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Professor Stephen Colbran School of Business and Law

Professor of Law/HOP Law

BCom (Hons) (UQ), LLB (Hons) (UQ), LLM (Hons) (QUT), PhD (UQ), GradCertEd (Higher Ed) (QUT)

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Contact Details
Email: s.colbran@cqu.edu.au
Phone: 0409 305 235

    Present appointment:   

    Head of Discipline of Law, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity 

    Managing Director, ReMarksPDF Pty Ltd, a software development company spun off from UNE

    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) interim Auditor

    Previous appointments:

    2008 -2013 Legal Profession Admission Board NSW

    2009 – 2012    Professor, School of Law, UNE

    2007 – 2008    Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning and Renewal),
                            UNE

    2004 - 2007     Dean, School of Law, UNE

    2003 - 2007     Deputy Head of School, School of Law, UNE

    2003                Acting Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Law, QUT

    1995 - 2003     Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, QUT

    1990 - 2005     Lecturer, Faculty of Law, QUT

    1989                Solicitor, Feez Ruthning Solicitors

    1988                Articled clerk, Feez Ruthning (now known as “Allens”) Solicitors,

                            Brisbane

    1987                Associate to The Honourable Mr Justice McPherson of the Supreme Court of Queensland

    1986                Tutor, Accountancy Department, QUT

    1985                Lecturer, Commerce Faculty, UQ

    1984                Graduate Taxation Adviser, Coopers and Lybrand, Chartered Accountants

    Formal qualifications:

    2003 Graduate Certificate (Higher Education), QUT

    2002 PhD, UQ

    1993 Master of Laws (Research), Honours, QUT

    1987 Bachelor of Laws degree, Honours, UQ

    1987 Bar Practice Course Diploma

    1984 Bachelor of Commerce degree, First Class Honours, UQ

    1983 Bachelor of Commerce degree, UQ

    Media Citations
    Awards

    2013 Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Teaching Excellence.

    Professional Experience

    Professor of Law, University of New England

    Dean, School of Law, University of New England

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Planning and Renewal, University of New England 

    Professor Stephen Colbran joined the School of Business and Law in June 2012 and was previously a DVC and Dean of Law at the University of New England. Professor Colbran’s teaching interests include Information Technology Law, Legal Ethics, Trust Accounting and Professional Responsibility, and Civil Procedure.

    Professor Colbran’s research interests include: Software development, Software licensing, Web 2.0 Teaching methodologies, Civil Procedure, The Judiciary, Information Technology Law, the use of information technology in teaching law, and applying social science research methodologies to legal issues.

    Professor Colbran is the creator of the Australian Law Postgraduate Network (ALPN) www.alpn.edu.au, a major legal networking website linking academics, researchers and students and ReMarksPDF www.remarkspdf.com, an enterprise level e-grading system.

      Professional Memberships
      1. TEQSA auditor
      2. Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
      3. Ascilite
      4. Herdsa
      5. Solicitor (Supreme Court of QLD)
      6. Legal Profession Admission Board NSW
      Computer Software
      ReMarksPDF. www.remarkspdf.com
      Term 3 - 2014
      LAWS13010 - Evidence and Proof
      Course Coordinator
      LAWS13012 - Succession
      Course Coordinator
      LAWS13014 - Revenue Law
      Course Coordinator
      Term 2 - 2014
      LAWS13017 - Civil Procedure
      Course Coordinator
      Term 1 - 2014
      LAWS13013 - Legal Professional Conduct
      Course Coordinator
      Term 2 - 2013
      LAWS13011 - Family Law
      Course Coordinator
      LAWS13017 - Civil Procedure
      Course Coordinator
      Term 1 - 2013
      LAWS12055 - Constitutional Law
      Course Coordinator
      LAWS13013 - Legal Professional Conduct
      Course Coordinator
      LAWS20029 - Corporate Law
      Course Coordinator
      Term 2 - 2012
      LAWS12058 - Civil Procedure B
      Course Coordinator
      Term 1 - 2012
      LAWS12055 - Constitutional Law
      Lead Lecturer - Distance - LAWS12055 - Term 1 - 2012
      Book

      Colbran, S, Spender, P, Jackson, S, Douglas, R & Penovic, T 2012, Civil procedure: commentary and materials, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N.S.W.

