Dr Keith


LLB(Hons); Dip Export; IMD (Hons); M Jur ; PhD
Professor, Associate Dean

Dr Thompson has enjoyed a wide and varied career in the law with experience in property, commercial, international, constitutional, criminal and human rights law. He worked for 11 years in Auckland in commercial and property law, including six years as a partner with Fortune Manning and was then appointed as International Legal Counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In that role, Dr Thompson supervised that Church’s legal work through the Pacific Area (for 18 years) and then through the African Continent for a further 2 years.

Since returning to Australia in 2011, he has been appointed as Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney School of Law where he teaches Constitutional Law, Law and Religion as well as some Evidence and Contemporary Legal Issues.  He has published a book entitled Religious Confession Privilege and the Common Law and has also published articles on subjects as diverse as Insolvency, Vicarious Liability in Tort, Foreign Corrupt Practices and Freedom of Religion.