Associate Professor Kath Hall

Associate Professor
LLB(Hons)(Adel) LLM(Lond) GDLP PhD (ANU) Associate Professor
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Dr Kath Hall is an internationally recognised expert on transnational corporate corruption and foreign bribery regulation. During 2017, Kath is

  • Deputy Director (Law) of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, ANU,
  • a Chief Investigator in an ARC research project on reform of private sector whistleblowing laws in Australia,
  • delivering training on Psychology and Corruption at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna),
  • Chair of the International Bar Association Anti-Corruption subcommittee on the Drivers of Corruption.

During 2015 - 2016 Kath worked with Standards Australia on the development of ISO 37001 standard on Anti-Corruption Management Compliance Systems, and in 2012 - 2014 she was a 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 practical experience comes from living and working in Asia, including in Hong Kong, Mongolia, Jakarta and Manila. From 2014 - 2016 she was the Co-ordinator (Law) of a Government Partnership for Development between the ANU College of Law and the Department of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar. Kath's research reflects a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities involved in regulating global corporations, transnational corruption and global law firms.

She is currently writing up research on Corporate Whistleblowing Laws in Australia and Mapping Transnational Anti-Corruption Regulation. Kath has also published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct and student wellbeing.

In the ANU College of Law Kath teaches Corporations Law, Transnational Anti-Corruption Law and Corporate Governance. In 2013 she was awarded an ANU College of Law Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2014 a Vice-Chancellors Commendation for Teaching Excellence.


For 2012-14 Kath was a Non-Residential Fellow at the Edmond John Safra Centre for Ethics at Harvard University. Between 2014 - 2016 Kath is the coordinator of the law component of the Government Partnership for Development with ANU/DFAT Developing Myanmar's research capacity, in collaboration with the Department of Law University of Yangon. Kath is the Deputy Director (Law) of the ANU Transnational Research Institute on Corruption and a member of Standards Australia's Committee advising on the developing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Standard. 

Recent news

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.
Edmund Bao
ANU Law alumnus Edmund Bao (BComm ’14, LLB (Hons) ’15) is heading to Stanford University on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Edmund Bao pictured at the World Bank in Washington DC
Heading to the Peace Palace at The Hague
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

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 internationally recognised expert in Transnational Anti-Corruption and Foreign Bribery Regulation, and Corporate Law. She regularly speaks on these topics both internationally and within Australia. She has presented to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (Vienna and Qatar), the International Bar Association (London and Paris) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna). She is the chair of the International Bar Association, Drivers of Corruption Sub-Committee, and a Director of the Transnational Research Centre on Corruption (ANU).

Kath’s research focuses on development of transnational anti-corruption regulation, particularly the drivers of corruption, and the role of global lawyers in the development of transnational law. Her expertise has been recognised through a non-residential Lab Fellowship at Harvard University’s Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics (2012-2014) and a joint ARC grant on private sector whistleblower regulation.

Between 2014-2016 Kath was the Project Leader for research collaboration between Yangon University, Department of Law and ANU College of Law. Kath has also published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct and law 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 (

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2019 LAWS1202
Class #7382
Lawyers Justice and Ethics
2019 LAWS6102
Class #8366
Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
2019 LAWS6102
Class #9537
Lawyers, Justice and Ethics

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8009
Class #6860
Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws
2018 LAWS8009
Class #6859
Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws
2017 LAWS2203
Class #2346
Corporations Law
2017 LAWS6203
Class #3718
Corporations Law


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