Creating global change through world-class research

The Law Futures Centre was established in 2015 to produce outstanding scholarship—often interdisciplinary—that anticipates, innovates and meets pressing emerging challenges for law and legal institutions in Australia and internationally.  It seeks to harness law as a key melioristic tool for shaping a better, more just future.

Our members are committed to outstanding collaborative research that is responsible for global change. We compete successfully for significant external research grants and have received significant funding for cutting-edge research, including from the Australian Research Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Open Society. Our members include Australian Research Council Future Fellows, Fulbright Scholars and Australian Development Research Award holders.


Discover more about our strategic approaches, innovation and collaboration across our four key research areas:

  • Law, Governance and Global Change
  • Law and Nature
  • Law, Risk and Innovation
  • Lawyering, Legal Education and Law's Future.

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The Law Futures Centre has extensive reach in the legal research community through its network of collaborative partners.

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