I am a Lecturer in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland. My research interests lie in the areas of private international law and legal history.

My deep fascination with the history of legal ideas and concepts underlies much of my research. In my PhD thesis — completed in 2019 — I examined the transformation of the public policy exception in common law private international law and historical conflicts scholarship. This theme — the history of legal ideas — is further pursued in my book chapter on the landmark House of Lords' decision in Brook v Brook (1861) involving the marriage of two British subjects in the Duchy of Holstein. 
At UniSQ, I teach Cross-Border Litigation (Private International Law), International Family Law, and Legal History. You can find out more about my courses on the Teaching page.

I am the lead author of A Legal History for Australia (2021) with Marcus Harmes and Libby Connors.


Sarah McKibbin

Lecturer (Law)

+61 7 4687 5668

School of Law and Justice

University of Southern Queensland


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