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Leiboff, Marett Dr

Associate Professor

  • Verified Member - Legal Intersections Research Centre
  • School of Law
  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Marett has a wide international repuation for her research and scholarship is in the relatively new fields of cultural legal studies and law and humanities, and for her development of the new field of jurisprudence she's called theatrical jurisprudence. Her book, Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence, was published by Routledge in 2019, and she has contributed landmark pieces to mark the field in the international journal Law and Literature (2018), a chapter due to be published in the Oxford Handbook on Law and the Humanities in late 2019. 

    Theatrical jurisprudence uses the insights of theatre theory and practice to help in the formation of  careful and considered legal interpreters able to notice when law reaches beyond justice. She also works to understand how lawyers interpret legal texts through time, how non-legal experience through generational change affects that interpretation, and what this means for legal integrity.

    Marett has been invited to guest edit special issues of journals (including the special issue Law and Humanities: Past Present and Future for the Australian Feminist Law Journal) and as a co-editor of the book collection Fables of the Law, invited by Professor Daniela Carpi for the German series Law and Literature published by de Gruyter. She and her colleague Cassandra Sharp have acheived international recognition for their edited collection Cultural Legal Studies published by Routledge. Her book Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices, with Mark Thomas, is widely used in Australia and internationally.

    Marett has built and maintains scholarly networks in Australia, the UK, the Czech Republic,, Switzerland The Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, and the US and has visited at and given presentations and talks at a range of institutions in these countries. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Jurisprudence and legal theory
    • Cultural legal studies
    • Law and humanities 
    • Theatrical jurisprudence
    • The non-legal formation of the lawyer
    • Generational change and legal interpretation
    • Law's conceptions and understandings of culture and creativity
    • Legal accounts of visual culture
    • Law and literature
    • Law and the visual
    • Law and history
    • Legal and judicial biography

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Transformation of Televised Judicial Authority in the Past 25 years: A Lithuanian Perspective Janusiene, Aiste
    Doctor of Philosophy The ‘Terrible Beauty’ of Romantic Rebellion: Rebellion, Trauma and the Emergence of a Unique Irish Legality Lingard, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy Conscientious Relationality or Informationalism? Interrogating legal conceptions of privacy through the pathologised subjectivity of the age of visibility Apolo, Yvonne

Keywords


  • Theatrical Jurisprudence
    Cultural Legal Studies
    Law and the Humanities
    Law and Literature

Full Name


  • Marett Leiboff

Mailing Address


  • School of Law

    University of Wollongong Australia

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Marett has a wide international repuation for her research and scholarship is in the relatively new fields of cultural legal studies and law and humanities, and for her development of the new field of jurisprudence she's called theatrical jurisprudence. Her book, Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence, was published by Routledge in 2019, and she has contributed landmark pieces to mark the field in the international journal Law and Literature (2018), a chapter due to be published in the Oxford Handbook on Law and the Humanities in late 2019. 

    Theatrical jurisprudence uses the insights of theatre theory and practice to help in the formation of  careful and considered legal interpreters able to notice when law reaches beyond justice. She also works to understand how lawyers interpret legal texts through time, how non-legal experience through generational change affects that interpretation, and what this means for legal integrity.

    Marett has been invited to guest edit special issues of journals (including the special issue Law and Humanities: Past Present and Future for the Australian Feminist Law Journal) and as a co-editor of the book collection Fables of the Law, invited by Professor Daniela Carpi for the German series Law and Literature published by de Gruyter. She and her colleague Cassandra Sharp have acheived international recognition for their edited collection Cultural Legal Studies published by Routledge. Her book Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices, with Mark Thomas, is widely used in Australia and internationally.

    Marett has built and maintains scholarly networks in Australia, the UK, the Czech Republic,, Switzerland The Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, and the US and has visited at and given presentations and talks at a range of institutions in these countries. 

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Jurisprudence and legal theory
    • Cultural legal studies
    • Law and humanities 
    • Theatrical jurisprudence
    • The non-legal formation of the lawyer
    • Generational change and legal interpretation
    • Law's conceptions and understandings of culture and creativity
    • Legal accounts of visual culture
    • Law and literature
    • Law and the visual
    • Law and history
    • Legal and judicial biography

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Transformation of Televised Judicial Authority in the Past 25 years: A Lithuanian Perspective Janusiene, Aiste
    Doctor of Philosophy The ‘Terrible Beauty’ of Romantic Rebellion: Rebellion, Trauma and the Emergence of a Unique Irish Legality Lingard, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy Conscientious Relationality or Informationalism? Interrogating legal conceptions of privacy through the pathologised subjectivity of the age of visibility Apolo, Yvonne

Keywords


  • Theatrical Jurisprudence
    Cultural Legal Studies
    Law and the Humanities
    Law and Literature

Full Name


  • Marett Leiboff

Mailing Address


  • School of Law

    University of Wollongong Australia

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas

Geographic Focus