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About Jodie O'Leary

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 holding institutions accountable for international crime (specifically looking at the conflict in Timor-Leste).
Jodie is also the co-chair of the Law and Justice Institute's Youth Justice Subcommittee. In that role she has been twice invited to give evidence before a Queensland parliamentary inquiry into proposed amendments to the Youth Justice Act.
Jodie is also a member of the Toowoomba Regional Council Regional Youth Advisory Committee.


Present Assistant Professor, Bond University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Finalist - o Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Award: Academic of the Year
  • 2011 Stanley Shaw Bond Prize for Teaching Excellence


  • International Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure B


Present PhD, Australian National University ‐ Regnet
2009 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching, Bond University ‐ Office of Learning and Teaching
2006 LLM, Bond University ‐ Faculty of Law
2001 Graduate Diploma Legal Practice, College of Law
2000 LLB (Hons), Bond University ‐ Faculty of Law
1998 BA (Journalism/Tourism), Central Queensland University

Contact Information

Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229
Phone: 7 559 52043

Peer-Reviewed Articles (9)

Books (2)

Book Chapters (3)

Reports (1)

Submissions (10)