Professor Rosemary Langford

Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law

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Dr Rosemary Teele Langford is a Professor with Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she teaches a range of subjects including Corporations Law and Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties. In the last three years she has been undertaking a project on governance and regulation of charities funded by the Australian Research Council.  Rosemary has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topics of directors’ duties, fiduciary duties and governance and regulation of charities. Her publications include Directors’ Duties: Principles and Application (Federation Press, 2014) and Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest (Oxford University Press, 2019), as well as articles in the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review, University of New South Wales Law Journal and Sydney Law Review. She is a member of the Corporations Committee and Not for Profit Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia and of the Laws Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as editor of the directors’ duties section of the Company and Securities Law Journal. Prior to joining academia, Rosemary practised with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens Linklaters).

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

  • Director, Corporate Law and Financial Regulation Program, Melbourne Centre for Commercial Law
  • Director of Studies, Commercial Law (MLM)
  • JD Board of Examiners (Corporations Law)

Memberships and Affiliations

Editor, Directors' Duties Section, Company & Securities Law Journal
Member, Advisory Board, SSRN eJournal, Fiduciary Law
Member, Corporations Committee, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Member, Not-for-Profit Law Committee, Law Council of Australia
Member, AICD Laws Committee
Member, Society of Corporate Law Academics

Teaching (2023)

Research Centres