Paraskevi Kontoleon joined the University of South Australia School of Law on a full time basis in 2014. Before this she worked as a practitioner in a number of private law firms in South Australia while teaching and researching on a part time basis. In conjunction with her legal career, Paraskevi has been an active musician performing all across Australia in her bands Dirt Playground and Lipsmack and performing Greek singing. She also performs regularly as a back-up vocalist for solo artist Jesse Francis. Her passion for music and the arts is what inspired her to write a book on how the law impacts musicians in Australia.
Paraskevi teaches in the areas of Legal Ethics, Civil Procedure, Music and the Law, and Health, Law and Ethics. She has played a key role in expanding the University of South Australia’s Legal Advice Clinic (which is a free student-run service) to provide legal advice and guidance to all types of artists in South Australia.
Similar to her colleaugue, Peter MacFarlane, her teaching places emphasis on the application of legal principles to professional practice. Paraskevi has a keen interest in student-focused learning and in implementing contemporary learning methods into her teaching.