Professor Jennifer Corrin

Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52295

Overview

Professor Jennifer Corrin is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, researching on law reform and development in plural legal regimes. This year she was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant which will investigate means of better managing the flow of public finances and people across Australia’s international borders. Professor Corrin is a partner investigator in an international research collaboration on legal pluralism funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council. She is also part of an interdisciplinary team working on environmental issues in Solomon Islands, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Professor Corrin is Co-Convenor of the UQ Solomon Islands Partnership, an interdisciplinary group which promotes and coordinates international academic interests in Solomon Islands. She has published in the areas of legal pluralism, comparative law, South Pacific law, customary law, human rights, court systems, evidence, civil procedure, family law, land law, constitutional law and contract. Current projects include research on legal pluralism and theories of law; access to justice in plural regimes; indigenous law and processes in Melanesia; and family law in the South Pacific. In 2016 she published the third edition of Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific, and a fourth edition of Introduction to South Pacific Law is forthcoming. Before joining The University of Queensland, Professor Corrin spent six years at the University of the South Pacific, having joined the Faculty after nine years in her own legal firm in Solomon Islands. She retains strong links with the profession and is a life member of Solomon Islands Bar Association. Professor Corrin is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Pluralism, a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of South Pacific Law, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific.

Research Interests

  • South Pacific Law
  • Legal pluralism
  • Customary law and human rights
  • Courts, civil practice, procedure and evidence
  • Governance, law reform and legal education

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University
  • Prof Diploma in Legislative Drafting, University of the South Pacific
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Nottingham

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The issues raised by legal pluralism are diverse and wide ranging, and pose complex challenges for law reform and development. The topic explores in detail the uncertainties and tensions which arise between very different systems of law in practice. It will also examine the broader issues that occur from legal pluralism.

    A top-up scholarship is offered to students who successfully secure a fully funded national or international scholarship and are enrolled through the TC Beirne School of Law to do a PhD.

    For further information contact Professor Jennifer Corrin, e: j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2017). Human rights are not our business: legal pluralism and the South Pacific's constitutional conundrum. In Fabrice Hourquebie (Ed.), Pluralisme Juridique Et Droits Fondamentaux (pp. 83-97) Bordeaux, France: Fondation Varenne.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2016). Beyond recognition: promoting Indigenous peoples and their laws in the South Pacific. In Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen and Jeremy Patrick (Ed.), Constitutional recognition of First Peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives (pp. Unknown-Unknown) Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2016). Solomon Islands. In Gerhard Robbers and Cole Durham (Ed.), Encyclopedia of law and religion (pp. 558-562) Leiden, Boston: Brill. doi:10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_00000100

  • Corrin, Jennifer and Teng, Benjamin (2016). Solomon Islands: Negotiating the Pluralistic Family Law Regimes in the Solomon Islands. In Bill Atkin and Fareda Banda (Ed.), The International Survey of Family Law: 2016 Edition (pp. 427-455) London, United Kingdom: Jordon Publishing Limited.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2015). The rights of the child in solomon islands' plural legal system. In Jancic and Olga Cvejic (Ed.), The rights of the child in a changing world (pp. 263-292) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23189-1

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare and Foote, Eleanor (2014). Failing to adopt a new approach: the law of adoption in Solomon Islands. In Bill Atkin (Ed.), The International Survey of Family Law (pp. 435-456) Bristol, United Kingdom: Family Law.

  • Corrin, Jennifer (2013). Cultural relativism vs universalism: the South Pacific reality. In Rainer Arnold (Ed.), The universalism of human rights (pp. 103-125) Dortrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4510-0_6

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2013). Finding the law on adoption in Vanuatu. In Bill Atkin and Fareda Banda (Ed.), The International Survey of Family Law: 2013 Edition 7th ed. (pp. 399-412) Bristol, United Kingdom: Family Law.

  • Corrin, Jennifer (2012). Protection des ressources naturelles aux Îles Salomon: Pour une extension du rôle du droit coutumier et des autorités coutumières. In Carine David and Nadège Meyer (Ed.), L'intégration de la coutume dans l'élaboration de la norme environnementale (pp. 315-x) Paris, France: Bruylant.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare and Mulitalo, Lalotoa (2012). Samoa: reform of maintenance and divorce laws in Samoa: appropriate for the 'Aiga'?. In Bill Atkin (Ed.), The international survey of family law (pp. 283-298) Bristol, U.K.: Family Law.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare and Mulitalo, Lalatoa (2011). Adoption and 'Vae Tama' in Samoa. In Bill Atkin (Ed.), International survey of family law (pp. 313-334) Bristol: Jordan Publishing.

  • Corrin, Jennifer Clare (2010). Customary land in Solomon Islands: a victim of legal pluralism. In Anthony Angelo and Yves-louis Sage (Ed.), Droit Foncier Et Gouvernance Judiciaire Dans Le Pacifique: Land Law and Governance in the South Pacific (pp. 361-376) Wellington, New Zealand: Revue Jurique polynesienne.

