Staff profile

Lee Ann Basser

Associate Professor, Director of Research

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
La Trobe Law School

Martin Buildin 281, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

LLM (Lond) BA LLB (Mon) Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Membership of professional associations

Law Institute of Victoria, Law Council of Australia, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Victorian Women Lawyers

Area of study

Law

Research interests

Access to Justice

- Access to justice for people with disabilities

Family Law

- Children's Rights; Parenting, Parentage and Parental Responsibility

Human Rights Law

- Disability Rights; Children's Rights

Teaching units

Disability, Rights & Law (LAW3DRL)

Human Rights & Comparative Disability Law (LAW5HCD)

Family, Society & Law (LAW2FSL)

Real Property Law (LAW2RPT)

Recent publications

Books

  • Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law (2011) Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden & Boston (ed with M Rioux & M Jones) www.brill.nl/critical-perspectives-human-rights-and-disability-law
  • Children on the Agenda: The Rights of Australia's Children (2001) Prospect Publishing Sydney (ed with M Jones)
  • Explorations on Law and Disability in Australia (2000) Vol 17(2) Law in Context Federation Press Sydney (ed with M Jones)
  • Disability, Divers-ability and Legal Change (1999) Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague (ed with M Jones) (Google Book link)
  • Cross Currents: Internationalism, National Identity and Law (1996) Special Edition of Law in Context Volume 14(1) 1996 LTU Press Melbourne   (ed with C Arup)

Chapters

  • "Are We There Yet?  Is Australia Respecting the Rights of People with Disabilities?" (2012) in M Castan & P Gerber (eds)  Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Thomson Reuters
  • "Human Dignity" (2011)  in M Rioux, L Baser, M Jones (eds) Critical Perspecitves on Human Rights & Disability Law Martinus Nijhoff
  • “Disentangling Disability and Health” (2008) in B Bennett, T Carney (eds) The Brave New World of Health Federation Press 
  • “Globalization of Disability Rights Law: The Impact in Australia” (2006) in M Perlin, A Kanter, M Treuthart, E Szeli & K Gledhill International Human Rights and Comparative Mental Disability Law: Cases and Materials Carolina Academic Press ISBN 1-59460-210-7
  • “The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth): A Three Dimensional Approach to Operationalising Human Rights” (2005) in P Blanck (ed) Disability Rights Ashgate 0 7546 2452 8 Co-author M Jones 203 - 234
  • “The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Blueprint for Australia’s Children” (2001) in M Jones and LA Basser Marks, Children on the Agenda: The Rights of Australia's Children Prospect Press Sydney (with M Jones)
  • “Mediating Rights : Children Parents and the State” (2001) in M Jones and LA Basser Marks Children on the Agenda: The Rights of Australia's Children Prospect Press Sydney (with M Jones)
  • “Law and People with Disabilities” (2001) in N Smesler & P Baltes (Eds) International Encycopledia of Social and Behavioral Sciences Elsevier (with M Jones)

Articles

  • “Justice for All?  The Challenge of Realizing the Right to Education for Children with Disabilities” (2005) 8 Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 531-559
  • “Fostering Inclusive Societal Values through Law” (2002) International Journal of Children's Rights Vol 10(4) 371-402 (with M. Jones)
  • “The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth): A Three Dimensional Approach to Operationalising Human Rights” (2002) Melbourne University Law Review Vol 26 (2) 254 ?284 (with M Jones)
  • “Valuing People through Law: Whatever Happened to Marion?” (2000) Vol 17(2) Law in Context 147 - 180 (with M Jones)

 

Research projects

 

  • Parenting with Disabilities and the Family Justice System
  • Voices Project: Vulnerable People and Justice Innovations - Rights & Justice for Sustainable Communities Research Group
  • Auditing the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities ARC Linkages Project  with R Watts (RMIT) and M Salvaris (RMIT)
  • Disability Discirmination Law in Australia
  • Legal and Social Constructions of Disability