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      Book Chapter

      Colbran, S & N Al-Ghreimil 2013, 'The role of Information Technology in Supporting Quality Teaching and Learning ', in L Smith and A Abouammoh (eds), Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities, Springer, Netherlands, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6321-0_7

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      Colbran, S 2012, ' Affidavits', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, & T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Colbran, S 2012, 'Appearance', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, & T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Colbran, S 2012, 'Chapter 19 Appeal and New Trial', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure Commentary and Materials, 5th edn., LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Colbran, S 2012, ' Interlocutory Procedures', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, & T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Colbran, S 2012, 'Service', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, & T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Colbran, S 2012, 'Alternative Dispute Resolution', in S Colbran, P Spender, S Jackson, R Douglas, & T Penovic (eds), Civil Procedure : Commentary and Materials, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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      Journal Article

      Stephen, C 2013, 'E-Learning in Australian Law Schools', Legal Education Review, vol. 23, no. 1/2, pp. 201-239.

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      'In Press' Publications


      Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries

      Colbran, S. ‘ReMarksPDF. PDF e-marking technology nurturing student engagement’, 2012 Follow the Sun, Online Learning Futures Festival, Futures for Knowledge, 27-30 March 2012

      Published in: 2012
      Colbran, S. ‘ReMarksPDF – Advanced Electronic Assessment Feedback’. Ascilite Conference, Hobart 2011. E3 Poster.
      Published in: 2012
      Colbran, S. ‘Calibration and consensus moderation of assessment’ Association of Law Teachers, 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012, E3 Poster.
      Published in: 2012
      Colbran, S. ‘Animation – Formative assessment of the ethics of delinquent and guilty clients’ Association of Law Teachers, 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012, E3 Poster. Won the Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize.
      Published in: 2012
      Colbran, S., ' ReMarksPDF - A new approach to moderation involving multiple assessors', ATN Assessment Conference 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Colbran, S., ‘ReMarksPDF – Advanced Electronic Assessment Feedback’. Ascilite Conference, 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Texts
      Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (5th ed, 2012) Butterworths with Sheryl Jackson (QUT), Peta Spender (ANU), Roger Douglas (LaTrobe) [1400 pages].  Stephen also acted as general editor of this project.
      Published in: 2012
      Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (4th ed, 2009) Butterworths with Sheryl Jackson (QUT), Peta Spender (ANU), Roger Douglas (LaTrobe), and Greg Reinhardt (Uni Melb) [1307 pages].  Stephen also acted as general editor of this project. This text is used in 15 Australian Universities as the standard Australian teaching text in civil litigation.
      Published in: 2009
      Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (3rd ed, 2005) Butterworths with Sheryl Jackson (QUT), Peta Spender (ANU), Roger Douglas (LaTrobe), and Greg Reinhardt (Uni Melb) [1200 pages]. Stephen also acted as general editor of this project. This text was used in 14 Australian Universities as the standard Australian teaching text in civil litigation.
      Published in: 2005
      Family Court Rules 2004 Annotated Exposure Draft with Justice Barblett AO (Rtd) and Lesleigh Mayes (Registrar), December 2002, Family Court Publication [324 pages].
      Published in: 2002
      Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (2nd ed, 2002) Butterworths with Sheryl Jackson (QUT), Peta Spender (ANU), Roger Douglas (LaTrobe), and Greg Reinhardt (Uni Melb) [1200 pages]. Stephen also acted as general editor of this project.
      Published in: 2002
      Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (1st ed, 1999) Butterworths with Sheryl Jackson, Peta Spender (ANU), Roger Douglas (LaTrobe), and Greg Reinhardt (Uni Melb) [1080 pages]. Stephen also acted as general editor of this project.
      Published in: 1999
      Caveats (1996) Financial Times Press with Sheryl Jackson [744 pages].
      Published in: 1996
      Security for Costs (1993) Longman Professional [325 pages].
      Published in: 1993
      Works Completed

      ReMarksXML (www.remarkspdf.com) - Word 2007 and 2010 marking system designed to improve feedback outcomes for students.

