Margaret Thornton

ANU College of Law

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

Australia

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1.

Corrosive Leadership (or Bullying by Another Name): A Corollary of the Corporatised Academy?

Australian Journal of Labour Law, Vol. 17, pp. 161-184, 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Dec 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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bullying, universities, corporatisation, remedies

The Law School, the Market and the New Knowledge Economy

Legal Education Review, Vol. 17, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-26, 2007, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-14
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 May 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Law school, legal education, commodification, competition policy

The Law School, the Market, and the New Knowledge Economy

CLPE Research Paper No. 23/09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Sep 2009
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Legal education, Knowledge economy, Neoliberal legal knowledge

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The Gender Trap: Flexible Work in Corporate Legal Practice

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 773-811, 2007, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 May 2008 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2009
Margaret Thornton and Joanne Bagust
ANU College of Law and Deakin University
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Gender, legal practice, flexible work

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Age Discrimination in Turbulent Times

Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 141-171, 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-83
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Margaret Thornton and Trish Luker
ANU College of Law and University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law
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Age, Employment, Anti-Discrimination Legislation, Youthism, Australia

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Disabling Discrimination Legislation: The High Court and Judicial Activism

Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-28, 2009, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-17
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 May 2010 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Disability, law, judging

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'Otherness' on the Bench: How Merit is Gendered

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 391-413, 2007, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 May 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Gender, judging

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Feminism and the Changing State: The Case of Sex Discrimination

Australian Feminist Studies, Vol. 21, No. 50, pp. 151-172, 2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Jul 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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sex discrimination, feminism, the state, neoliberalism

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Academic Un-Freedom in the New Knowledge Economy

ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND RESEARCHERS, Angela Brew & Lisa Lucas, eds., CH 1, pp. 19-34, Open University Press/McGraw Hill, Maidenhead, Birks, UK & NY, 2009, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-47
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Aug 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Research, universities, new knowledge, neoliberalism

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The Dissolution of the Social in the Legal Academy

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 07-06, Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 25, pp. 3-18, 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 May 2007
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Legal Academy, Socio-legal, Neoliberalism

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The New Racism in Employment Discrimination: Tales from the Global Economy

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp 1-27, 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-70
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Margaret Thornton and Trish Luker
ANU College of Law and University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law
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Race, Employment, Anti-discrimination legislation, Australia, globalisation

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Sexual Harassment Losing Sight of Sex Discrimination

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 26, pp. 422-44, 2002, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-56
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Aug 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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sexual harassment, sex discrimination, workplace

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An Inconstant Affair: Feminism and the Legal Academy

TRANSCENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF LAW: GENERATION OF FEMINISM AND LEGAL THEORY, pp. 25-39, Martha Albertson Finemen, ed., Routledge, 2011, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Jul 2011
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Feminism, Legal Academy, Neoliberalism

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The Mirage of Merit: Reconstituting the 'Ideal Academic'

(2013) 28(76) Australian Feminist Studies 127-143, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Merit, ideal academic, women, higher education, new knowledge economy

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‘Post-Feminism’ in the Legal Academy?

Feminist Review, Vol. 95, pp. 92-98, 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-75
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Australia, feminism, legal academy, neoliberalism, girlpower

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The Spectral Ground: Religious Belief Discrimination

Macquarie Law Journal, Vol. 9, pp 71-91, 2009, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 May 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Margaret Thornton and Trish Luker
ANU College of Law and University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law
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Discrimination, religious belief, Australia

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The Idea of the University and the Contemporary Legal Academy

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 481-502, 2004
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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law school, liberal education, markets

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Women and Discrimination Law

WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 131-51, Patricia Esteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-77
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Sex discrimination, Employment, Australia

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Sex Discrimination, Courts and Corporate Power

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-34, Federal Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 31-56, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Sex discrimination, adjudication, gender, corporate power

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The Evisceration of Equal Employment Opportunity in Higher Education

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-36, Australian Universities Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 59-70, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2009
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Equal opportunity, employment, higher education

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‘Selling the Dream’: Law School Branding and the Illusion of Choice

(2013) 23(2) Legal Education Review 249-271, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-25
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Mar 2014
Margaret Thornton and Lucinda Shannon
ANU College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Legal education, branding, websites

21.

Neoliberal Governmentality and the Retreat from Gender Equality

Ashleigh Barnes (ed) Feminisms of Discontent: Global Contestations, Oxford University Press: New Delhi, pp.71-96.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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EEO in a Neo-Liberal Climate

Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 77-104, 2011, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 12-45
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, Australian legislation

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The Retreat from the Critical: Social Science Research in the Corporatised University

Australian Universities Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp 5-10, 2008, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-35
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2009
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Research, Social Sciences, University, Corporatisation

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The Flexible Cyborg: Work-Life Balance in Legal Practice

(2016) 38(1) Sydney Law Review 1-21
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Mar 2016
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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legal profession, work/life balance, flexible work, gender, technology, private life

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The Wages of Sin: Compensation for Indigenous Workers

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 647-673, 2009, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-14
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 May 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Margaret Thornton and Trish Luker
ANU College of Law and University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law
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Stolen wages, Indigenous people, race discrimination, Australia

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The Demise of Diversity in Legal Education

International Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 8, No. 1,pp 37-56, 2001, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-72
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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legal education, globalisation, diversity, neoliberalism

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Authority and Corporeality: The Conundrum for Women in Law

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 12-44
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Nov 2012
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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feminism, authority, women, legal practice

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Technocentrism in the Law School: Why the Gender and Colour of Law Remain the Same

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 369-398, 1998
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Jul 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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legal education, critical race, feminism, doctrinalism

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Affirmative Action, Merit and Police Recruitment

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 234-237, 2003
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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affirmative action, merit, employment, police

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The New Knowledge Economy and the Transformation of the Law Discipline

International Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 19, No. 265-281, 2012, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-23
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Legal education; legal profession; competition policy; Australia

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Neoliberal Melancholia: The Case of Feminist Legal Scholarship

Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 20, pp. 7-22, 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Feminism, Legal academy

32.

