Professor Jeannie Paterson

  • Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson

Professor of Law
Centre for AI and Digital Ethics - Co-director
Digital Access and Equity Research Program - Melbourne Social Equity Institute

+61 3 9035 5498 | | Room 0728


Jeannie Marie Paterson teaches and researches in the areas of consumer protection and consumer banking law, and the regulation of emerging technologies. Her work focuses on themes of fairness, safety/reliability and accountability in consumer products, along with support for consumers experiencing vulnerability.

Jeannie is the co-director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, a collaborative research, teaching and policy centre and co-leader of the Digital Ethics research stream at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, an interdisciplinary research institute focused on social equity and community led research.

Jeannie teaches in law and emerging technologies in the undergraduate breadth program (AI Ethics and the Law), the Juris Doctor (New Technology Law) and Melbourne Law Masters (Digital Consumer Protection Law).

Jeannie holds a current legal practising certificate, and regularly consults to government and not-for-profit organisations. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Jeannie is an affiliate researcher with the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society. She is a member of the expert panel for the Assuring Responsibility for Trusted Autonomous Systems Project at the University of York.

Jeannie is a member of the academic steering committees of the Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab (UWA), Cyber Security CRC (Canberra) and the Australian Society for Computers and the Law.

She is an academic editor of the Australian Journal of Business Law and the Journal for Law, Technology and Humans.


Melbourne Law Masters

The Melbourne JD


Other School and University Responsibilities

  • Co-Director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics at MLS
  • Co-coordinator of the Digital Citizens Research Network at MLS
  • Co-leader of the Digital Equity Research Program at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute