Dr Engi Messih

  • Dr Engi Messih

Fellow (The Melbourne JD)


Dr Engi Messih is a fellow at the Melbourne Law School. She completed her doctoral thesis in March 2021. Engi’s research involved a critique of the Australian double jeopardy exceptions. Her research entailed historical analysis, doctrinal research, and qualitative empirical work. It also involved a comparative analysis with the comparable laws in the United Kingdom. As such Engi’s research areas are Criminal Law, Evidence Law, and comparative law.

Engi’s current research continues to examine the double jeopardy exceptions, with an emphasis on victimology. Her research interests extend also to violence against women and girls. She is also interested in Business Law, being one of the areas in which she currently teaches. Engi's other area of interest is Family Law, having practised as a Solicitor in Sydney and Melbourne for a number of years, specialising in Family Law.

Engi teaches a wide range of subjects. In 2021 her teaching commitments at Melbourne Law School include teaching Contract Law, whilst her teaching commitments at other institutions include teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Introduction to Business Law and Ethics. In previous years, she taught Statutory Interpretation, Discrimination Law, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Law, and Law of Business Associations.


The Melbourne JD

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia