Kate is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2016-2019), practising solicitor, Associate Professor in Law and the Academic Director of the Springvale Monash Legal Service. Kate's research is socio-legal and empirical in nature and typically explores connections between law, health, gender and the body. Her particular interests are in the sociology of law and the ethics of legal practice, the intersections between harm reduction and the law, and alcohol, other drugs and the law.Read more about Kate Seear's research
Kate Seear's Articles
Character flaws in the law
Findings against former High Court justice Dyson Heydon expose the vacuum within the legal profession that allows for sexist behaviour, but it also allows an opportunity to change it.
Drug enforcement and the racial divide
Racism shapes the war on drugs, and we can't make black lives truly matter without major law reforms.
Missing the point
The recent controversy embroiling the Richmond injecting room is overshadowing its positive community impact.
Time for decriminalisation
In the wake of the UN's groundbreaking drug policy commitment, the time is right for drug laws reform.
In sport, language matters
We need to have conversations about gendered language and its role in fostering prejudice.