Natalie Skead

Professor, LLB BCom Witw., SJD W.Aust., GradCertTerTeach W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Skead is the Dean and Head of School of the UWA Law School. She teaches and and researches in Equity and Trusts, Property, Remedies, Proceeds of Crime, and Legal Education.

Roles and responsibilities

Dean and Head of School 2017-present
Associate Dean (Students) 2012-2013, 2016
Acting Deputy Dean semester 2, 2014
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) 2015-2016

Funding overview

Federal Office of Learning and Teaching Grant 2013 - Smart Casual: Towards Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law ($49,000)
Federal Office of Learning and Teaching Grant 2014 - Smart Casual: Promoting Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law ($225,000)
Australian Institute of Criminology, 2016 - Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experiences ($53,786)
Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust, 2017 - Teaching for diversity, equality, respect and inclusion: Enhancing the capacities of sessional teachers in all Western Australian law schools ($23,142)

Teaching overview

Natalie was the recipient of a Federal Office of Learning and Tecahing Citation for her Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012( and a Fedral Department of Education and Traning Australian Award for Univertsity Teaching, Teaching Execllence Award (2017).

Natalie teaches Property Law and Equity and Trusts. She has previously taught Remedies and Employment Law.


Natalie's research interests include Property, Equity, Remedies, Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime and Legal Education.

External positions

Associate Editor, Legal Education review

Executive Member, Australasian Law Teachers Association

Director, Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration


  • Property Law
  • Land Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Education
  • Equity
  • Property law
  • Confiscation of proceeds of crime
  • Trusts
  • Remedies
  • Legal education
  • Natural resources law

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2007 2018

Enabling Professional Development for Sessional Colleagues in Law: Reflections from the Smart Casual Online Initiative

Steel, A., Skead, N., Galloway, K., Heath, M., Hewitt, A. & Israel, M. A., 2018, In : Adelaide Law Review. 39, 1, 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The Juris Doctor: A new era of legal education at The University of Western Australia

Skead, N. & Carruthers, P., 2018, Brief, 45, 3, p. 12-14.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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