Professor Anne Wallace is head of the School of Law & Justice in the Faculty of Business and Law. She is a member of the Faculty Board, Executive, International and Research and Higher Degrees Committees.
Professor Anne Wallace was appointed to head of the School of Law & Justice in August 2012. Prior to taking up this appointment, she was the Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law at the University of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.
She has teaching expertise in both Law and Justice Studies programs, in subject areas including Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence Law, Forensic Evidence & Law and Issues in Justice Administration. Anne has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Masters of Legal Studies program, where she has taught the subject Court Technology.
From 1993 to 2006 Anne was the Deputy Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, and in that role she developed a research interest in the field of judicial administration. She has, in particular, been researching the development and implementation of information and communications technology (ICT) in Australian courts and tribunals, and the justice system generally, since 1998. Together with Jeff Leeuwenburg, she published three overview studies in the field, which were the first of their kind in Australia. Anne has also published, both nationally and internationally, on a range of other topics relating to ICT in courts and has well-established working relationships with colleagues and institutions in this field in the United States and Europe, as well as Australia.
She has been a Chief Investigator in two multi-disciplinary research projects under the Court of the Future Network (led by Professor David Tait, of the University of Western Sydney) and funded by the Australian Research Council, that investigate the use of technology in the justice system; one examines the effect of interactive visual evidence on juries, the other seeks to establish best practice guidelines for the use of remote witness testimony in courts. Anne also researches in a number of other fields related to judicial administration, including court safety and judicial workload allocation.
At the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Anne managed a 10-year project to provide cultural awareness training for the judiciary in relation to indigenous issues. She was subsequently engaged by the National Judicial College of Australia to develop a curriculum outline for another program relating to indigenous issues in the justice system and is a member of the College’s Indigenous Issues Committee.
Anne served as a visiting foreign expert for a judicial training program conducted by the Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) institute in Prague in November 1996 for judiciary from a number of Eastern European countries. She has also served as a faculty member for the International Association for Court Administration and is currently a member of the editorial board for its new international journal.
Prior to moving to academic roles, Anne was a Principal Legal Officer in charge of Prosecutions and Civil Litigation with the Office of the Australian Government Solicitor in Hobart. She joined that office in 1983 and worked in a variety of legal roles, spending over 9 years in prosecutions and civil litigation. Anne is admitted to practice to the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and the High Court of Australia.
- 2012 - PhD (University of Sydney)
- 2011 - Associated Certificate of Applied Management (Australian School of Applied Management)
- 2002 - LLM (University of Melbourne)
- 2008 - Graduate Certificate (Higher Education) (University of Canberra)
- 1981 - LLB (University of Tasmania)
- Council of Australian Law Deans
- Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
- International Association for Court Administration
- Australian Law Teachers Association
- National Judicial College of Australia’s Indigenous Issues Committee
- International Journal for Court Administration (Editorial Board)
- 2010 - Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence for an Early Career Researcher: Humanities and Creative Arts (University of Canberra)
- 2008 - Deans Award for Excellence, Faculty of Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Canberra)
Research areas and interests
Anne researches in the areas of judicial and court administration. She has specialised in the study of the impact of information and communications technology on justice processes, as well as exploring aspects of court management and the interactions between courts and their users, in relation to issues of privacy and court safety. Her current areas of research include the use of videoconferencing to take evidence, and the impact of social media and mobile technologies on court operations and proceedings.
Recent research grants
- 2010 – current, University of Canberra, Faculty of Law, ‘Court Administrators Around the World – A Developing Role’
- 2008-2010, Australian Research Council Linkage ‘Fortress or Sanctuary – Enhancing court safety by managing people, places and processes’ (Chief Investigator)
- 2006-2007, University of Canberra, Governance Research Group, ‘Technology & Terrorism’
- 2005 – 2007, Australian Research Council Linkage grant ‘Juries and Interactive Visual Evidence’ (Chief Investigator)
- Wallace, A., (2006). 'Australia' in 'Australia and Singapore: Two E-Justice Benchmarks' in Technologie per la Giustizia, Research Institute on Judicial Systems, University of Bologna, Italy (revised edition in Italian).
- Wallace, A., (2005). ‘Australia’ in ‘Australia and Singapore: Two E-Justice Benchmarks’, in Technology for Justice, Research Institute on Judicial Systems, University of Bologna, Italy (In English).
- Wallace, A., (2008). ‘eJustice: An Australian Perspective’ in E-justice: Information and Communications Technology in the Court System, Idea Group.
Refereed Journal articles
- Wallace, A., Blackman, D., and Rowden E., ‘Reconceputualising security strategies for courts: developing a typology for safer court environments’ (October 2013). 5(2) International Journal for Court Administration 3.
- Wallace, A., ‘Using Videolink to take Forensic Evidence – Lessons from an Australian Case study’ (2013). 17(3) International Journal of Evidence and Proof 221.
- Wallace, A., Mack, K., & Roach Anleu, S., ‘Judicial Caseload allocation and specialisation: Finding the “Right Judge”?’ (December 2012). International Journal for Court Administration 68.
- Mack, K., Roach-Anleu, S., & Wallace, A. (2011). ‘Everyday work in the magistrates courts: Time and tasks’, 21(1) Journal of Judicial Administration 34.
- Wallace, A. & Lister, L.(2011). ‘Accessing the Courts’. 10(2) Canberra Law Review 30.
- Rowden, E., Wallace, E. & Goodman-Delahunty, J., (2010). ‘Sentencing by Videolink – Up in the Air?’ 34(6) Criminal Law Journal 363.
- Wallace, A. (2008). ‘Virtual Justice in the Bush: The Use of Court Technology in Remote and Regional Australia’. Journal of Law and Information Science 2.
- Wallace, A., & Rowden, E. (2009). ‘Gateways to Justice: The Use of Videoconferencing Technology to Take Evidence in Australian Courts ‘in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Government, London, UK: Academic Publishing International.
- Johnston,J., Keyzer, P., Holland, G., Pearson M., Rodrick, S., & Wallace, A., (2013). Juries and Social Media, A report prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice.
- Rowden, E., Wallace, A., Tait, D., Hanson, M., and Jones, D., (2013). Gateways to justice: design and operational guidelines
for remote participation in court proceedings, (University of Western Sydney).
- Wallace, A., (2013). ‘Courts and their Publics – Technology and the Way Forward’ in Australian Courts: Serving Democracy and its Publics (Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, 2013) 17.
- Mack, K., Wallace, A., & Roach Anleu, S., (2013). Judicial Workload: Time, Tasks and Work Organisation (Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration).
- Mack, K., Wallace, A., & Roach-Anleu, S., (2010). Judicial Officers and Workload Allocation (Flinders University Judicial Research Project).