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Quilter, Julia Dr

Professor

  • School of Law
  • Faculty of Business and Law

Overview


Associate Professor Quilter is a graduate of Sydney University (BA (Hons) with the University Medal), UNSW (LLB with the University Medal) and Monash University (PhD). Prior to joining the University of Wollongong in 2010, she spent ten years practising as a solicitor and barrister, working mainly in public law and criminal law. She worked at the NSW State Crown Solicitor’s Office and was the Special Counsel to the NSW Solicitor General and Crown Advocate, appearing as junior counsel in constitutional and criminal law matters in the High Court, NSW Court of Appeal and NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

In 2015, Julia was the recipient of an OLT national Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning as part of the First Year Law Integration Team. In 2016, she was named one of UOW’s Women of Impact and she discusses her research and experiences in this video: Justice in Law

Associate Professor Quilter is a regular media commentator and has published widely on criminal law and justice issues. She delivered a TedX talk, ‘When is Criminal Law the Answer?’.  She also discusses her research on the One Punch and Lockout Laws with In the Loop - Wollongong

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Research Overview


  • Associate Professor Quilter specialises in research and teaching on criminal law and criminal justice policy and reform. She is currently leading an ARC Discovery Project evaluating intoxication evidence in rape trials and a report evaluating the experience of sexual violence complainants in NSW Criminal Courts commissioned by the NSW Department of Communities & Justice. A/Prof Quilter is also a chief investigator on a large-scale collaborative ARC project on Violence, Risk and Safety in Australian Criminal Laws. She also researchers the hidden impacts of fines, particularly transport related fines, and their capacity to exacerbate disadvantage. Past project have examined criminal law responses to alcohol-related violence and ‘one punch’ fatalities, and the operation of public order laws and local council rules regulating the use of public space.

Available as Research Supervisor

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Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Julia encourages potential research students in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice policy with a particular focus on sexual violence, fines, legal responses to alcohol-related violence and the regulation of public spaces. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Impact of NSW Sentencing Legislation on Mothers: Insights from Critical Feminist Theory Howson, Stevie
    Doctor of Philosophy Intoxication evidence in New South Wales Sexual AssaultTrials Croskery-Hewitt, Sarah

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Associate Professor Quilter specialises in research and teaching on criminal law and criminal justice policy and reform. She is currently leading an ARC Discovery Project evaluating intoxication evidence in rape trials and a report evaluating the experience of sexual violence complainants in NSW Criminal Courts commissioned by the NSW Department of Communities & Justice. A/Prof Quilter is also a chief investigator on a large-scale collaborative ARC project on Violence, Risk and Safety in Australian Criminal Laws. She also researchers the hidden impacts of fines, particularly transport related fines, and their capacity to exacerbate disadvantage. Past project have examined criminal law responses to alcohol-related violence and ‘one punch’ fatalities, and the operation of public order laws and local council rules regulating the use of public space.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Julia encourages potential research students in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice policy with a particular focus on sexual violence, fines, legal responses to alcohol-related violence and the regulation of public spaces. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Impact of NSW Sentencing Legislation on Mothers: Insights from Critical Feminist Theory Howson, Stevie
    Doctor of Philosophy Intoxication evidence in New South Wales Sexual AssaultTrials Croskery-Hewitt, Sarah
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