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Dr Colette Langos

Colette Langos
Senior Lecturer
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions

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Dr Colette Langos

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

My primary research expertise lies in the area of misuse of technology and the law, specializing in legal regulation and management of new and evolving forms of online misuse such as cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexting and revenge porn.

The other area of research I am actively engaging in lies in the area of government contracting in a military context. This theme falls within the broader field of operational commercial law

I am an active Member of the Commercial Law Division of the University of Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) in my roles as the Program Coordinator for Operational Commercial Law (Professional Certificate in Operational Commercial Law and a Graduate Certificate in Operational Commercial Law) and member of the RUMLAE Management Board. 

I have specific expertise in:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Misuse of technology in cross cultural contexts
  • Operational Commercial Law - Defence contracting
  • Commercial Law
  • Restorative justice
  • Police legitimacy

 Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hdqHF5wAAAAJ&hl=en

 Research Gate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Colette_Langos

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2013 - 2015 Lecturer University of South Australia
2004 - 2005 Solicitor Victoria Legal Aid
2003 - 2004 Solicitor Morgan Buckley Lawyers

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Award Graduate of the 170th Contract Attourney's Course Judge Advocate General's School (United States Army) Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army, Charlottesville, Virginia United States
2014 Achievement Outstanding Achievement in International Engagement Award for Australian/Indian Anti-bullying Research Collaboration University of South Australia, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Academic Excellence Awards Australia
2012 Fellowship Commonwealth Government Early Career Research Fellowship: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children and Adolescents Collaborative Research Networks Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Australia
2011 Achievement Teaching Excellence Award University of South Australia Australia
2010 Award Australian Postgraduate Award Commonwealth Government Australia
2005 Award Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria Supreme Court of Victoria Australia
2003 Award Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia Supreme Court of South Australia Australia
2003 Award Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory Supreme Court of the Northern Territory Australia

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of South Australia Australia Doctor of Philosophy
Deakin University Australia Masters of Commercial Law
Law Society of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws
University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Langos, C., & Edgar, A. (2018). ‘Proposed Changes to the Government Procurement Complaints Mechanism & the Potential Effect on Defence Procurement’. The Bulletin, 40(2), 18-20.
2017 Langos, C., & Giancaspro, M. (2017). Empowering Workers: Avenues of Legal Redress for Victims of Workplace Cyberbullying. Australian Business Law Review, 45(6), 448.
2015 Langos, C., & Giancaspro, M. (2015). Does cloud computing lend itself to cyberbullying?. IEEE Cloud Computing, 2(5), 70-74.
DOI
2015 Langos, C. (2015). Langos responds to Spyrou: changing group norms may foster positive responses to victimisation. UniSA Student Law Review, 1(1), 68-73.
2015 Langos, C. (2015). Cyberbullying: the shades of harm. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22(1), 106-123.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2015 Langos, C., & Sarre, R. (2015). Responding to cyberbullying: the case for family conferencing. Deakin Law Review, 20(2), 299-319.
DOI
2014 Langos, C. (2014). Sexting: time for some changes to the law?. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia), 36(10), 18-20.
2014 Langos, C. (2014). Regulating cyberbullying: a South Australian perspective. Flinders Law Journal, 16(1), 73-111.
2013 Sarre, R., & Langos, C. (2013). Policing young people: can the notion of police legitimacy play a role?. The Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, 13, 1-10.
2013 Langos, C. (2013). Which laws can apply to cyberbullying?. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia), 35(10), 38-39.
2012 Langos, C. (2012). Cyberbullying: the challenge to define. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(6), 285-289.
DOI Scopus87 WoS78 Europe PMC11
2010 Langos, C. (2010). Internet trolling case sparks calls for an Online Ombudsman to handle social network user complaints relating to Internet content - what of the idea?. Internet Law Bulletin, 13(5), 82-88.
2010 Langos, C. (2010). Proposed mandatory filtering for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) - a brief insight into how filtering the Refused Content List may affect Australian ISPs. Internet Law Bulletin, 13(7), 132-137.

