Dr. 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 (top graduating student) (2009)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law) (2009)
  • Barrister Examinations and Barrister Course (New South Wales Bar Association) (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, ‘Use of a National Interest Criterion in Commonwealth Legislation – Suggested Reforms for Greater Accountability in Executive Decision-Making’ (University of New South Wales) (2015-2018)

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) (2014-2018)
  • Course Convenor and Founding Author of Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law (Western Sydney University) (2016-)

Professional Associations, Appointments & Organisations

  • Latham Chambers
  • New South Wales Bar Association (Member) (2011-)
  • Western Sydney University Alumnus (2009-)
  • Western Sydney University School of Law (Tenured Academic) (2016-)
  • New South Wales University Law Alumnus (2018-)
  • Macquarie University Alumnus (2006-)

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.