      ReMarksPDF (www.remarkspdf.com) - Java PDF marking system. This system is currently being trialled at UWS, CDU, UNE. The system is being evaluated by numerous universities.

      Australian Law and Postgraduate Network (www.alpn.edu.au) – connecting Law Higher Degree Research students, supervisors and academics. The graph below shows the monthly hits to this site during the period Jan 07 – April 11.


      Patents:

      ·         ‘A document Markup system’, Patent US No. 8,495,488, 23, July 2013.

      ·        ‘A Document Markup Tool’, Aust 2008288670

      ·        ‘ReMarks TM” Assessment and Feedback Technology’, US 7,930,300B2 19 April 2011.

      ·        ‘ReMarks TM” Assessment and Feedback Technology’, Aust 2006319731.

      ·        ‘ReMarks TM” Assessment and Feedback Technology’, NZ 568561.

      Theses

      Evaluating Australian judicial performance, PhD Thesis, University of Queensland

      Published in: 2001

      A proposal for reform of the Queensland Supreme Court rules concerning security for costs, LLM (Research) thesis, Queensland University of Technology

      Published in: 1992
      Invited Papers/Speaker

      Colbran, S. ‘Strategic Technology Summit, The New Media Consortium, sponsored by UQ, SLQ, Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, 26&27/10/2010, Brisbane.

      Published in: 2010
      ‘Empirical Research into Courts and Judicial Officers – Roundtable’, Law and Society Conference, 10/12/02, Wollongong.
      Published in: 2002
      Refereed Conferences

      Colbran, S. ‘e-Grading feedback methodology and practice’, Association of Law Teachers, 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012

      Published in: 2012

      Colbran, S. ‘The ethics of delinquent and guilty clients – using animation as a formative assessment tool’, Association of Law Teachers, 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012

      Published in: 2012

      Colbran, S. ‘e-Grading feedback methodology and practice’, Association of Law Teachers, 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012

      Published in: 2012

      Colbran, S. ‘Evaluation of the usefulness of self-assessment, peer assessment and academic feedback mechanisms”, ATN Assessment Conference 2011

      Published in: 2011

      Colbran, S. ‘Evaluation of the usefulness of self-assessment, peer assessment and academic feedback mechanisms”, ATN Assessment Conference 2011

      Published in: 2011

      Colbran, S. ‘Evaluation of alternative feedback mechanisms on student engagement with assessment feedback’. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings Ascilite Hobart 2011, http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferneces/hobart11/procs/filename.pdf

      Published in: 2011

      Colbran, S. ‘The limits of judicial accountability: the role of judicial performance evaluation’ accepted for presentation at the Biennial International Institute for Public Ethics (IIPE) Conference, 4-7/10/02, Brisbane 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Evaluating Australian Judicial performance’ presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Conference, 5-8/5/02, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘A proposal for reform of the rules governing security for costs’, 1992, ALTA Conference: Australian Law Teachers Association.  

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. Keynote address: ‘Project Neleus: Multimedia CBE for Law Schools in the 1990's’, British and Irish Legal Education Technology Association (BILETA), 8th Annual Conference (Liverpool John Moors University) 

      Published in: 1990
      Completed Supervisions

      Supervision of Postgraduate Students (all successfully supervised):

      UNE PhD Students supervised:

      Principal supervisor

      2003 - 2006   Kristy Richardson, PhD student – “Judicial independence”. This thesis has passed examination with very minor changes to the satisfaction of the supervisor. Graduated in March 2007.

