Anna High

Lecturer in Law

    • Location: 402G
  • Areas Of Law: Criminal Law, East Asian Law, European Union Law, Human Rights, International Law
  • Professional Memberships:
    Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Other Courses Taught:
    East Asian Law, Comparative Human Rights


Anna J. High is a lecturer in law. Her teaching focuses on criminal law, human rights and foreign legal systems, including European Union law and Chinese law. Anna completed her LLB at the University of Queensland with First Class Honors and as the University Medalist in Law. She has clerked for the "magic circle" UK firm Linklaters, and two top-tier Australian law firms, in Hong Kong and Shanghai. On graduating, she was admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales and worked as a commercial lawyer with Blake Dawson (Ashurst LLP). Anna has completed two Masters in Law, with Distinction, and a PhD in Law, as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. She has also studied in Hong Kong and mainland China, and spent numerous summers in China researching NGOs involved in services for vulnerable and orphaned children, and volunteering at local and foreign-run orphanages. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.