BA LLB (UNSW)
Jill Hunter is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. Jill Hunter's areas of teaching and research centre on the law, policies and practices relating to criminal trials. Her law reform and research interests align closely with the impact of laws and procedures in practice. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Criminal Law Committee.
Australian Institute of Criminology 2022-2023, "Sentencing to create just outcomes: impact of trauma and strength of culture: evaluating the impact of the Bugmy Bar Book Resources – the first 3 years", Lead CI, with L McNamara ($77,505.00)
ARC Discovery Project Grant 2022-2024, "Judges' work, place and psychological health - a national view", Lead CI with K Burns, R Kemp, T Henning, S Roach Anleu, N Skead, P Vines, C Warner, with PIs K O'Sullivan & C. Schrever, (DP220100585): $540,000.00
ARC Discovery Project Grant 2019-2021, "Juries, Justice and Citizenship: Historicising Women’s Inequality", Lead CI with D. Kirkby, P Russell, A. Simmonds (DP190100940): $322,000.00
ARC Linkage Grant 2014-2016, “Re-inventing Authority & Integrity of Primary Legal Materials”, with GW Greenleaf, AS Mowbray, Greenleaf, D Svantesson, AG Stuhmcke, JB Hunter, DJ Mason, J Butera, L Newlands, A Phelan, GT Riethmuller, S Talbot, L Atkinson (LP130100382) $150,000
Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, with R Redman; M San Roque; N Frommer; Z Steel et al (L Pearson from 2008), ‘Evaluating the Credibility of Applicants for Refugee Status in Australia’, $25,000
Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Pilot Study’ Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales, with D Boniface, J Chan, M Chesterman, $20,114.40
Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2009, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Jury 2’ Law & Justice Foundation of New
South Wales, (revised to 2011), $15,419.45
Ministry of Internal Affairs & Royal Relations, Netherlands & Erasmus University, Rotterdam, An Overview of Administrative Measures Employed to Prevent Public Disorder in Australia, with A Krone, [€455] $660.00
AUSAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 24 May 2010
USAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 01 Jul 2011
UNSW Universitas 21 Fellowship 
Runner up, Butterworths ($25,000) Book Prize [for, Hunter J & Cronin K, Evidence, Advocacy & Ethical Practice: A Criminal Trial Commentary 1995]
Overseas Research Students Fee Support Scheme (Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the UK).
Special Award for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)
(Foundation) WG Hart Award in Law for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)
Jill's research examines evidence and procedural within the broader criminal justice procedural contexts (particularly policing and prosecution) and typically addresses the human dimension of the law and legal processes. Her research invariably addresses the long reach of history on current processes and relies also on gleaning lessons from comparative perspectives. The jury trial and the Bugmy Bar Book are particular focal points of Jill Hunter's current research.
Jill Hunter is a member of the Bugmy Bar Book Committee, Public Defenders' Office, Sydney: https://www.publicdefenders.nsw.gov.au/barbook
Professor Jill Hunter with Damien Carrick from RN's Law Report(18 August 2015) about the case of a jury who sent a note to the judge telling him they couldn't reach a verdict, and whether the judge should tell the defence and prosecution teams the exact breakdown of the votes. Jill also discusses her study on jurors, which reveals some think it's OK to conduct their own research.
My Research Supervision
Stephen Dametto, 'Is the countering of terrorism financing through legislation an effective way to prevent terrorism?' (Jill Hunter/Vicki Sentas/Nicola McGarrity)
Leah Findlay, 'Be afraid - or very entertained: Media coverage of criminal trials and consumption of crime' (Jill Hunter/Alyce McGovern)
Alexandre Fleck, 'Social media, courts and community' (Jill Hunter/Daniel Joyce/Lyria Bennett Moses)
David Lusty, 'Reconciling a fair trial under the accusatorial system of criminal justice with the use of evidence lawfully compelled from an accused' (Jill Hunter/Mike Grewcock)
Jayne O'Connor, 'Social media, courts and community' (Jill Hunter/Daniel Joyce/Lyria Bennett Moses)
Elizabeth Sarofim, 'Effects of criminalisation of cartel conduct on the detection, investigation and prosecution of cartel conduct' (Tyrone Kirchengast/Jill Hunter)
Alanna Van der Veen, ‘Delay, Litigant Rights and Institutional Responsibilities: Reconsidering approaches to trial delay in Australia’ (Jill Hunter/Nicholas Cowdery/Justine Rogers)
Yuanjun Zeng, 'Victim participation in the criminal process: A comparative analysis of approaches in China' (Jill Hunter/Tyrone Kirchengast)