Courtney Young lectures in criminal law and criminology at the University of New South Wales.
She completed her BA LLB at UNSW, where she attained first class honours, was chosen valedictorian and was awarded the University Medal in Law. She was Associate to Her Honour Judge Flannery SC in the District Court, NSW.
Courtney practices as a criminal defence lawyer in a private firm in rural NSW. She is the Research Associate on the Australian Research Council funded Australian Justice Reinvestment Project. She lectures in both substantive criminal law and criminal justice.
More recently her research interests have focused on drug law, bail compliance for young people and criminal justice issues in rural New South Wales.