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Mr Ken Yin


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5361, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.308
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5361
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.308  


Mr Kenneth Yin is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


Ken joined the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University in January 2010.

Ken was admitted in 1984 and practised as a solicitor until 1997. From 1997 until 2009, he practised as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers. He remained a member of those chambers as a door tenant until his retirement from legal practice altogether in June 2013. Ken has frequently appeared as counsel in most of the state superior courts, in particular the District and Supreme Courts, but also in the Federal Court. Ken had a general commercial practice covering most areas of commercial disputes and maintains a keen interest in commercial practice generally.
His particular research interests are the law of remedies and legal logic, and he has published extensively in those areas in the last five years, primarily in A and B ranked journals.

He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Bond University.

Outside of his work life, Ken was a member of the Australian Army Reserve, having attained the rank of Major before retiring. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Military Law from the University of Melbourne.

  • 2016 - Discipline Award for Law
  • 2013 - Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Poll, Sixth ranked ECU lecturer
  • 2011 - Faculty of Business and Law, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2011 - Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Poll, Ranked second ECU Lecturer


  • Graduate Diploma in Military Law, The University of Melbourne, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia, 1984.
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence with Second class Honours, The University of Western Australia, 1983.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Yin, K., Moore, J., (2018), Neuroplasticity, belief bias and IRAC — old pedagogy but brand-new tools for first-year legal education?. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 11(2018), 83-96, Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Yin, K., (2018), Damages for breaches of discrimination law – the contemporary Australian jurisprudence and practice. Australian Bar Review, 46(2018), 333-350.
  • Nisbet, T., Yin, K., (2017), Meta syllogistic analysis of an offence – Elemental and Elementary. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 10(2017), 85-95, Canberra, ACT, Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Yin, K., Moore, J., (2017), Hypothetical cases as a pedagogical tool in contract law studies. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 10(2017), 203-220, Canberra, ACT, Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Yin, K., (2017), Overcoming flaws in the deductive legal process by mastery of syllogistic logic - Elementary!. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 10(2017), 179-188, Canberra, ACT, Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Yin, K., (2017), The re-killing (perhaps) of the Donoghue gastropod – and some suggestions to tinker with the first-year legal education curriculum. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 10(2017), 189-202, Canberra, ACT, Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Meiring, C., Yin, K., (2017), Anticipatory breach and estoppel - Does estoppel provide a unified doctrine for relief in all cases of anticipatory breach?. Australian Bar Review, 44(2017), 267-296, Chatswood, NSW, LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Yin, K., (2016), When is termination of a breached contract a prerequisite for the recovery of damages?. Australian Bar Review, 41(2016), 179-199, LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Yin, K., (2015), Specific performance in favour of a purchaser under a contract for the transfer of land - An analysis of the present Australian position. Australian Bar Review, 41(2015), 79-101, Chatswood, Sydney, LexisNexis Butterworths.
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