Peta Spender is a Professor of Law at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University and a Presidential Member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT).
At ANU, she teaches and researches litigation, corporate law and financial market regulation. Her current research areas include gender and corporate law, class actions and access to justice.
At ACAT she manages the Administrative Review Division, as well as presiding over hearings and appeals in areas such as occupational regulation, administrative review and revenue.
Professor Spender has contributed to many Australian and international books and journals as well as co-authoring the leading Australian casebook on civil litigation, which is currently its fifth edition.
She is currently President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association and her other appointments include membership of the National Legal Profession Reform Consultative Group and the ACT Joint Rules Advisory Committee.