Private Law

Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Labour Law, Law of Obligations
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Law and Humanities
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law, Animal Law, Law and Religion
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Philosophies of Law, Administrative law, Torts, Concepts of responsibility
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Equity, Contract Law, Domestic Violence, Financial Abuse, Property Law, Clinical Legal Education
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Family law
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Private International Law, Torts, Contracts, Commercial Law
Professor
Research interests:
Regulation of Corporate Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Torts, Counter-Terrorism Law, Rule of Law Reform, Law and technology
Lecturer
Research interests:
Privacy, Freedom of expression, Defamation, Analytic philosophy, Proportionality, Parliamentary privilege, Rule of Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
foreign bribery and corruption, Legal Ethics, transnational law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Trusts, Civil Remedies, Private Law Theory, Adjudication Theory
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Mediation, Family law, Experiential Learning, Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence, Digital Learning
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Torts, private law remedies, product liability, Civil Remedies, remedies against public authorities
Distinguished Professor
Research interests:
Civil litigation
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Public law, Commercial Law, National security
Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Property Law, Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Regulation of religious financing;
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Rights, Gender and Constitutional Law, The Judicial System, Property Law, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Trust Law, Property Law, Bankruptcy Law, Family law, Taxation Law, Statutory Interpretation
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Labour Law, Work Health & Safety law, Commonwealth Public Sector Employment law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Contract Law, Torts, Commercial Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Law and technology, Legal education, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Equity & Trusts, AI and Data Security
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Corporations & Financial Markets Law, Evidence and Procedure
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Contracts, Intellectual Property Law
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Corporate law, Legal personhood, Ethical theory, Corporate ethical agency, Monism, Law reform, legal theory, Systems theory, Legal design

Latest news

11
Mar
2021
Judging at the Interface
It's been described as a "ground-breaking" study and a "tour de force" by international law experts. Learn more about Associate Professor Esmé Shirlow's new book.
24
Feb
2021
New book examines fresh developments in contract law
Dr Dilan Thampapillai and Honorary Associate Professor Alex Bruce have published a new book combining academic commentary with extracts from key legal cases in a single volume.
08
Feb
2021
Image shows ANU Law Dean Sally Wheeler
A research paper by ANU Law Dean Professor Sally Wheeler OBE has been shortlisted Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Article Prize 2021.
27
May
2020
Associate Professor Kath Hall
A report into sport integrity led by Associate Professor Kath Hall has contributed to the design of a new government agency to clamp down on match-fixing, doping and corruption.
26
Feb
2020
Dr Sarah Steele FRSA, FHEA
#MeToo and the Law is the first course of its kind offered by an Australian law school, teaching postgraduate students important legal concepts within the global movement.

In the Media

28
Jan
2021

What does privacy mean in a shareable world? Tarry a moment to consider, Justice Lee asks

Jelena Gligorijevic speaks to The Australian

Research theme:
27
Aug
2020

Job-ready graduates changes loom as last straw for emerging researchers

Andrew Ray writes in The Conversation

Research theme:
11
May
2020

(Un)lawful Lockdown And Government Accountability

Jelena Gligorijevic writes in Scoop

27
Mar
2020

Rushed coronavirus tenancy laws raise as many questions as they answer

Dilan Thampapillai writes in The Conversation

16
Nov
2018

Certificate censorship: how secrecy is strangling Australian politics

Daniel Stewart interviewed by ABC Radio National - Late Night Live

Research theme:
01
May
2017

Grace under fire - a film about rural women workers

Skye Saunders talks to Law Institute of Victoria Journal

08
Nov
2016

Despite business’ best efforts whistleblowers still lack protection under Australian law: new research

Professor A J Brown (ANU Law alumnus - GDLP '97) writes in The Conversation

Research theme:
22
Oct
2016

Business for Peace: Who profits in the long run?

Jolyon Ford interviewed by ABC 666 Breakfast

Research theme:

Upcoming events

06
Sep
2021

2021 ANZSIL IELIG Workshop- Call for Papers

ANZSIL IELIG 2021 Workshop
9.00AM

In this call for papers, we are seeking paper proposals on any topic within the work of the IELIG. All speakers are invited to publish their paper in the Australian Year Book of International Law or the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law.

Past events

16
Sep
2016

Commercial Law and Government

CCL conference image
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • The Hon Justice John Griffiths, Federal Court of Australia
10
May
2017

Private, Regulatory and Commercial Law Research Group

Joan Loughrey
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Joan Loughrey, University of Leeds

This paper explores the parameters of the concept of a business judgment, by examining how, if at all, the courts of England, Australia and the US (primarily Delaware) have defined directors' business judgment. 

08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

30
May
2018

Digital currencies – Reframing the debate

Grant Wilson
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Grant Wilson, Founder and CEO of Civic Capital

Amid the hype surrounding Bitcoin, the central purpose of “crypto” has been obscured. Until this changes, digital currencies are likely to remain marginalised by regulators, central banks and investment allocators, and also within academia.

08
Jul
2020

Private Law Early Career Researcher Conference 2020

Private Law Early Career Researcher Conference 2020
9.00AM to 12.00PM

Early Career Researchers (ECR) specialising in private law from various Australian universities come together to present their papers to a panel in this conference. 

31
Mar
2021

Private Law and the Gig Economy

Private Law and the Gig Economy
11.55PM

In this call for papers we are seeking paper proposals on a range of topics pertaining to private law and the gig economy. Papers from the workshop will likely form part of an edited collection on Private Law and the Gig Economy.

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