SCU Staff Directory

Helen Walsh
Ms Helen Walsh
AssocDipBus(UNE), LLB(SCU), LLM(QUT)
Current Appointment: Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

Telephone: 02 6620 3848
Facsimile: 02 66224167
Email: helen.walsh@scu.edu.au
Location: L Block
Campus: Lismore

Helen Walsh is a lecturer at the School of Law and Justice and is also the School’s Director of the Summer and Winter Law School.

As a teaching scholar, Helen’s primary focus is on providing a smooth transition experience for her students and a supportive and positive learning environment that fosters respectful relationships and promotes intellectual engagement.

She received the SCU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for her significant and sustained commitment to the support, engagement, learning and retention of students in first year undergraduate law programs.

Helen has a Master of Laws from QUT and her research interests include legal education, family law and children’s law.

Helen is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and, prior to her appointment at SCU, was employed in private practice in the Northern Rivers region working mainly in the area of family and criminal law.

Teaching/ keywords/ interests

Legal research, legal writing, first year legal studies, legal education, family law, children’s law.

Publications

Walsh, Helen, Guilty Your Honour, Representing Yourself in New South Wales Local Courts when charged with driving under the influence (4th ed, 2020) (pending publication)

Fisher, Warwick John Orr, John Page, Alessandro Pelizzon and Helen Walsh, 'Student evaluations: pedagogical tools, or weapons of choice?' (2020) 30 (1) Legal Education Review 1.

Professional affiliations

  • Committee Member Northern Rivers Byron Youth Network
  • Australasian Law Academics Association