Dr Leon Terrill

BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)


Dr Leon Terrill is a senior lecturer in the UNSW Faculty of Law. He previously worked as a senior lawyer with the Central Land Council and has been a Research Director at the Indigenous Law Centre and General Editor of the Australian Indigenous Law Review. He teaches Principles of Private Law, Land Law and Native Title Law, Policy and Practice. For more information please see his Faculty profile.

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Terrill L, 2015, Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership Indigenous Land Reform in Australia, Routledge

Journal articles

Terrill L; Boutilier S, 2019, 'Indigenous land tenure reform, self-determination, and economic development: comparing Canada and Australia', University of Western Australia Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 34 - 70

Sherry C; Terrill L; Laurens J, 2018, '(Re)introducing a Closed Book Exam in Law', Legal Education Review, vol. 28, pp. 1 - 27

Terrill L, 2017, 'Township Leases and Economic Development in Northern Territory Aboriginal Communities', Monash University Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 463 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2993903

Terrill LM, 2017, 'Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory', Australian Law Journal, vol. 91, pp. 370 - 374, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2017/05/08/australian-law-journal-update-vol-91-pt-5-aljs-90th-anniversary-special-issue/

Terrill LM, 2015, 'The language we use to debate Aboriginal land reform in Australia', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 18, pp. 24 - 43

Terrill LM, 2015, 'Converting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land in Queensland into Ordinary Freehold', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 519 - 519

Terrill LM, 2013, 'What price to pay? Home ownership on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 8, pp. 12 - 16

Terrill L, 2011, 'Five years on: Confusion, illusion and township leasing on Aboriginal land', Property Law Review, vol. 1, pp. 160 - 178, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/PROPLREV&contentSourceHref=journals/PROPLREV/volumes/1/parts/3/articles/160/fulltext&tocType=fullText&hitListPageCon

Terrill LM, 2010, 'Indigenous Land Reform: An Economic or Bureaucratic Reform?', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7

Terrill LM, 2009, 'The Days of the Failed Collective: Communal Ownership, Individual Ownership and Township Leasing in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory', University of New South Wales Law Journal

Book Chapters

Terrill LM, 2017, 'Change from the Ground Up: The Intervention and Aboriginal Land Reform', in Baehr E; Schmidt-Haberkamp B (ed.), 'and There'll Be NO Dancing' Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia Since 2007, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 128 - 144, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/and-therell-be-no-dancing

Terrill LM, 2016, 'Neoliberal rhetoric and guardian state outcomes in Aboriginal land reform', in Sanders W (ed.), Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 193 - 203, https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/centre-aboriginal-economic-policy-research-caepr/engaging-indigenous-economy

Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L, 2015, 'The Idea of Native Title as a Vehicle for Change and Empowerment', in Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L (ed.), , Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 2 - 13

Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L, 2015, 'The Idea of Native Title as a Vehicle for Change and Empowerment', in Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L (ed.), Native Title from Mabo to Akiba A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment?, pp. 2 - 13

Terrill LM, 2015, 'Hernando de Soto and Empowerment through Land Tenure Reform'', in Brennan S; Davis M; Terrill L; Edgeworth B (ed.), Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment?, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 213 - 228


Terrill LM, 2012, Submission number 269 to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, Inquiry into the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills, Australia


Theses / Dissertations

Terrill LM, 2013, Beyond communal and individual ownership: demystifying Aboriginal land reform in the Northern Territory, University of New South Wales, UNSW

Aboriginal land rights, native title, Indigenous land tenure reform, township leasing, remote home ownership, economic development on Indigenous land

Teaching Activity

Principles of Private Law

Land Law

Native Title Law, Policy and Practice