Director Legal Workshop
The team is headed by Director, Associate Professor Gary Tamsitt. Gary graduated from Sydney University in 1977. He has worked as a solicitor in NSW and ACT in litigation, property, succession and commercial work. His involvement in professional legal education spans 20 years and has ranged from Mallesons in Canberra, to the Legal Workshop, to Freehills in Sydney (as Director of Professional Development), to the University of NSW and back to the Workshop. He has written or contributed to several books and a number of journal articles, particularly on legal practice skills. He is co-author, with Charles Rowland, of the fourth and fifth editions of Hutley's Australian Wills Precedents.
Associate Director Legal Workshop
Margie is a Senior Lecturer and has been a practising lawyer for almost 20 years, primarily in family law. Margie has been on the Management Board of the Women's Legal Centre (ACT & Region) for the past 8 years and is the former Chair of the ACT's Domestic Violence Prevention Council. Margie continues to practice in Legal Workshop's clinical program at the ACT Legal Aid Office.
Margie is in a research team with Legal Workshop colleagues conducting empirical studies of the transition from student to practitioner. Preliminary findings are in the report 'A Puppy Lawyer is not just for Christmas'.
Sub-Dean, GDLP Program
David has been a Lecturer at the ANU Legal Workshop since 2003. After being admitted to practice in 1995; David worked as an associate for Noyce; Salmon & D'Aquino Solicitors; Griffith; NSW until moving to the ACT in 2001 to take up a position in the commercial section of Bradley Allen Lawyers.
David's interests include the effective teaching of practical legal skills in virtual environments and exploring innovative pedagogy for such teaching.