Associate Professor Wayne Morgan

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Education)
BA LLB (Hons)(Melb); LLM (Columbia)
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Biography

Wayne Morgan undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTIQ* community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

Wayne actively pursues his research through practical law reform activities. Wayne’s research has contributed to a number of test cases before tribunals and courts at the national and international level, including cases before the Australian High Court and the UN Human Rights Committee. This research has influenced the outcome in cases involving decriminalisation of sodomy, HIV regulation and discrimination and sex work.

His research has also contributed to ground-breaking legislative reform, such as the Tasmanian Relationships Act (2003), and reforms to Commonwealth family law in 2008. Most recently, Wayne has contributed as a commentator to the Australian Feminist Judgments Project (2013-2014).

Appointments

Associate Dean (Education)

Deputy Dean of Students, ANU (2014-2015)
Sub-Dean (LLB/JD) (2012-2015)

Recent news

20
Dec
2016
Isabelle Reinecke

Isabelle Reinecke (LLB (Hons) ’11, BSc (Psych) ’12) has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to be taken up in 2017.

06
Nov
2011

The winners of the ANU College of Law Award for Teaching Excellence were announced at the Denouement Dinner held on 6 December 2011.

Congratulations to Helen Bermingham and Wayne Morgan for achieving this accolade.» read more

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

Research biography

Wayne Morgan undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTIQ* community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

Wayne actively pursues his research through practical law reform activities. Wayne’s research has contributed to a number of test cases before tribunals and courts at the national and international level, including cases before the Australian High Court and the UN Human Rights Committee. This research has influenced the outcome in cases involving decriminalisation of sodomy, HIV regulation and discrimination and sex work.

His research has also contributed to ground-breaking legislative reform, such as the Tasmanian Relationships Act (2003), and reforms to Commonwealth family law in 2008. Most recently, Wayne has contributed as a commentator to the Australian Feminist Judgments Project (2013-2014).

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Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8229
Class #5298
International Law of World Trade

Previous courses

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2016 LAWS4256
Class #9103
Law and Sexualities

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