Adelaide Law School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Jessica has been lecturing at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide since 2015. Prior to joining the Adelaide Law School as a lecturer, Jessica lectured at Flinders Law School and taught as a tutor at the Law School of the University of South Australia.
Jessica began her law studies at the University Toulouse I, France and completed her Licence (bachelor equivalent) through a year exchange program in UCD Dublin, Ireland. She completed the Master Degree in Comparative Law, following study at Mannheim Universitat and the University of Adelaide. She also graduated with a Master in International and Comparative Law in France.
She has a PhD (law). In her thesis, she examined the doctrine of good faith in European and Australian contract laws.
Her research is focusing on comparing doctrines in commercial law. Her aim is study ways to provide better protection to consumers and small businesses and improve confidence in contractual parties to trading internationally.
Using a comparative law methodology,her PhD explored the development of the legal concept of good faith in commercial dealings in both Australia and the European Union. The research aimed at providing guidelines and recommendations for a legal instrument, should this principle be implemented in Australian Law. The significance of the project is twofold. Firstly, it provides a renewed perspective on the debate through a local and global perspective. Indeed, it integrates the notion within current legal developments. Secondly, it provides a pertinent analysis of successes and pitfalls in each jurisdiction. This assessment forms the basis of proposed avenues for legal reform.
More Broadly, Jessica is researching on Contract Law, EU law, Comparative Law, Private International Law and Legal Theory.
Date Position Institution name 2015 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title Toulouse 1 Capitole University France Master de Droit International et Compare University of Mannheim Germany Master of Comparative Law Toulouse 1 Capitole University France DEUG droit University College Dublin Ireland Diploma in Common Law Flinders University of South Australia Australia PhD
Year Citation 2022 Christie, D., Saintier, S., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (2022). Industry-Led Standards, Relational Contracts and Good Faith: Are the UK and Australia Setting the Pace in (Construction) Contract Law?. Liverpool Law Review, 43(2), 287-310.
2019 Viven-Wilksch, J. A. (2019). Good Faith in Contracts: Australia at a Crossroads. Journal of Commonwealth Law, 1(1), 273-316. 2015 Viven-Wilksch, J. (2015). The adventures of good faith: can legal history and international developments provide guidelines for Australia?. Alternative Law Journal, 40(2), 89-92.
2014 Lombard, S., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (2014). Continuous disclosure and good faith. Company and Securities Law Journal, 32(6), 419-437. 2014 Berthelet, P., El Boustani, Y., Fériel, L., Pétin, J., Pradel, N., Robert, L., . . . Viven-Wilksch, J. (2014). Le volet externe de l’Espace de Liberté, de Sécurité et de Justice : instruments et réalisations. Revue trimestrielle de droit Europeen, 11(3), 667-681.
Year Citation 2021 Giancaspro, M., Golding, G., Nosworthy, B., Brown, D., Viven-Wilksch, J., Wawryk, A., . . . Zito, P. (2021). Contemporary Australian Business Law. Cambridge University Press. 2019 Babie, P., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (Eds.) (2019). Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property A Translation and Global Exploration. Gateway East, Singapore: Springer.
2019 Babie, P., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (Eds.) (2019). Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property A Translation and Global Exploration. Gateway East, Singapore: Springer.
Year Citation 2019 Viven-Wilksch, J. (2019). Translator's Note. In P. Babie, & J. Viven-Wilksch (Eds.), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (pp. xi-xiv). 2019 Babie, P. T., & Viven-Wilksch, J. (2019). Léon Duguit and the Propriété Function Sociale. In P. Babie, & J. Viven-Wilksch (Eds.), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (pp. 1-34). Singapore: Springer.
2019 Viven-Wilksch, J. A. (2019). Translation. In P. Babie, & J. Viven-Wilksch (Eds.), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (pp. 35-64). Springer Singapore.
2019 Viven-Wilksch, J. (2019). Making use of new technology. In W. Swain, & D. Campbell (Eds.), Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy A New Agenda for Teaching (pp. 180-198). United Kingdom: Routledge. 2019 Viven-Wilksch, J. (2019). How Long Is Too Long to Determine the Success of a legal Transplant? International Doctrines and Contract Law in Oceania. In V. Breda (Ed.), Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania (pp. 132-157). Cambridge; United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
|2016||Recorded Lecture Grant ( Faculty of the Professions)|
Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grants
- Selected Issues In Contract
- Contract Law
- Comparative Law/Advanced Comparative Law
- Corporate Law
- Commercial Law II
- EU Law
- Comparative Law/ Advanced Comparative Law
- EU Law
- Private International Law
Prizes and awards
2021 Faculty of the Professions Award for Learning and Teaching – 21st Century Learning and Teaching (University of Adelaide)
2020 Nominated for the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Membership Country 2011 - ongoing Member Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law
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