Alex Steel is the Director Teaching Strategy (Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic & Student Life), and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice. He is currently leading a University-wide project on digital assessment.
Alex is a member of the Australian Law School Standards Committee, and previously co-convenor of the Legal Education Associate Deans (LEAD) Network (2012-16). He is on the Executive of the Australasian Law Teachers Association and the Editorial Committee of the Legal Education Review. Alex is a member of the NSW Bar Association Education Committee, and was previously a member of the Criminal Law Committee.
Alex's legal education publications range across the pedagogy and regulation of legal education, curriculum design, assessment practices and student wellbeing. He was a member of the nationally funded Smart Casual project (smartlawteacher.org) developing online professional development for sessional law teachers.
Alex’s previous university positions include Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (2019-20), Law Associate Dean Education (2009-2014), Law Associate Dean Academic (2014-2016), Deputy Director Scientia Education Academy (2017-9). He has been a member of Academic Board since 2014.
Alex has received a Commonwealth Government Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2015); the LexisNexis ALTA Major Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law: Highly Commended (2013); Faculty of Law Award for Outstanding Research in Learning and Teaching (2013); Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2008); a UNSW Learning and Teaching Award (2005/6) and an Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology Fellowship (2003).
Alex was the Deputy Director (Educational Policy) of the Scientia Education Academy from 2016 - January 2019.