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Hannah Robert Lecturer, Law Melbourne

Hannah Robert joined the La Trobe Law School as a Lecturer in 2010. Prior to joining La Trobe, Hannah has taught in the History Department at the University of Melbourne, the Law School at the University of Newcastle, and worked as a solicitor in two commercial firms in Sydney, practicing primarily in commercial litigation and dispute resolution (including contract disputes, insolvency, trade practices, tax and a small number of intellectual property and family provision act matters).

Her Masters thesis was in legal history and concerned the notions of property and indigenous rights in land used by colonizers in Victoria and South Australia in the early 19th century. She is currently completing a doctoral thesis at Melbourne Law School on legal parentage, supervised by Professor Helen Rhoades and Professor Jenny Morgan.

Hannah is involved in an interdisciplinary project with Dr Fiona Kelly and Dr Jennifer Power, funded by the Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area at La Trobe University, which involves a socio-legal study of the evolving concept of legal parentage in Australian family law and its connections with children's best interests.

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