Professor Andrew Kenyon


Andrew Kenyon is Professor of Law and a Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law in the Melbourne Law School. He researches in comparative media law, including defamation, privacy, free speech, copyright and media policy. As well as legal doctrine, this work draws on a wide range of social, cultural and political research. Between 1999 and 2012 he edited the Media & Arts Law Review (with colleagues from 2009-2012). He has also been a Network Participant in the Australian Research Council Cultural Research Network, and is a former president of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand.

He has law degrees from the universities of Melbourne and London, and his memberships include the International Communication Association, the European Communication Research and Education Association, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Recent articles and working papers can be found via Melbourne Legal Studies on the Legal Scholarship Network, as well as being listed under Publications, above.

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Member, Selection Procedures Committee ( a committee of the Univesity's Academic Board)

Past roles include:

Chair, Libraries and Academic Resources Committee (a committee of the University's Academic Board)

Deputy Dean, Melbourne Law School (mid 2010-early 2013)

Memberships and Affiliations

ICA: International Communication Association

SLSA: Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK)

CAMLA: Communications and Media Law Association (Australia)

Past roles include:

President, LSAANZ: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (2006-2007)

National Council Member, Museums Australia (May 2001-May 2005)

Board Director, Arts Law Centre of Australia (1999-May 2006)