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 evidence law, health and medical 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 the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career) in the Australian Legal Education Awards. 

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:

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

Aidan has also taught into several other units in the Law Masters, Juris Doctor, and Law and Society degrees, including Torts and 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).

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

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

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research expertise keywords

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