Dr Justine Rogers
Senior Lecturer

Dr Justine Rogers

BA/LLB (hons)(Macq), MSc (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Law & Justice
School of Law, Society & Criminology

Dr Justine Rogers is Deputy Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream as part of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law. From 2013-2018, she was a chief investigator in an Australian Research Council Linkage grant with the Professional Standards Councils on professionalism and professional regulation in the 21st Century.  She researches in the areas of legal professionalism, ethics and regulation, and lawyers' wellbeing.


Justine is also a Senior Lecturer. She is the main educational designer of the course she teaches, Lawyers, Ethics & Justice, the core legal ethics course at UNSW Law. She also teaches one of the strands of jurisprudence, Theories of Law and Justice. In 2019, Justine was awarded a UNSW Award for Teaching Excellence in the design category.


Justine is a board member of the Australian Pro Bono Centre.


Justine completed her DPhil at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, which was an ethnographic study of London barristers and pupillage.


Justine holds an MSc in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Oxford.

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2020, 'Artificial Intelligence and Lawyer Wellbeing', in Legg M; Vines P; Chan J (ed.), The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, Cambridge, UK, pp. 239 - 266, https://intersentia.com/en/the-impact-of-technology-and-innovation-on-the-well-being-of-the-legal-profession.html
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Rogers J; Legg M, 2020, 'Lawyers' Fee Arrangements and their Wellbeing', in The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, pp. 267 - 267
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bell F; Legg M; Rogers J, 2019, 'Lawyer Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change', in Marychurch J; Sifris A (ed.), WELLNESS FOR LAW Making Wellness Core Business, LexisNexis, pp. 181 - 181
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2019, '‘Lawyers’ Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change’', in Sifris A; Marychurch J (ed.), Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business, LexisNexis, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/wellness-for-law-making-wellness-core-business-skuwellness_for_law_making_wellness_core_business
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Rogers J, 2017, 'Since Lawyers Work in Teams, We Must Focus on Team Ethics', in Levy R; O'Brien M; Rice S; Ridge P; Thornton M (ed.), New Directions For Law in Australia, ANU Press, pp. 483 - 494
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Rogers J, 2016, 'The Lying Lawyer and the Ethics of Negotiation', in Legg M (ed.), Resolving Civil Disputes, LexisNexis
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Rogers JE, 2012, 'Coming to Terms with Legal Ethics Assessment', in Robertson M; Corbin L; Tranter K; Bartlett F (ed.), The Ethics Project in Legal Education, Routledge, Oxon
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Rogers JE; Pirie F, 2012, 'Pupillage: the shaping of a professional elite', in Abbink J; Salverda T (ed.), The Anthropology of Elites: new empirical and theoretical perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Rogers J; Bell F, 2022, 'Transforming the legal profession: An interview study of change managers in law', Legal Studies, vol. 42, pp. 446 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/lst.2021.43
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bell F; Rogers J, 2021, '‘Fit and proper’ coders? How might legal service delivery by non-lawyers be regulated?', Legal Ethics, vol. 24, pp. 111 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2022.2049522
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rogers J, 2021, 'Teaching Soft Skills including Online: a review and framework', Legal Education Review, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 53, https://ler.scholasticahq.com/article/19108-teaching-soft-skills-including-online-a-review-and-framework
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rogers J; Dombkins P; Bell F, 2021, 'Legal Project Management: Projectifying the Legal Profession', Law, Technology and Humans, vol. 3, pp. 133 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/lthj.1610
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hartstein D; Rogers J, 2019, 'Professional associations as regulators: an interview study of the Law Society of New South Wales', LEGAL ETHICS, vol. 22, pp. 49 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2019.1692472
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rogers J; Bell F, 2019, 'Change leadership for a dynamic profession', Law Society Journal, pp. 88 - 88
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rogers J; Bell F, 2019, 'The Ethical AI Lawyer: What is Required of Lawyers When They Use Automated Systems?', Law, Technology and Humans, vol. 1, pp. 80 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/lthj.v1i0.1324
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rogers J; Hartstein D, 2019, 'YOU, US AND THEM: THE MULTIPLE PROJECTS OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES LAW SOCIETY', MONASH UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, vol. 45, pp. 716 - 756, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000613085600006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rogers J; Hartstein D, 2019, 'You, Us and Them: The Multiple Projects of the New South Wales Law Society', Monash University Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 186 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.26180/5e5630605dcff
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rogers J; Nehme M, 2019, 'Motivated to Collaborate: A Self-determination Framework to Improve Group-Based Learning', Legal Education Review, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 26, https://ler.scholasticahq.com/article/12559-motivated-to-collaborate-self-determination-framework-to-improve-group-based-learning
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rogers JE; Odell MS; Schreiber JR, 2018, 'Sexual assault examination of the unconscious patient: A legal, ethical and professional grey-area for the forensic physician', Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 26, pp. 265 - 273
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kingsford Smith DA; Clarke T; Rogers J, 2017, 'Banking and the Limits of Professionalism', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 40, pp. 411 - 455, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/401-16.pdf
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rogers J, 2017, 'The psychology of pupils', Counsel Magazine, pp. 17 - 19, https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/pupillage-special-the-psychology-of-pupils
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rogers J; Kingsford Smith DA; Chellew J, 2017, 'The Large Professional Service Firm: A New Force in the Regulative Bargain', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 40, pp. 218 - 261, http://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.journals/swales40&i=223
