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Law School Staff

Below, you can find information on our law school academic teaching staff. 

Staff Member  Teaching Responsibilities  
Ms Sara Haslinger | Lecturer   Civil Litigation
Commercial Dispute Resolution
International Commercial Arbitration 
Mr Jahan Kalantar | Lecturer   Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence Law  
Associate Professor Katherine Lindsay | Acting Dean Of Law  Legal Process
Tort Law
Introduction to Public Law
Constitutional Law
Dr Kai Luck | Senior Lecturer  Corporations Law
Equity and Trusts 
Ms Katrine Narkiewicz | Lecturer  Commercial Law
Financial Services Law
Technology & and the Law/Cyber Law 
Mr Victor Oh | Lecturer  Anti-Discrimination Law
Public International Law 
Dr Zach Richards | Senior Lecturer Legal Method
Introduction to Public Law
Administrative Law
Refugee Law and Policy
Mr Jonathan Temporal | Lecturer  Property Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Law 


Sara Anne Haslinger

LLB (hons)  

Lecturer | Email:

Sara teaches Civil Litigation, Commercial Dispute Resolution and International Commercial Arbitration at the Sydney City School of Law. She is by trade a commercial litigation lawyer and a partner at Shaw Reynolds Legal and Advisory. However, her greatest passion is combining all her research and legal skills into projects that drive social systemic change. She has successfully integrated law, economics, strategy, community engagement, design modelling, human and social developmental theory and dispute resolution into a single offering to help her clients move to the other side of large-scale social problems. This is not a traditional model of consulting, dispute resolution or legal advice. She uses over twenty years expertise in strategic, co-design integral thinking and action driven implementation to deliver outcomes to the human services industry, construction industry and public administrators. She was the 2018 NAWIC Crystal Vision Winner for her contribution to the construction industry.

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Jahan Kalanatar

B.Com, J.D (UTS)

Lecturer | Email:

Jahan teaches Criminal Law and Procedure and Evidence Law at the Sydney City School of Law. He is a Sydney-based solicitor and entrepreneur who describes himself as a ‘little guy lawyer’. He attributes his human rights leanings to his proud Persian heritage, a dislike of bullies and a genuine belief that one person can make a difference. Leaving a successful career in finance in order to pursue law, he was admitted to the NSW Bar Association at the age of 25. Subsequently he established and became a partner at the firm of Executive Legal where he heads up the serious crime and mental health practice. Jahan appears on behalf of people kept in mental health facilities involuntarily, refugees seeking asylum and individuals accused of heinous crimes.

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Associate Professor Katherine Lindsay

MA LLB (UQ) LLM Newcastle

Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) | Email:

Katherine Lindsay is an award-winning law teacher with over twenty-five years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Queensland, Newcastle Law School and the Australian National University. Her research interests encompass Australian federal constitutional law and legal biography. She has researched and published in the discipline of law and in higher education as a member of the Peer-Assisted Teaching Scheme national research team under the leadership of Professor Angela Carbone.

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Dr Kai Luck

PhD (UQ)  

Senior Lecturer |Email:

Kai teaches Corporations Law and Equity and Trusts at the Sydney City School of Law. He works as a lawyer in private practice. His specialty areas are corporations law, insolvency law, equity, trusts and civil litigation.

He obtained his doctorate in insolvency law from The University of Queensland in 2010. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia and in New York. 

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Katrine Narkiewicz

BA Comm (Journalism), LLB (Hons 1) (UTS), BCL (Oxford)  

Lecturer |

Katrine teaches Commercial Law, Financial Services Law and Technology and the Law at the Sydney City School of Law. Her key area of research interest is Technology and law (with a focus on blockchain, AI, data privacy, legaltech, regtech and fintech), the future of legal education and the legal profession, commercial law, financial services law, regulatory and compliance, litigation and private international law. Katrine Narkiewicz is a Lawyer and the Founder of KMI Legal, providing virtual legal services for startups, corporates and entrepreneurs, with a focus on technology. She is dual qualified as a Lawyer in NSW, Australia and the UK and has over 10 years’ experience in top Australian and international law firms, in a leading AI powered regtech startup and at an Australian regulator. She has worked at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the British Law Centre in Warsaw, Poland (affiliated with the University of Warsaw and University of Cambridge).

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Victor Oh

BA (Griff), MIntRel (Griff), JD (UTS), GDLP, LLM (UNSW)

Lecturer | Email:

Victor has been teaching at the Sydney City School of Law since 2017. He has taught Public Law, Constitutional Law, Anti-Discrimination Law and Public International Law. As a solicitor, Victor specialises in commercial and litigation practice mainly for SMEs. As part of the corporate and commercial law specialisation, his LLM thesis centred on the South Korean government’s policy on the development of chaebols, family-run business conglomerates.

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Dr Zach Richards

BA, LLB (Hons) (Sydney), GDLP (Merit, ANU), PhD (UNSW).

Senior Law Lecturer | Email:

Dr Richards is a socio-legal researcher and lecturer with a passion for administrative justice. He researches the core question of what makes the rule of law flourish in good government to produce positive impacts on citizens, drawing on legal consciousness and administrative justice approaches in socio-legal studies.

