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Jacinta Dharmananda

Assistant Professor, LLB BJuris W.Aust.

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

    6009 Crawley


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Current: PhD Candidate, College of Law, ANU.

Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons) UWA
Bachelor of Laws (UWA)
Admitted in WA, Victoria and New York State.

Jacinta joined the UWA Law Faculty in 2011. Jacinta teaches statutory interpretation, the legislative process and legal ethics. She is also a PhD candidate with the College of Law at the Australian National University. Her topic is about the relationship between the legislative process and statutory interpretation. In 2017, Jacinta was awarded a Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship to undertake research on the parliamentary process at the Australian Parliamentary Library in Canberra.

Prior to joining the Law School, Jacinta worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house positions in the areas of oil and gas, finance and corporate/commercial for more than 12 years. She worked both in Australia and overseas including Singapore, Japan and the United States.

Roles and responsibilities

Legislation in Practice - Unit Coordinator, lecturer and tutor
Legal Theory and Ethics - lecturer

Funding overview

2017 Honorarium for successful completion of 2017 Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

2016 Law School Research Grant (Conference/travel) as contribution towards attendance at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference in the UK, September 2016 (Theme: Legislation and the Judiciary)

2013 Recipient of UWA Improving Student Learning Grant: ‘The Making of Legislation: An Inside View for Students’ Interview Series

Previous positions

Member of Advisory Board, LaTrobe Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting - March 2016 to present

Associate Member, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel

Member, Australasian Study of Parliament Group (WA Chapter)

Member, The Law Society of Western Australia

Current projects

PhD Candidate, ANU College of Law

Teaching overview

In 2018:
-Legislation in Practice (law making process, statutory interpretation)- Unit Coordinator, Lecturer and tutor
-Legal Theory and Ethics (legal ethics component)- Lecturer


Statutory interpretation
Legislative process




  • Legislative process
  • Statutory interpretation

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 2 Other output
  • 1 Conference paper
Weights and Measures

The 'always speaking’ principle: not always needed?

Dharmananda, J. 2017 In : Public Law Review. 28, 3, p. 199-204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

court decision

A Duty to Google? Ethical Issues arising from Emerging Technology

Dharmananda, J. Apr 2016 Brief. Vol. 43, p. 16-21 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Teaching Statutory Interpretation in Australia: What's Next?

Dharmananda, J. & Lane, P. 2016 In : STATUTE LAW REVIEW. p. 27-45

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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