      UNE Master of Laws by Research

      2010-2012    Denise King, “Parental and Child alienation – A Cross-Discipline Approach”.

      UNE Masters of Educational Administration with Honours

      2010-2011     Ayman Alwan- “Change Management and Leadership in the context of implementing a Positive Behaviour and Support model in a School environment.”. Graduated 2012.

      QUT Law School:

      1999              Daril Gawith – Masters by Research student who transferred to the PhD programme. Topic: regulating electronic commerce.

      1998              16 masters research papers, 10 undergraduate research papers

      1997              18 masters research papers, 15 undergraduate research papers

      1995              Russel Ensby - Topic : Application of the rules of evidence to the

                             Queensland Building Services Authority.

      1994              Paul Lynch LLM Research Paper. Topic: Indemnity in taxation of costs.

      1992              Karl Storm Jameson LLM research subject.  Topic: Due Diligence Requirements of Prospectuses (together with Prof. Fisher)

      QUT Legal Practice School: 

      1993              Supervision of Nalle Dunglason LLM (Leg. Pract) by research.  Topic: Contingency Fees

      1992              Supervision of Judy Teitzel LLM (Leg. Pract) by research.  Topic: Stays of Execution

      UNE Honours students and grades:

      2004              Mr Ashley Dewell, The Cyberborder Model for Internet Content Regulation, December 2004, Distinction

      2004              Mr Kingsley Liu, ‘A model for reform of Chinese Walls’, December 2004, Distinction

      Seminar Presentations

      Presentation to the Victorian Council of legal Education "Learning the Law Online".

      Published in: 2013
      Presentation with Prof Les McCrimmon, “Teaching Law in the Digital Learning Environment” presentation to the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) on behalf of the Australian Council of Law Deans, 23/2/2012, Melbourne.
      Published in: 2012
      Grants

      CQUniversity Teaching and Learning Small Grant    $5000

      Published in: 2013

      CQUniversity, Teaching and learning Small Grant    $5,000

      Published in: 2012

      Commercialisation Australian Point of Commercialisation Grant $213,412

      Published in: 2011

      Commercialisation Australia Skills and Knowledge Grant  $26,676

      Published in: 2011

      ALTC Priority Grant – ReMarks Stage 3 $275,000

      Published in: 2010

      ALTC Priority Grant - ReMarks Stage 2        $275,000

      Published in: 2009

      Carrick Priority Grant - ReMarks Stage 1        $250,000

      Published in: 2007

      Carrick Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Program – Australian Law Postgraduate Networkwww.alpn.edu.au             $192,216

      Published in: 2006

      A qualitative analysis of the impact of podcasting On law student study patterns (UNE)                     $2, 801

      Published in: 2006

      LearningScape development grant (UNE)                           $50, 000    

      Published in: 2006

      Migration Institute of Australia         $7,500

      Published in: 2004

      UNE Teaching and Learning Centre On-line LLM  project         $40, 000


      Published in: 2004

      Australian Institute of Judicial Administration $5,000

      Published in: 2001

      UQ PhD grant        $2,000    

      Published in: 2000

      Australian Law Council Foundation $6,000

      Published in: 1999

      Department of Justice (Queensland) $5,000

      Published in: 1997

      Corrs Chambers Westgarth $1,000

      Published in: 1997

      Apill Insurance   $500

      Published in: 1996
      Refereed Articles

      Colbran S., Gilding A. & Colbran S., "The role of digital flashcards in legal education: theory and potential", in European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol 5, No 1, 2014.

      Published in: 2014

      Colbran, S., Gilding T., ‘MOOCS and the rise of online legal education’ (2014) 3 Journal of Legal Education 405-428.

      Published in: 2014

      S Colbran and A Gilding, E-learning in Australian Law Schools (2013) 23 Legal Education Review 201-239.

