Director of Courses for the Faculty of Law.
Angela Dwyer joined the Faculty in 2005, having previously taught at La Trobe University. Prior to lecturing Angela practised as Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria & NSW for 22 years. As a Senior Lecturer, Angela teaches principally in the areas of Environmental Law and Contracts.
Her particular research interest is in the area of Biodiversity Conservation with her doctoral dissertation examining the use of the Precautionary Principle in the listing of species, ecological communities and Key Threatening Processes under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).
Angela has published and delivered conference papers in the areas of world trade and quarantine regulation; threatened species listing priorities and processes; and the implementation of the precautionary principle in environmental regulation, weed regulation and enforcement of environmental law.
Angela has recently completed her term as the UTS Student Ombud and has an active research interest in equity and diveristy in the Tertiary sector.
- Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of Victoria
- Solicitor Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Board member Fauna and Flora International (Australia)
- Scientific member of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
- Institutional member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
- Threatened Species Protection under the EPBC Act
- The role of the 'special' in Biodiversity Conservation
- Entire Agreement Clauses
- 2006 LSF Grant: "Entire contract clauses- do they work" (with S. Carr-Gregg)
- 2006 LSF Grant: "Role of charismatic mega-fauna in biodiversity conservation in Australia"
- International Environmental Law
- Environmental Justice
- Endangered Species Protection
- Quarantine, Trade and Environment Protection
Evers, M, Olliffe, B & Dwyer, A 2017, 'Law's not hard; it's just hard to get into: A study of alternative entry students to law school', Law Teacher, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 151-169.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2016 The Association of Law Teachers. Widening access to higher education is a challenge currently under discussion in Australia and the United Kingdom. The increasing number of alternative entry programs offered by universities has made tertiary study, including law study, more accessible. One concern with widening access to legal education is the ability of students entering law school through means other than very high academic scores to undertake a law degree successfully. Students who enter law school are generally referred to as 'high achievers', having qualified through an admission policy based on competitive rankings. The implementation of equitable access programs in some Australian universities has resulted in a number of places being made available to final year high school students who meet the eligibility criteria. Lowering the entry requirements to some courses provides opportunities for students whose circumstances have affected their ability to attain competitive ranking scores. The Principals' Recommendation Scheme (PRS) is one of these programs. The University of Technology Sydney in New South Wales, Australia commenced the PRS in 2012. UTS:Law was one of the first Faculties to develop a strategy to support these students. The Faculty is committed to resourcing all students in their study and, as a result, is engaged in the ongoing evaluation of the academic and co-curricular programs provided to students. This paper explains the implementation of the PRS and the relevant support infrastructure available to students. It also considers the research into student retention and academic success and makes a preliminary assessment that, to date, the PRS students are succeeding in the transition from secondary education to law school, and that the existing infrastructure is accommodating the needs of these students. The PRS is an alternative entry scheme that provides a model for consideration by other law schools, committed to widening access to le...
Dwyer, A & Meathrel, C 1999, 'The internet in schools: controversial material and liability.', New Learning Technologies: A Challenge for educators.
Dwyer, A 2006, 'Species Listing and Precaution Under the Environmental protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)', 2006 Refereed Published ALTA Conference Papers, Legal Knowledge: Learning, Communicating and Doing, ALTA Secretariat, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-19.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
The process of listing and delisting of species for the purpose of conservation of biodiversity is complex and the subject of considerable debate.1 The consequences of listing may have an environmental benefit but there are also social, economic and cultural implications and as a result the decision makers work within a volatile environment. One of the important issues to be resolved is how decisions for listing are made in the face of scientific uncertainty and the role of the precautionary principle in the decision making process.
Dwyer, A & O'Keefe, S 1999, 'The introduction of new communication technology and software in a university teaching and learning environment', Pacific Science Congress, Sydney.