Georgia McMaster

Lecturer in Law

Degrees and Appointments

  • LLB (University of Queensland)
  • Lecturer and Tutor, Charles Darwin University (2012 – present)
  • NT Representative on the Law Council of Australia’s “Equalising Opportunities in the Law” subcommittee (2009 – present)
  • Chair, Mandatory Alcohol Treatment Visitors Panel (2013 – present)
  • Legal member, Community Visitors Panel, NT (2007- present)
  • Vice president of the Northern Territory Bar Association (2009 – 2011) 
  • President of Australian Women Lawyers (2008- 2009)
  • Secretary of Australian Women Lawyers (2006-2007)
  • Board member, Australian Women Lawyers (2006-2007)
  • President of the Northern Territory Women Lawyers Association (2005 - 2008)

Practical Experience

Georgia currently practices as a barrister (Magayamirr Chambers in Darwin) in the areas of criminal law, criminal property forfeiture, criminal compensation, mental health and general appellate work to name a few.
Georgia has worked as a lawyer in various capacities including for the Commissioner of Police, Ward Keller Lawyers and Darwin Community Legal Service. She is also an experienced prosecutor having worked at Summary Prosecutions, and as a Crown Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  Georgia has lived and worked in Alice Springs, travelled to many of the Territory’s bush courts, and worked as an Associate for a number of the Supreme Court judges.

Teaching Experience

Georgia joined the School of Law as a lecturer and a tutor in April 2012. Georgia is a well renowned advocacy and criminal law specialist. She teaches in the areas of criminal law, practical advocacy and evidence. In addition to teaching at the School of Law, Georgia still teaches at the Northern Territory Police Training College, on matters of criminal law and evidence, from recruit level to senior detective training.  She has also taught advocacy with the Australian Bar Association in Bangladesh.   
In addition to her professional and academic experience, Georgia is a highly regarded criminal law expert regularly appearing on radio and television programmes. She has also written articles for The Australian.

Research Supervision

Georgia is available to supervise any Honours and Postgraduate students interested in pursuing research in the areas of criminal law and mental health.

Courses taught

LWS 320 Practical Advocacy

Georgia McMaster


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