      Published in: 2013

      Colbran, S., Tynan, B. ‘Australian Law Postgraduate Network ALPN’ (2006) 16 Legal Education Review 35

      Published in: 2006

      Colbran, S. ‘A comparative analysis of judicial performance evaluation programmes’ (Spring 2006) Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education 35-67 

      Published in: 2006

      Colbran, S. ‘Collaborative Supervision of legal doctoral theses through E-learning’ (2004) 1 University of New England Law Journal 1

      Published in: 2004

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Legal liability as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 7 (1) The Newcastle Law Review 15-34 

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Legal liability as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 7 (1) The Newcastle Law Review 15-34 

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Independence and integrity as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2003) 5 University of Notre dame Law Review15-36

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘The limits of Judicial Accountability: The Role of Judicial Performance Evaluation’ (2003) 6(1) Legal Ethics 55 

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘The limits of Judicial Accountability: The Role of Judicial Performance Evaluation’ (2003) 6(1) Legal Ethics 55 

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘The limits of Judicial Accountability: The Role of Judicial Performance Evaluation’ (2003) 6(1) Legal Ethics 55 

      Published in: 2003

      Colbran, S. ‘Management skills as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2002) University of Western Sydney Law Review 191

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Temperament as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2002) 21(1) University of Tasmania Law Review 62 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Judicial performance evaluation and settlement skills’ (2002) 11 Journal of Judicial Administration 4 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Judicial performance evaluation and settlement skills’ (2002) 11 Journal of Judicial Administration 4 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Diligence as a criterion for judicial performance evaluation’ (2002) Griffith Law Review 198 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Judicial performance evaluation, promotion and salary packaging’ (2002) 5 The Judicial Review 48 - 70 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Judicial performance evaluation, promotion and salary packaging’ (2002) 5 The Judicial Review 48 - 70 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘An overview of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules’ (1999) 20 The Queensland Lawyer 85 

      Published in: 1999

      Colbran, S. ‘An overview of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules’ (1999) 20 The Queensland Lawyer 85 

      Published in: 1999

      Colbran, S., Wilson, I. Multimedia teaching in Australian Law Schools (1996) Journal of law and Information Science

      Published in: 1996

      ‘Security for costs of arbitration proceedings’ (1993) Arbitration International 85 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S., Wilson, I.‘Project Neleus: Multimedia Computer Based Education for Law Schools in the 1990's’ (1993) 2 Journal of Law and Information Science 19

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S., Wilson, I.‘Project Neleus: Multimedia Computer Based Education for Law Schools in the 1990's’ (1993) 2 Journal of Law and Information Science 19

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘The Origin of Security for Costs’ (1993) 14 The Queensland Lawyer 44 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘The Origin of Security for Costs’ (1993) 14 The Queensland Lawyer 44 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for Costs against Corporations - Section 1335 of the Corporations Law’(1993) Company and Securities Law Journal 85 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for Costs against Corporations - Section 1335 of the Corporations Law’(1993) Company and Securities Law Journal 85 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘An application for Security for Costs’ (1993) 10 Australian Bar Review 11 

      Published in: 1993

      ‘Security for costs of arbitration proceedings’ (1993) Arbitration International 85 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘An application for Security for Costs’ (1993) 10 Australian Bar Review 11 

      Published in: 1993

      Colbran, S. ‘A proposal for reform of the Queensland Supreme Court Rules concerning Security for Costs’ (1992) Queensland Law Society Journal 456 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘The Service and Execution of Process Act 1992’ (1995) 15(4) Queensland Lawyer 130 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘The Service and Execution of Process Act 1992’ (1995) 15(4) Queensland Lawyer 130 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for costs from nominal plaintiffs’ (1992) Civil Justice Quarterly 384 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘A proposal for reform of the Queensland Supreme Court Rules concerning Security for Costs’ (1992) Queensland Law Society Journal 456 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for costs from nominal plaintiffs’ (1992) Civil Justice Quarterly 384 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘Residence out of the jurisdiction and orders for security for costs’ (1992) 15 New Zealand Universities Law Review 178 

