Dr Leela Cejnar

Interdisciplinary Lecturer
BA, LLB (Sydney),LLM (Sydney),PhD (Murdoch)
Grad Cert (University Learning &
Teaching)(UNSW)

F02 - Baxter's Lodge
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 8784

Biographical details

Leela is a Lecturer in the Industry and Community Projects (ICP) team, within the Education, Enterprise and Engagement unit in the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education). As an ICP academic, Leela leads interdisciplinary student teams as they work for external partners on developing innovative and creative solutions for real world challenges. Her role also involves collaborating with industry, community and government organisations to design and deliver these experiential learning projects.

Leela's background includes twenty years in legal practice, both with major international law firms and with the Commonwealth Public Service (notably, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Leela holds a PhD in Law.

Leela has also previously held academic positions at Macquarie University (2009), the University of New South Wales (2010-2016) and the Australian Catholic University (2017-2018). She is the recipient of teaching citations and awards for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Research interests

Leela's current research areas include:

  • Interdisciplinary effectiveness in developing graduate qualities and skills which are transferable into the workplace
  • Employability and graduate careers
  • Use of online learning tools to improve the student experience
  • Higher education regulation and policy
  • The future of legal education

Leela has previously researched and published in the areas of legal education, as well as regulation and higher education. Her research interest in these areas stemmed from her participation in two significant education-focused projects. In 2013, she was invited to assist the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with the development of its tertiary online education program. Her contributions to the ACCC’s online program led to Leela becoming part of a team at UNSW in 2015-2016 that developed and taught a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on international franchise law. Her contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education have therefore focused on how online learning has transformed the study of law and the student learning experience, including by improving access to legal education.

Leela is also the author of numerous publications in the area of competition and consumer law. She has presented about her work at conferences in Australia and internationally and has supervised Honours students in undergraduate law programs and higher degree research law students in MPhil and PhD programs.

Associations

  • Member Australiasian Law Academics Association
  • Member Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN)
  • Member Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Member Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Awards and honours

2016 UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team Award)
2015 UNSW Business Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Services to Teaching

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Buchan, J., Cejnar, L., Katz, S. (2018). Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through Online Learning: Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to Facilitate Acquisition of Specialist Legal Knowledge. In Kevin Lindgren, Francois Kunc, Michael Coper (Eds.), The Future of Australian Legal Education: A Collection, (pp. 441-456). Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thomson Reuters). [More Information]
  • Schaper, M., Cejnar, L. (2016). Developing Online Competition Law Education Tools for SMEs. In edited by Michael T. Schaper and Cassey Lee. (Eds.), Competition law, regulation & SMEs in the Asia-Pacific : understanding the small business perspective, (pp. 103-120). Singapore: ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. [More Information]
  • Cranney, J., Cejnar, L. (2016). Developing self-management capacity in student learning: a pilot implementation of blended learning strategies in the study of business law. In edited by Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Enabling reflective thinking : reflective practice in learning and teaching, (pp. 354-369). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Cejnar, L. (2015). Experimenting with online collaborative learning tools - the 'blended learning' approach to teaching. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (eds) (Eds.), Capturing creativity through creative teaching, (pp. 239-252). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Cejnar, L. (2014). The lenses of learning: a reflection on large group teaching in business law. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Disciplines: The Lenses of Learning, (pp. 39-48). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.

Journals

  • Cejnar, L. (2018). Competition and fair trading practices in the higher education sector: a comparative review of the position in the UK and Australia. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 39(1), 31-36.
  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Competition law and policy in higher education: an overview of the position in the UK and its impact on the EU and beyond. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 37(1), 25-32.
  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Competition Law: An overview of different educational approaches. International Trade & Business Law Review, 19, 298-315.
  • Cejnar, L. (2015). The International dimension of competition law. International Trade & Business Law Review, 8, 360-375.
  • Cejnar, L., Burgess, R. (2014). Challenging the need for a "Global" Competition law. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 35(9), 461-467.
  • Burgess, R., Cejnar, L. (2014). Following from afar: Malaysia's Competition Law looks to Europe. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 35(7), 333-340.
  • Duke, A., Cejnar, L. (2013). Competition and the banking sector: friend or foe? Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(3), 152-158. [More Information]
  • Cejnar, L., Duke, A. (2013). Competition policy and the banking sector: The need for greater international co-operation. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 34(11), 583-589.
  • Cejnar, L. (2012). Competition law developments and the Australian banking sector: The aftermath of the global financial crisis. International Trade & Business Law Review, 15, 135-135.
  • Land, J., Cejnar, L. (2012). Counterfactual analysis in merger reviews. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25(1), 103-123.
  • Cejnar, L. (2012). Student learning in business law: A critical reflection. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 9, 251-260.
  • Cejnar, L. (2011). After the global financial crisis: key competition law developments in Australia, the United States, the EU and the UK. Law and Financial Markets Review, 5(3), 201-212. [More Information]
  • Cejnar, L. (2011). The global nature of competition: exploring future possibilities in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 8, 202-221.
  • Cejnar, L. (2010). Bank Mergers in Australia: The Past, the Present and the Possible Future Impact of the Global Financial Crisis. International Trade & Business Law Review, 13, 242-242.
  • Land, J., Owens, J., Cejnar, L. (2010). The Meaning of "Competition". New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(1), 98-112.
  • Griggs, L., Cejnar, L. (2009). American Precedent, Australian Legislation-Are the Rules of Golf in Violation of Antitrust Law. International Law & Management Review, 6, 21-21.
  • Land, J., Cejnar, L. (2009). Bundling: An Overview of New Zealand and Australian Trade Practices Laws. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 6, 313-325.

