Craig Collins

ACT Senior Mentor & Lawyer

ccollins@leocussen.edu.au


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Economics
Master of Laws
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Lawyer


At Leo Cussen

Craig is our Canberra-based Mentor, working on GDLP program development and stakeholder engagement with the legal profession, universities and law students.

Craig is also a Mentor in Practical Legal Training, working with full-time, online trainees.

 

Before Leo Cussen

After completing Articles, Craig was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1992. He practised as a solicitor for 11 years with Gadens Lawyers Melbourne, including as a commercial litigation partner, developing particular expertise in defamation law and complex litigation.

Craig has worked as a law academic at the University of New England (UNE) and the Australian National University (ANU), teaching compulsory and elective units of the LLB, JD, GDLP, LLM and MLP programs. He also convened the Law Honours programs at UNE and ANU.

Craig’s research interests include legal education, legal history, the legal profession, defamation law and free speech. He has performed roles as Board Secretary and Public Officer of the North & North-West Community Legal Centre (NSW) and as Lawyer Development Advisor at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS).

 

Memberships

Craig is a member (non-practising) of the Law Institute of Victoria.

He is also a member of the Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

 

Achievements/Special Interests

Craig has co-authored two editions of Intellectual Property Law (LexisNexis Study Guide) together with various book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations – in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is a long-standing and active supporter of various Law Students’ Societies, including the Australian Law Students Association (ALSA).

Craig is collaborating with Sally Bloomfield on The Andrew Bent Project – the story of colonial printer Andrew Bent (his ancestor) and the birth of the free press in Australia.

 

 

Craig Collins