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  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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PhD projects

Central banks and financial stability - regulatory issues Distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies International arbitration and international commercial transactions Legal education, legal skills, mooting

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Research interests

My research interests include the law relating to central banking, the legal aspects of distributed ledger technologies (including cryptocurrencies), civil remedies, legal education and international commercial arbitration. I am also researching the pedagogical benefits of mooting. My PhD thesis is on the regulatory framework of the Reserve Bank of Australia's mandate for financial stability.

I am currently Assistant Professor and Director of Mooting at Bond University.

I joined Bond University in May 2006, after serving as Senior Legal Counsel for the South African Reserve Bank for 11 years, heading the Corporate, Commercial and Employment Law section. I previously worked as a commercial specialist at SASOL (a large petro-chemical company in South Africa) for approximately 5 years, focusing on the negotiating and drafting of various commercial contracts. I started my working life as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Pretoria, before being appointed as editor and translator at Sanlam (a large South African insurance company) and the South African Reserve Bank before switching to law and commercial work.

At Bond University, I have taught private law subjects (mostly Civil Remedies, Contracts and Torts), as well as the elective subject Banking and Finance Law. I have served as Director of Mooting in the Faculty of Law continuously since the end of 2013, and have coached many award-winning moot teams. I have a 10 year long association with the Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.


Education/Academic qualification

Law, LLM, University of South Africa

Award Date: 31 Dec 2004

Law, LLB, University of South Africa

Award Date: 31 Dec 1997

Law, BProc, University of South Africa

Award Date: 31 Dec 1993

Humanities, BA(Hons) Philosophy (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

Award Date: 31 Dec 1987

Humanities, BA(Hons) English (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

Award Date: 31 Dec 1987

Humanities, BA(Hons) French, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 31 Dec 1985

Humanities, BA (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

Award Date: 31 Dec 1984

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Research Output

Fractionalised land interests: More questions than answers

Cantatore, F., Galloway, K. & Parsons, L., 16 Jun 2020, In : Australian Property Law Journal. 28, 2, p. 39-58 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Submission to Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology Parliament of Australia (No.32)

    Galloway, K., Parsons, L. & Cantatore, F., Jan 2020, 6 p. Parliament of Australia.

    Research output: Other contributionSubmission to governmentResearch

    Open Access
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    Covell & Lupton Principles of Remedies

    Covell, W., Lupton, K. & Parsons, L., 2019, 7 ed. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths. 602 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionEducationpeer-review

  • Financial Stability After the Global Financial Crisis: Globalisation, Nationalism and the Potential Demise of a Rules-Based Order

    Farrar, J. H. & Parsons, L., 5 Nov 2019, Scholarship, Practice and Education in Comparative Law: A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock. Farrar, J. H., Lo, V. I. & Goh, B. C. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 81-111 31 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Blockchain: Principles, Processes, Practices

    Parsons, L. & Galloway, K., 22 Mar 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentationResearch


    Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network (External organisation)

    Louise Parsons (Member)


    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

    Supervisor of Independent Study in Law students

    Louise Parsons (Participant)

    1 Aug 2016 → …

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    MAE 2019 International Conference on Business and Education

    Louise Parsons (Speaker)

    6 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation

    Voice Treaty Truth: International Flavour from Australia, Canada, South Africa

    Louise Parsons (Speaker), Narelle Bedford (Invited speaker) & Lisa Bonin (Invited speaker)

    11 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of the Transnational, International andComparative Law and Policy (TICLP) Network

    Louise Parsons (Participant)

    May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation

    Student theses

    The Uneasy Mandate of the Reserve Bank of Australia for Financial Stability: Challenges for Governance and Accountability.

    Author: Parsons, L., 15 Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Weir, M. (Supervisor) & Farrar, J. H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis