understanding of violence against women, discrimination and access to justice for minority groups’. She was also finalist in the Australian Human Rights awards in 2012. Her consultancy business, Legal Light Bulbs provides online learning modules, face-to-face workshops, keynote addresses and research and writing services.


  • 2001–present
    Professor of Law, University of Canberra


    University of Pittsburgh, PhD


Member of the Order of Australia, 2010, ACT Australian of the Year 2010, ACT Women's Honour Roll