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Corrin, Jennifer

Jennifer Corrin worked for many years during the 1980s and 1990s as a barrister and solicitor with her own law firm in Honiara. She later worked at the University of the South Pacific. In 2003 she received a PhD from Griffith University, and she now works at the University of Queensland, where she is involved in the project  “Conserving the Marine Biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands”. Jennifer Corrin is a leading expert on South Pacific legal systems.

University of Queensland, Australia
UQ Marovo Project

Current affiliation, academic qualifications and contact details
Dr. Jennifer Corrin
Associate Professor
School of Law
University of Queensland
Brisbane Q 4072
Telephone +61 - 7 - 3365 2295


Current research

Jennifer’s recent research has concentrated on the development of South Pacific Islands’ jurisprudence and has examined:

(A) the status of and the relationship between introduced law and customary law in small island countries of the South Pacific, concentrating on Melanesia, but also covering parts of Micronesia and Polynesia;
(B) conflict between customary law and human rights and, more particularly, the conflict between customary law and anti-discrimination provisions;
(C) the status of and the relationship between introduced law and customary law in the context of substantive areas of law;
(D) courts, civil practice, procedure and evidence;
(E) other topical legal matters. This research is mainly, but not exclusively, South Pacific based.


Western Solomons
Updated 12 January, 2011