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.

PhD and Research Degrees in Law

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You will need to identify two possible supervisors who work in your area of interest. You can browse our list of supervisors below.

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You can also contact our HDR convenor Associate Professor Leanne Wiseman, for help finding a suitable supervisor.

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Law supervisors

Access to Justice

  • Ms Zoe Rathus
  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Animal Law

  • Dr Steven White

Applied Ethics

  • Prof Charles Sampford

Comparative Law

  • Prof Don Anton
  • Mr Shahram Dana

Copyright Law

  • Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman

Corporate Law

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Criminal Law

  • Dr Edwin Bikundo
  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Prof Ross Martin QC
  • Assoc Prof 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

  • Mr Shahram Dana

Health Law

  • Ms Joanne Stagg-Taylor

Human Rights

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Assoc Prof Olivera Simic

Indigenous Criminal Justice

  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Ideology and Standpoint Theory

  • Dr Allan Ardill

International Criminal Law

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • 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

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Law and Geography

  • Dr Chris Butler

Law and Humanities

  • Dr Chris Butler
  • Dr Karen Crawley
  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Dr Edward Mussawir
  • Dr Karen Schultz

Law and Technology

  • Dr Samuli Haataja

Legal Education

  • Assoc Prof Kylie Burns
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Legal Profession and the Judiciary

  • Ms Zoe Rathus
  • Prof Charles Sampford

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

Public International Law

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

Public International Law and Governance

  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer
  • Prof Charles Sampford

Refugee Law

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Assoc Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer

Regulation and Lawyers

  • Prof John Flood

Sociology of Professions

  • Prof John Flood

Specialty Courts

  • Prof Elena Marchetti

Torts

  • Assoc Prof 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