Elise Bant is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School. Dr Bant practised as a solicitor with Freehills in Perth specialising in commercial litigation before completing a Bachelor of Civil Laws (with distinction) and later a DPhil at the University of Oxford. She defended her thesis 'The Change of Position Defence' in 2008 and then took up her appointment at MLS in the same year. She has taught and published widely in unjust enrichment, restitution, equity, trusts and property.
Katy Barnett joined the Melbourne Law School in 2006. She was awarded her PhD in 2010, and it was published in 2012 by Hart Publishing as a monograph entitled Accounting for Profit for Breach of Contract: Theory and Practice. She was recently a visiting scholar with Brasenose College, Oxford as part of the Melbourne-Oxford Faculty Exchange.
Natalie Burgess is a Judge’s Associate at the Federal Court of Australia. She has an Honours degree in literature from the University of Tasmania, and a Masters of Public Policy and Management and Juris Doctor degree, both from The University of Melbourne. In 2012 Natalie was an Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review, and in 2013 provided research support for counsel representing the defendant in DPP (Cth) v Keating.
Martin Clark is an MPhil candidate, Research Fellow and tutor at the Melbourne Law School and researcher for several senior faculty members. He holds honours degrees in law, history and philosophy from the University of Melbourne. While at MLS, he was a 2012 Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law, tutor in legal theory, a Jessie Legatt Scholar, and attended the Center for Transnational Legal Studies Program.
Michael Crommelin was Dean of the Law School from 1989 to 2007. He holds a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland and an LLM and PhD from the University of British Columbia. Michael has held visiting appointments at a number of universities, including the University of Oslo, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary and Georgetown University. He has published extensively in the fields of energy and resources law, constitutional law and comparative law. In 2009, Michael was made an officer of the Order of Australia for service to the law and to legal education, particularly as a tertiary educator and through the development of mining and petroleum law in Australia.
Sara Dehm is a Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters) and PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School. Sara researches and writes in the areas of international law and institutions, migration governance, development finance, and legal theory. Sara's PhD thesis, 'Ordering International Migration: Migrant Labour, Development and the Institutional Rationalities of Mobility', will examine the creation and rationalisation of international migration administration in the post-WWII period, with a particular focus on how international institutions have promoted and shaped ‘migration and development’ programs.
Megan Driscoll is a second year JD student at Melbourne Law School and Editorial Assistant of the Public Law Review. She also holds a BA with a double major in French and Spanish from The University of Melbourne. She recently completed the subject Refugee Law taught by Associate Professor Michelle Foster and is interested in pursuing further research in this area.
Anna Dziedzic researches comparative constitutional law at Melbourne Law School. She holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and honours degrees in Arts and Law from the Australian National University. Prior to joining Melbourne Law School she worked at the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as an Associate at the Federal Court.
Jeremy Gans is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, where he researches and teaches across all aspects of the criminal justice system. He holds higher degrees in both law and criminology. In 2007, he was appointed as the Human Rights Adviser to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee.
Ann Genovese is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the Australian Legal Histories research programme at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. Ann is an interdisciplinary scholar with degrees in both law and history, and her PhD in History, The Battered Body (1998) focused on the interrelationships between these disciplines. Her research since that time has continued to interrogate in different ways the history and theory of the relationship between Australian law, the State and political culture.
Matthew Harding is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998 with first class honours degrees in law and arts. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (with distinction) and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Matthew has also worked as a solicitor for Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens) in Melbourne. He joined the Law School in 2005. His published work deals mostly with issues in moral philosophy, fiduciary law, equitable property, land title registration, the doctrine of precedent, and the law of charity.
Brad Jessup joined Melbourne Law School in 2012 from the ANU, where he had been teaching and researching since 2007. From 2001 to 2006 Brad worked in commercial legal practice. Brad’s principal research area is environmental and planning law, particularly the exploration of environmental legal conflict and the regulation of places, landscapes and protected areas.
Professor Bernadette McSherry is the Foundation Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne. She is an internationally recognised legal academic in the fields of criminal law and mental health law and became an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in December 2007. She was appointed in 2005 to the position of Louis Waller Chair of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at Monash Law School. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2011.
Professor Ann O'Connell is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School specialising in taxation. She is also Special Counsel at Allens Linklaters, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and a member of the Australian Tax Office Public Rulings Panel. She is also a member of the Working Group established by the Assistant Treasurer in 2012 to consider the tax concessions for the Not-For-Profit Sector.
Adriana Orifici is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law and is working on the ARC Discovery Project, ‘Reshaping Employment Discrimination Law: Towards Substantive Equality at Work?’ with Associate Professor Beth Gaze and Doctor Anna Chapman. Adriana completed articles in 2006 at Maddocks and practised in employment and labour relations law. She holds honours degrees in arts and law from the University of Melbourne and in 2013 completed a Master of Laws at MLS with first class honours.
Dr Jeannie Marie Paterson is a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law school. She specialises in contract law, consumer law and consumer credit law. Jeannie also practises as a legal consultant in consumer law matters. Jeannie’s current research focuses on the protection of vulnerable and disadvantaged consumers. Jeannie’s recent publications include Principles of Contract Law (with Andrew Robertson and Arlen Duke, 4th ed, Thomson, 2012), Contract: Cases and Materials (with Andrew Robertson and Arlen Duke, 13th ed, Thomson, 2012) and Unfair Contract Terms in Australia (Thomson, 2012).
Cheryl Saunders AO is Laureate Professor and holds a personal chair at Melbourne Law School. She is also Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and an editor of the Public Law Review. Her research focuses on Australian and comparative public law, including comparative constitutional law and intergovernmental relations and constitutional design and change, on all of which she has published widely. She has held numerous visiting appointments at universities around the world, and has received several distinguished public honours.
Loane Skene has been a Professor at Melbourne Law School and Adjunct Professor in the Medical Faculty for 13 years. Earlier, she was a solicitor in Melbourne and the United Kingdom and a policy adviser in Canada and Melbourne (spending ten years with the Victorian Law Reform Commission). She is author of the widely used textbook Law and Medical Practice: Rights, Duties, Claims and Defences and has written numerous book chapters and articles in Australian and international legal, medical and scientific journals. Her current research interest is ownership of bodily material, a project undertaken with colleagues at the Oxford Law School.
Professor Miranda Stewart teaches and researches in the areas of tax law and policy including taxation of business and investment entities, tax and development, not-for-profits, and tax reform in the context of globalisation. She has many years experience in tax law in Australia and overseas, and has published on a wide range of tax law and policy topics, applying a critical perspective.
Professor Adrienne Stone is the Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the Melbourne Law School. She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory, and has published extensively on freedom of expression, the legal and institutional questions surrounding bills of rights and on judicial method in constitutional cases.
Cait Storr is a Sessional Academic and PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School. Prior to undertaking study in law, Cait tutored in International Relations with the University of Melbourne, then worked for the several departments in the Victorian Government. Her research interests focus around the intersection of Australian postcolonialism and public law (domestic and international). Her PhD thesis is titled 'Rethinking Dystopia: Nauru and the Decolonisation of International Law'.
Dr John Waugh is a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He holds higher degrees in law, history and philosophy, and has published widely in the fields of Australian legal and constitutional history.