      Published in: 1992

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for costs: A fettered discretion’ (1989) Australian Bar Review 102 

      Published in: 1989

      Colbran, S. ‘Security for costs: A fettered discretion’ (1989) Australian Bar Review 102 

      Published in: 1989

      Colbran, S. ‘Next Friends, lunacy and the equitable rules of discovery’ (1989) Australian Bar Review 68 

      Published in: 1989

      Colbran, S. ‘A series of offences of a similar nature’ (1988) Australian Bar Review 178 

      Published in: 1988

      Colbran, S. ‘A series of offences of a similar nature’ (1988) Australian Bar Review 178 

      Published in: 1988
      Conference Presentations

      Colbran, S. ‘Blackstump – Bringing legal studies to life through animation.Teaching Legal Studies using iTunesU and iPads’, BEAQ Conference Making the Connection, Brisbane, 2013. 

      Published in: 2013
      Judicial Performance methodology and Data Sources, Performance Assessment of Judges and prosecutors Summit, Ankara, Turkey 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Garner, M., Colbran, S., ‘Online Assignment Submission, Allocation, Marking, Moderation and Return in Blackboard – A Fresh Approach’, Bb Summit 2011 Australasia.
      Published in: 2011
      ‘Judicial Performance methodology and Data Sources’, Performance Assessment of Judges and prosecutors Summit, Ankara, Turkey 2010.
      Published in: 2010
      ‘Court and judicial performance evaluation – Comparative examples, objective criteria and methodology’, Identifying new objective criteria for performance assessment of judges and prosecutors project, International seminar on Review of Performance Assessment Systems for Judges and prosecutors, 19/7/2010, Turkish Ministry of Justice, Kizilcahamam, Ankara, Turkey [21 pages].
      Published in: 2010
      ‘Performance Evaluation in Turkey’, Performance Assessment of Judges and prosecutors Summit, Ankara, Turkey 2010.
      Published in: 2010
      ‘The role of legal education in the regulatory process’, Conference of Regulatory Officers (CORO), 10/11/06, Plenary Session, Sydney [7 pages].
      Published in: 2007

      Colbran, S., Tynan, B. ‘Podcasting, Student learning and expectations’ accepted for presentation at the 2006 ASCILITE Conference [9 pages, refereed E1] – 50 citations Google Scholar

      Published in: 2006

      Colbran, S. ‘Feedback management’, Open Universities Australia Provider Conference 2006

      Published in: 2006

      Colbran, S. ‘Feedback management’, Open Universities Australia Provider Conference 2006

      Published in: 2006
      ‘Philosophy and development of the Family Law Rules 2004’, Civil Litigation: Teaching and Research Symposium, Flinders University, 15/4/05 [31 pages].
      Published in: 2005
      ‘Tribunals and performance criteria’, Council of Administrative Tribunals (COAT) Conference, 14/2/03 [18 pages].
      Published in: 2003
      'Professional Development, learning from others' presented at the Queensland Magistrates Court Conference, 18/3/02 [18 pages].
      Published in: 2002
      ‘Queensland Magistrates’ Judicial Development Project’, 2nd Annual AIJA Magistrates’ Conference, 13-14/9/02 [17 pages].
      Published in: 2002
      ‘Performance Based E-learning – Why Not a Flashlight Analysis?’, OLT. Interactions Conference, QUT, 30/10/02 [21 pages].
      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Deeper Learning Through Formative Assessment of Multimedia Courseware’, Evaluations and Assessments Conference 2002, QUT, 14/11/02  

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘A Flashlight Assessment of Multimedia Courseware Designed to Improve Student-Centred Learning in Professional Responsibility for Lawyers’, Pearl Session: Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, QUT, 13/11/02  

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Separation of powers and the spectre of judicial performance evaluation, 20th Annual Law and Society Conference, 10/12/02, Wollongong 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Judicial Performance Evaluation: Accountability without compliance’ (2002) 76 Australian Law Journal 235-249 

