Dr Louise Boon-Kuo

LLB (Hons) (UTS) PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0288
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Louise Boon-Kuo is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law. Louise previously worked as a solicitor and coordinator in community legal centres, specialising in refugee and criminal law. She has taught at the University of Technology, Sydney and Sydney University, as well as provided continuing legal education for lawyers and migration agents. Louise’s research focuses on the intersection between criminal justice and migration law, particularly the transnational character of migration policing. Her recent research examined the migration policing of undocumented migrants in Australia, and developed a conceptual approach to migration decision making that makes otherwise overlooked discretionary power more evident. Louise is currently working on the project Blacklists and the (de)criminalisation of conflict resolution in partnership with the Transnational Institute (the Netherlands) and the International State Crime Initiative (UK). The project examines the impacts of terrorist proscription on the resolution of armed conflicts, in particular those in Somalia, Turkey, and Israel/Palestine.

Research interests

  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Migration and citizenship
  • Transnational policing
  • Jurisdiction and extraterritorial legal issues

Teaching and supervision

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure

Current projects

Associations

  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Registered Migration Agent

Selected publications

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Books

  • Findlay, M., Boon-Kuo, L., Lim, S. (2013). International and Comparative Criminal Justice: A Critical Introduction. United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Anderson, T., Boon-Kuo, L. (2000). Our Rights!: Activists' Rights Guide. Sydney: UTS Community Law and Legal Research Centre.

Edited Books

  • Boon-Kuo, L., Sullivan, G., Sentas, V. (2002). City State: A Critical Reader on Surveillance and Social Control. Australia: UTS Community Law Centre.

Book Chapters

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2007). Refugees. In Rosemary Barry (Eds.), The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to the Law in New South Wales - 10th Edition, (pp. 929-940). Australia: Redfern Legal Centre Publishing.

Journals

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2010). Women, Crime and Social Harm: Towards a Criminology for the Global Era, Maureen Cain and Adrian Howe (eds), Onati International Series in Law and Society, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon, 2008 (ISBN 978-1-84113-841-1). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22(2), 359-360.

Conferences

  • Boon-Kuo, L., Bailey, R. (2012). We don't cross borders, borders cross us. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference: Crossing Boundaries 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2009). Mums, Mafia and Ransom Money: Understanding the release from immigration detention decision as policing. University of Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2009: Law and Crisis, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2009). The Character Test in Australian immigration: rights, responsibilities, identity. National University of Singapore/Sydney University Law Schools Inaugural Symposium 2009 - Rights, Regulation and Responsibility: Australian and Singaporean Perspectives, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2008). Becoming Illegal, Policing, and the Criminal Character in Migration Law – the Haneef case. Critical Legal Conference 2008, Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2008). Policing and the Criminal Character in Migration Law – the Haneef case. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference (ANZCCC 2008), Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2007). The impact of immigration detention on control orders - the unmaking of citizenship, and becoming the Alien Citizen. University of Sydney Postgraduate Law Student Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2006). Legal and bureaucratic performance in the Australian asylum process. Performance and Asylum: The Ethics of Engagement Conference 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2006). Shrinking Australia. Border Politics of Whiteness Conference 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Blunden, H., Boon-Kuo, L. (2000). Using Public Space: a guide for the homeless and others in the Olympic city of Sydney 2000. Redfern Legal Centre.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (1998). Everyone's not a Winner: Policing and the Olympics. Framed, 36.

2013

  • Findlay, M., Boon-Kuo, L., Lim, S. (2013). International and Comparative Criminal Justice: A Critical Introduction. United Kingdom: Routledge.

2012

  • Boon-Kuo, L., Bailey, R. (2012). We don't cross borders, borders cross us. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference: Crossing Boundaries 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2010

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2010). Women, Crime and Social Harm: Towards a Criminology for the Global Era, Maureen Cain and Adrian Howe (eds), Onati International Series in Law and Society, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon, 2008 (ISBN 978-1-84113-841-1). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22(2), 359-360.

2009

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2009). Mums, Mafia and Ransom Money: Understanding the release from immigration detention decision as policing. University of Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2009: Law and Crisis, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2009). The Character Test in Australian immigration: rights, responsibilities, identity. National University of Singapore/Sydney University Law Schools Inaugural Symposium 2009 - Rights, Regulation and Responsibility: Australian and Singaporean Perspectives, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2008

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2008). Becoming Illegal, Policing, and the Criminal Character in Migration Law – the Haneef case. Critical Legal Conference 2008, Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2008). Policing and the Criminal Character in Migration Law – the Haneef case. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference (ANZCCC 2008), Kensington, NSW: Presentation.

2007

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2007). Refugees. In Rosemary Barry (Eds.), The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to the Law in New South Wales - 10th Edition, (pp. 929-940). Australia: Redfern Legal Centre Publishing.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2007). The impact of immigration detention on control orders - the unmaking of citizenship, and becoming the Alien Citizen. University of Sydney Postgraduate Law Student Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2006

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2006). Legal and bureaucratic performance in the Australian asylum process. Performance and Asylum: The Ethics of Engagement Conference 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Boon-Kuo, L. (2006). Shrinking Australia. Border Politics of Whiteness Conference 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2002

  • Boon-Kuo, L., Sullivan, G., Sentas, V. (2002). City State: A Critical Reader on Surveillance and Social Control. Australia: UTS Community Law Centre.

2000

  • Anderson, T., Boon-Kuo, L. (2000). Our Rights!: Activists' Rights Guide. Sydney: UTS Community Law and Legal Research Centre.
  • Blunden, H., Boon-Kuo, L. (2000). Using Public Space: a guide for the homeless and others in the Olympic city of Sydney 2000. Redfern Legal Centre.

1998

  • Boon-Kuo, L. (1998). Everyone's not a Winner: Policing and the Olympics. Framed, 36.

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