Dr Zofia Bednarz is a Research Associate with the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation. Her current research is focused on issues arising out of the use of AI- and Big Data-related technologies for providing retail financial services to consumers.

Zofia's research focuses on commercial law and technology, company law and consumer contracts. Zofia has published both in English and Spanish on information duties in electronic consumer contracts, consumers' right of withdrawal and unfair commercial practices, as well as blockchain technology and company law. Zofia specialises in comparative...

Felicity Bell is a Research Fellow for the Law Society of NSW's Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, at UNSW Law, Sydney. She was previously a Lecturer at the University of Wollongong Law School, Wollongong and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Sydney Law School. Felicity’s research background is in family law, children’s law, and legal professionalism, identity construction and best practice among lawyers. She has published in highly ranked...

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation. Recently, she has been working on legal and policy issues associated...

Dr Kathy Bowrey is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney. She is a legal historian and socio-legal researcher whose research explores laws and practices that inform knowledge creation and the production, distribution and reception of technology and culture. Her primary expertise relates to intellectual property, information technology regulation, regulatory theory, media practice, business history, feminist scholarship and a concern for Indigenous rights. She has a strong interest in higher education research policy and research management. She has acted as a Consultant to the...

I joined the Faculty in January 2007, and was appointed a Scientia Professor, and to the King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law, in 2013. This research sponsorship was expanded in 2018, with KPMG Law coming on board, and the Chair being renamed the KPMG Law - KWM Chair in Disruptive Innovation and Law.

My current research focus is on FinTech, RegTech and blockchain generally. My current particular focus is on cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies and initial coin offerings.

My research on FinTech and RegTech has been downloaded more frequently from the...

JANET is a multidisciplinary scholar with research interests in criminal justice policy and practice, sociology of organisation and occupation, and the social organisation of creativity. She is internationally recognised for her contributions to policing research, especially her work on police culture and socialisation, police reform, and the use of information technology in policing. Her major publications in this field include Changing Police Culture (Cambridge University Press 1997) and Fair Cop: Learning the Art of Policing (University of Toronto Press 2003).

Janet has been...

Philip Chung is Associate Professor of Law at UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales). He is Executive Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and associated projects (including AsianLII, CommonLII and WorldLII). Philip manages the staff and resources of AustLII and jointly oversees the technical development of AustLII’s projects and system administration. He holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, with honours in Computer Science and Operations Research as well as a PhD in Law from UNSW. His research interests include legal...

Genna Churches is a PhD candidate at UNSW Law; the title of her thesis is ‘The Evolution of Metadata Regulation in Australia: From Envelopes and Letters to URLs and Web Browsing’.  The focus of her thesis on the access to and retention of telecommunications metadata, questioning if historical parliamentary debates and legislation of analogous technologies, such as the post and the telephone, have informed the balance between privacy protections and other social objectives in current telecommunications legislation. 

Having been exposed to computers from a young age, Genna developed a keen...

Roger Clarke is an independent consultant in the strategic and policy implications of advanced information technologies, with a particular focus on eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy.

He is a Visiting Professor in Law at UNSW and a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at the ANU. He has also held Visiting Professorships at the University of Hong Kong (2002-07), the University of Bern, and the University of Linz.

He holds Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (IS) from UNSW, and a PhD from the ANU. He was made a Fellow of the Australian Computer...

Caroline is a Research Associate on the  'Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges': see here for details. Caroline studies the operation of legal and normative systems at multiple registers, employing an interdisciplinary approach and ethnographic methods. 

She completed a PhD from the ANU College of Law, examining property law, development and disaster with an interest in understanding the interlegalities of disaster recovery. She received an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake doctoral fieldwork in the Philippines. She has been a Visiting...

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and work at the edges of law, on domains that, due to radical technological change or ruptures in our ethical imagination, require legal consideration in a philosophical register. The legal standing of collective ecological entities, the fashioning, use and ownership of human body parts, the legal status of non-human minds and agent-less creative processes; these are the frontiers of law across which I work, and though these are unstable and changing terrains, they necessarily feed back into classical questions of jurisprudence. 

At the law...

Simone Degeling is a Professor of Law at UNSW Law, Australia. She is an expert in private law specialising in equity & trusts, remedies, the law of restitution and unjust enrichment and the intersection of civil procedure and private law doctrine.

Simone is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Law and the General Editor of the Journal of Equity.  Additionally she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Commonwealth Law, the Advisory Board of the SSRN eJournal of Fiduciary Law, a Fellow of The Australian Centre for Private Law, University of Queensland and a member of the...

Anton is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney specialising in banking and finance law, with a focus on FinTech, RegTech and cybersecurity. He has over 10 years of experience as in-house counsel for major commercial banks in Moscow and as senior associate at a law firm in London.

