Aidan Ricciardo

Aidan Ricciardo

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

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Aidan Ricciardo is a nationally-awarded law teacher and a legal researcher whose academic expertise covers health and medical law, evidence law,  learning and teaching in law, and diversity in law. Aidan is a Lecturer in the Law School, where he teaches into the postgraduate Juris Doctor degree and the undergraduate Law & Society course.

Aidan's teaching excellence has been acknowledged with numerous awards and commendations, including two national awards:

  • Australian Awards for University Teaching – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Citation for 'making legal studies accessible and inclusive, instilling self-confidence and supporting law students to be the best learners and graduates they can be' (2022); and
  • The Australian Legal Education Award for Excellence in Teaching – Early Career (2021).

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

Teaching overview

Aidan coordinates and lectures into the following units in the Juris Doctor degree:

  • LAWS5107 Evidence
  • LAWS4101 Foundations of Law & Lawyering

Aidan also coordinates and lectures into these units in the Law and Society major:

  • LAWS2220 Birth, Life & Death: Health & Medical Law
  • LAWS1112 Law for Everyday Lives

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).

He is also the University Representative member on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority's 'Year 11 & 12 Politics and Law Curriculum Advisory Committee'.

Aidan maintains a blog about Evidence Law in Western Australia, which can be accessed at:

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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

Lawyer on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the South Metropolitan Area Health Service (Fiona Stanley Hospital)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

University Representative member on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority's 'Year 11 & 12 Politics and Law Curriculum Advisory Committee'

Editor in Chief of the Western Australian Law Teachers' Review

Research expertise keywords

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