Jill Howieson

Associate Professor, LLB Murd., BA(Psych) GradDipBus E.Cowan, BA Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Crawley


  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

Personal profile


Jill Howieson is the unit coordinator of Negotiation and Mediation, and Dispute Resolution at the University of Western Australia’s Law School. She is the Director of the UWA Mediation Clinic and UWA’s Registered Mediator’s Accreditation Body (RMAB) and a board member of the national Mediator Standards Board (MSB).

Jill holds degrees in English, Psychology and Law. She completed her PhD in Law at the University of Western Australia in 2008. She is a nationally accredited mediator and practices, researches and teaches in the dispute resolution area. Before commencing in academia, Jill practiced as a solicitor in the area of dispute resolution at the top tier law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques, now King Wood Mallesons and smaller law firms.

Jill is the co-author of the negotiation textbook Negotiation: Strategy, Style, Skills, published by LexisNexis. Jill has trained private practitioners, UWA executive and academic staff, and many others in interest-based negotiation and mediation, and currently runs a national mediation accreditation course through the UWA Law School at http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/cpd/adr4p.

Jill’s research areas include mediation, procedural justice, dispute resolution and legal education. Jill works from an inter-disciplinary socio-legal perspective and conducts empirical research.

Jill is currently the co-ordinator of the African Resources Negotiation Network (ARNN) and works across Africa in the area of negotiation support and capacity development in the mining and extractives sector.

Funding overview

2017 Public Purposes Trust - Research Grant
2012, Research Grant - Relationships Australia (WA) and Family Relationship Centres
2012, Research Grant – Western Australian Bar Association
2009, UWA Teaching Fellowship
2008, Improving Student Learning Grant - Embedding interest-based negotiation theory and skills in Contract Law
2008, National Mediation Conference Scholarship

Teaching overview

Dispute Resolution
Negotiation and Mediation
Mediation: Practice and Skills


Dispute Resolution
Family lawyering and family dispute resolution
Procedural justice
Legal education


  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • ADR
  • Negotiation
  • Family Violence
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Conflict and conflict resolution
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Procedural justice
  • Legal education

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2008 2018

Using the role-play at the lectern: developing “work-ready” and confident professionals

Howieson, J. & Rogers, S. Apr 2018 In : Law Teacher. 52, 2, p. 190-200

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role play
school law
business psychology
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The Holy Grail: Work-Life Balance in the Legal Profession

Mei-Chuen Drew, N., Datta, D. & Howieson, J. 2015 In : University of New South Wales Law Journal. 38, 1, p. 288-322

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