Admitted as a Barrister in Queensland
- Director of the Griffith University Innocence Project
Lynne Weathered is a Lecturer with the Griffith Law School, Gold Coast campus and is also a co-founder and the Director of the Innocence Project, which operates on behalf of the wrongly convicted in Queensland and across Australia. The Project achieved a milestone in innocence activity reform in August 2010 through the Attorney-General’s introduction of DNA innocence testing guidelines into Queensland’s criminal justice system.
Lynne is also the Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Innocence Network.
Her work includes lobbying for law reform in Australia, in particular regarding the correction of wrongful conviction. Her research covers many aspects of wrongful conviction and innocence project work in Australia and internationally. She has also spoken on this topic nationally and internationally in a variety of forums including conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Lynne is about to undertake a PhD on wrongful conviction with the Griffith Law School.
- Analysis of the institutions for the correction of wrongful conviction in the United States, Canada, England and Australia
- All aspects of wrongful conviction and innocence project work in Australia and internationally
Current teaching areas
- The Innocence Project
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Principles of Criminal Law
- 'Wrongful Convictions in Australia', (2013) University of Cincinnati Law Review 80(4), 1391-1414.
- ‘Reviewing the New South Wales DNA Review Panel: Considerations for Australia’, (2013) Current Issues in Criminal Justice 24(3).
- 'The Growing Acknowledgement of Wrongful Conviction - The Australian Response within an International Context' (2013) 3 Victoria University Law and Justice Journal 79-92.
- 'The Criminal Cases Review Commission: Considerations for Australia' (2012) 58:2 The Criminal Law Quarterly, 245-266.
- Invisible Innocence: It happens here too’, In D. J. Schultz (Ed.), (2011) Griffith Review (Vol. 32, pp. 189-198).
- 'Righting Wrongful Convictions with DNA Innocence Testing: Proposals for Legislative reform in Australia' (2009) 11(1) The Flinders Journal of Law Reform (with R. Blewer).
- 'Assisting the Factually Innocent: The Contradictions and Compatibility of Innocence Projects and the Criminal Cases Review Commission' (2009) 29(1) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 43-70 (with S. Roberts).
- 'Does Australia Need a Specific Institution for the Correction of Wrongful Convictions', (2007) 40(2) The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 179-198.
- 'Pardon Me: Current Avenues for the Correction of Wrongful Conviction in Australia', (2005) 17(2) Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 203-216.
- 'A Question of Innocence: Facilitating DNA Innocence Testing in Australia', (2004) 9(1) Deakin Law Review, 279.
- 'Should the United States establish a criminal cases review commission?' (2004) 88(3) Judicature, 122 (with R. C. Schehr).
- 'Investigating Innocence: The Emerging Role of Innocence Projects in the Correction of Wrongful Conviction in Australia' (2003) 12(1) Griffith Law Review.