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

Administrative/Public Law

Farrah Ahmed . Olivia BarrJenny Beard . Jianlin Chen . Alison Duxbury . Beth Gaze . Jarrod Hepburn . John Howe . Tarun Khaitan . Paula O'Brien . William Partlett . Kristen Rundle . Dinesha Samararatne . Cheryl Saunders AO . Julian SempillScott Stephenson . Jason Varuhas . Margaret Young

Agency

Ann O'Connell

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Michelle Taylor-Sands

Art and Law

Olivia Barr . Shane Chalmers . James Parker

Asian Law

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

Banking & Finance Law

Paul Ali . Andrew Godwin . Cally Jordan . Stacey Steele

Breach of Confidence and Privacy

Eric Descheemaeker . Andrew Kenyon . Megan Richardson . Jason Varuhas

Broadcasting Regulation and Policy

Jason Bosland

Chinese Law

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

Citizenship Law

Susan Kneebone

Civil Practice & Procedure

Gary Cazalet . Inbar LevyMichelle Taylor-Sands

Commercial Law

Tatiana CuttsCally Jordan

Comparative Constitutional Law

Erika Arban . Jeremy Gans . Kirsty Gover . Tarun Khaitan . William Parlett . Dinesha Samararatne. Cheryl Saunders AO . Scott Stephenson . Adrienne Stone . Lael Weis

Comparative Law

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

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

Construction Law

Matthew Bell . Wayne Jocic

Consumer Law

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

Luís BoglioloRobert 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 . Ann O'Connell . Julian Sempill

Criminal Law

Jianlin Chen . Heather DouglasJeremy Gans . Jenny Morgan . Bruce OswaldWilliam ParlettPeter Rush . Bernadette McSherry. Dale Smith . Jamie Walvisch

Criminal Procedure

Heather Douglas . Jeremy Gans . Andrew Roberts . Jamie Walvisch

Critical Race Theory

Lee Godden

Cultural Legal Studies

Shane Chalmers

Debt Finance

Cally Jordan

Defamation Law

Jason Bosland . Eric Descheemaeker . Andrew Kenyon

Derivatives

Cally Jordan

Disability Rights Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake

Discrimination Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Beth Gaze . Tarun KhaitanJenny Morgan

Disaster Law

Adil Hasan Khan

Domestic and Family Violence

Heather Douglas

Electoral Regulation

Joo-Cheong Tham

Electronic Banking & Electronic Commerce (E-commerce)

Richard Garnett

Empirical Legal Studies

Rebecca GiblinBen Hopper . 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 . Jacqueline Peel

Environmental Law

Kathleen Birrell . Lee Godden . Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell . Christine Parker . Jacqueline Peel . Margaret Young

Equity Finance

Cally Jordan

European Law

Eric Descheemaeker . Martin Vranken

Evidence and Proof

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

Family Law

Farrah Ahmed . Belinda Fehlberg .

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Anna Chapman . Hilary Charlesworth . Heather DouglasBeth Gaze . Ann Genovese . Jenny Morgan . Lisa Sarmas . Amanda Whiting

Feminist Philosophy

Lael Weis

Financial Services Law

Cally Jordan

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 . Miranda Stewart . Amanda Whiting

Government Liability

Jason Varuhas

Health Law and Bioethics

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

History of International Law

Luís Bogliolo . Adil Hasan KhanAnne Orford

Human Rights Law

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Alysia Blackham . Anna Chapman . Hilary CharlesworthAlison Duxbury . Michelle Foster . Jeremy Gans . Beth Gaze . Kirsty Gover . Jarrod Hepburn . Tarun KhaitanSusan Kneebone . Bruce Oswald . Dinesha Samararatne . Scott Stephenson . John Tobin . Jason Varuhas . Amanda Whiting

India and South Asia Law

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

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

Intellectual Property Law

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

Intergovernmental Relations

Cheryl Saunders AO . Miranda Stewart

International Criminal Law

Carrie McDougall . James Parker . Peter Rush

International Dispute Resolution

Alison Duxbury . Richard Garnett . Jarrod HepburnAnne Orford . Tania Voon . Margaret Young

International Environmental Law

Kathleen Birrell . Brad JessupAnne Orford . Jacqueline Peel . Margaret Young

International Humanitarian Law

Luís BoglioloCarrie McDougall . Bruce Oswald . Peter Rush

International Investment Law

Tania Voon

International Law

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

International Law and Indigenous People

Olivia Barr . Kathleen Birrell . Kirsty Gover

International Tax

Sunita Jogarajan . Miranda Stewart

International Trade Law

Richard Garnett . Jarrod HepburnAnne OrfordJacqueline Peel . Tania Voon . Margaret Young

Islamic Law

Tim Lindsey AO . Amanda Whiting

Japanese Law

Stacey Steele

Jurisprudence

Olivia Barr . Kathleen Birrell . Tatiana CuttsAnn Genovese . Matthew Harding . Adil Hasan Khan . Tarun KhaitanSusan Kneebone . Inbar Levy . Shaun McVeigh . James Parker . Kristen Rundle . Peter Rush . Julian Sempill . Dale Smith

Labour Law

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

Law and Development

Jenny Beard . Shane Chalmers . Adil Hasan Khan . Sundhya Pahuja . William Partlett

