Research projects

Research projects

As Australia's national law school, we provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world. Current research projects include:


Analysing interactions within the criminal deportation system

Criminal law; Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems); Migration, asylum and refugee law Associate Professor Marinella Marmo; Professor Mary Bosworth; Dr Faith Gordon; Professor Alison Gerard; Professor Leanne Weber
The Australian Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries Library Administrative Law, Legal Institutions Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza; Associate Professor Philip Chung; Professor Andrew Mowbray; Dr Gabrielle Appleby; Professor Anita Stuhmcke; Professor Thalia Anthony; Professor Robert Cunningham; Professor Mark Lunney; Professor Matthew Groves; Professor Gregory Taylor; Associate Professor Luke Beck; Associate Professor Andrew Edgar; Dr Tanya Josev; Dr Vicky Comino; Dr Murray Wesson.
Navigating the Backlash against Global Law and Institutions

International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues, Law, Governance and Development, Military & Security Law

Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall; Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA; Associate Professor Imogen Saunders, Professor Peter Danchin, Professor Shruti Rana

An integrated defence system to protect Australia from catastrophic bushfires Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Emerging Technologies

Dr Roslyn Prinsley; Dr Philippa Ryan

Green Gas: Law and Policy for Renewable Gas – a Comparative Study of Models for Guarantees of Origin and Incentives Using Blockchain Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Emerging Technologies Dr James PrestDr Philippa Ryan
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies – Smart Contracts that may be Legally Binding – Technical Specification Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession; Emerging Technologies Dr Philippa Ryan
FA Mann and his contribution to English, German, European, and International Law International Law; Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation Dr Will Bateman; Dr Jason Allen; Professor Gerhard Dannemann; Professor Christiane Eisenberg-Ditt; Junior Professor Matthias Goldmann; Associate Professor Christian Hofmann; Alexandra Kemmerer; Professor Martti Koskenniemi Professor Rosa María Lastra; Professor Anne Peters; Charles Proctor
Model Legal Regulation of AI in the Public Sector Law and Technology Dr Will Bateman

Australia and New Zealand Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Qualitative Research Project

Commercial and Contract Law; Law Reform

Anne McNaughton

Future Directions for Community Sponsorship for Refugees in Australia

International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues  Dr Kate Ogg; Professor Susan Kneebone; Dr Anthea Vogl; Mr Khanh Hoang
Gender, Law and Development: Exploring the links in Research and Practice

Law and Society

Dr Rebecca Monson; Dr Moeen Cheema; Dr Jonathan Liljeblad

Mapping International Conceptions of the Rule of Law and Democracy: A Study of International Adjudicative Review of Domestic Regulatory Decisions

International Law Dr Esme Shirlow

Leveraging Power and Influence on the UN Security Council: The Role of Elected Members

International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues 

Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall; Associate Professor Christopher Michaelsen; Associate Professor Jochen Prantl; Dr Jeni Whalan

Narratives of Compassion and the Capacity of the Heart to Lead the Head Towards a More Rational and Less Punitive Criminal Justice Law Reform Access to Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Human Rights and Justice Issues Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins; Professor Mark Nolan; Dr Stephen Tang; Professor Lorana Bartels

Northern Australian Beef Industry Situation Analysis


Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes

Professor Andrew MacintoshAssociate Professor Amelia Simpson; Michael Tarlowski

Realising the Sustainable Development Goals: the Role of Responsible Business


Human Rights Law, Access to Justice, Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement, Justice and the Law, International Aid and Development

Associate Professor Jolyon Ford

Responsive Regulation of Religious Slaughter of Live Export and Domestic Animals Access to Justice, Law and Society, Humane Animal Treatment

Associate Professor Alex Bruce; Associate Professor Joshua Neoh

Ripple University Blockchain Research Initiative


Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession; Emerging Technologies

Scott Chamberlain

Security Vetting in Australia – An Unmapped Terrain


Administrative Law


Dr Dominique Dalla Pozza; Professor Kim Rubenstein

State Practice in the Age of Social Media

International Law Dr Imogen Saunders

Sports Integrity Taskforce


Integrity and Corruption in Sport

Associate Professor Kath Hall; Dr Adam Masters

The Ideal Judge

Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems); Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession; Law and Society; Legal Processes; Gender and Sexualities


Associate Professor Heather Roberts

Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot Program Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Conservation and Biodiversity Professor Andrew Macintosh (Lead); Professor David Lindenmayer; Assoc. Professor Philip Gibbons; Honorary Professor Peter Burnett
Indigenous Strategic Issues in Water Planning Environmental and Natural Resources Law Professor Andrew Macintosh (Lead)
Indigenous involvement in water planning in northern Australia Environmental and Natural Resources Law Professor Andrew Macintosh (Lead); Marie Waschka; Marcus Barber (CSIRO); Cuan Petheram (CSIRO); Catherine Robinson (CSIRO)
Promoting Evidence-Based Policy Making for Gender Equity in the Pacific Environmental and Natural Resources Law Associate Professor Rebecca Monson
Mobilisation and related legal legislative issues Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza


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