World-class legal research at Griffith

We are a vibrant community of interdisciplinary researchers. We have internationally published scholars in over 30 different areas of law. We do innovative, high quality research that is consistent with our commitment to social justice and progressive legal reform.

Highly regarded

The Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia 2015 rated our research outputs at above world standard

Early career success

Our researchers have received two Vice Chancellor Early Career Researcher awards, more than any other Griffith school

Innovative research journals

Our research journals are rigorously peer-reviewed, innovative and well regarded internationally

Research with impact

Our researchers have been invited to present submissions before the Senate and abroad at the United Nations

Setting the precedent

for what a young

law school can do

There is a perception that it takes a long-established law school to do world-changing work. But that is one rule that we challenge.

As one of Australia's top 25 law schools and only 25 years young, we bridge the gap between the traditions of law and the modern world. We have set the precedent for what a young law school can do by staying committed to changing the world for the better.

But we don't just teach our students to change the world, we lead by example and challenge the rules ourselves.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO A BETTER WORLD

Professor Penelope Mathew is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer who recently presented her work on human rights and refugees at the United Nations in Geneva.

WE ARE INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Deputy Head of Research Mary Keyes has been invited to present a special course at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law in 2020.

FULLBRIGHT SCHOLAR TO ADVANCE VIRUS RESEARCH

Griffith Law School PhD candidate Michelle Rourke has been awarded a 2017 Fulbright Scholarship to further her research on the commodification of viruses.

Captain Rourke, a scientific research officer with the Australian Defence Force, spent ten months with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

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Law Futures Centre

We are reimagining the way we think about Law in the twenty first century. The rapid innovation of the modern world demands a new way of thinking. Our legal profession is being redefined as we experience new technology, climate change, international trade and mass migration. We connect an extensive array of cross-disciplinary international scholars and policy makers to solve these problems

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Higher degree research opportunities

We welcome higher degree research (HDR) students to explore opportunities for further study with the Griffith Law School.

Griffith University is one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions.  The Arts, Education and Law Group offers a rich and supportive research culture, as well as specialised facilities, and a range of scholarships.

We can assist you to identify a suitable research supervisor from our range of internationally regarded, world-leading experts. You can also browse a list of supervisors by topic below, or alternatively submit your research topic via the form below and we'll be in touch.

For further information and advice contact the Griffith Law School HDR Convenor, Associate Professor Leanne Wiseman.

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN AGRICULTURE

The Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, nested within the Law Futures Centre, engages in innovative independent and critical research, whilst remaining focused on the development of pragmatic and workable solutions. We are composed of an active research team and an advisory board of national and international experts. Members at the centre hail from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including law, science, history, philosophy and sociology reflecting our commitment to interdisciplinary research.

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Research journals

Griffith Law Review

Internationally focused and dedicated to the socio-legal, interdisciplinary, critical and theoretical study of law

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Australian Feminist Law Journal

Scholarly research using critical feminist approaches to law and justice

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Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity

Student run journal which strives to advance personal freedom and human dignity through fearless and novel scholarship

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Supervisors

Access to Justice

  • Ms Zoe Rathus
  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Animal Law

  • Dr Steven White

Applied Ethics

  • Prof Charles Sampford

Blockchain

  • Prof John Flood

Colonial Legal History and Native Title

  • Dr Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Comparative Law

  • Prof Don Anton

Copyright Law

  • Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman

Corporate Law

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Criminal Law

  • Dr Edwin Bikundo
  • Dr Colleen Davis
  • Prof Ross Martin QC
  • Dr Olivera Simic

Domestic and Family Violence in Indigenous Communities

  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Environmental Law

  • Prof Don Anton
  • Dr Philippa England

Evidence

  • Prof Ross Martin QC

Feminist Legal Theory

  • Dr Karen Crawley
  • Ms Joanne Stagg-Taylor

Finance and banking Law

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Globalisation of Law

  • Prof John Flood

Health Law

  • Ms Joanne Stagg-Taylor

Human Rights

  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Prof Pene Mathew
  • Dr Olivera Simic

Indigenous Criminal Justice

  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Ideology and Standpoint Theory

  • Dr Allan Ardill

International Criminal Law

  • Dr Emma Palmer

International Dispute Resolution

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Intellectual Property Law

  • Prof Charles Lawson
  • Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman

