Professor Andrew Robertson

  • Professor Andrew Robertson

Director of Studies, Private Law

+61 3 83440379 | a.robertson@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0730

Overview

Andrew Robertson joined Melbourne Law School in 1999 and was appointed to a chair in 2006. His research and teaching interests lie in the law and theory of obligations, particularly the law of contract, negligence and equitable estoppel. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on those topics and is co-author of Principles of Contract Law (6th ed, 2020) and Contract: Cases and Materials (14th ed, 2020). He has edited several collections of essays on the law of obligations and private law theory, the most recent of which is Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2019). His research has been cited and discussed by numerous courts, including the House of Lords, the English Court of Appeal, the High Court of Australia, the Courts of Appeal of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, the Singapore Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has previously been Walter S Owen Visiting Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and Conjoint Professor at Lund University in Sweden. He convenes the biennial Obligations Conference series.

Teaching

The Melbourne JD

Melbourne Law Masters

Other School and University Responsibilities

Director of Studies in Private Law, Melbourne Law Masters