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.

Research centres

Law Futures Centre

Law Futures Centre is reimagining the way we think about law in the twenty first century

Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture

ACIPA engages in innovative independent and critical research and seeks realistic solutions

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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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.

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
  • Mr Shahram Dana

Copyright Law

  • Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman

Corporate Law

  • Assoc Prof Therese Wilson

Criminal Law

  • Dr Edwin Bikundo
  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • 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

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • Prof John Flood

Health Law

  • Ms Joanne Stagg-Taylor

Human Rights

  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • 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

  • 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 Firms

  • Prof John Flood

Law and Geography

  • Dr Chris Butler

Law and Humanities

  • Dr Chris Butler
  • Dr Karen Crawley
  • Mr Shahram Dana
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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