Dr Laura Hilly

  • Dr Laura Hilly

Fellow (The Melbourne JD)


Dr Laura Hilly is a Fellow at Melbourne Law School teaching Administrative Law and a Barrister at the Victorian Bar. Laura practices in public and commercial law.

Laura holds a doctorate, a masters by research and a Bachelor of Civil Laws with distinction from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and a Clarendon Scholar. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and the Deputy Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

She has previously taught administrative law and human rights law at the University of Oxford and litigation and dispute management at the Australian National University. She has published in the fields of human rights and equality law, feminist legal theory, administrative law and employment law.

Laura’s undergraduate law degree is from the Australian National University. She graduated with first class honours, the University Medal in Law and the Supreme Court Judges’ Prize.

Before coming to the Bar, Laura was a Senior Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution group with the Australian Government Solicitor. She was also an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Black AC and a Research Associate at the Federal Court of Australia.


The Melbourne JD