Projects per year
Dr Sonya Willis is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and director of Postgraduate Law Programs. Sonya researches and teaches primarily in civil procedure and private international law. Sonya completed her PhD in Law at the University of Sydney on the interaction between case management, justice and procedural fairness in civil litigation. Sonya was also a university medallist in law at UTS and holds a masters of law from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Sonya has maintained a NSW Practicing Certificate for over 20 years and was a taxation specialist at an international accounting firm and a senior associate in commercial dispute resolution at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) prior to becoming an academic. Sonya is the author of Civil Procedure published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. Sonya is also an editor of the Legal Education Review.
Civil Procedure; Procedural fairness and its effect on court process; Civil litigant vulnerability; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Alternate Dispute Resolution; Private International Law; International Commercial Arbitration and other means of private international dispute resolution; Conflicts of law; International Commercial Litigation; and Legal Education.
LAWS398 Civil and Criminal Procedure LLB (Co-Convenor)
LAWS813 Civil and Criminal Procedure JD (Co-convenor)
LAW 898 International Commercial LAW JD/MITCL/LLM (Convenor)
LAWS530 Jessup International Law Mooting Competition (Co-convenor)
LAW 550 Litigation LLB (Convenor 2016-17)
Research student supervision
I am available to supervise higher degree research candidates in civil procedure, commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, international commercial law, conflicts of law and dispute settlement.
Rhys Manley, Thesis Title, 'Liberalisation of Trade in the Era of Increasing Supervision of the Financial System: A Model for Promoting Financial Stability and Inclusion' (PhD).
Primary Ethics Teacher (2011-present)
Research Output per year
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference abstract
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
The case for case management: justice, efficiency and procedural fairness in Australian civil procedureWillis, S., 1 Feb 2018, (Unpublished)
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...