Dr Penny Carruthers
Started at UWA: 1987
Contributed to the development of the Juris Doctor, including introducing the Equity and Diversity pathway, 2011–2017
Australian Award for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2016
UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Nomination for Blackstone Society Law Teacher of the Year, 2010
The Torrens System Principle of Immediate Indefeasibility: Is it ‘Fit for Purpose’ for the 21st Century’?
Laws governing the ownership and transfer of interests in land are critically important to society. With this in mind, all Australian jurisdictions have adopted a system of land title registration known as the Torrens system. In the vast majority of land dealings, the Torrens system operates effectively and ensures both security of title for registered proprietors and security of transaction for purchasers seeking to obtain a registered title to land. On occasion, however, disputes regarding title to land arise and the Torrens principle of immediate indefeasibility is applied to resolve these disputes. This project aims to examine the continued effectiveness of this principle in the unfolding 21st century.
- Australian Award for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2016
- UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
- UWA Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Sustained Excellence), 2010
- Nomination for Blackstone Society Law Teacher of the Year, 2010
- UniJobs Lecturer of the Year UWA (one of the top 10 for UWA), 2009
- Excellence in Teaching Award, 1991
- Nomination for Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2005, 1998