Biography

Jason Donnelly Biography

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie University) (2003-2005)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class 1) (University of Western Sydney) (2006-2008)
  • University Medal in Bachelor of Laws Degree (2009) (first in graduating cohort)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law) (2009)
  • Successful completion of Barrister Examinations and Barrister Course (New South Wales Bar Association) (2011)
  • PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, “Reshaping Separation of Powers in Australia – the Non-Justiciable Nature of the National Interest”, Supervisors Professor Simon Halliday, Dr Greg Weeks and Dr Daniel Joyce, (2015-)

Experience Working in the Law

  • Barrister (May 2011-)
  • Consultant at LexisNexis (2008-2009)
  • Researcher to the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia (November 2009-March 2010)
  • Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM QC, Chief Judge at Common Law, Supreme Court of New South Wales (2010)
  • University Lecturer-in-Law (Western Sydney University) (2009-)
  • Adjunct Lecturer (New South Wales College of Law) (2014-)
  • Course Convenor/Head of Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law (Western Sydney University) (2016-)

Professional Associations, Appointments & Organisations

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Latham Chambers
  • Moot Judge for University of Western Sydney School of Law Jessup Team Practice Moots (2009)
  • New South Wales Bar Association
  • Student Representative on the University of Western Sydney School of Law External Advisory Committee (2008)
  • Treasurer of the University of Western Sydney Law Alumni Association (2012)
  • University of Western Sydney Law Alumni Association
  • University of Western Sydney School of Law
  • University of New South Wales
  • Vice-President of the University of Western Sydney Law Alumni Association (2010-2011 and 2016-2017)
  • Youth Pathways Network

Key Cases

Read papers written by Jason Donnelly

Mr Donnelly is an active writer and has published various papers on topics connected to Australian Law.
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