Staff Research Expertise


View the below list of our Research Expertise
Demonstrating the wide range of research interests and excellence of Melbourne Law School academics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law

Erin O'Donnell

Administrative/Public Law

Farrah Ahmed . Olivia BarrJenny Beard . Jianlin Chen . Beth Gaze . Ann GenoveseJarrod Hepburn . John Howe . Tarun Khaitan . Paula O'Brien . Erin O'DonnellWilliam Partlett . Kristen Rundle . Cheryl Saunders AO . Julian SempillScott Stephenson . Joo-Cheong Tham . Jason Varuhas . Margaret Young

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Inbar LevyMichelle Taylor-Sands

Animal Law

Katy Barnett

Art and Law

Olivia Barr . James Parker

Asian Law

Farrah Ahmed . Sarah Biddulph . Jianlin Chen . Sean Cooney . Andrew Godwin . Sunita Jogarajan . Cally Jordan . Tarun Khaitan . Susan Kneebone . Tim Lindsey AO . Wendy Ng . Pip Nicholson . Stacey Steele . Amanda Whiting

Banking & Finance Law

Paul Ali . Andrew Godwin . Cally Jordan . Jeannie PatersonStacey Steele

Behavioural Legal Studies

Inbar Levy

Breach of Confidence and Privacy

Katy Barnett . Eric Descheemaeker . Andrew Kenyon . Megan Richardson . Jason Varuhas

Broadcasting Regulation and Policy

Jason Bosland . Andrew Kenyon

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law

Jenny Beard . Matthew Harding

Chinese Law

Sarah Biddulph . Jianlin Chen . Sean Cooney . Andrew Godwin . Ben HopperWendy Ng

Civil Practice & Procedure

Gary Cazalet . Inbar LevyMichelle Taylor-Sands

Climate Change Law

Brad Jessup . Jacqueline PeelMargaret Young 

Clinical Legal Education

Brad Jessup

Commercial Law

Elise Bant . Katy BarnettMatthew Bell . Tatiana CuttsCally Jordan . Miranda Stewart

Comparative Constitutional Law

Erika Arban . Jeremy Gans . Kirsty Gover . Andrew Kenyon . Tarun Khaitan . William Partlett . Cheryl Saunders AO . Scott Stephenson . Adrienne Stone . Lael Weis

Comparative Law

Katy Barnett . Sarah Biddulph . Alysia Blackham . Jianlin Chen . Sean Cooney . Eric Descheemaeker . Andrew Godwin . Sunita Jogarajan . Cally JordanAndrew Kenyon . Tarun Khaitan . Tim Lindsey AO  . Rebecca Nelson . Wendy Ng . Erin O'Donnell . Pip Nicholson . William Parlett . Cheryl Saunders AO . Scott StephensonMiranda Stewart . Adrienne Stone . Jason Varuhas . Amanda Whiting

Competition Law

Caron Beaton-Wells . Julie ClarkeArlen Duke . Wendy Ng

Conflict of Laws

Richard Garnett

Constitutional Law

Farrah Ahmed . Alysia Blackham . Jianlin Chen . Jarrod Hepburn . Tarun Kaitan . William Partlett . Glenn Patmore . Cheryl Saunders AO . Julian Sempill . Scott Stephenson . Adrienne Stone . Joo-Cheong Tham .  Jason Varuhas . Lael Weis

Constitution-making and Change

Cheryl Saunders AO

Construction Law

Matthew Bell . Wayne Jocic

Consumer Credit Law

Jeannie Paterson

Consumer Law

Elise Bant . Arlen Duke . Christine Parker . Jeannie Paterson

Contract Law

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Matthew Bell . Julie ClarkeSean Cooney . Tatiana Cutts . Arlen Duke . Rebecca Giblin . Tess Hardy . Wayne Jocic . Tanya Josev . Ying Liew . Jeannie Paterson . Andrew Robertson . Jason Varuhas

Robert Burrell . Andrew Christie . Rebecca Giblin . Ben HopperAndrew Kenyon

Corporate Governance

John Howe . Cally Jordan . Rosemary Langford . Christine Parker

Corporate Law

Paul Ali . Jianlin Chen . John Howe . Cally Jordan . Rosemary Langford . Judith Marychurch . Julian Sempill

Criminal Law

Jianlin Chen . Heather DouglasJeremy Gans . Jenny Morgan . Bruce OswaldWilliam Parlett . Amanda Porter . Peter Rush . Bernadette McSherry . Jamie Walvisch

