Mr Nicholas Lennings

DPhil Candidate in Law
BA-Psych LLB(Hons) (Macq) LLM (Harvard)

Nicholas Lennings is a DPhil candidate in Law at Oriel College.

He was recently the Graduate Teaching Assistant in Law for Oriel. He has previously taught law at Macquarie University, Australia, practised as a solicitor in an international law firm and was employed as a judicial assistant at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

Nicholas' DPhil focusses on the role of statistics within the law of evidence. He holds an LLM from the Harvard Law School and a BA-Psychology and LLB from Macquarie University. He is currently an Associate in the Sydney offices of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan.

Research interests

Nicholas' research interests include Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure, Equity and Trusts, Health Law, Public Law and Torts. He is also involved in research in the areas of Complex and Transnational Litigation (including Class Actions) and Anti-Corruption.

Selected publications

NJ Lennings, 'Forward, Gillick: Are competent children autonomous medical decision makers? New Developments in Australia' (2015) 2 Journal of Law and the Biosciences 459.

NJ Lennings and CJ Lennings, 'Assessing serious harm under the doctrine of doli incapax: A case study' (2014) 21 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 791.

NJ Lennings, 'Assessing significant probative value for the purposes of admitting coincidence evidence post DSJ v R; NS v R' (2013) 17 The International Journal of Evidence and Proof 202 [Case Note].

NJ Lennings, 'Children and refusal of medical treatment: In urgent need of reform' (2013) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 122.