Why I teach?

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
— Confucius
 

I love to share to my knowledge and expertise gained over many years in the practice of commercial, corporate, and intellectual property law, and in engaging in social and corporate enterprises.  

I believe in a "whole brain" approach in teaching students by visually stimulating the "right brain" first in order to activate the analytical and logical strength of the "left brain".

My teaching experience have been gained through teaching both business and law disciplines.  I taught the following subjects:

  • 'Opportunity Evaluation' to postgraduate students undertaking the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree at the Faculty of Business & Enterprise, Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Contract Law and Property Law to postgraduate students undertaking the Master of Law (Juris Doctor) degree at Monash Law Chambers, Monash University;

  • Commercial and Corporate Practice, Retail Leases, Trusts, and Intellectual Property elective, to graduate law students at Leo Cussen Institute.

Learning a new concept or theory requires active listening aided by powerful visuals and reinforced by practical demonstration.  The best way to remember something is to hear, see, and do.  There is an order to how we learn.  It is by engaging in a repetitive cycle of hearing, seeing, and doing that we understand and remember difficult concepts.

Tertiary and other institutions where i contribute


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RMIT UNIVERSITY of technology

I taught Advanced Property Law to students in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.


WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY COOLEY LAW SCHOOL

On 27 June 2017, I was appointed Adjunct Professor and a member of the Adjunct Faculty. I teach into the WMUCLS' Australia/New Zealand Program in Melbourne, Australia.


Monash University Law Chambers

I teach the Principles of Contract Law A and B to postgraduate law students undertaking the Masters (Juris Doctor) degree.  Currently, I am the Chief Examiner of Contract B.

I also teach Principles of Property Law and Advanced Property Law.

From 2018, I will be the Mooting Competition Convenor for Monash Law School, Clayton, and will also teach in the Jessup Moot competition unit and the Mooting and Advocacy Skills unit.

On 5 April 2017, I received a letter of congratulations from the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching) at Monash University on the success in Semester 2, 2016 teaching for Principles of Contract A.

On 2 February 2016, I was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Significantly improved unit for Principles of Contract A in S2 2015.

On 3 March 2015, I was awarded Certificates of Recognition for Contract B ranking in the top 20 units in Trimesters 2 and 3 2014.

 


Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology (2009-2012)

I was a sessional lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Marketing for the Master of Business and Master of International Business degrees, and the Convenor and lecturer in the flagship subject, Opportunity Evaluation, for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree.

I am passionate about entrepreneurship education and have been one of the speakers in the High Growth Speaker Series run by Lauren Rielly, a lecturer in Applied Entrepreneurship at RMIT.

I am proud of my association with Swinburne University and serve on the MEI Course Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board of Swinburne Law School.


Leo Cussen Institute

I have been contributing to the practical education of graduate law students since 1997 in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Practice, Retail Leases, Trusts, and Intellectual Property.

I am a former graduate of Leo Cussen Institute (1987).

I am proud to be associated with Leo Cussen Institute, and it gives me great pleasure to instruct and share my knowledge to graduate students.

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The Advanced Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre created the INNOVATIVITY program to provide innovation and commercialisation skills to Australia's high tech sector.

 

My presentation dealt with how conventional wisdom kills creativity and I introduced the theory of inventive problem solving.

My presentation dealt with the concept of the Hype cycle, i.e. the peak of inflated expectation, and the sustainable product lifecycle.


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