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    Dr Joseph Indaimo

    Law Lecturer, Academy, School of Law, Murdoch Campus, ECL room 1.030

    About me

    After completing my law degree in the 1990s I practiced law for a small law firm in Perth, WA, before returning to academia with a PhD offer from UNSW, Sydney.  I also have degrees in linguistics and education, and cultural studies.  My research areas include a combination of human rights law, critical legal theory, ethics and jurisprudence.

    Returning to Perth in 2006 I was one of the founding team members at the Edith Cowan University law school.  In 2012 I joined Murdoch University.

    Teaching area

    I have taught over a wide vairety of subject areas.  These include: contract law, torts law, pathway courses into university law courses; indigenous pre-law courses; criminal law; legal process/introduction to law; legal skills & mooting; legal jurisprudence; administrative law; international law; and human rights.

    Research areas

    My main research areas cover international human rights law, including the philosophy & history of human rights, and the nexus between human rights law & contemporary ethics.

    Current projects

    Alterity & an Ethical Interrogation of Human Rights Law.

    Levinas & Human Rights: Judging Thy neighbour.

    Awards and grants

    2012 – nomination for VC’s Teaching Award, Murdoch University

    2009 – Top Ten Edith Cowan University Lecturer of the Year

    2009 – awarded ECU Faculty of Business and Law Team Teaching Award

    2007 – received Special Mention Award for new Academics, ECU



    • Indaimo, J., (2015),The Self, Ethics & Human Rights,Routledge.

    The Self, Ethics & Human Rights Law – GlassHouse/Routledge Press, 2014

    Human Right and the Law: the Unbreachable Gap between Ethics & Law. Publication for ‘XXV World Conference of Philosophy of Law & Social Philosophy,’ Frankfurt, Germany (Aug, 2011)

    Cultural Citizenship: The Postmodern Citizen & Human Rights. Proceedings of the ‘Cultural Citizenship: Challenges of Globalisation Conference 2002.’ Kerr, L (ed) Deakin University Press, Geelong (2003)

    Localism, Universalism, Globalism & Human Rights – Languages and Discourses of International Human Rights. ‘Fourth Annual University of Technology Students’
    Association & the UTS Graduate School Conference Papers.’  D’Souza, S & Wilson, K (ed) UTS Printing Service. (2002)