His research has been published in leading international law and society journals and won a number of awards including most recently the UK Administrative Justice Institute Prize for New Voices in Administrative Justice. His book Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice analyses the most recent public administration models of administrative justice alongside an empirical case study in the Refugee Review Tribunal of Australia to discern the predominant legal orientations and justice leanings of twenty first century government officials.

Dr Richards studied part of his PhD in a funded placement at the University of Oxford and regularly attends and presents his award-winning research at leading national and international administrative law conferences. He has been a Law Lecturer at UNSW, Sydney University and Keele University UK. He has received consistently outstanding student feedback lecturing, convening and co-convening over a dozen subjects at the UG, PG and JD levels including: Administrative Law, Public Law, Constitutional Law, Refugee Law and Policy, Introducing Law and Justice, Contract Law, Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies, Law and Social Theory, Jurisprudence, International Human Rights Law, Law and Society Masters, Law in the Global Context, Legal Research and Method, Equity Advanced and Tort Law.

Before joining academia, Dr Richards practised as a litigation solicitor, was researcher for a judge at the Supreme Court of NSW and seconded through an Australian Research Council Grant with the University of Sydney to the Federal Department of Immigration Canberra. He is a member of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), The Rule of Law Institute of Australia, the Administrative Justice Institute UK, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association UK.

Selected Publications:

  • Zach Richards, Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice (Routledge, 2019).

  • The Honourable Michael Kirby and Dr Zach Richards, Responsive Legality Precis Paper, July 2019.

  • The Honourable Michael Kirby and Dr Zach Richards, Responsive Legality in Australian legal affairs discussion, Bench TV, July 2019.

  • Zach Richards, ‘Legislative Equality for Vulnerable Australians’ Australian Public Law AUSPUBLAW, June 2019.

  • Lewis Turner, Stephen Whittle, Zach Richards, ‘Human Rights in Healthcare for Transgender People’ TGEU Europe, December 2018.

  • Zach Richards, 'Tacit Knowledge in Responsive Legality' (Conference Paper, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association University of Bristol, March 2018).

  • Zach Richards, ‘Legal Consciousness and Administrative Justice in the Refugee Review Tribunal of Australia’ (Conference Paper, From Collective Legal Consciousness to Legal Consciousness of Collective Dissent University of Oxford, April 2017).

  • Zach Richards, 'The Foundations of Responsive Legality' (Conference Paper, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association United Kingdom Conference University of Newcastle, April 2017).

  • Zach Richards, ‘Book Review: The Quiet Power of Indicators: Measuring Governance, Corruption and the Rule of Law’ by Sally Engle Merry, Kevin Davis and Benedict Kingsbury (eds.) Australian Journal of Human Rights (2016) 21 (2).

  • Zach Richards, ‘Unearthing Bureaucratic Legal Consciousness: Government Officials' Legal Identification and Moral Ideals’ (2015) 11(3) International Journal of Law in Context 299-319.

  • Zach Richards, ‘Bureaucratic Legal Consciousness and Government Officials' Moral Ideals: The Role of Truth Verification and Information Processing in Affecting Bureaucratic System Goals and Substantive Justice’ (Conference Paper, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association UK Conference University of Warwick, April 2015).

  • Zach Richards, ‘Evaluating Bureaucratic Legal Consciousness Ideals: Legal Consciousness, Organisational Benefits and Substantive Justice’ (Conference Paper, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference University of Queensland, December 2014).

  • Zach Richards, ‘How Government Officials Think about Law: Stories from the Refugee Review Tribunal of Australia’ (Conference Paper, Socio-Legal Studies Association United Kingdom Annual Conference University of Aberdeen, April 2014).

  • Zach Richards, ‘The Acquisition and Circulation of Legal Knowledge in Merits Review’ (Conference Paper, University of Liverpool International Postgraduate Legal Conference: Future Lawyer’s Tackling Tomorrow’s Legal Challenges University of Liverpool, July 2013).

  • Zach Richards, ‘The Bureaucratisation of Administrative Governance: the Interpretation and Application of Difficult Decisions in Judicial and Merits Review’ (Conference Paper, Postgraduate Law Conference University of Sydney, November 2012).

  • Rob Woods, Tamara Wood, Zach Richards, Riona Moodley, ‘Country-of-origin information to support the adjudication of asylum claims from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (‘LGBTI’) asylum-seekers’ (June 2012) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld.

  • Zach Richards, 'Sexuality and Refugee Status Determination: Does Australia Really Pave the Way?' (2010) 2 Sydney University Law School Journal of Gender and Sexuality, 13-19.

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Jonathan Temporal

JD (Ateneo de Manila University), MComm (UNSW), GradDip (UTS), GradCert (ANU)
Practising Solicitor

Lecturer | Email:

Jonathan teaches Property Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility and elective units at the Sydney City School of Law. He has worked as a lawyer in the Philippines in private practice and as a senior law clerk in the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Jonathan was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in August 2015. He has worked in Mortgage and Banking law as a Senior Associate. He currently runs his own legal practice in contract and migration law.

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