Prior to joining UNSW Sydney, Anton worked as head of legal support of international operations in several commercial banks and as a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. His experience covers advising on banking regulations and legislation applicable to financial intermediaries...

Dr Belinda Dunstan is the Human Futures Lead at the UNSW Creative Robotics Lab with research interests in the ethical design of social robots, robot morphology and critical design.

Belinda received her PhD from UNSW Art & Design CRL and is an academic with the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, teaching Human-Machine Interaction in Computational Design. Currently Belinda is a candidate of the UNSW Masters of Law (LLM) program, specialising in Human Rights and Policy.

Bassina joined UNSW as in 2009 after a decade as a human rights litigator and clinical legal educator in New York, Mumbai, and Sydney. Bassina established, and currently directs, the UNSW Human Rights Clinic and is founding Co-Director of the global Migrant Worker Justice Initiative. Bassina has led numerous national and global research teams on the rights of migrant workers in Australia, Asia, the US and globally, working closely with civil society, trade unions, business, governments, donors, and international organisations. Her research establishes an evidence base and theoretical...

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons), MJur(Hons) (Sydney); GDLP (College of Law); PGCAP (London); PhD (ANU); FHEA

Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of...

Tahlia Gordon is a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. Tahlia’s PhD topic is focused on the effect of non-lawyer ownership and investment in law firms on legal professionalism.

Tahlia has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons), a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in the United States where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Tahlia is a lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School where she teaches Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the co-founder and co-director of Creative...

Brief overview
Honorary Associate Professor, Dr Janice Gray  specialises in the law and governance of water, property and aspects of energy. Immediately, before joining the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney,  Janice  was a solicitor in the corporate section of one of the large, commercial, Sydney law firms. She holds a current practising certificate as a  lawyer and has served on the Property Law Committee of the NSW Law Society. She has also held  management positions in the public sector. As an academic, Janice  taught: Property, Equity and Trusts; Land Law; Advanced Issues in Property; Native...

Graham Greenleaf holds a research appointment as Professor of Law & Information Systems at UNSW Australia Faculty of Law, and as Founding Co-Director and Senior Researcher of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and associated international projects (particularly AsianLII, CommonLII & WorldLII). Further biographical details are on his web pages.

Michael is a Professor in the Faculty of Law. He researches in the field of intellectual property law, focusing in particular on national and international trade mark law, the international regulation of geographical indications of origin, and copyright law.

Michael is the co-author, with Professor Robert Burrell, of Australian Trade Mark Law (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2016), one of the leading texts on the topic. He is also the co-author, with Professors Kathy Bowrey, Dianne Nicol, Jane Nielsen and Kimberlee Weatherall, of Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and...

Samuel Hartridge is a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. Sam’s PhD topic is examining the rules of targeting in armed conflict from a rule of law theoretical perspective.

Sam's research interest include privacy and data security law, civil liability for data breaches, and law enforcement and mass surveillance.

Sam has a Juris Doctor (Hons) from the UNSW and he is a Teaching Fellow at the UNSW Law School where he teaches Introducing Law and Justice and International Humanitarian Law.

Sam has worked as a tipstaff (judicial clerk) to ​The Hon Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton...

Deborah Hartstein is a PhD Candidate at UNSW Law, supervised by Bronwen Morgan and Amy Cohen. Her PhD is looking at the law and political economy of the use of ‘platform technologies’ (e.g. data and algorithms) in Australian food retail. Deborah has a JD (Distinction) from UNSW, has written in the area of legal professional regulation, and has worked as a research assistant for a number of UNSW law faculty members – including members of the Allens Hub’s FLIP stream, researching topics like the use of AI in the practice of law. Deborah’s research interests fan out from the point of intersection...

Dr Jessica Hudson is an Associate Professor and researches and teaches in multiple areas of private law, including equity, trusts, remedies and unjust enrichment, as well as corporations and financial services law. Prior to lecturing, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, and worked as a Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Oxford (BCL, Distinction) and UNSW (PhD, BA, LLB, First Class Honours).

Visiting Appointments

April/May 2015...

Vedna Jivan re-joined UNSW Law in 2018 as the founding director of UNSW's PLT Program. Vedna was admitted to the legal profession in 1995 and worked at Kingsford Legal Centre for eight years. Vedn'as teaching career spans over 20 years, across a range of programs, and pedagogies. Her previous roles have included senior solicitor/clinical supervisor and PLT Director and Senior Lecturer at UTS Law where she taught for 14 years.

Vedna has a strong commitment to social justice and the practical realisation of human rights. She has worked as a consultant for various international organisations...

Fleur Johns is Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney working in international law, legal theory and law and technology. She is also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and, in 2021-2022, a Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has published four books and has a forthcoming monograph under contract with Oxford University Press entitled #Help: The Digital Transformation of Humanitarianism and the Future of Global Order. Fleur has held visiting appointments in Europe, the UK, the US and Canada and currently serves on the editorial board of the American...