Professor Rosemary Langford

Acting Director, Centre for Corporate Law

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Languages spoken: English, German, French

Dr Rosemary Teele Langford is a Professor with the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she teaches a broad range of subjects including Corporations Law, Principles of Business Law and Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties. She has a first class honours degree in Law (as well as a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French and German) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Monash University. Prior to entering academia Rosemary practised with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters). Rosemary edits the Directors' Duties section of the Company & Securities Law Journal and is on the advisory board of the SSRN eJournal, Fiduciary Law. She is an active member of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Not for Profit Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Rosemary has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of directors’ duties. 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 and Sydney Law Review. Rosemary is currently undertaking a three year project on governance and regulation of charities funded by an Australian Research Council grant.

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Undergraduate Committee

Academic Progress Committee

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, Corporations Teachers Association

Member, AICD Laws Committee

Teaching (2022)

The Melbourne JD

Research Centres

Research Themes