Our high-quality research shapes the thinking of society, government and the profession, nationally and abroad. We tackle future and emerging legal challenges and topical issues, and boast a diverse range of specialists who have extensive industry connections and experience.
Corporate and Commercial LawResearching corporate governance, competition and consumer law, and Chinese commercial law.
Environmental and Natural Resources LawExploring water law, climate change and environmental regulation, and the conservation of scarce resources.
Criminal Law and SentencingInvestigating societal issues including juries and sentencing, policing and security, digital identity and cybercrime.
Public Law and Human RightsLeading the way in research into Indigenous law, constitutional law, judicial power, children’s rights in family law proceedings and the rights of the older persons.
We are committed to research that changes the profession
Our researchers make an impact on the content, practice, administration and development of the law and legal education.
Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing (ARNLA)
We are one of four universities leading the research into the protection of the rights of older Australians.
ARNLA seeks to advance and promote law reform in this area, and provide a platform for legal scholars to collaborate on research projects, publications and presentations.
Industry informed research
- Indigenous Knowledge; Law, society and the state
- Indigenous Knowledge: Water sustainability and wild fire mitigation
- Fortress or sanctuary? Enhancing court safety by managing people, places and processes
- Just Spaces: Security without prejudice in the wireless courtroom
- Using Jurors to Gauge Informed Public Opinion on Sentencing
- Gauging Informed Public Opinion on Sentencing Sex Offenders: A national study