Criminal Procedure

Heather Douglas . Jeremy Gans . Andrew Roberts . Jamie Walvisch

Cultural Legal Studies

William Partlett

Debt Finance

Paul Ali . Cally Jordan

Defamation Law

Jason Bosland . Eric Descheemaeker . Andrew Kenyon

Derivatives

Paul Ali . Cally Jordan

Disability Rights Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake

Discrimination Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Beth Gaze . Tarun KhaitanJenny Morgan . Amanda Porter . Dale Smith

Domestic and Family Violence

Heather Douglas

Electoral Regulation

Joo-Cheong Tham

Electronic Banking & Electronic Commerce (E-commerce)

Richard Garnett

Empirical Legal Studies

Heather Douglas . Rebecca GiblinBen HopperAndrew Kenyon . Inbar Levy . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell

Employee Relations

Anna Chapman . Sean Cooney

Employment Law

Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Sean Cooney . Tess Hardy . John Howe . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham

Energy Law

Jianlin Chen . Brad Jessup . Margaret Young

Environmental Law

Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell . Christine Parker . Jacqueline Peel . Margaret Young

Equity

Elise Bant . Tatiana CuttsMatthew Harding

Equity Finance

Cally Jordan

European Law

Eric Descheemaeker . Cally JordanAndrew Kenyon

Evidence and Proof

Jeremy Gans . Judith Marychurch . Andrew Roberts . Peter RushJamie Walvisch

Family Law

Farrah Ahmed . Belinda Fehlberg

Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Erika Arban . William Partlett . Cheryl Saunders AO . Scott StephensonMiranda Stewart

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Anna Chapman . Hilary Charlesworth . Heather DouglasBeth Gaze . Ann Genovese . Adil Hasan KhanSusan KneeboneJenny Morgan . Lisa Sarmas . Amanda Whiting . Margaret Young

Feminist Philosophy

Ann Genovese . Lael Weis

Financial Services Law

Cally Jordan

Food Law and Policy

Christine Parker

Forced Migration

Susan Kneebone

Forensic Evidence - Neurolaw

Jamie Walvisch

Free Speech Law

Jason Bosland . Andrew Kenyon . Adrienne Stone

French Law including New Caledonia

Eric Descheemaeker

Globalisation and Law

Sunita Jogarajan . Cally Jordan . Judith Marychurch . Sundhya Pahuja . William Partlett . Robi RadoMiranda Stewart . Tania VoonAmanda Whiting

Government Liability

Jason Varuhas

Health Law and Bioethics

Jane Kaye . Jonathan Liberman . Bernadette McSherry. Paula O'Brien . Christine Parker . Mark Taylor . Michelle Taylor-SandsTania Voon . Jamie Walvisch

History of International Law

Jenny Beard . Luís Bogliolo . Adil Hasan KhanAnne Orford . Margaret Young

Human Rights Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Hilary CharlesworthAlison Duxbury . Michelle Foster . Jeremy Gans . Beth Gaze . Kirsty Gover . Jarrod Hepburn . Tarun Khaitan . Adil Hasan KhanSusan Kneebone . Bruce Oswald . Scott Stephenson . John Tobin . Jason Varuhas . Amanda Whiting . Margaret Young

Human Trafficking

Susan Kneebone

India and South Asia Law

Farrah Ahmed . Adil Hasan Khan . Tarun Khaitan . Erin O'Donnell

Indonesian Law

Tim Lindsey AO

Industrial Relations

Anna Chapman . Sean Cooney . Tess Hardy . John Howe . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham

Information Technology Law

Andrew Christie . Tatiana Cutts . Rebecca Giblin . Jake GoldenfeinAndrew Kenyon

Intellectual Property Law

Graeme Austin . Andrew Christie . Rebecca Giblin Ben Hopper . Megan Richardson

International Capital Markets Law

Cally Jordan

International Corporate Governance

Cally Jordan

International Criminal Law

Carrie McDougall . James Parker . Peter Rush

International Dispute Resolution

Alison Duxbury . Richard Garnett . Jarrod Hepburn . Cally JordanCarrie McDougallAnne Orford . Tania Voon . Margaret Young