  • Corrin Care, Jennifer (2009). 'Is it well with the child?': Custody of children in small South Pacific states. In Bill Atkin (Ed.), International Survey of Family Law (pp. 469-489) New Zealand: International Society of Family Law.

  • Corrin Care, Jennifer (2009). Solomon Islands. In Stephen Levine (Ed.), Pacific ways: Government and politics in Pacific Islands (pp. 212-220) New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

  • Corrin, J. (2008). Getting a Fair Share: Financial Relief on Breakdown of Marriage in Samoa. In Bill Atkin (Ed.), International Survey of Family Law 1st ed. (pp. 297-316) Bristol, United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing.

  • Jennifer Corrin (2008). Resolving land disputes in Samoa. In Theo Levantis, Marjorie Sullivan, Peter O'Connor, John Munro and Steven Wawrzonek (Ed.), Making land work (pp. 199-221) Canberra, Australia: AusAID.

  • Love, M., Corrin-Care, J., Ross, A., Albert, S., Tibbetts, I., Udy, J., Roelfsema, C. and Duke, N. (2007). Lessons learned, future directions and recommendations. In N. C. Duke, J. W. Udy, S. Albert, M. Love, A. Ross, I. R. Tibbetts, C. Roelfsema, D. T. Neil, G. Marion, J. Corrin Care, W. Carter, P. Dart and S. Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiatives that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 129-141) St Lucia, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Love, M., Ross, A. C. and Corrin-Care, J. (2007). Strengthening community capacity. In Norm Duke, James Udy, Simon Albert, Mark Love, Annie Ross, Ian Tibbetts, Chris Roelfsma, David Neil, Guy Marion, Joelle Prange, Jennifer Corrin-Care, William Carter, Peter Dart and Sean Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiatives that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 85-97) Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland.

  • Duke, Norm, Udy, James, Albert, Simon, Love, Mark, Ross, Annie, Tibbetts, Ian., Roelfsema, Chris, Neil, David, Marion, Guy, Prange, Joelle, Corrin-Care, Jennifer, Carter, William, Dart, Peter and Hough, Sean (2007). The UQ Marovo Experience: Science-based support for community management of marine resources. In N. C. Duke, J. W. Udy, S. Albert, M. Love, A. Ross, I. R. Tibbetts, C. Roelfsema, D. T. Neil, G. Marion, J. Corrin Care, W. Carter, P. Dart and S. Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiatives that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marova Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 11-27) Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Corrin Care, J (2006). Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women, Religion and Law in Solomon Islands. In Amanda Whiting and Carolyn Evans (Ed.), Mixed Blessings: Law, Religions, and Women's Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region 1st ed. (pp. 101-128) Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

  • Corrin Care, J. (2006). For better or worse: Marriage and divorce laws in the Kingdom of Tonga. In Atkin, B. (Ed.), International Survey of Family Law 2007 2007 ed. (pp. 291-307) Bristol, United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing Limited.

  • Jennifer Corrin and Kenneth Brown (2005). For Better or Worse: Marriage and Divorce Laws in Solomon Island. In Bainham (Ed.), International Survey of Family Law 1st ed. (pp. 483-501) UK: International Society of Family Law.

  • Corrin Care, J. and Brown, K (2005). For better or worse: Marriage and divorce laws in solomon islands. In A. Bainham (Ed.), International Survey of Family Law 2005 2005 (Revised) ed. (pp. 483-501) UK: International Society of Family Law.

  • Corrin Care, Jennifer (2005). The search for a more appropriate form of government in the solomon islands. In Barbara Ann Hocking (Ed.), Unfinished constitutional business? : Rethinking indigenous self-determination (pp. 159-169) Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Corrin Care, J (2006) Fiji in Chester Neal Tate (eds.) Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities. 1st. ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference

  • Corrin Care, J (2006) Solomon Islands in Chester Neal Tate (eds.) Governments of the World: A global guide to citizens' rights and responsibilities. 1 Detroit, U.S.A.: Macmillan Reference

  • Corrin Care, J. (2002) Fiji Islands in H. M. Kritzer (eds.) Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopaedia. 2002 USA: Santa Barbara

  • Corrin Care, J. (2002) Solomon Islands in H. M. Kritzer (eds.) Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopaedia. 2002 USA: Santa Barbara

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The issues raised by legal pluralism are diverse and wide ranging, and pose complex challenges for law reform and development. The topic explores in detail the uncertainties and tensions which arise between very different systems of law in practice. It will also examine the broader issues that occur from legal pluralism.

    A top-up scholarship is offered to students who successfully secure a fully funded national or international scholarship and are enrolled through the TC Beirne School of Law to do a PhD.

    For further information contact Professor Jennifer Corrin, e: j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au