ANU College of Law faculty are world-leading scholars whose research is at the cutting edge of Law and Technology. Our research aims to solve real-world issues, enrich international scholarship, influence policymaking and improve the law’s application of technology.

We offer an unrivalled range of professional development courses and postgraduate programs taught by international experts. We also host events that guide national discussions and shape policy, produce outstanding scholarship, provide expertise to journalists, and more.

Our experts

Our research

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Model legal regulation of AI in the public sector

Dr Will Bateman (Chief Investigator)

Artificial Intelligence, Automation

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Monetary law: Private, constitutional and international law

Dr Will Bateman (Chief Investigator)

International Law, Private Law

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Center for Space Situational Awareness Research

Dr Cassandra Steer

Space law, Data Analysis, Orbital Tracking

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Algorithm as fact: Judicial review of the transparency of algorithms in government decision-making

Dr Daniel Stewart

Public law, Artificial Intelligence, Automation

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Rule as code: The use of machine learning as delegated legislation

Dr Daniel Stewart

Public law, Artificial Intelligence, Automation

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Humanising Machine Intelligence Project

Dr Will Bateman (Chief Investigator), Dr Damian Clifford

Data Privacy/Protection, Consumer Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Fair Machine Learning

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Consent and consumer manipulation: Principles and rules for a fairer platform economy

Dr Damian Clifford

Data Privacy/Protection, Consumer Protection

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Fairness and the general data protection regulation: Operationalising fairness in data protection impact assessments

Dr Damian Clifford

Data Privacy/Protection, Fairness Principle, Data Protection Impact Assessments

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Regulatory insights on artificial intelligence: Research for policy

Associate Professor Jolyon Ford; Dr Will Bateman; Scott Chamberlain; Dr Philippa Ryan; Dr Dilan Thampapillai; Professor Sally Wheeler OBE; Professor Mark Findlay

Public law, Private Law, International Law, Artificial Intelligence

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Asia dialogue on governance of responsible artificial intelligence

Associate Professor Jolyon Ford

Public law, Private Law, International Law, Artificial Intelligence

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An integrated defence system to protect Australia from catastrophic bushfires

Dr Philippa Ryan, Dr Roslyn Prinsley, Dr Andrew Tridgell OAM, Dr Marta Yebra

Information and Communications Technology, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Emerging Technologies

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Green gas: Law and policy for renewable gas – A comparative study of models for guarantees of origin and incentives using blockchain

Dr Philippa Ryan; Dr James Prest

Law, Renewable Energy, Energy Transformations, Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards

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Regulation and Accountability in Digital Business (Routledge, 2021)

Dr Philippa Ryan; Dr Aaron Lane (RMIT University)

Law, Data Privacy/Protection

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Chapter: ‘Third party liability for the misuse of personal data and digital assets’ in [title TBC] (Edward Elgar, 2020)

Dr Philippa Ryan; scholars from ANU College of Law and Singapore Management University Law School

Law, Data Privacy/Protection

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ANU College of Law faculty are world-leading scholars whose research is at the cutting edge of Law and Technology. Our research aims to solve real-world issues, enrich international scholarship, influence policymaking and improve the law’s application of technology.

We offer an unrivalled range of professional development courses and postgraduate programs taught by international experts. We also host events that guide national discussions and shape policy, produce outstanding scholarship, provide expertise to journalists, and more.

Study with us

Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law

Taught entirely online, the ANU Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law gives you the skills and knowledge to accelerate your career. Understand the application - and evolution - of the law in the digital era.

This program is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems and how laws are created, interpreted and applied to new technologies.

The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law also provides a pathway to the ANU Master of Laws (LLM) for graduates from non-cognate disciplines upon completion of Law and Legal Institutions (LAWS8586).

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ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program

Delivered in partnership with the Menzies Foundation, the ANU Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program is a professional development course for commercial legal practitioners that aims to increase their baseline literacy in cyber law with a focus on data and privacy.

This course covers contemporary, global cyber law challenges with significant transnational legal components while also exploring national legal frameworks and issues. The course provides detailed insights into privacy and data protection frameworks and emerging trends while also focusing on the challenges associated with contracting for IT services, exploring the legal issues stemming from the use of ‘smart’ contracts, assessing the difficult questions raised by our reliance on cloud computing services, and outlining the contemporary policy debates being discussed in Australia today.

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Professional Development Courses

We offer a range of short-term professional development courses with a focus on law and technology. This allows you to study a single subject without having to apply for a full postgraduate degree.
Short-term professional development courses can enable you to update or refresh your knowledge, expand your skillset, focus on a specialised area of law relating to your current role or gain new knowledge and skills to prepare you for a new role.

All these courses are currently delivered online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Some of our courses include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society
  • Cyber Warfare Law
  • Legal App Development

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In the media

Friday 24 September 2021

Snapchat Is Fuelling Britain's Teen Murder Epidemic

Faith Gordon quoted in Vice World News
Research theme: Criminal Law, Law and Psychology, Law and Social Justice, Law and Technology

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Friday 11 June 2021

Why we should be alert and alarmed about autonomous weapons systems

writes in The Canberra Times
Research theme: Law and Technology, Military & Security Law

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Monday 31 May 2021

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

writes in ANU Journal of Law and Technology
Research theme: Law and Technology, Military & Security Law

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Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team