Academic of the Year

Principal Partner

I'M A FINALIST

Jane Kotzmann

Lecturer

In-house

In-house lawyer/legal counsel

2012

Deakin University - LLB (Hons) / BCom
University of Melbourne - PG Dip Teaching (Teach for Australia)
Deakin University - PhD

Animal Law, Human Rights

EDUCATION

Oct 2012 – Jan 2016 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)
Deakin University – Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship

  • An Examination of the Merits of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Compared with Welfare and Market-Based Approaches

Dec 2009 – Dec 2011 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TEACHING (TEACH FOR AUSTRALIA)
The University of Melbourne

  • English and Legal Studies Methods
  • Average subject grade = 91

Oct 2007 – Dec 2009 MASTER OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
The University of Melbourne (withdrawn)

  • First Class Honours in all subjects

Oct 2006 - Apr 2007 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) i-to-i online

Sept – Dec 2001 STUDENT EXCHANGE
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • Academic average 7.8 (top 8% of students on the exchange program)

1999 – 2004 BACHELOR OF LAWS (HONOURS) / BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, ECONOMICS MAJOR
Deakin University, Melbourne

  • Golden Key International Honour Society; top 15% Commerce/Law

1996-1998 LUTHER COLLEGE (Croydon, Melbourne)
Victorian Certificate of Education

  • ENTER 96.00
  • Caltex Best All Rounder Award for high all-around achievement in all areas of school life 1998

Animal Legal Defense Fund (US)

Sentient Media
Australasian Animal Studies Association
Deakin Critical Animal Studies Network
Voiceless
Animals Australia
RSPCA

Incorporating consideration of the ways in which the law impacts animals into the human rights curriculum. Not only did this enable students to gain exposure to the area of animal law, which is not taught at Deakin, but it also encouraged students to think critically about the meaning and purpose of legal rights more broadly.

I am enough.