Dr Justine Rogers

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

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.

Journal articles

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

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

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

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

Rogers J; Bell F, 2019, 'Change leadership for a dynamic profession', Law Society Journal, pp. 88 - 88

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

Rogers J, 2017, 'The psychology of pupils', Counsel Magazine, pp. 17 - 19

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

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

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

Rogers J; Legg M, 2015, 'Ethics: Ensuring ethical practice: Beyond policies and procedures', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 2, pp. 90 - 91

Rogers J; Legg M, 2015, 'Ethics: What makes good lawyers turn bad?', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 93

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

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

Rogers J, 2010, 'Shadowing the Bar: studying an English professional elite', Journal of Historical Reflections, vol. 36, pp. 39 - 57

Rogers J; Economides K, 2009, 'Preparatory Ethics Training for Future Solicitors', The Law Society of England and Wales

Book Chapters

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

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.), , ANU Press, pp. 483 - 494

Rogers J, 2016, 'The Lying Lawyer and the Ethics of Negotiation', in Legg M (ed.), , LexisNexis

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

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


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

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 Papers

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

Rogers J, 2017, 'Bullying at the Bench and Bar', Sydney, presented at Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference, Sydney, 18 March 2017 - 19 March 2017

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

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

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

Rogers J; Pirie F, '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

Rogers J, '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

Rogers J, '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

Rogers J, '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

Nyberg D; Murray J; Rogers J, '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

Rogers J; Murray J; Nyberg D, '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

Rogers J, '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

Rogers J; Kingsford Smith D; Clarke T; Chellew J, '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

Rogers J, '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

Rogers J, '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

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

  • Legal Profession and Regulation 
  • Professional Ethics/ Ethical Decision-Making
  • Future of Work
  • Artificial Intelligence and other Changes to Professions
  • Research Methodology
  • Group-based / Online Learning

Rogers J, 2015, Being Human: The Humanity of Lawyers, http://ials.sas.ac.uk/digital/videos/being-human-humanity-lawyers-dr-justine-rogers