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    Sonia Walker
    BA (Hons) LLB M.Phil

    Senior Lecturer

    About me

    I am Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for the School of Law.  My main teaching areas are Contract and Remedies.  In addition, I have taught Feminist Legal Theory. I have a strong commitment to excellent teaching and enjoy working with students to help them achieve their academic goals.

    Teaching area

    I mainly teach and coordinate Contract and Remedies.  I  also supervise Honours students.

    Research areas

    My main research interests are in the areas of legal history, feminist legal theory and issues related to student learning.

    Current projects

    I am currently working on two research projects.

    The first  project  considers how to improve student opportunities to learn in first year Law.  The project is entitled  ”Interventions in teaching first year Law: feeding forward to improve learning outcomes”.

    The second project is an historical paper considering the impact of women’s organisations on the development of censorship laws in Australia.

    Awards and grants

    2011 – VC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

    2011 – National Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

    Recipient of Murdoch University Special Research Grant for early career researchers

     Recipient of funding from the WA Law Society Public Purposes Trust Fund

    Events and speaking engagements

    1. Walker, S., “Film Censorship in Western Australia : Public, Government and Industrial Responses 1898-1928”  Australasian Law Teachers Association 2002 Conference, Murdoch University , 1 Oct. 2002
    2. Walker, S., “Battle-Axes and Sticky-Beaks: Women and Jury Service in Western Australia 1898-1957” Australia and NewZealand Law and History Society Conference 2 July 2004 .
    3. Walker, S., (with R. Forbes), “Third Parties and Contracts – the Continuing Relevance of Privity Concerns to the Contract Law of Australia  Australasian Law Teachers Association 2002 Conference, Murdoch University , 1 Oct. 2002

    Professional and community service

    I have worked on a number of University and School Committees

    At the School level I currently Chair the Hons Subcommittee and am a member of the School Board and the Learning and Teaching Committee.  I have previously worked as  Programme Chair for the School.

    At the University level I am currently a member of CUE and the Teaching Awards Committee.  I have previously chaired a subcommittee for CUE on admission processes for rural students and have worked on the Foundation Unit Working party.

    In the wider community, I have sat on the examining panel for WACE for Politics and Legal Studies. I have also worked as editor for the Alternative Law Journal and for the journal Sister in Law.

    Publications

    Books

    • Kendall, C., Walker, S., Leishman, B., Rogerson, S., (1999),Same-Sex Relationships: A Western Australian Legal Guide for Non-Lawyers,,Asia Pacific Centre for Human Rights.

    Journals

    • Clare, J., Walker, S., Hobson, J., (2017), Can we detect contract cheating using existing assessment data? Applying crime prevention theory to an academic integrity issue, International Journal for Educational Integrity, , 2017, pages -.
    • Clare, J., Walker, S., Hobson, J., (2017), Can we detect contract cheating usingexisting assessment data? Applying crimeprevention theory to an academicintegrity issue, International Journal for Educational Integrity, 13, 4, pages 1 - 15.
    • Walker, S., Lewins, K., (2014), Dashed expectation? The impact of civil liability legislation on contractual damages for disappointment and distress, Australian Business Law Review, 2014, 42, pages 465 - 475.
    • Walker, S., Hobson, J., (2014), Interventions in teaching first-year law: feeding forward to improve learning outcomes, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 39, 3, pages 326 - 338.
    • Walker, S., (2012), Negotiating the Constitutional Maze: Women's Organisations and Film Censorship, Australian Journal of Gender and Law, 1, 2012, pages 1 - 13.
    • Walker, S., (2011), REGULATING FILM CONTENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA, 1900-1940, Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, , 140, pages 71 - 79.
    • Walker, S., (2004), Battle-Axes and Sticky-Beaks: Women and Jury Service in WA 1898-1957, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 11, 4, pages 1 - 12.
    • Walker, S., (2002), Film Censorship in Western Australia: Public, Government and Industry Responses 1898-1928, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 9, 3, pages N/A - N/A.
    • Kendall, C., Walker, S., Leishman, B., Rogerson, S., (2000), Same Sex Relationships in Western Australia, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 7, 4, pages 1 - 45.
    • Walker, S., (1998), Women Charged with Violent Crimes Against Family Members in WA 1970-1980: Early Constructions of the Female Offender, Sister In Law, 3, , pages 75 - 97.
    • Kendall, C., Walker, S., (1998), Teen Suicide, Sexuality and Silence, Alternative Law Journal, 23, 5, pages 216 - 221.
    • Kendall, C., Walker, S., (1998), Combating Lesbian and Gay Youth Suicide and HIV/AIDS Transmission Rates: An Examination of Possible Education Strategies in Western Australian High Schools in Light of Prevailing State Statutes, ELaw - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 5, 4, pages 1 - 12.
    • Mackie, D., Walker, S., (1997), Learning Law from L.A.: Media representations and feminist critiques, Alternative Law Journal, 22, 3, pages 114 - 117.

    Clare, J., Walker, S., & Hobson, J. (2017). Can we detect contract cheating using existing assessment data? Applying crime prevention theory to an academic integrity issue. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 13(4). DOI doi.org/10.1007/s40979-017-0015-4 (http://rdcu.be/uQ1e).