Lecturer, ANU College of Law
Significant research publications
Michelle Worthington and Peta Spender, 'Constructing Legal Personhood: Corporate Law's Legacy' Griffith Law Review (forthcoming)
MM Worthington, 'The Corporation as a Constructed Ethical Agent: Monism, Pluralism and Options for Reform' (2017) 32(2) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 91
Eight ANU College of Law staff members were awarded for their excellent contribution to teaching in 2012.
In the Media
My work centres on the design of ethics and the ethics of design. In my current research I am focussed on the ethics of the for-profit corporation. I argue that the for-profit corporation exhibits a constructed ethical agency - that it is the device itself, rather than the humans associated with it, that drives corporate decision making. Using insights gleaned from ethical theory, I suggest a range of design modifications aimed at promoting more richly responsible decision making on the part of the corporation.
- Law for Humans - a student wellbeing and educational initiative established in 2016 and run as a collaboration with Ms Justine Poon, also of ANU College of Law
Conference papers & presentations
- Corporations Law
- Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
- Foundations of Australian Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Torts Law