Doctor Sarah Hook

Doctor Sarah Hook

Academic Course Advisor,
Dean's Unit - School Of Law

Dean's Unit - School Of Law


Areas of Interest

  • Copyright
  • Moral Rights
  • Creative commons licenses
  • The Public Domain
  • Regulating online content
  • Restrictions on creative freedom
  • Defamation and Free Press

Researching at the intersections of law, literature and legal theory Dr Hook’s research centres on authors and artists and creative freedom. Her PhD thesis looked at restrictions placed on transformative authors and artists due to the moral rights provisions in the Copyright Act.  Her research looks at romanticism, postmodernism and contemporary modes of textual production and how these ideologies intersect with legal contexts such as defamation, copyright, government regulation, regulation of the press, and other impediments to the free exchange of ideas and expression.

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  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BA(Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws University of Western Sydney
  • BA University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Law
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Law


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Current Teaching Areas

  • 200661 Media Law

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200009 Constitutional Law, 2017
  • 200011 Contracts, 2017
  • 200013 Administrative Law, 2017
  • 200018 Law of Associations, 2017
  • 200661 Media Law, 2017
  • 200757 Equity & Trusts, 2017
  • 200757 Equity & Trusts, 2018
  • 200984 Government and Public Law, 2018


Journal Articles

  • Hook, S. (2019), 'Dealing fairly with parody : how literary theory can inform legal definitions', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol 29, no 2 , pp 91 - 106.
  • Hook, S. and Jones, B. (2018), 'Edward Smith Hall and the introduction of jury trials to New South Wales', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol 20 , pp 43 - 62.

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