Research at Melbourne Law School not only makes a significant contribution to legal scholarship, but also has an enduring impact on the local, national and international community. Our research has helped inform the way the law is developed and applied, raised awareness of injustice and inequality and developed new practices. We collaborate with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact.
Here are some of the ways our research is having impact
Tackling climate change through the law
A strategy for climate change litigation developed by Professor Jacqueline Peel has enabled environmental groups across the world to win legal cases closing or stopping development of coal-fired power stations.
Employment Law and Enforcement
Associate Professor Tess Hardy’s expertise has informed a number of recent government consultations, including as part of the Attorney General’s Department industrial relations reform working group and the Senate Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees’ Remuneration.
Supporting Traditional Owners to win water rights
Dr Erin O'Donnell and Professor Lee Godden
Justice for Defendants with Personality Disorders
Dr Jamie Walvisch