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

    6009 Perth


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Karinda Burns is a First Nations law academic in the UWA Law School.  Born and raised on Noongar Boodja, Karinda is a Wajarri Yamaji and Yued Noongar woman.

Her career has focused on Indigenous tertiary education and legal education, and her employment has provided opportunities to work in Western Australia and Victoria, predominately within Indigenous corporations and higher education sectors.

Currently teaching into the Juris Doctor and the Law and Society Major in the UWA Law School, Karinda holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Education from Deakin University.

Her research interests focus on Indigenous jurisprudence and the Australian legal curriculum and has commenced her doctorate in this field at UWA.

Karinda's role includes Indigenous Advisor in the Law School, and co-leading the Indigenisation of the JD Project, a joint initiative of the Law School and the School of Indigenous Studies, which incorporates Indigenous cultures, knowledges and perspectives throughout the Juris Doctor degree.