Professor Kathy Laster

Kathy Laster is the Director of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.

Prior to taking up this appointment in 2015, Kathy served as an Associate Professor at Monash University’s School of Law, following a lengthy career in academia and industry. Her appointments have included serving as CEO of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia (IPAA), Executive Director of the Law Foundation of Victoria, Associate Professor of Law at La Trobe University and in a range of secondments to government. Kathy is a distinguished academic, widely published in a range of areas. Her interests include legal education, legal reasoning, access to justice and the development of education for the judiciary.

About the Association

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is a research and educational institute associated with Monash University. It is funded by the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and also from subscription income from its membership.

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

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