Jessica Viven-Wilksch

Mrs Jessica Viven-Wilksch


Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Prior to joining the Adelaide Law School in 2015 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.

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. 


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    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
  • Research Interests

2016        Recorded Lecture Grant ( Faculty of the Professions)


  • Selected Issues In Contract
  • Contract Law
  • Comparative Law/Advanced Comparative Law
  • EU Law
  • Commercial Law
Course Coordinator: 
  • Comparative Law/ Advanced Comparative Law
  • EU Law

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