Associate Professor at UNSW Law in Sydney
Linda Kirk is a Doctor of Juridical Science and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide. She is a Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law and Justice, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Dr Kirk teaches and researches in the fields of administrative law, migration and citizenship law and international refugee law.
From July 2018 to December 2020 Dr Kirk was a part-time Associate Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law. Prior to joining UNSW, she was a legal academic in the Migration Law Program at the ANU College of Law from 2014-2018 and served as Sub-Dean and Deputy Director from 2015-16. From 2009-2014 she was a Senior Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal. From 2002-2008 Dr Kirk was a Senator for South Australia and served as a member of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee and as the Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration. She was the Chair of the Australasian Chapter of the International Association of Migration and Refugee Judges (IARMJ) from October 2011 to July 2016 and a member of the Council of the Australasian Chapter until May 2020. She is currently a member of the Committee of the Australian Association of Women Judges.