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Personal profile

Biography

Katie joined the Law Faculty in 2015, having taught at Monash since 2012. Prior to entering academia, she practised as a solicitor in native title, acting for native title claim groups in both Western Australia and Victoria. She holds a Master of Laws in Environmental Law from Macquarie University and a PhD from Monash focussing on the legal recognition of Indigenous water rights.

Katie's teaching and research interests include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Indigenous Legal Rights, Native Title and Water Law.

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4331 Administrative law - Sem 1

LAW5014 Principles of administrative law - T2

LAW2111 Constitutional law - Sem 2

 

Research interests

Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

Indigenous Legal Rights

Native Title

Water Law

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Research Output 2004 2019

Conferring legal personality on the world’s rivers: a brief intellectual assessment

Eckstein, G., D’Andrea, A., Marshall, V., O’Donnell, E., Talbot-Jones, J., Curran, D. & O’Bryan, K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Water International. 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Indigenous Rights and Water Resource Management: Not Just Another Stakeholder

O'Bryan, K., 2019, 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge. 271 p. (Indigenous Peoples and the Law)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The changing face of river management in Victoria: the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017 (Vic)

O'Bryan, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Water International. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2012 2019

  • 12 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 5 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Australian Environment Review (Journal)

Katie O'Bryan (Associate editor)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australian Earth Laws Alliance International Symposium

Katie O'Bryan (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Submission to the Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Options Paper, on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Katie O'Bryan (Contributor)
2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

International Riversymposium

Katie O'Bryan (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2018, on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Katie O'Bryan (Contributor), Melissa Castan (Contributor), Kate Galloway (Contributor)
2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries