Associate Professor Tatiana Cutts


My research spans Private Law (particularly Property, Contracts and Equity) and Legal Theory, often as those topics intersect with issues of technological innovation. I am currently writing a book (“Artificial Justice”) with Oxford University Press about how the use of predictive algorithms bears on questions of law and justice. I joined Melbourne Law School from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2020, and received my D.Phil, BCL and LLB from the University of Oxford.

I welcome PhD and mentorship enquiries from junior scholars. I particularly welcome mentorship enquiries from women, and from black and First Nations scholars, in Private Law and Law and Technology.

Key publications:

  • “Unjust Enrichment: What We Owe to Each Other” (2021) 41 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 114–141
  • “Dummy Asset Tracing” Law Quarterly Review (2019) 135, 140–165
  • “Modern Money Had and Received” (2018) 38 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1–25
  • “Tracing, Value and Transactions” (2016) 79 Modern Law Review 381–405 (recipient of the Modern Law Review Wedderburn Prize).


The Melbourne JD

Melbourne Law Masters

Other School and University Responsibilities

  • Co-Convenor Property Law
  • Convenor Law and Automation (JD Elective)
  • Convenor Cryptoassets in Global Context (MLM)
  • Director of Studies for Digital Law and Technological Innovation (MLM)
  • Director International Legal Internship
  • Faculty Research Seminar Series Coordinator

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Inner Temple Academic Fellow
  • Advisory Panel, Law Commission of England & Wales (Digital Assets)
  • Financial Markets Law Committee
  • CAIDE Researcher
  • LSE Law, Technology and Society Affiliate
  • Golden Gate University Blockchain Law Center for Social Good Affiliate