Professor Andrew Kenyon

Languages spoken: English, French


Andrew Kenyon is Professor of Law and an associate of the Centre for Media and Communications Law in the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He researches in comparative media law, including defamation, privacy, free speech and media policy. As well as legal doctrine, this work draws on a wide range of social and media studies research. Among other work, he has conducted multi-year doctrinal and empirical research into defamation law, litigation and news production practices in Australia, the UK, USA, Malaysia and Singapore, and extensive research on comparative approaches to free speech. He has law degrees from the universities of Melbourne (LLB, PhD) and London (LLM), and has had been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, and University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Between 1999 and 2012 he edited the Media & Arts Law Review (with colleagues from 2009-2012) and his memberships include the International Communication Association, the European Communication Research and Education Association, the Law and Society Association, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Deputy Vice-President, Academic Board

Past roles include:

Deputy Dean, Melbourne Law School (2010-2013)

Director, Centre for Media and Communications Law (2004-2018, joint director in latter years)

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

Memberships and Affiliations

ICA: International Communication Association

SLSA: Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK)

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)


Melbourne Law Masters