New academics to join Melbourne Law School

New academic staff commencing at the Law School in 2017 bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in areas as diverse as intellectual property, equity and trusts, sports, emerging health technologies, natural resources and historical comparative law.

Melbourne Law School campus

We look forward to welcoming these academics to the MLS community in 2017.

Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean, Melbourne Law School

Dr Eric Descheemaeker
Eric graduated from Paris 1 – Sorbonne, before obtaining his LLB from the London School of Economics and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He is currently employed at the University of Edinburgh, having previously taught at the University of Bristol and St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Eric specialises in the law of obligations, particularly tort/delict, Roman Law and comparative law.  He is the author of The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study (Oxford University Press 2009). He also is the winner of multiple research awards including the HSF Visiting Fellowship to Cambridge. He holds honorary appointments at Cambridge, McGill and the University of Cape Town.

Professor Jack Anderson
Jack is a graduate of Limerick University and obtained his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast where he is currently a professor. He has been a senior research scholar at Limerick and a visiting fellow at Griffith, ANU, and Marquette and has been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship. He is an acknowledged world expert on sports law and has held ten research grants, including a role in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Policing and Security.

Dr Ying Liew
Ying obtained his LLB from King’s College London with highest honours and his PhD from the University of Nottingham.  He is currently employed at University College London as a lecturer in law and is a visiting fellow at Hong Kong University.  His research focuses on equity and he has a book on  Rationalising Constructive Trusts coming out with Hart Publishing next year. Ying has also published in the Cambridge Law Journal, the Law Quarterly Review and the  Modern Law Review . He has won two awards for teaching excellence and a Society of Legal Scholars research grant.

Assistant Professor Jianlin Chen
Jianlin completed his LLB at National University of Singapore and obtained his LLM and JSD from the University of Chicago. He is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York.  Bilingual in English and Chinese, Jianlin publishes widely in law journals such as Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Law & Social Inquiry, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 公司法评论, 北大法律评论, among many others.

Professor Jane Kaye
Jane obtained her BA from Australian National University, LLB from the University of Melbourne, and PhD from the University of Oxford. She is currently the Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford and a Wellcome Trust University Award holder. She is on a number of international expert committees and scientific advisory boards, and has been on the Nuffield Council Bioethics Working Group on Biodata and Rapporteur for the 2012 EC Expert Report, Biobanks for Europe: A Challenge for Governance. Her research focuses on the relationships between law, ethics and the emerging technologies in health.

Professor Robert Burrell
Robert obtained his LLB from King’s College London and his LLM from University of London before obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Trade Mark Practice from the University of Technology and a PhD from Griffith University. He is currently Head of School at the University of Sheffield and has previously worked as a lawyer in the field of IP. His research focuses on IP history with two key projects currently underway. One project is concerned with the evolution of the registered trademark system in the first 30 years of its operation (1875-1905).  The other looks at Parliamentary Rewards for inventors in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.