Indigenous Legal Research at MLS

Scholars undertake a wide range of research on issues affecting Indigenous peoples. Researchers use different methods and approaches to explore various fields of inquiring, including:

  • the legal history of settler states and their encounters with Indigenous peoples;
  • the impact of settler criminal law on Indigenous peoples;
  • critical approaches to legal pluralism and Indigenous law;
  • comparative studies of Indigenous rights in domestic and international law;
  • the protection and recognition of Indigenous interests;
  • law in natural resource management, native title, land rights and water; and
  • public law approaches to Indigenous self-governance and law.

For research resources on Indigenous legal issues see the Indigenous Knowledges Research Guide.

Academics undertaking Indigenous Legal Research

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Dr Olivia Barr

Senior Lecturer
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Dr Eddie Cubillo

Associate Dean (Indigenous Programs) and Director, Indigenous Law and Justice Hub
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Dr Erin O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer, Law
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Dr Amanda Porter

Senior Fellow (Indigenous Programs)

Other resources