Conferences

  • Cejnar, L., Buchan, J. (2017). Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through online learning: using a Massive Open Online Course in the study of law to extend learning opportunities. The Future of Australian Legal Education, Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Australia's role in the development and implementation of ASEAN competition laws. National Law Reform Conference 2016, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.

2018

  • Cejnar, L. (2018). Competition and fair trading practices in the higher education sector: a comparative review of the position in the UK and Australia. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 39(1), 31-36.
  • Buchan, J., Cejnar, L., Katz, S. (2018). Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through Online Learning: Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to Facilitate Acquisition of Specialist Legal Knowledge. In Kevin Lindgren, Francois Kunc, Michael Coper (Eds.), The Future of Australian Legal Education: A Collection, (pp. 441-456). Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thomson Reuters). [More Information]

2017

  • Cejnar, L., Buchan, J. (2017). Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through online learning: using a Massive Open Online Course in the study of law to extend learning opportunities. The Future of Australian Legal Education, Sydney: Thomson Reuters.

2016

  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Australia's role in the development and implementation of ASEAN competition laws. National Law Reform Conference 2016, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Competition law and policy in higher education: an overview of the position in the UK and its impact on the EU and beyond. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 37(1), 25-32.
  • Cejnar, L. (2016). Competition Law: An overview of different educational approaches. International Trade & Business Law Review, 19, 298-315.
  • Schaper, M., Cejnar, L. (2016). Developing Online Competition Law Education Tools for SMEs. In edited by Michael T. Schaper and Cassey Lee. (Eds.), Competition law, regulation & SMEs in the Asia-Pacific : understanding the small business perspective, (pp. 103-120). Singapore: ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. [More Information]
  • Cranney, J., Cejnar, L. (2016). Developing self-management capacity in student learning: a pilot implementation of blended learning strategies in the study of business law. In edited by Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Enabling reflective thinking : reflective practice in learning and teaching, (pp. 354-369). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.

2015

  • Cejnar, L. (2015). Experimenting with online collaborative learning tools - the 'blended learning' approach to teaching. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (eds) (Eds.), Capturing creativity through creative teaching, (pp. 239-252). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Cejnar, L. (2015). The International dimension of competition law. International Trade & Business Law Review, 8, 360-375.

2014

  • Cejnar, L., Burgess, R. (2014). Challenging the need for a "Global" Competition law. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 35(9), 461-467.
  • Burgess, R., Cejnar, L. (2014). Following from afar: Malaysia's Competition Law looks to Europe. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 35(7), 333-340.
  • Cejnar, L. (2014). The lenses of learning: a reflection on large group teaching in business law. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Disciplines: The Lenses of Learning, (pp. 39-48). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.

2013

  • Duke, A., Cejnar, L. (2013). Competition and the banking sector: friend or foe? Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(3), 152-158. [More Information]
  • Cejnar, L., Duke, A. (2013). Competition policy and the banking sector: The need for greater international co-operation. E C L R: European Competition Law Review, 34(11), 583-589.

2012

  • Cejnar, L. (2012). Competition law developments and the Australian banking sector: The aftermath of the global financial crisis. International Trade & Business Law Review, 15, 135-135.
  • Land, J., Cejnar, L. (2012). Counterfactual analysis in merger reviews. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25(1), 103-123.
  • Cejnar, L. (2012). Student learning in business law: A critical reflection. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 9, 251-260.

2011

  • Cejnar, L. (2011). After the global financial crisis: key competition law developments in Australia, the United States, the EU and the UK. Law and Financial Markets Review, 5(3), 201-212. [More Information]
  • Cejnar, L. (2011). The global nature of competition: exploring future possibilities in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 8, 202-221.

2010

  • Cejnar, L. (2010). Bank Mergers in Australia: The Past, the Present and the Possible Future Impact of the Global Financial Crisis. International Trade & Business Law Review, 13, 242-242.
  • Land, J., Owens, J., Cejnar, L. (2010). The Meaning of "Competition". New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(1), 98-112.

2009

  • Griggs, L., Cejnar, L. (2009). American Precedent, Australian Legislation-Are the Rules of Golf in Violation of Antitrust Law. International Law & Management Review, 6, 21-21.
  • Land, J., Cejnar, L. (2009). Bundling: An Overview of New Zealand and Australian Trade Practices Laws. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 6, 313-325.

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