Ms Lisa Ward

Associate Lecturer , Law - School of Law

Lisa Ward

Phone: +61 02 6773 3271


Twitter: @LisaWar6862784


Lisa commenced teaching at UNE in 2010, in the areas of Law, Screen Studies, and Academic/Creative Writing. Prior to this, she taught Communications at TAFE across four disciplines, including Constitutional and Industrial Laws. She worked on major infrastructure projects in NSW as a Communications Consultant writing proposals, submissions and media collateral.​ Lisa has also worked in television and radio as a Journalist, TV / Radio Presenter, Researcher/Writer and Archival Researcher, including contract and copyright clearances. She has written and directed film and theatre. In 2010 she won an award for Direction of the Most Popular Comedy.


LLB (UNE); BA (UNSW); Post Grad Dip (Comms) (UTS); MA candidate (UNE)

Teaching Areas


  • LSSU251 Introduction to Business Law
  • LSSU451 Legal Studies
  • LSSU391 Principles of Corporations Law
  • LSSU591 Law of Commercial Associations
  • LAW171 Law of Contract I
  • LAW272 Law of Contract II

Media and Communications, Literacy/Writing

  • ENCO102 Writing in Genres (Creative Non-fiction writing)
  • ENGL001 English Literacy and Academic Writing
  • COMM101 Screen Media
  • COMM301 Film Techniques and Digital Effects
  • COMM332/532 News and Journalism
  • COMM321/521 Advertising
  • COMM382/582 Hollywood Cinema
  • COMM383/583 Genre Films (Science Fiction Films)
  • COMM385/585 Australian Screens
  • COMM120 Media Studies: An introduction
  • WORK300 Work Integrated Learning - Professional Skills Development

Awards and Distinctions

UNE Teaching Commendations 2011 -2018

Runner up Actor in Most Popular Play 2011

Winner Director of Most Popular Play 2010

Primary Research Area/s

Elder Law, Guardianship, intellectual disability, human rights, media representations.; Corporate crime, law and film.

Research Interests

  • Elder Law, Guardianship, intellectual disability, human rights, media representations. Lisa has made submissions to the Royal Commission on Aged Care. She is currently researching and working on a documentary about aged care, dementia and Public Guardians.
  • Corporate crime.
  • Euthanasia, the legal framework and media representation of sociological shifts.

Research Supervision Experience

ARTS301 Research and Professional Practice

ARTS501 Arts Research and Professional Practice

ARTS502 Dissertation Unit

WORK300 Work Integrated Learning - Professional Skills Development



Lisa Ward and David Parker, Business and Law in Australia, (Thomson Reuters, 3rd ed, forthcoming 2019).


Ward, L.,  (In preparation), A Licence to Kill Ageing Intellectually Disabled Citizens – Who protects the human rights of our ageing relatives?, 2019.


Broadcasts on Radio, TV and Cable, 1992-2010.


Australasian Law Teachers Association

Communications & Media Law Association

Corporate Law Teachers Association