Books

Year Citation
2016 Giancaspro, M., & Langos, C. (2016). Understanding Contract Law a Practical Guide.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 Langos, C., & Giancaspro, M. (2018). Cyberbullying in the Australian University Context: The Shades of Harm and Implications for Law and Policy. In W. Cassidy, C. Faucher, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Cyberbullying at University: A Cross-Jurisdictional, Multi-Disciplinary Perspective. Routledge (Forthcoming).
2018 Langos, C., Spears, B., Taddeo, C., Ey, L., Carslake, T., Stretton, A., . . . Sundaram, S. (2018). Bullying, Law and Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives: Australian and Indian Contexts. In P. Smith, S. Sundaram, B. Spears, C. Blaya, M. Schafer, & D. Sandhu (Eds.), Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (pp. 285-314). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
2018 Spears, B., Taddeo, C., Ey, L., Stretton, A., Carslake, T., Langos, C., . . . Sundaram, S. (2018). Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of Bullying in Australia and India: Implications for Practice. In P. Smith, S. Sundaram, B. Spears, C. Blaya, M. Schafer, & D. Sandhu (Eds.), Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (pp. 208-235). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
2018 Langos, C., Spears, B., Taddeo, C., Ey, L. -A., Carslake, T., Stretton, A., . . . Sundaram, S. (2018). Bullying, Law and Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives: Australian and Indian Contexts. In P. Smith, S. Sundaram, B. Spears, C. Blaya, M. Schafer, & D. Sandhu (Eds.), Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (pp. 285-313). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
2016 Plater, D., Goode, M., Langos, C., & Crawford, N. (2016). Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person. In D. Caruso, R. Buth, M. Heath, I. Leader-Elliott, P. Leader-Elliott, N. Naffine, . . . K. Toole (Eds.), South Australian Criminal Law: Review and Critique (2nd ed., pp. 0). Chatswood, NSW: Lexis Nexis.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2018 Langos, C. (2018). ‘Cyberbullying: The Web of Laws’. In Legal Services Commission of South Australia Conference – Brave New World. Adelaide.
2015 Langos, C. (2015). ‘Criminal Law and the Issue of Cyberbullying: A Survey of South Australian Laws’. In at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. Adelaide.
2014 Langos, C. (2014). ‘Defining Cyberbullying in the Australian Legal Context: The Criminal Law’. In National Centre Against Bullying Conference. Melbourne.
2013 Langos, C. (2013). How does the criminal law govern cyberbullying in South Australia-is there merit in enacting a specific cyberbullying offence?. In Conference paper. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2013 Publication status: Unpublished
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Doctoral Thesis: 'Cyberbullying, associated harm and the criminal law'
Authors: Langos C
Publisher: University of South Australia
Publisher URL: http://arrow.unisa.edu.au:8081/1959.8/151636
Place of publication: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Publication date: 1 July 2013
Extent: 352 pages
Record created at source: 9 July 2015

2017

Law Foundation of South Australia (external grant)

'Mandatory Reporting Requirements - Addition to the Out of Bounds App' (joint award with the Law Society of South Australia)

2015

Law Foundation of South Australia (external grant)

'Cyberbullying: Associated Harm, Applicable Laws and University Policies' (joint award)

2015

Law Foundation of South Australia (external grant)

'Out of Bounds App Development for iOS and Android: Cyberbullying Addition' (joint award with the Law Society of South Australia)

2015

University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme (internal grant)

'A Public Health Approach to Dealing with Sexting' (joint award; lead institution: UniSA)

2014

University of South Australia Division Research Performance Fund (internal grant)

'Australia-Inida Anti-Bullying Research Collaboration (AIARC): Facilitating intellectual and scholarly exchange about school bullying through a cross-cultural network' (joint award; lead institution UniSA).

I specialize in teaching:

  • Business and Corporations Law (Postgraduate)
  • Operational Commercial Law (Military)—Program Coordinator for:
    • Professional Certificate in Operational Commercial Law
    • Graduate Certificate in Operational Commercial Law
  • Legal Research and Writing

LEARNING AND TEACHING GRANTS

2018

Faculty of the Professions Learning Development Grant

Meeting our Industry Market: Operational Commercial Law Core Concept videos’ (sole project leader).

2017

Faculty of the Professions Learning Development Grant

‘Developing Course Resources: 12 Core Concept Videos in English and Mandarin’ (sole project leader).

2016

Faculty of the Professions Learning Development Grant

'Learning Law: Optimizing the Learning Experience for Chinese Students' (joint award).

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2013 - 2014 Member Children and the Law Committee Law Society of South Australia Australia

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2014 - ongoing Member Australian Law Teachers Association Australia
2013 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Australia
2012 - ongoing Member Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Australia
2012 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Australia
2010 - ongoing Member Golden Key International Honour Society Australia
2003 - ongoing Member Law Society of South Australia Australia
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83139166
Fax
8313 4344
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ligertwood Building, floor 2
Room Number
2 21
Org Unit
Law School

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