School Research

The Deakin Law School seeks to facilitate a culture of excellence in legal research. We strive to facilitate research that has relevance to the critical implementation of policy and legislation and connects with both industry and society. We strive to ensure that our research excellence informs and enriches our teaching and course development.

Research highlights

External Research Seminars


  • Professor Samantha Hepburn commissioned to prepare audit performance reports for the Victorian Auditor General's Office examining unconventional gas regulation and financial crime respectively.
  • Professor Louis De Koker heads the policy research program of the Data to Decisions CRC seeking to build Australian capability and competitiveness.
  • Professor Samantha Hepburn invited to join the expert panel for the 2015 National Domestic Gas Conference examining the impacts of fracking extraction in coal seam gas mining.
  • Dr Luca Siliquini-Cinelli presents his thesis at the London School of Economics.
  • Professor Mirko Bagaric publishes an article on sentencing in the prestigious San Diego Law Journal.
  • Professor Jean Du Plessis wins 2013 Anneliese Maier Research Award from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Research output


ERA ranking

The Deakin Law School's performance assessed by ERA at world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative: Level 3).

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