Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson


Jeannie Marie Paterson teaches and researches in the areas of contracts, consumer protection and consumer credit law, including unfair contract terms, consumer guarantee’s, misleading and unconscionable conduct and the protection of marginalised and disadvantaged consumers. 

Jeannie completed her LLB (Hons) at ANU and her PhD at Monash University. She previously lectured at the Faculty of Law at Monash University and, prior to that time, was a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).

Jeannie is the co-author (with Andrew Robertson and Arlen Duke) of Principles of Contract Law (5th ed, 2015) and Contract: Cases and Materials (13th ed, 2015), and has written numerous articles on contract and consumer law.

Jeannie’s current research projects cover three interrelated fields: comparative perspectives on consumer law focusing on the ASEAN region, effective legislative design, including the relationship between general law and statutory standards, and the impact and potential of new technology in the consumer context.

With Elise Bant, she holds ARC Discovery Grants for projects on 'Remedies in Common Law and Under Statute for Misleading Conduct' and on 'A Coherent Law of Misleading Conduct'.


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