Mr Russell Hinchy

Lecturer

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
r.hinchy@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52357

Overview

Russell Hinchy currently teaches in the areas of foundations of law and torts. Prior to being admitted to practise as a barrister in 1993, Russell worked in various areas of public sector research, finance and law within the Queensland Government. Since 1994 he has taught in a variety of areas including foundations of law, contract, torts, trade practices and company law. Russell has an interest in company law and is co-author of the text Company Law (Pearson Prentice Hall, Sydney, 2nd ed, 2009). Russell is the author of The Australian Legal System: History, Institutions and Method (Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2nd ed, 2015). Russell is also the author of Context and Method in Australian Law (Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2019).

In addition to having a particular interest in teaching and learning theory, and curriculum and instructional design theory in the context of first-year legal study, Russell also has a particular interest in the developing importance and application of technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning to legal reasoning and statutory interpretation.

Russell has previously held a Bar Association of Queensland Practising Certificate and is currently a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Russell is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a Member of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.

Research Interests

  • Theory underpinning first-year legal education
    A particular interest in teaching and learning theory, and curriculum and instructional design theory in the context of first-year legal study.
  • Technology and legal skills
    A particular interest in the developing importance and application of technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning to legal reasoning, case analysis and statutory interpretation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bond University
  • Master of Law, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hughes, Clair, Hinchy, Russell and Cappa, Clare (2007). Applying a Criterion and Standards Approach to Assessment by Examination in Law. In Geraldine O'Neill, Sylvia Huntley-Moore and Philip Race (Ed.), Case Studies of Good Practices in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education (pp. 31-36) Dublin, Ireland: All Ireland Society for Higher Education.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hughes, Clair, Hinchy, Russell and Cappa, Clare (2005). Developing Generic Criteria and Standards for Law: Processes, Practicalities and Possibilities. In: A.Brew and C.Asmar, Higher Education in a Changing World. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, (347-347). 3-6 July, 2005.

  • Hughes, C. P., Hinchy, R. D. and Cappa, C. L. (2004). Writing generic criteria and standards for law: What we did and what we learned. In: Gay Crebert, Lynda Davies and Susan Phillips, Supporting learning communities. Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, (not found-not found). 4-5 November, 2004.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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