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Aidan Ricciardo

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

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

      6009 Perth


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    Roles and responsibilities

    Aidan is a Lecturer in the Law School, where he teaches into various units in the Juris Doctor, Law and Society, Business Law, and Master of Laws courses. 

    Aidan is also the Law School's LGBTIQA+ Advisor, and a member of the Law School Learning and Teaching Committee. 

    Teaching overview

    In 2020 Aidan will lecture into:

    • LAWS5107 Evidence - Juris Doctor (Unit coordinator);
    • LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering - Juris Doctor (Unit coordinator);
    • LAWS2220 Birth, Life, Death and the Law - Law & Society (Unit coordinator);
    • LAWS1112 Adulting: Law for Everyday Lives - Law & Society.

    Aidan has previously taught into:

    • LAWS5227 Foundations of Law and Governance - Master of Laws;
    • LAWS4106 Torts - Juris Doctor;
    • LAWS3316 Law, Advocacy, Activism and Change - Law & Society;
    • LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions - Business Law;
    • LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change - Law & Society;
    • LAWS1104 Introduction to Law - Business Law.

    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).


    Aidan is interested in the role that evidence law plays in health and mental health matters. He is currently working on projects considering:

    • the value of the plaintiff's evidence about what they would have done if properly informed in 'failure to warn' medical negligence cases;
    • the role of expert psychiatric evidence to assist judges and juries with understanding variations in demeanour for witnesses with psychiatric conditions and mental impairments; and
    • the privilege against self incrimination in the context of healthcare complaints and investigations. 

    Aidan is also actively engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning in law. 


    • Health Law
    • Medical Law
    • Evidence Law
    • Euthanasia and Assisted Dying
    • Diversity in Law
    • Legal Education

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    Research Output 2019 2020

    • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera
    • 1 Article

    Meaningful Connectedness: A Foundation for Effective Legal Teaching

    Do, C. & Ricciardo, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Curtin Law and Taxation Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Teaching Law in a Post-Truth World: What’s love got to do with it?

    Do, C. & Ricciardo, A., 4 Jul 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

    Projects 2019 2019