International Environmental Law

Brad Jessup . Erin O'DonnellAnne Orford . Jacqueline Peel . Margaret Young

International Humanitarian Law

Luís Bogliolo . Alison DuxburyCarrie McDougall . Bruce Oswald . Peter Rush

International Investment Law

Jarrod Hepburn . Tania Voon

International Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Luís BoglioloHilary CharlesworthAlison Duxbury . Michelle Foster . Richard Garnett . Kirsty Gover . Jarrod Hepburn . Cally Jordan . Adil Hasan KhanInbar LevyJonathan Liberman . Carrie McDougall . Paula O'BrienAnne OrfordBruce Oswald . Sundhya Pahuja . Jacqueline Peel . Robi Rado . Tania Voon . Margaret Young

International Law and Indigenous People

Olivia Barr . Kirsty Gover . Margaret Young

International Tax

Sunita Jogarajan . Miranda Stewart

International Trade Law

Richard Garnett . Jarrod HepburnAnne OrfordJacqueline Peel . Robi RadoTania Voon . Margaret Young

Islamic Law

Tim Lindsey AO . Amanda Whiting

Japanese Law

Stacey Steele

Jurisprudence (including Indigenous Jurisprudence)

Olivia Barr . Tatiana CuttsAnn Genovese . Matthew Harding . Adil Hasan Khan . Tarun Khaitan . Susan Kneebone . Inbar Levy . Shaun McVeigh . James Parker . Kristen Rundle . Peter Rush . Julian Sempill . Dale Smith . Jenny Beard .

Labour Law

Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Sean Cooney . Tess Hardy . John Howe . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham  

Labour Migration

Susan Kneebone . Robi Rado

Law and Development

Jenny Beard . Adil Hasan Khan . Sundhya Pahuja . William Partlett . Robi RadoMiranda Stewart 

Law and Economics

Katy Barnett . Jianlin Chen . Arlen Duke . Erin O'Donnell . Margaret Young

Law and Geography

Brad Jessup

Law and Humanities

Olivia Barr . Ann Genovese

Law and Indigenous Peoples

Olivia BarrEric Descheemaeker . Heather Douglas . Ann Genovese . Kirsty Gover . Erin O'Donnell

Law and Politics

Jianlin Chen . Tanya Josev . William Partlett . Joo-Cheong Tham

Law and Psychology

Tatiana CuttsInbar Levy . Bernadette McSherry . Jamie Walvisch

Law and Religion

Jianlin Chen . Tarun Khaitan

Law and Society

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Olivia Barr . Jenny Beard . Alysia Blackham . Jianlin Chen . Tatiana Cutts Heather Douglas . Rebecca GiblinJake GoldenfeinKirsty Gover . Tess Hardy . Ben Hopper . Brad Jessup . Tanya Josev . Andrew Kenyon . Susan Kneebone . Inbar Levy . Rebecca Nelson . Pip Nicholson . Erin O'Donnell . Sundhya Pahuja . Christine Parker . James Parker . William Partlett . Julian Sempill . Julian Webb

Law of the Sea

Anne Orford . Margaret Young

Law of Assignment

Ying Liew

Law Reform in Developing Countries

Jenny Beard . Sean Cooney . Sunita Jogarajan . Cally Jordan . Jonathan Liberman . Tim Lindsey AO . Wendy Ng . William Partlett . Miranda Stewart

Shaun McVeigh . James Parker . Peter Rush

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Andrew Godwin . Judith Marychurch . Julian Webb

Katy Barnett . Olivia Barr . Jenny Beard . Robert Burrell . Eric Descheemaeker . Ann Genovese . Tanya Josev . Susan KneeboneWilliam PartlettPeter Rush . Julian Sempill . Amanda Whiting .

Inbar Levy . Chrisinte Parker . Julian SempillJulian Webb

Farrah Ahmed . Katy Barnett . Olivia Barr . Jenny Beard . Tatiana CuttsJake Goldenfein . Ben Hopper . Tarun Khaitan . Susan Kneebone . Inbar Levy Shaun McVeigh . Erin O'DonnellAnne Orford . Sundhya Pahuja . James Parker . Andrew Roberts . Kristen Rundle . Peter Rush . Lisa Sarmas . Julian Sempill . Dale SmithScott Stephenson . Adrienne Stone . Jamie Walvisch . Julian Webb . Lael Weis

Litigation

Gary Cazalet . Inbar Levy . Jonathan Liberman . Michelle Taylor-Sands

Malaysian Law

Amanda Whiting

Media and Communications Law

Jason Bosland . Eric DescheemaekerJake Goldenfein . Andrew Kenyon

Medical Law

Jane Kaye . Bernadette McSherry . Paula O'Brien . Mark Taylor . Michelle Taylor-Sands

