Professor Alex Steel researches and teaches in legal education and criminal law.
Alex is an internationally recognised legal academic with interests in both criminal law and legal education. He has numerous teaching awards including a Commonwealth Government Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Alex was previously Associate Dean in the Law Faculty and co-convenor of the national Legal Education Associate Deans (LEAD) Network. He is a foundation member of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, and former Director.
Alex has extensive experience in the development of law curriculum regulation as a consultant to the Australian Law School Standards Committee, the Law Admissions Advisory Committee and the Council of Australian Law Deans; and is an Assessor for the NSW Legal Profession Admissions Board. Alex is an Executive member of the Australasian Legal Academics Association and member of the Editorial Committee of the Legal Education Review
His legal education publications range across the pedagogy and regulation of legal education, curriculum design, assessment practices and student wellbeing. He has particular interests in student assessment and learning strategies.
In the criminal law field he has published widely on property and dishonesty and identity crimes. Alex has also produced detailed law reform reports for Government and makes regular submissions to law reform bodies. Alex is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association and has been an expert advisor to the NSW Law Reform Commission. He was previously a Consultant to the NSW Attorney General's Department, Criminal Law Review Division.