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Lecturer in Law, University of New England

Dr Wellett Potter is a lecturer at the School of Law at the University of New England, Armidale. A proud UNE alumna, she became a full-time staff member in 2022, after being conferred with her PhD in law in March 2021. Prior to 2022, she spent eleven years as a sessional academic at the UNE School of Law, being involved in over 25 law units.

Her PhD thesis specialised in intellectual property, examining the copyright protection of databases in the fourth industrial era. Her passion for research stems from a deep curiosity about intellectual property, copyright law and the emerging challenges through the use of artificial intelligence and technology. The interplay between technologies (such as artificial intelligence) and copyright in new contexts fascinates her, as the world enters this fourth industrial era. She is excited to continue pursuing her research interests and looks forward to contributing to society’s understanding of these issues through peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations and community engagement activities.

Dr Potter enjoys teaching and her teaching philosophy encompasses supporting individual student learning journeys. She influences, motivates and inspires students with her passion for the law while imparting the requisite core legal skills to prepare job-ready graduates. Her hope is that her students reach their full potential and succeed in their studies. Current teaching commitments include undergraduate teaching in the Priestly unit LAW100 Foundations of Law and an elective unit LAW323 Intellectual Property Law. She also teaches Masters students in LLM533 Fundamentals of Australia’s Common Law System and LLM523 Intellectual Property Law. In the past, she has taught and coordinated LAW131 Torts. She is delighted to also be a principal and co-supervisor for higher-degree research (HDR) candidates (PhD & LLM (Research)) as well as undergraduate Honours students.

An active and enthusiastic member of the UNE community, she is the Chair of the School of Law’s First Year Committee, which specialises in addressing issues particular to first-year units. She is also a member of the following committees: the School of Law’s Communications Committee, the Education Committee, SABL’s Innovator’s Group, and SABL’s Teaching-Focused Committee, as well as a participant in the Dean’s Mentoring Program.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, University of New England


  • 2021 
    University of New England, Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • 2011 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Arts(Music)/Bachelor of Laws (Hons I)