Associate Professor Kath Hall

Associate Professor
LLB(Hons)(Adel) LLM(Lond) GDLP PhD (ANU) Associate Professor
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Biography

Dr Kath Hall is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and an internationally recognised expert on transnational corporate corruption and foreign bribery regulation. She regularly speaks on these topics at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA),  International Bar Association (IBA) conferences and with Australian authorities such as the Federal Police and the Attorney General’s Department. She is the Director (Law) of the Transnational Research Centre on Corruption (ANU) and the chair of the IBA Drivers of Corruption Sub-Committee. Her doctoral research was on psychology and corporate misconduct.

In 2016 - 2019 Kath is a lead researcher on a large empirical project investigating positive organizational responses to whistleblowing in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In 2017 she was part of the expert panel advising the ISO on the introduction of a global standard on best practice whistleblower policies and processes. 

In 2019 Kath advised the Department of Health, Commonwealth Government on Sport Integrity and Corruption: Best Practice Australian and International Policy & Program Delivery Approaches.

Kath's research reflects a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities involved in regulating global corporations, transnational corruption and global law firms. Kath has also published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct and student wellbeing.

Appointments

* 2014 - Deputy Director (Law) Transnational Research Institute on Corruption ANU

* 2015 - 2016 member of Standards Australia expert committee advising on the development of ISO 37001 Anti-Corruption Management Compliance System

* 2014 - 2016 Co-ordinator (Law) of a Government Partnership for Development between the ANU College of Law and the Department of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar

* 2012 - 2014 non-residential Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, researching the role of global lawyers in the development of transnational regulation.

Recent news

02
Sep
2019
ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons) student Adam Silverwood
When Adam Silverwood was told by his professor his research paper was of "publishable quality", he decided to pitch it to a leading international journal on trust law and practice - with favourable results.
06
Aug
2019
Edmund Bao
ANU Law alumnus Edmund Bao (BComm ’14, LLB (Hons) ’15) is heading to Stanford University on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
27
Sep
2018
Edmund Bao pictured at the World Bank in Washington DC
Heading to the Peace Palace at The Hague
24
Oct
2017
Two people shacking hands in corporate setting
Inadequate whistleblower laws have come under scrutiny in a new book which urges sweeping law reform for Australia in a wide range of areas.

Past events

05
Oct
2017
World currency
5.30PM to 7.00PM CIPL Seminar
  • International lawyer Stephane Brabant
  • AFP Commander Peter Crozier
  • Dr Kath Hall

Over recent years there has been a flurry of regulatory activity in relation to foreign bribery and corruption. Last year multi-national companies paid over $2.9 billion to resolve cases in the US, and Rolls Royce entered the largest deferred prosecution agreement in the UK for over $1.1 billion. 

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Dr Kath Hall is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and an internationally recognised expert on transnational corporate corruption and foreign bribery regulation. She regularly speaks on these topics at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), International Bar Association (IBA) conferences and with Australian authorities such as the Federal Police and the Attorney General’s Department. She is the Director (Law) of the Transnational Research Centre on Corruption (ANU) and the chair of the IBA Drivers of Corruption Sub-Committee. Her doctoral research was on psychology and corporate misconduct.

In 2016 - 2019 Kath is a lead researcher on a large empirical project investigating positive organisational responses to whistleblowing in the public, private and not for profit sectors. In 2017 she was part of the expert panel advising the ISO on the introduction of a global standard on best practice whistleblower policies and processes.

In 2019 Kath advised the Department of Health, Commonwealth Government on Sport Integrity and Corruption: Best Practice Australian and International Policy & Program Delivery Approaches.

Past experience includes
* 2015 - 2016 member of Standards Australia expert committee advising on the development of ISO 37001 Anti-Corruption Management Compliance System
* 2014 - 2016 Co-ordinator (Law) of a Government Partnership for Development between the ANU College of Law and the Department of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar
* 2012 - 2014 non-residential Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, researching the role of global lawyers in the development of transnational regulation.

Kath's research reflects a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities involved in regulating global corporations, transnational corruption and global law firms. Kath has also published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct and student wellbeing.

Refereed journal articles

Hall, K & Brown A J, 2018, "From symbols to systems: progress in the reform of Australia’s private sector whistleblowing laws" 12 Law and Financial Markets Review, 7

Bao, E & Hall K, 2017, "Peer Review and the Global Anti-Corruption Conventions: Context, Theory and Practice" 35 Australian Yearbook of International Law, 67

Regan, M & Hall, K 2016, 'Lawyers in the shadow of the regulatory state transnational governance on business and human rights', 84 Fordham Law Review, 

Hall, K, Than Nwe, T & Oo, K 2016, 'Embracing Myanmar's future: Reforming the 100-year-old Companies Act', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 276-291.

Currently supervising

  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
    Topic: The political economy of international financial governance and regulation post-Lehman: Where ethics fails the law prevails.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Topic: The effect of law school's implicit curriculum on law students' perceptions of life after law school (https://implicitcurriculumresearch.wordpress.com/)

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2020 LAWS1202
Class #7278
Lawyers Justice and Ethics
2020 LAWS6102
Class #9144
Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
2020 LAWS6102
Class #7880
Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
2020 LAWS8009
Class #6647
Transnational Anti-Corruption Law

Previous courses

Books

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