Public seminar: Theories of violence and the construction of facts in cases involving battered women who kill their abusive partners: Retelling R v Liyanage

Professor Julia Tolmie (University of Auckland), will be delivering this seminar on the case of R v Liyanage while in Australia as a Visiting Fellow with the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre.

When: 12-1pm, Tuesday 27 November 2018

Where: N502, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus

RSVP: by Monday 26 November, to

Professor Julia Tolmie from the University of Auckland researches in criminal law, family law and feminist legal jurisprudence. A theme throughout her research has been how the law understands, constructs and responds to vulnerability and precarity – particularly in the lives of women.

She served as chair of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee from December 2011-2016, deputy chair in 2017, and as a member of the New Zealand Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Family Violence in 2013. She was the academic member of the District Court Judges Education Committee in 2015-2017 and was also a member of the Institute of Judicial Studies Curriculum Working Group on Family Violence during that time. She was the inaugural Shirley Greenberg International Visiting Scholar at The University of Ottawa in 2016. She served on the expert panel for several references of the New Zealand Law Commission in 2015 and has provided peer review on multiple reports for government and non-government organisations on matters relating to criminal law and family violence over the years.