Clement Chun Wai Ng

Clement Chun Wai Ng

Postgraduate Research Student
LLB, BA, LLM (with excellence)

Scientia PhD Candidate 

Clement commenced his PhD candidature with the Faculty of Law, UNSW in 2020. His PhD focuses on examining the challenges faced by Indigenous children with neuro-disabilities in juvenile justice administration.

Clement was first admitted to practice in 2010. Between 2011 and 2017, Clement was a lawyer at the NT Legal Aid Commission and primarily represented both Indigenous and non-Indigenous young offenders in the Youth Justice Court and the Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was awarded a Churchill fellowship to study juvenile mental health courts and other justice responses to children with mental health issues in USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Clement worked as a senior lawyer at the Legal Policy Division of the NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice (AGD) and volunteered at the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission.

Areas of research

Indigenous children, Children rights, Human rights, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Juvenile justice


Jill Hunter, Kyllie Cripps, Vicki Sentas

Publications and presentations

  • ‘Mental Health Courts and Other Justice Responses to Youth with Mental Health Issues – Canada, USA, NZ’, presented at the AIJA Doing Justice for Young People Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 8-9 November 2019
  • ‘Applying the Doli Incapax Principle in the Northern Territory: The Implications and the Way Forward’, presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association Northern Territory Conference (2019 CLANT), Bali, Indonesia, 24-29 June 2019
  • ‘Invisible Female Indigenous Offenders in the Youth Justice System: What’s the Problem? An Illustration from the Northern Territory Perspective’ Australian Indigenous Law Review (2015) 18(2)19-28