Faculty of Law

Olivia Rundle

Olivia Rundle

Dr Olivia Rundle

Lecturer -

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Faculty of Law Building
Room Reference 1.03
Telephone +61 3 6226 2846
Fax +61 3 6226 7623
Email Olivia.Rundle@utas.edu.au


  • Lawyers' perspectives on 'what is court-connected mediation for?’ O Rundle 2013 *International Journal of The Legal Profession 20 (1)
  • Teaching self-reflection to law students in a dispute resolution unit O Rundle and S Hiller 2012 *Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 23 (3) 168
  • An examination of relationship registration schemes in Australia O Rundle 2011 * Australian Journal of Family Law 25 (2) 12.
  • How court-connection and lawyers' perspectives have shaped court-connected mediation practice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania O Rundle 2010 * (PhD, University of Tasmania).
  • S Hardy and O Rundle 2010 * Mediation for Lawyers CCH.
  • A spectrum of contributions that lawyers can make to mediation O Rundle 2009 * Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 20(4) 220.
  • Barking Dogs: Lawyers attitudes towards direct disputant participation in court-connected mediation of general civil cases O Rundle 2008 * Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal 8(1) 77.

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Olivia commenced her appointment as a lecturer in Law in November 2009. This appointment follows a long association with the Faculty of Law as an undergraduate student (1992-1996), graduate research assistant (2001-2004), sessional lecturer and tutor (2004-2009) and research higher degree candidate (2004-2009).Olivia undertook an apprenticeship and was admitted to legal practice in 1998. She practised law until 2000. Her PhD investigated the special nature of mediation when it is conducted within the context of the civil justice system. Olivia is also a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered by the Attorney-General and a Mediator accredited under the Australian National Mediation Standards (LEADR). She has also held the position of Honorary Research Consultant with the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), University of Queensland.

Olivia’s work includes research, teaching and community engagement in the three broad areas of family law (particularly non-traditional family relationships), dispute resolution (particularly the role of lawyers) and civil procedure.


Units Taught

LAW681 – Family 1 – The Family and the Child
LAW682 – Family 2 – Financial Aspects of Family Law
LAW640 – Dispute Resolution
LAW423 – Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW121 – Introduction to Law
LAW679 – Supervised Research Paper (coordinator and available to supervise)

Administrative roles

Coordinator, Honours and Supervised Research Paper Programme
Coordinator, Postgraduate Seminars & Mentoring Programme
Member, Faculty of Law Teaching and Learning Committee
Coordinator, Family law moot competition


Available to co-supervise PhD and LLM by research students and to supervise undergraduate supervised research papers in the areas of family law, dispute resolution and civil procedure.