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Professor Rocque Reynolds
BA(Sydney), LLM(Sydney), PhD(Sydney)
Current Appointment: Head, School of Law & Justice
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Lismore

Committee/Group Membership(s)
Senior Staff: Head, School of Law and Justice

Telephone: 6620 3375
Facsimile: 6622 4167
Mobile: 0400 165 339
Location: L Block
Campus: Lismore

Brief Biographical Details

Professor Rocque Reynolds is Dean of Law and Head of School of the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice. Rocque is a leading authority on administrative law, intellectual property and regulatory theory and her text books in these fields are used throughout Australia (see R Reynolds, N Stoianoff, A Roy and A Adrian, Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases, Federation Press, 1st edition 2003, 2nd edition 2005, 3rd edition 2008. 4th edition 2012, and R Creyke and J McMillan with R Reynolds, Control of Government Action: text, cases and commentary, Lexisnexis Butterworths, 2005, 2nd edition 2009).

Rocque specialises in regulatory design for food, food security, and agriculture; and intellectual property law with particular reference to plant breeders’ rights, geographical indicators, traditional knowledge, and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. As a lawyer in a large legal firm and independent legal consultant Rocque has advised Australian and international firms and industry bodies on many aspects of food and agricultural regulation to produce focused, industry relevant research. She has been the Chief Investigator on one ARC and two RIRDC research projects.

Research Interests
Professor Rocque Reynolds is an experienced researcher on the relationship between social policy and law with a particular focus on the role of regulatory authorities in food and agriculture (see for example “Red Bull Gives you wiings: The Regulation of Drug-Foods” 39 , Federal Law Review Vol 2, pp ; "Detoxification, Displacement and Deferral: the democratic failures of GM regulation" , Griffith Law Review 18(3) 2009; R Reynolds, Fair Dinkum: A Production Contract for the Pasture Seeds Industry, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra 2011). She has conducted large scale qualitative and quantitative research into the social and legal impact of contract growing in Australian agriculture (see R Reynolds, Plant Breeder's Rights and Contract Growing in the Pasture Seeds Industry: A Market in Transition, Rural Industries Research and Development , Canberra 2007). Rocque is particularly interested in the regulatory challenges of the decentred state and she has supervised post graduate research into a number of regulatory authorities including the NSW Food Authority, the GM Regulator and the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney 1996
Master of Laws, University of Sydney, 1989
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1979
Admitted as Solicitor in NSW 1983 and in ACT in 2001

Areas of Teaching
Intellectual Property Law
Administrative Law
Regulatory Theory

Professional Organisations
Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Law Society of the ACT

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