International Trade Law

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

  • Prof Charles Sampford

Law Firms

  • Prof John Flood

Law and Geography

  • Dr Chris Butler

Law and Humanities

  • Dr Chris Butler
  • Dr Karen Crawley
  • Dr Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne
  • Dr Edward Mussawir
  • Dr Karen Schultz

Law and Technology

  • Dr Samuli Haataja
  • Dr Kieran Tranter

Legal Education

  • Dr Kylie Burns
  • Prof John Flood
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Legal Profession and the Judiciary

  • Prof John Flood
  • Ms Zoe Rathus
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Legal and Political Theories of Property

  • Dr Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Medical Law

  • Dr Colleen Davis

Native Title

  • Dr Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Planning Law

  • Dr Philippa England

Private International Law

  • Prof Mary Keyes
  • Prof Charles Sampford
  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Property Law

  • Dr Allan Ardill

Public Law

  • Dr Chris Butler
  • Dr Samuli Haataja
  • Prof Charles Lawson
  • Prof Charles Sampford
  • Dr Karen Schultz
  • Dr Kieran Tranter

Public International Law

  • Prof Don Anton
  • Dr Edwin Bikundo
  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Dr Emma Palmer

Public International Law and Governance

  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Refugee Law

  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Prof Pene Mathew

Regulation and Lawyers

  • Prof John Flood

Sociology of Professions

  • Prof John Flood

Specialty Courts

  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Torts

  • Dr Kylie Burns

Water Law

  • Prof Poh-Ling Tan

Women and International Law

  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Dr Emma Palmer

Women and the Legal System

  • Ms Zoe Rathus

Wrongful Conviction

  • Ms Lynne Weathered

Australian Feminist Law Journal

For 25 years the AFLJ has published critical feminist research on law and justice.

25 years of AFLJ

Check out our cover gallery retrospective

The Australian Feminist Law Journal was created to focus on research that uses critical feminist approaches to law and justice. We publish two issues a year on a wide range of topics, written from a diverse  field of research practices. For information on subscription and online access, contact our publisher Taylor & Francis.

Call for Special Editors of Volume 46.1

Editors

  • Judith Grbich, Griffith University, Australia (Editor-in-chief)
  • Karen Crawley, Griffith Law School (Managing Editor)
  • Laura Griffith, La Trobe University (Managing Editor)

Editorial Board

  • Olivia Barr, University of Melbourne
  • Karen Crawley, Griffith University
  • Ann Genovese, University of Melbourne
  • Kirsty Gover, University of Melbourne
  • Laura Griffin, La Trobe University
  • Cressida Limon, University of Melbourne
  • Nesam McMillan, University of Melbourne
  • Yoriko Otomo, SOAS, University of London
  • Sundhya Pahuja, University of Melbourne
  • Sara Ramshaw, Queen's University Belfast
  • Juliet Rogers, University of Melbourne
  • Victoria Sentas, University of New South Wales
  • Anthea Vogl, University of Technology Sydney
  • Jessica Whyte, University of Western Sydney

Advisory Board

  • Dr Maria Aristodemou, Birkbeck Law, University of London
  • Prof Paula Baron, LaTrobe University
  • Prof Greta Bird, University of South Australia
  • Prof Hilary Charlesworth AO, RegNet, ANU College of Law
  • Dr Adrian Howe, Griffith University
  • Prof Rosemary Hunter, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Fleur Johns, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Elena Loizidou, Birkbeck Law, University of London
  • Prof Jenny Morgan, Melbourne University
  • Prof Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University
  • Prof Margaret Thornton, Australian National University

Patrons

  • The Honourable Jennifer Coate
  • The Honourable Elizabeth Evatt AO
  • Justice Marcia Neave AO
  • Ms Pat O’Shane AM
  • Ms Moira Rayner

Submissions and queries for the editors should be sent to aflj@griffith.edu.au

General style conventions

Please send your submissions as a Word file. If this is not possible, please let us know which software you are using and we will suggest a format to be used. Keep a copy of the file as submitted. For more detailed information on style and formatting read our guide below and our publisher's website.

Peer review policy

All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by at least two expert referees. Final publishing decisions rest with the Editorial Board.

Cover art gallery

View past covers of the Australian Feminist Law Journal for inspiration.

Submissions and queries for the editors should be sent to aflj@griffith.edu.au

Editor-in-chief

judith.grbich@bigpond.com