Paula O'Brien . Michelle Taylor-Sands

Mental Health Law

Bernadette McSherry . Jamie Walvisch

Migration Law

Joo-Cheong Tham

Military Law

Alison Duxbury . Inbar LevyCarrie McDougall . Bruce Oswald

Moral and Political Philosophy

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Jenny BeardTatiana Cutts . Matthew HardingAndrew Kenyon . Tarun KhaitanSusan Kneebone . Shaun McVeigh . Andrew Roberts . Julian Sempill . Dale Smith . Jamie WalvischLael Weis

Multiculturalism and the Law

Farrah Ahmed . Kirsty Gover . Tarun KhaitanSusan Kneebone . Lisa Sarmas

Nationality/Nationality Laws

Susan Kneebone

Native Title Law

Kirsty Gover

Natural Resources

Jianlin Chen . Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell . Lael Weis . Margaret Young

Open Justice

Jason Bosland

Anna Chapman . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham

Patent Law

Andrew Christie . Ben Hopper

Planning Law

Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell

Police Accountability Law

Amanda Porter

Post-colonial Theory

Jenny BeardKirsty Gover . Sundhya Pahuja . William PartlettAmanda Whiting

Prisoners Rights

Ian Malkin . Jason Varuhas

Privacy Law

Jason Bosland . Eric Descheemaeker . Jake GoldenfeinAndrew Kenyon . Jeannie PatersonJason Varuhas

Private Law

Elise Bant . Katy BarnettMatthew BellTatiana Cutts . Eric Descheemaeker . Matthew Harding . Wayne JocicCally Jordan . Rosemary Langford . Ying Liew . Andrew Robertson . Jason Varuhas

Property Law

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Olivia Barr . Jason Bosland . Jianlin Chen . Tatiana Cutts . Andrew Godwin . Matthew Harding . Erin O'DonnellJulian Sempill . Lael Weis

Public Finance Law

Miranda Stewart

Queer and Post-modern Legal Theory

Ann Genovese . Brad Jessup . Lisa Sarmas

Refugee Law

Michelle Foster . Susan Kneebone

Regulating emerging technologies, AI and robots

Jeannie Paterson

Regulatory Studies

Matthew Bell . Sean CooneyChristine Parker

Religious Fraud

Jianlin Chen

Remedies

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Matthew BellTatiana Cutts . Eric Descheemaeker . Wayne Jocic . Ying Liew . Jeannie Paterson . Andrew Robertson . Jason Varuhas

Restitution

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Tatiana Cutts . Eric Descheemaeker . Wayne Jocic

Revenue Law

Sunita Jogarajan . Miranda Stewart

Roman Law

Eric Descheemaeker

Science and Technology Regulation

Robert BurrellRebecca Giblin . Jake GoldenfeinBen Hopper . Christine Parker

Securities Law

Cally Jordan

Sentencing

Heather Douglas . Jeremy Gans . Jamie Walvisch

Sexual Identities and the Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Anna Chapman . Tarun KhaitanPeter Rush . Lisa Sarmas

Social Enterprise and the Law

Brad Jessup

Sports Law

Jack Anderson

Statelessness

Michelle Foster

Statuatory Interpretation

Dale Smith

Taiwanese Law

Jianlin Chen . Sean Cooney

Taxation Law

Sunita Jogarajan . Kathryn JamesMichael Kobetsky . Miranda Stewart

Technology and Intellectual Property

Andrew ChristieRebecca Giblin . Ben Hopper

Torts Law

Graeme Austin . Katy BarnettTatiana CuttsEric Descheemaeker . Brad Jessup . Ian Malkin . Paula O'BrienTania Voon

Trade Marks and Design

Jason Bosland . Robert Burrell . Andrew Christie . Ben Hopper . Adil Hasan KhanMegan Richardson . Jason Varuhas

Trusts Law

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Tatiana Cutts . Matthew HardingRosemary Langford . Ying Liew . Lisa Sarmas

Use of Force (Jus ad Bellum)

Carrie McDougallAnne Orford

Vietnamese Law

Pip Nicholson

Welfare Law

Beth Gaze . Miranda Stewart

Workplace Relations and Employment Law

Anna Chapman . Sean Cooney . Tess Hardy . John Howe . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham