Professor Joan Squelch

Joan Squelch

Dean of Law, Fremantle Campus

DEd, MEd, BEd(Hons), BA, HDE, LLB, BIuris, Graduate Diploma Legal Practice

Phone: 9433 0720

  • Biography

    Professor Joan Squelch joined the School of Law in July 2013.

    Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame Australia, Joan lectured in the School of Business Law and Taxation at Curtin University. While at Curtin University Joan also held the positions of Head of School of Business Law and Taxation and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the Curtin Business School.

    Joan began her career teaching in schools in South Africa and Botswana. She then lectured undergraduate and postgraduate courses in educational management, law and policy at the University of South Africa, Pretoria (1990 - 1998) and Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg (1999 - 2002). Joan immigrated to Perth from South Africa in 2002 with her husband Andrew.

  • Teaching areas

    Constitutional Law
    Administrative Law
    Employee Relations Law

  • Research

    Education Law
    Human Rights Law
    Employment Law
  • Book chapters

    Publications from 2011 - 2015
    Joan Squelch, 'School discipline and the law' in Charles J, Russo, Izak Oosthuizen and Charl C. Wolhuter (eds) Global Interest in Student Behaviour (Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland USA, 2015).

    Joan Squelch, 'Australia' in Charles Russo (ed) Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law (Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, 2013)

    Joan Squelch, 'Education law in Australia' in Charles Russo (ed) The Yearbook of Education Law (Education Law Association, Dayton, USA, 2011)

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    Publications from 2009 to 2015

    • Duncan Bentley & Joan Squelch, ‘Employer Perspectives on Essential Knowledge, Skills and Attributes for Law Graduates to Work in A global Context’ 2014 (24) Legal Education Review 95
    • Joan Squelch, ‘Playing Safe but Avoiding a ‘Greenhouse Generation’ of Children’ 2013 18(2) International Journal of Law & Education 7–25
    • Joan Squelch, ‘Religious Symbols and Clothing in the Workplace: Balancing the Respective Rights of Employees and Employers’ (2013) 20(2) Murdoch University Law Review 38- 57
    • Joan Squelch & Robert Guthrie, ‘Work Health and Safety: Managing the Risk of Workplace Bullying’ (2012) 14 Legal Issues in Business 9-18
    • Joan Squelch & Robert Guthrie, ‘The Australian Legal Framework for Workplace Bullying’ (2010) 32 Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal 101-140
    • Joan Squelch, ‘Banning Religious Dress and Symbols in Public Schools: Implications for School Policy Makers (2010) 15(2) International Journal of Law & Education 7-28
    • Joan Squelch, ‘Reasonable Accommodation of University Students with Disabilities’ (2010) Journal of Applied Law and Policy 51-68
    • Charles Russo, Joan Squelch & Sally Varnham, ‘Teachers and Social Networking Sites: Think Before you Post’ (2010) 5(5) Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice 1-15
    • William Budiselik, Joan Squelch & Fran Crawford, ‘Acting in the Best Interests of the Child: A Case Study on the Consequences of Competing Child Protection Legislation in Western Australia’ (2010) 4 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 369-379
    • William Budiselik, Fran Crawford & Joan Squelch, ‘Protecting children is everyone’s business: National framework for protecting Australia’s children 2009 – 2020: Crafting child-mindful curricula in social work education’ (2009) 12(1) Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education 73-88.
    • William Budiselik, Fran Crawford & Joan Squelch, ‘The Limits of Working with Children Cards in Protecting Children’ (2009) 62(3) Australian Social Work 339-352. (A Journal)
    • Joan Squelch & Lisa Goldacre, ‘School Prospectuses and the Potential Liability of Private Schools under Section 52 of the Trade Practices Act’ (2009) 14(1) International Journal of Law & Education
    • Anna Bunn & Joan Squelch, ‘Public Spaces, Private Faces: Legal Issues Relating to the Use of School Photographs on Websites’ (2009) 1 Journal of Applied Law and Policy 55-64
  • Conference papers

    Conference Papers from 2009 to 2015

    • Joan Squelch, (2014), ‘Preparing Law Graduates of a Globalised World’, HERDSA, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), 7 - 9 July
    • Joan Squelch, (2013) ‘Where Do the Children Play? Using the Law as a Shield not as a Sword to Create Safe School Playgrounds’ ANZELA, Baha’i Centre of Learning for Tasmania, Hobart TAS, 2-4 October
    • Joan Squelch, (2013) ‘The Flipped Classroom: Fact or Fantasy’, ALTA, College of Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 29 September – 1 October
    • Joan Squelch, (2012) ‘Pre-Class Reading and Activities: ‘You Cannot Be Serious’!’ Symposium on Assessment as Learning: Designing Engaging Assessment, Curtin University 19 October
    • Joan Squelch, (2011), ‘Better Attendance ~Brighter Futures” – Sustainable Approaches to School Attendance’, ANZELA, Darwin, 2 – 4 October
    • Joan Squelch & Graham Wimbridge, (2009), ‘Legal Challenges for School Administrators and Governors when School Playgrounds become Battlegrounds’, South African Education Law Association, Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, South Africa 16 – 18 August
    • Joan Squelch, (2009), ‘Legal issues and Social Networking Sites in Schools’, Educational Computing Association of Western Australia Conference, Canning College, Bentley, 16 July 2
    • Anna Bunn & Joan Squelch, (2009) ‘Private Faces, Public Spaces: Legal issues Relating to the Use of Personal Data Information on Social Networking Sites’, Applied Law and Policy Symposium, Curtin University, Perth 2 July
  • Professional affiliations

    Law Society of New South Wales
    Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association
    Australasian Law Teachers Association

  • Community engagement

    Perth College, Council Member