      Published in: 2002

      Colbran, S. ‘Towards an Australian model of Judicial Performance Evaluation’, UQ PhD Colloquium 1999 

      Published in: 1999

      Colbran, S. ‘New Commencement and Service procedures’, Litigation Update the new Queensland Uniform Civil Procedure Rules Conference, Park Royal Hotel, 5/11/97 

      Published in: 1997

      Colbran, S. ‘Developing Interactive Multimedia Lessons’ Business Educators Association 19th Annual Conference, Brisbane, 26/7/97  

      Published in: 1997

      Colbran, S. ‘Developing Interactive Multimedia Lessons’ Business Educators Association 19th Annual Conference, Brisbane, 26/7/97  

      Published in: 1997

      Colbran, S. ‘Introduction to legislative analysis’, Queensland Society of librarians 1996 

      Published in: 1996

      Colbran, S. Development and Presentation of a Case Study, ‘Flexibility Through Independence’ in Flexible Modes of Delivery, Technology and Academics’ Practices Symposium, Griffith University, 10/3/96  

      Published in: 1996

      Colbran, S. ‘Writs of Non-Party Discovery’, Litigation Update: The New Pleading and Summary Judgment Rules plus an update on Practice Direction No 15 of 1996, and The Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) Act 1996’ Conference, Park Royal Hotel, 8 October 1996 

      Published in: 1996

      Colbran, S. ‘Introduction to legislative analysis’, Queensland Society of librarians 1996 

      Published in: 1996

      Colbran, S. ‘School, Multimedia and the law’ Business Educators Association 17th International Conference QUT 27/9/95 with Tony Conaghan (Partner Phillips Fox Solicitors) 

      Published in: 1995

      Colbran, S. ‘Adducing evidence under the Commonwealth Evidence Act 1995’Litigation Update: The New Evidence Act No 2 of 1995 (Cth)’, Conference, Park Royal Hotel, 4 May 1995 

      Published in: 1995

      Colbran, S. ‘An introduction to Order 35’ Litigation Update: The New Supreme Court Rules on Discovery, Interrogatories and Inspection’, Conference, Park Royal Hotel, 29/3/ 94 

      Published in: 1994
      Research Interests

      Teaching law using technology

       Animation

       iTunesU and iBook Author

      Commissioned Reports

      External Review University of South Pacific Law School

      Published in: 2012
      Performance Assessment of Judges and Prosecutors Summit Report, Turkish Ministry of Justice 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Performance Management of Judges and prosecutors in Turkey, Turkish Ministry of Justice 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Judicial and Administrative Performance Assessment of Judges and Prosecutors in Turkey has been completed and submitted to the British Embassy Ankara and the Turkish Judicial Inspectorate, 2011.
      Published in: 2011
      Judicial Performance Evaluation, Report for the Turkish Ministry of Justice, 2010.
      Published in: 2010
      The role of information technology in supporting quality teaching and learning, Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2010.
      Published in: 2010
      Migration Institute of Australia, ‘Education and Training Options for the Migration Advice Industry’ 2003 [30 pages].
      Published in: 2003
      Family Court of Australia Rules Working Party – member of a three person committee completely redrafting the Family Court Rules of Court. Family Court Rules 2004 Annotated Exposure Draft with Justice Barblett AO (Rtd) and Lesleigh Mayes (Registrar), December 2002, Family Court Publication [324 pages].
      Published in: 2002
      LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
      This person is a recognised research supervisor for this field Law - Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
      Relevant skills: • Expert in on-line education and teaching technologies • Teaching law using technology • Project management • Agile software development • Business process mapping • Entity relationship mapping and logical designs for software development • Contract negotiation, drafting and legal skills • Intellectual property law • Quality Assurance • Animation • iTunesU and iBook Author
      LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
      Law - Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
      Teaching law using technology Animation and simulation