Ms Justine Clarke
BA(Hons)(1998), LLB(1998), LLM(2010)
Justine Clarke is currently a full-time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, based in Melbourne. She has 20 years of professional legal experience and has undertaken advice work and litigation for clients in private practice, and research for Federal Court judgements – later for Members and Senators of the Parliament of Australia – as well as policy development for the Australian Government, and law reform at the Australian Law Reform Commission. While working in Canberra for the Attorney-General's Department, Justine negotiated and drafted the text for the intellectual property chapters of various Free Trade Agreements (including overseas) and led the team responsible for the policy and administration of the management of Commonwealth copyright.
Having lived away from Melbourne – in Canberra and Sydney – for 11 years, Justine is mindful of the importance of professional and social networks to one’s workplace success and personal happiness in a city, both when moving away and when returning home.
In her spare time, Justine is actively involved with ACO Next in support of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Justine has also dedicated her time to being a mentor in the Melbourne Law School’s mentor program.