Mr Francisco Esparraga
BJuris (UNSW) LLB (UNSW) LLM (USyd)
Senior Lecturer

Email: fesparraga@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4309

Francisco migrated to Australia from Sevilla, Spain as a young child and is still fluent in the Spanish language. He undertook his undergraduate degrees at the University of New South Wales and his postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney.

In his early legal career, he worked at the Privacy Committee within the Attorney-General’s Department of NSW; SBS Television and the Department of Territories and Local Government in Canberra. On returning to Sydney, he spent many years in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and several years at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

In more recent years, he has worked in private practice; been a part-time Member of the Consumer Trader Tenancy Tribunal; lectured at all of the Law Schools in Sydney, as well as working for the Legal Practitioners’ Admission Board and the College of Law. He is a foundation member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law.

In 2010, Francisco was appointed as the Australian Representative to the Board of the International Client Consultation Competition. He is a judge in this competition, as well as the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Australian Law Students’ Association Competitions.

Over the years, Francisco has written and presented papers at Conferences in Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Dubai and the United Kingdom. In 2013, he was invited to undertake guest lecturing at several Law Schools in China. In 2010, he co-authored the “Administrative Law Guidebook” for Oxford University Press and is working on the next edition.

Francisco’s research speciality is Administrative Law but also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Research and Writing. He has also taught Contracts Law, Corporations Law, Torts and the Law of Evidence. He maintains an interest in Comparative law, particularly Chinese Administrative Law and European Community Law.

Download the 2009 Presentation - Tilting at Windmills

Download the 2013 Presentation - An Australian Lawyer in China

Download the June 2013 Law Society Journal article

Download the November 2013 Law Society Journal article