Protecting (Human) Rights

THE NATIONAL ESTATE: CULTURAL HERITAGE: PROCEEDINGS 2009, pp. 105-117, Gretchen Poiner, ed., 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-76
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Human rights, role of the state, Australia

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Women Judges, Private Lives: (In)Visibilities in Fact and Fiction

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2017, 761-777, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-8
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2018
Margaret Thornton and Heather Roberts
ANU College of Law and ANU College of Law
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Judges Private Lives, Gender, Ian McEwan's The Children Act, Swearing-in Ceremonies

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Hypercompetitiveness or a Balanced Life? Gendered Discourses in the Globalisation of Australian Law Firms

(2014) 17(2) Legal Ethics 153-176, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-39
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2014
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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flexible work, global law firms, masculinity, Australia, print media

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Squeezing the Life Out of Lawyers: Legal Practice in the Market Embrace

(2016) 25(4) Griffith Law Review 471-491
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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lawyers, neoliberalism, long hours culture, incivility, wellbeing, work/life balance

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Social Status: The Last Bastion of Discrimination

(2018) 1 Anti-Discrimination Law Review 5, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 19.1
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Feb 2019
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Discrimination, Socioeconomic status

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Work/Life or Work/Work? Corporate Legal Practice in the Twenty-First Century

(2016) 23(1) International Journal of the Legal Profession 13-39
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Mar 2016
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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legal profession, work/life balance, flexible work, gender

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The Changing Gender Regime in the Neoliberal Legal Academy

Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie (The German Journal of Law and Society), 2013, 33(2) , pp 235-251, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-35
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Legal academy, gender, selection criteria, corporatisation of universities, Australia

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Deregulation, Debt and the Discipline of Law

(2014) 39(4) Alternative Law Journal 213-216, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-40
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 08 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Legal education, deregulation, debt, Australia

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Intention to Contract: Public Act or Private Sentiment?

in Ngaire Naffine, Rosemary J. Owens, John Williams (ed.), Intention in Law and Philosophy, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK, pp. 217-237.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Contemporary Research and the Ambiguity of Critique

Journal of the Public University, Vol. 4, 2007, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-17
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 May 2008
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Critical research, academic freedom, competition policy

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Remedying Discriminatory Harms in the Workplace

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND THE LAW, AND THE LAW, CENTRE FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR RELATIONS LAW, Richard Naughton, ed., University of Melbourne, 1995, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 12-46
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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remedies, discrimination, workplace, Australia

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Law Student Wellbeing: A Neoliberal Conundrum

(2016) 58(2) Australian Universities' review 42-50
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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neoliberalism, higher education, law students, wellbeing, stress

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Free Trade and Justice: A Discomfiting Liaison

JULIUS STONE: A STUDY IN INFLUENCE, pp. 145-165, Helen Irving, Jacqueline Mowbray, Kevin Walton, eds., Federation Press, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Justice, Equality, Free Trade, Race Discrimination

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Towards Embodied Justice: Wrestling with Legal Ethics in the Age of the 'New Corporatism'

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1999
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Challenging the Legal Profession a Century On: The Case of Edith Haynes

University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Nov 2018
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Women, Legal Practice, Admission, History, Citizenship, Australian High Court

Challenging the Legal Profession A Century On: The Case of Edith Haynes

University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2018, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-20
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Nov 2018
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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legal profession; women; persons; citizenship; High Court of Australia (Griffith Court)

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Universities Upside Down: The Impact of the New Knowledge Economy

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 21, 2, pp. 375-393, 2009, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 May 2010
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Research, universities, feminism, new knowledge

Legal Education in the Corporate University

Annual Review of Law & Social Sciences, Vol. 10: 19-35, 2014
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Apr 2016
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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neoliberalism, the knowledge economy, higher education, law schools

Legal Education in the Corporate University

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 2014, 10:19-35, DOI:10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-110413-030714 , ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 15–14
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law

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neoliberalism, the knowledge economy, higher education, law schools

Legal Education in the Corporate University

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10, pp. 19-35, 2014
Posted: 05 Nov 2014
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law

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Auditing the Sex Discrimination Act

in Marius Smith (ed.), Human Rights 2005: The Year in Review, Monash University, Monash, pp. 25-56
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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The Political Contingency of Sex Discrimination Legislation: The Case of Australia

(2015) 4 Laws 314-334, June 2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Jul 2015
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Sex discrimination, equality, neoliberalism, Australia

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Rapunzel and the Lure of Equal Citizenship

Law Text Culture, Vol. 8, Issue (1), 2004
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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How the Higher Education 'Industry' Shapes the Discipline of Law

(2017) 5(2) Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity 101-117
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2018
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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law school, vocationalism, tuition costs, government policy, Australia

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The Feminist Fandango with the Legal Academy

Dorota Gozdecka and Anne Macduff (eds), Feminism, Postfeminism, and Legal Theory: Beyond the Gendered Subject (Routledge, London, 2019) 11-29, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 19.20
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Aug 2019
Margaret Thornton
ANU College of Law
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Feminism, neoliberalism, social liberalism, universities, legal education and scholarship, Australia