Marilyn Krawitz

Dr Marilyn Krawitz
PhD, LLB (Dist), BBA (Hon)
Senior Lecturer

Email: marilyn.krawitz@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0608

Biography
Dr Marilyn Krawitz is a Senior Lecturer, which is considered the equivalent of an Associate Professor in North America. Marilyn was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she graduated with a BBA (Hon) from the Schulich School of Business at York University. While a business student, Marilyn founded and managed her own magazine, On The Wall. In 2006, Marilyn moved to Perth. Marilyn then completed an LLB (Dist) at the University of Western Australia and she worked as an articled clerk and solicitor at a medium sized law firm.

Presently, Marilyn works as a solicitor in the areas of Family Law and Violence Restraining Orders at CMS Legal. She completed her PhD in 2014. The title of her PhD is An Examination of Social Media’s Impact upon the Courts in Australia. Marilyn spoke about her PhD research at Harvard University, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the 2014 Cyberjustice Conference (in Montreal) and the 2014 IACA Conference (in Sydney). Marilyn has tutored Evidence at the University of Western Australia.
Teaching Areas
Civil Procedure
Evidence
Research Expertise and Supervision
Social media and the courts
Health law

 

Research and engagement

Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'Beauty Is only Photoshop Deep: Legislating Models' BMIs and Photoshopping Images' (2014) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 859.
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'Can Australian Judges Keep their 'Friends' Close and their Ethical Obligations Closer? An Analysis of the Issues Regarding Australian Judges' Social Media Use' (2013) 23(1) Journal of Judicial Administration 14.
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'Summoned by Social Media: Why Australian Courts Should Have Social Media Accounts' (2014) 23(3) Journal of Judicial Administration 182.
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'Stop the Presses, but not the Tweets! Why Australian Judicial Officials Should Permit Journalists to Use Social Media in the Courtroom' (2013) 15(1) Flinders Law Journal 1.
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'May It Tweet the Court: Ethical Considerations Involving Australian Lawyers' Social Media Use' (2013) 2 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 85.
  • Krawitz, Marilyn, 'We Didn't Start this Fireless Vapour: E-Cigarette Legislation in Australia' (2014) 22 Journal of Law and Medicine 462.
  • Slattery, Robert and Krawitz, Marilyn, 'Mark Zuckerberg, the Cookie Monster – Australian Privacy Law and Internet Cookies' (2014) 16(1) Flinders Law Journal 1.
In the Media
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Editorial Board, LexisNexis Internet Law Bulletin (2015 - present)
  • Volunteer lawyer, Fremantle Community Legal Centre (2014 - present)
  • Volunteer judge, Interschool Mock Trials Competition, The Law Society of Western Australia (2011 - present)
  • Holds a valid certificate to practice law in the State of Western Australia (2010 - present)
Awards
  • Received The Jane Power Prize for Service to the School of Law (2014)
  • Commonwealth Funded Research Training Scheme Scholarship (2011 - 2014)
  • Received five letters of merit for teaching from the Dean of UNDA’s School of Law (2011 - 2014)
  • Received the Appreciation Award from the City of Perth Rotaract for “enthusiasm and support at both Club and District level” (2010)