Law and Economics

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

Law and Geography

Olivia Barr

Law and Indigenous People

Olivia Barr . Kathleen Birrell . Shane ChalmersEric Descheemaeker . Heather Douglas . Ann Genovese . Lee Godden . Kirsty Gover . Erin O'Donnell

Law and Politics

Tanya Josev

Law and Psychology

Tatiana CuttsInbar Levy . Bernadette McSherryJamie Walvisch

Law and Religion

Jianlin Chen . Tarun Khaitan

Law and Society

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Olivia Barr . Jenny Beard . Kathleen Birrell . Alysia Blackham . Shane Chalmers . Heather Douglas . Rebecca GiblinJake GoldenfeinKirsty Gover . Tess Hardy . Ben Hopper . Brad Jessup . Tanya Josev . Andrew Kenyon . Inbar Levy . Rebecca Nelson . Pip Nicholson . Erin O'Donnell . Sundhya Pahuja . Christine Parker . James Parker . William Partlett . Dinesha Samararatne . Julian Sempill . Julian Webb

Law and the Sea

Anne Orford . Margaret Young

Law Reform in Developing Countries

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

Shane Chalmers . Shaun McVeigh . James Parker . Peter Rush

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

Olivia Barr . Robert Burrell . Shane Chalmers . Eric Descheemaeker . Ann Genovese . Lee Godden . Tanya Josev . Peter Rush . Julian Sempill . Amanda Whiting

Farrah Ahmed . Katy Barnett . Olivia Barr . Kathleen BirrellShane Chalmers . Tatiana Cutts . Lee Godden . Ben HopperTarun Khaitan . Susan Kneebone . Shaun McVeigh . Erin O'DonnellAnne Orford . Sundhya Pahuja . James Parker . Andrew Roberts . Kristen Rundle . Peter Rush . Lisa Sarmas . Julian Sempill . Scott Stephenson . Adrienne Stone . Jamie WalvischJulian Webb . Lael Weis

Chrisinte Parker . Julian Webb

Litigation

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

Malaysian Law

Amanda Whiting

Media and Communications Law

Jason Bosland . Eric Descheemaeker . 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 McSherryJamie Walvisch

Migration Law

Jenny Beard . Susan Kneebone

Military Law

Alison Duxbury . Inbar LevyCarrie McDougall . Bruce Oswald

Moral and Political Philosophy

Anna Arstein-Kerslake . Tatiana Cutts . Matthew Harding . 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

Native Title Law

Kathleen Birrell . Lee Godden . Kirsty Gover

Natural Resources

Jianlin Chen . Lee Godden . Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson . Erin O'Donnell . Lael Weis

Non Profit Organisations

Matthew Harding

Open Justice

Jason Bosland

Anna Chapman . Julian Sempill . Joo-Cheong Tham

Patent Law

Andrew Christie . Ben Hopper

Planning Law

Lee Godden . Brad Jessup . Rebecca Nelson. Erin O'Donnell

Post-colonial Theory

Kathleen Birrell . Jenny Beard . Shane Chalmers . Lee Godden . Kirsty Gover . Sundhya Pahuja . Amanda Whiting

Prisoners Rights

Ian Malkin . Jason Varuhas

Privacy Law

Jason Bosland . Eric Descheemaeker . Jake GoldenfeinJason Varuhas

Private Law

Katy Barnett . Tatiana Cutts . Eric Descheemaeker . Matthew Harding . Cally Jordan . Rosemary Langford . Ying Liew . Andrew Robertson . Jason Varuhas

Property Law

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Kathleen Birrell . Jason Bosland . Jianlin Chen . Tatiana CuttsLee Godden . Andrew Godwin . Matthew Harding . Brad Jessup . Julian Sempill . Lael Weis . Amanda Whiting

Queer and Post-modern Legal Theory

Lisa Sarmas

Refugee Law

Jenny Beard . Michelle Foster . Susan Kneebone

Religious Fraud

Jianlin Chen

Remedies

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

Restitution

Elise Bant . Katy Barnett . Tatiana Cutts . Eric Descheemaeker

Revenue Law

Sunita Jogarajan

Roman Law

Eric Descheemaeker

Science and Technology Regulation

Robert BurrellRebecca Giblin . Lee Godden . Jake GoldenfeinBen Hopper

Securities Law

Cally Jordan . Ann O'Connell

Sentencing

Heather Douglas . Jeremy Gans . Jamie Walvisch

Sexual Identities and the Law

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

Statelessness

Michelle Foster

Sports Law

Jack Anderson

Taiwanese Law

Jianlin Chen . Sean Cooney

Taxation Law

Mark Burton . Sunita Jogarajan . Michael Kobetsky . Ann O'Connell . Miranda Stewart

Technology and Intellectual Property

Andrew ChristieRebecca Giblin . Ben Hopper

Torts Law

Graeme Austin . Tatiana CuttsEric Descheemaeker . Brad Jessup . Ian Malkin . Paula O'Brien

Trade Marks and Design

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

Trusts Law

Katy Barnett . Tatiana Cutts . Rosemary Langford . Ying Liew . Lisa Sarmas

Use of Force (Jus ad Bellum)

Carrie McDougallAnne Orford

Vietnamese Law

Brad Jessup . 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