Research programs at Melbourne Law School continue to maximize the effectiveness of faculty research and scholarly endeavours.
Constitutional Transformation Network
CTN connects research, practice and advice to support constitutional governance and constitution making in a rapidly changing, globalised world.
Digital Citizens Research Network
A group of scholars and researchers interested in ideas of regulation and design in investigating the rights of citizens and the responsibilities of the state in a rapidly changing technological environment.
Empirical Research Network
ERN at Melbourne Law School brings together academics undertaking empirical research across the Faculty, building a community of practice in this area.
Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX@Melbourne)
HeLEX focuses on the legal and regulatory frameworks for new health technologies – like genomics, stem cell research, gene editing and digital health.
Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law
Led by Professor Adrienne, Balancing Diversity and Social Cohesion in Democratic Constitutions aims to address the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion.
Laureate Program in Global Corporation and International Law
Led by Professor Sundhya Pahuja, Global corporations pose a growing challenge to democracy. This research program is to generate a breakthrough in approaches to that challenge by investigating the extent to which international law may contribute to the problem, as well as offer the key to potential solutions.
Laureate Program in International Law
The Laureate Program in International Law at Melbourne Law School was funded by the Australian Research Council's Laureate Fellowship scheme from 2015 to 2020, and led by Professor Anne Orford.
Sustainable Food Systems
This project aims to build the climate resilience of Melbourne's food system by assessing its ability to survive potential shocks and stresses related to climate change (such as drought, storms, floods and bushfires).
The Meaning of Home for Children and Young People after Parental Separation
Melbourne Law School, along with Flinders University and Australian National University have been funded by the Australian Research Council to undertake a qualitative research project examining the meaning of home for children and young people after parental separation.
The Non-Fatal Strangulation Offence as a Response to Domestic and Family Violence
Melbourne Law School, along with The University of Queensland have been funded by the Australian Research Council to undertake a research project examining the offence of non-fatal strangulation.