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Law research

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.

Research concentrations:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law

    Researching corporate governance, competition and consumer law, and Chinese commercial law.
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law

    Exploring water law, climate change and environmental regulation, and the conservation of scarce resources.
  • Criminal Law and Sentencing

    Investigating societal issues including juries and sentencing, policing and security, digital identity and cybercrime.
  • Public Law and Human Rights

    Leading 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.

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.