James Duffy John O'Brien

James is currently a Senior Lecturer in the QUT Law School, where he teaches alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, statutory interpretation and legal analytics. In addition he teaches statistics and data analysis to undergraduate psychology students. His teaching has been recognised numerous times at the national level, and in 2019 James was named the David Gardiner QUT Teacher of the Year. John has worked at QUT since 2008, and before that he was a high school teacher. He currently teaches in first-year law units, and an elective unit in Sports Law. He is undertaking a PhD examining the regulation of school truancy laws. He is on the board of the Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association Ltd, and is Chairperson of the Queensland Chapter.

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03/07/2021

Why Shayna Jack is likely to successfully defend her doping ban appeal — but still won’t be at the Tokyo Olympics

Despite the excitement of the Australian swimming trials to determine which athletes will go to the Tokyo Olympics, it was still hard to overlook the absence of swimmer Shayna Jack. Jack is a 22-year-old Australian swimming star. She has represented Australia at the world championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games,...

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