Cornelia Koch

Ms Cornelia Koch

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions


Cornelia's research interests are in public law, particularly constitutional law and human rights, and comparative law. Much of her research is on issues related to human rights and currently she is pursuing projects on children's right to bodily integrity and autonomy. In this research she looks at how the law engages with male and female circumcision as well as genital surgery on children with an intersex variation.

Cornelia is an Education Specialist and a Member of the Adelaide Education Academy. She has won teaching prizes at national, university and faculty level. She contributes to the scholarship of learning and teaching through conference presentations and publications. Currently she focusses on work-integrated learning through internship courses, inquiry based learning and the flipped classroom methodology.

Cornelia is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy, a member of the Management Board of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and Law, a member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, both at the University of Adelaide, and a member of the Convening Committee of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (SA Chapter).

Cornelia's research interests are in public law, particularly constitutional law and human rights, and comparative law. Much of her research is on issues related to human rights and currently she is pursuing projects on children's right to bodily integrity and autonomy. In this research she looks at how the law engages with male and female circumcision as well as genital surgery on children with an intersex variation.

As an Education Specialist and Member of the Adelaide Education Academy, Cornelia contributes to the scholarship of learning and teaching through conference presentations and publications. Currently she focusses on work-integrated learning through internship courses, inquiry based learning and the flipped classroom methodology.

Cornelia is an Education Specialist and a Member of the Adelaide Education Academy. She loves to work with students and see them engage with new concepts that expand their horizons. Seeing students develop throughout their time at uni is a real joy for her. Cornelia teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Principles of Public Law and coordinates the Law and Justice Internship.

Cornelia has won the following tertiary teaching awards: 

2016  Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning
Category: Enhancing student learning through Small Group Discovery Experiences
The University of Adelaide (Team award with Matthew Stubbs and Adam Webster)

2010  Nominee, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Excellence in Teaching
(Team nomination with Anne Hewitt, Margaret Castles and Andrew Ligertwood)

2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
for the Development of a Suite of Law Courses Designed to Facilitate Student Learning of Legal Theory by Immersion in Simulated Legal Practice
(Team Award with Anne Hewitt, Andrew Ligertwood, Margaret Castles and Matthew Stubbs)

2008 Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Team Teaching

2008 The Executive Dean of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Team Teaching)

2007 Runner-Up for The Executive Dean of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Team Teaching)

2006 Nominee for Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate Teaching) (Individual Teacher)

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135713
  • Email: cornelia.koch@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 3
  • Room: 3 22
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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