B Arts, LLB (Hons), LLM, GCert (RHD Supervision), PhD
- Senior Lecturer
Dr Kylie Burns is a senior lecturer in the Griffith Law School. She was previously a solicitor in insurance litigation with Feez Ruthning (now Allens).
Kylie has research and teaching expertise in negligence and accident compensation, judicial reasoning and law and social science. She teaches negligence and accident compensation. She is a co-author of the leading Australian torts textbook (with Luntz, Hambly, Dietrich and Foster) Torts: Cases and Commentary.
Her thesis examined judicial and use and construction of social facts in negligence cases in the Australian High Court. Kylie is very passionate about learning and teaching and student engagement. She has published in legal education and has been the recipient of teaching awards and grants.
- Legal Education
- Social Science and Law
- Negligence and accident compensation
Current teaching areas
- Negligence and Accident Compensation
- Torts Cases and Commentary (2013) Seventh Edition, Lexis Nexis, Australia (with H. Luntz, D. Hambly, J. Dietrich, and N. Foster).
- Torts Cases and Commentary (2009) Lexis Nexis, Australia (with H. Luntz, D. Hambly, J. Dietrich, and N. Foster).
- 'It's not just policy: The role of social facts in judicial reasoning in negligence cases' (2013) 21(2) Torts Law Journal 73.
- 'The Australian High Court and Social Facts: A Content Analysis Study' (2012) 40 Federal Law Review, ANU College of Law, Canberra ACT, pg 317-348.
- 'If you teach it will they come: Law Students, Class Attendance and Student Engagement', (2010) 20(1 and 2) Legal Education Review, 13-44 (with L. Corbin and A. Chrzanowski).
- ‘The impact of "empirical facts" on legal scholarship and legal research training’ (2009) 43(2) The Law Teacher, 153-178 (with T. Hutchinson).
- Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching (Arts, Education and Law Group) 2013
- Finalist - Vice Chancellor's Award for Griffith University Teacher of the Year 2013