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Dr Kate Galloway  

LLM, B Econ, LLB, PhD,

Dr Kate Galloway
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229

Associate Professor

Faculty of Law

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 55951410
+61 7 55951410
Building Level: 2
Building: 4. Faculty of Law
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Kate's principal academic interests lie in property law and legal education. She is a nationally recognised law teacher, using research-informed approaches to teach property law and in designing and teaching subjects that offer students a future-focussed view of legal practice.

Kate publishes and presents both in Australia and internationally in academic, professional, and community contexts. Her work encompasses legal education, property - particularly land tenure, sustainability, social justice, and gender equality. She is the editor-in-chief of the Legal Education Review, and the Queensland editor of the Alternative Law Journal.

In addition to her academic writing, Kate contributes regularly to various media outlets as a commentator on contemporary social justice issues, especially concerning gender equality. She is active on social media, blogging at

Throughout her career, Kate has been involved in the community legal sector, including having worked to establish the North Queensland Women's Legal Service and currently serving on the management committee of the EDO (NQ).
Master of Laws (By Reseach) - QUT
Bachelor of Economics - University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws - University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy - University of Melbourne
Professional admission & memberships

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Member Queensland Law Society

Member Australasian Law Teachers' Association

Other professional appointments

Management committee member - EDO (NQ)

Committee member - Equity and Diversity Committee, QLS

Executive committee member - Australasian Law Teachers' Association

Teaching expertise
Kate's principal teaching area is property law. She has also taught for many years as part of the first year program in foundations, law in context, and contract law. She has designed subjects in international law, mining law, and ethics.
Subject list

LAWS11-212 Principles of Contractual Liability

LAWS11-311 Property Law

Teaching awards

2009 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Research interests & research expertise

Kate's research in legal education focusses principally on the law curriculum, and the diverse thematic approaches that inform it. She advocates for law programs that prepare graduates for the future of law, including in the digital realm. Kate's property law research centers on articulating a feminist theory of acquisition using relational theory. She researches also in land tenure, including native title, particularly in Northern Australia.

Current research grants

OLT grant - Smart Casual - professional development modules for sessional law teachers

Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust - Teaching for diversity, equality, respect and inclusion: Enhancing the capacities of sessional teachers in all Western Australian law schools

Recent research grants

ALTC grant - Associate Deans' Network

Law Foundation of South Australia - Teaching for diversity, equality, respect and inclusion: Enhancing the capacities of sessional teachers in South Australian law schools

Kate Galloway
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Interaction and diversity in the Australian law
  • The environment as "client": Overcoming anthropocentric barriers in law and social work
  • Problem Solving
  • Feedback
  • Artificial womb has many possible futures
  • Critical Legal Thinking
  • Fostering "quiet inclusion": Interaction and diversity in the Australian law classroom
  • Reading Law
  • Engagement
  • Surrogacy and dignity: rights and relationships