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Dr Kathy Reeves

Dr Kathy Reeves
Name Kathy Reeves
Position Lecturer (Law and Justice)
Section School of Law and Justice
Office Q404A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1852
Extension 1852
Qualifications BCom USQ , GDipLegPrac Collaw , JD USQ , PhD USQ

Kathy Reeves, PhD, BCom (USQ), Juris Doctor (USQ), GDipLegPrac (Collaw), Lawyer. Kathy attended the University of Southern Queensland earning her Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) and subsequent Juris Doctor. In 2013, Kathy became a partner with a local Toowoomba firm after two years in private practice. Originally from the United States, Kathy has lived in Australia since 1992 and has worked in the legal profession since 2005. Kathy has concentrated her practice in the area of Family Law, Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defence (including legally aided matters) and Debt Recovery. She completed her PhD dealing with legal considerations and policy recommendations afforded to self-represented individuals within the jurisdiction of the Queensland Child Protection Courts.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Other Law And Legal Studies ( 489900 )
  • Other Law And Legal Studies not elsewhere classified ( 489999 )

Research interests
Child Protection
Family Law
Domestic Violence

Professional memberships
Queensland Law Society

Industry affiliations
Queensland Law Society
Family Law Practitioner's Association
Downs and South West Law Association
Board Member, Inala Community Legal Centre

Currently teaching courses/programs

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Academic Integrity Officer - School of Law and Justice
Employability Lead - School of Law and Justice
Vulnerable Persons Conference (Co-Coordinator)

Research most recent
Kathy Reeves, 'Access to Justice: Why do litigants self-represent in Queensland child protection courts?' (PhD Thesis, University of Southern Queensland, 2021)

Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Other Law And Legal Studies ( 489900 )
  • Other Law And Legal Studies not elsewhere classified ( 489999 )