Aidan Ricciardo

Mr, BA (Communication Studies) LLB (Hons) W.Aust., GradDipLegPrac, LLM Melb.

    • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

      6009 Perth


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    Personal profile


    Aidan Ricciardo is a law teacher and legal researcher whose interests lie in evidence law, health and medical law, learning and teaching in law, and diversity in law.

    Aidan's teaching excellence has been acknowledged with numerous awards and commendations. In 2021, Aidan was nationally recognised as the recipient of the inagural Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career) in the Australian Legal Education Awards. 

    Roles and responsibilities

    Aidan is a Lecturer in the Law School, where he teaches into the postgraduate Juris Doctor degree and the undergraduate Law & Society course. 

    Aidan is also one of the Law School's Diversity Advisors, and a member of the Law School Learning and Teaching Committee. 

    Teaching overview

    In 2022 Aidan is coordinating and lecturing in:

    • LAWS5107 Evidence
    • LAWS2220 Birth, Life, Death & the Law: Regulating Health & Medicine
    • LAWS4101 Foundations of Law & Lawyering

    At UWA, Aidan has previously taught into several other units in the Law Masters, Juris Doctor, and Law and Society degrees, including Torts and Law for Everyday Lives. Aidan has also previously taught Constitutonal Law and Statutory Interpretation in the Bachelor of Laws degree at Curtin Law School. 

    Funding overview

    The Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust, 2019 – 'Understanding, Promoting, and Supporting Diversity in Legal Education and the Profession' – $10,000 (With N Skead, M Thomas, S Tarrant, S Rogers and S Puttick).

    Teaching and Research Nexus Grant, 2021 – 'A Closer Look at Case Law Reading in the Juris Doctor' – $2,500 (With S Murray, I Murray and J Falck).

    Community engagement

    Aidan is a Legal Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the South Metropolitan Health Service (at Fiona Stanley Hospital).

    Aidan also maintains a blog about Evidence Law in Western Australia:

    Education/Academic qualification

    Master of Laws, University of Melbourne

    Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

    Bachelor of Laws (Hons), The University of Western Australia

    Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), The University of Western Australia

    External positions

    Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

    Legal Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the South Metropolitan Area Health Service (Fiona Stanley Hospital)

    Research expertise keywords

    • Health Law
    • Medical Law
    • Evidence Law
    • Gender Diversity and the Law
    • Negligence
    • Legal Education
    • Diversity in Law