    Journal articles | 2016
    Murray J; Nyberg D; Rogers J, 2016, 'Corporate political activity through constituency stitching: Intertextually aligning a phantom community', Organization, vol. 23, pp. 908 - 931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508416640924
    Journal articles | 2015
    Rogers J; Legg M, 2015, 'Ethics: Ensuring ethical practice: Beyond policies and procedures', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 2, pp. 90 - 91
    Journal articles | 2015
    Rogers J; Legg M, 2015, 'Ethics: What makes good lawyers turn bad?', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 93
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rogers J, 2014, 'Feeling Bad and Being Elite: A Comparative Analysis of the Anxieties and Uncertainties of Aspiring Barristers', Comparative Sociology, vol. 13, pp. 30 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15691330-12341295
    Journal articles | 2012
    Rogers J, 2012, 'Representing the Bar: how the barristers' profession sells itself to prospective members', Legal Studies, vol. 32, pp. 202 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-121X.2011.00213.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rogers J, 2010, 'Shadowing the Bar: studying an English professional elite', Journal of Historical Reflections, vol. 36, pp. 39 - 57
    Journal articles | 2009
    Rogers J; Economides K, 2009, 'Preparatory Ethics Training for Future Solicitors', The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Submissions to Government | 2021
    Rogers J; Nehme M; Bell F, 2021, Submission - Consultation on the Construction of a Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Lawyers
    Submissions to Government | 2020
    Bell F; Bennett Moses L; Bednarz Z; Legg M; Manwaring K; Rogers J; Leach Scully J; Yastreboff M, 2020, Submission to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on “An AI Action Plan for all Australians", https://www.allenshub.unsw.edu.au/news/submission-ai-action-plan
    Reports | 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Rogers J; Dombkins P, 2018, 'Legal Project Management: The Practical Essentials for all lawyers', Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW, presented at Law Society of NSW FLIP conference, Sydney, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW, 14 September 2018 - 14 September 2018
    Submissions to Government | 2018
    Rogers J; Hartstein D, 2018, The Value of Contemporary Professional Associations, Professional Standards Councils, Sydney, https://www.psc.gov.au/sites/default/files/Value%20of%20Contemporary%20Professional%20Associations.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Rogers J, 2017, 'Bullying at the Bench and Bar', Sydney, presented at Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference, Sydney, 18 March 2017 - 19 March 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Rogers J, 2017, 'The Ethics of Examining the Unconscious Patient', presented at Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Pathology Update 2017, Sydney, 24 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Rogers J, 2016, 'Finding the Dream Team: barriers and pathways to cultivating ethical behaviour within and by lawyers', presented at The National Law Reform Conference, ANU Canberra, 14 April 2016 - 15 April 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Rogers J, 2015, 'Connect Better, Do Better: integrating wellbeing into legal ethics education', presented at National Wellness for Law Forum, ANU Canberra, 05 February 2015 - 05 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Rogers J, 2015, 'Improving Student Learning through Blended Group Work', UNSW Sydney, presented at Blended Learning: past, present, future, UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum, UNSW Sydney, 16 October 2015 - 16 October 2015
    Reports | 2015
    Rogers J; Holmes V; Evans A; Mortensen R; Giddings J; Barlett F, 2015, Law Admissions Consultative Committee's Review of Academic Requirements, on the question of whether ethics and professional responsibility should be omitted from the academic requirements for admissions
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Rogers J; Kingsford Smith D; Clarke T; Chellew J, 2015, 'What does the Concept of Profession have to Offer in the Twenty-First Century?', presented at UNSWARC Linkage Profesionalism Round-Table, Sydney, 06 August 2015 - 06 August 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Rogers J, 2014, 'Bringing Your-Self to Law: interim results of a study of UNSW Law's new ethics course', UNSW Sydney, presented at Optimising Student Success Forum, UNSW Sydney, 07 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Rogers J, 2014, 'Introducing "Giving Voice to Values" into Legal Ethics: some theoretical and practical considerations', Monash Law, Melbourne, presented at Developing Ethics Capacity Through GVV, Monash Law, Melbourne, 24 September 2014 - 24 September 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Nyberg D; Murray J; Rogers J, 2012, 'Discursive Strategies in Corporate Political Activity', presented at 28th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2012 – ‘Design!?’, Helsinki, 07 July 2012 - 07 July 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Rogers J; Murray J; Nyberg D, 2012, 'Myths and Strategic Intertextuality', presented at Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies – ‘Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing’, Kos, Greece, 23 June 2012 - 23 June 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Rogers J, 2009, 'The Price of Pupillage: the Nature and Limits of Ritual Ordeal at the Bar', presented at Annual conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, De Montfort University, Leicester, 07 April 2009 - 09 April 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Rogers J, 2008, 'Representing the Bar: how the barristers' profession sells itself to prospective members', presented at Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, LSE, London, 15 September 2008 - 18 September 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Rogers J, 2008, 'Shadowing the Bar: studying an English professional elite', presented at International conference on Elite Symbolic Superiority: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Maison Francaise d’Oxford, 16 October 2008 - 16 October 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Rogers J; Pirie F, 2008, 'Pupillage: the shaping of a professional elite', presented at International conference on the Anthropology of Elites, VU University, Amsterdam, 24 January 2008 - 25 January 2008

2019: UNSW Award for Teaching Excellence (Design of programs)

My Research Supervision

  • Barbara Mescher (PhD candidate), Corporate Lawyers: A new model of legal ethics using the moral philosophies of Aristotle and Kant (PhD awarded 2021)

  • Tahlia Gordon (PhD candidate), A threat to the legal profession or more of the same?: an empirical evaluation of how law firm incorporation shapes professionalism.