Qualifications Bachelor of Arts - Central Queensland University Bachelor of Laws (Honors) - Bond University Graduate Diploma Legal Practice - College of Law Master of Laws (High Distinction) - Bond University Jodie completed her LLB with first class honours, obtaining numerous awards, including the Women's Lawyers Association Prize and the Queensland Law Society Prize. Jodie is admitted to practice as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. In practice she worked mainly at Legal Aid Queensland, as an advocate for juvenile offenders. In 2002 she was an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, working at a Community Legal Centre in East Timor. Jodie joined Bond full time in 2005 and simultaneously completed her Masters with High Distinction. In 2009 she was project manager for the project "Homicide in Abusive Relationships" that was led by Geraldine Mackenzie and Eric Colvin. This project led to legislative reform in Queensland. In 2011 Jodie was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Research Grant, along with Suzie O'Toole (Law) and Dr Bruce Watt (HSS), for an ongoing project examining Juvenile Fitness for Trial in Queensland. In 2012 Jodie was a scholar in residence at the Transnational Law Institute at Washington and Lee University. She is currently completing a PhD at the Centre for International Governance and Justice at the Australian National University, focusing on institutional responsibility in transitional justice (specifically looking at Timor-Leste). Jodie is also an editor of the Bond Law Review.
Who’s Who in the Legal Zoo: The Jury, The National Legal Eagle (2013)
Juries have been portrayed in movies, such as The Juror and the much earlier...
Exploring juvenile fitness for trial in Queensland (with Suzie O'Toole and Bruce Watt), Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (2012)
Twelve angry peers or one angry judge: An analysis of judge alone trials in Australia, Criminal law journal (2011)
Recently, New South Wales amended its legislation to provide for judicial discretion when determining, upon...
Principles of sentencing (with Geraldine Mackenzie and Nigel Stobbs), Law papers (2010)
Sentencing of offenders is often described as a difficult task, requiring as it does the...
Ensuring a fair trial for an accused in a digital era: Lessons for Australia (with Elizabeth Greene), The courts and the media: Challenges in the era of digital and social media (2012)
Technological advances in reporti/tg, based upon the ever widening platform of the internet, will inevitably...