Faculty of Business and Law research

Research for real-world impact

The Faculty of Business and Law partners with industry, government and community to transform ideas into impact. Our world-class researchers, facilities and networks will kick-start your research career.

Research with impact

Our research advances the understanding and practice of business and law, seeking practical outcomes that benefit communities, professions and society. Our research programs are supported by five research centres and two schools. Together, we tackle some of the most urgent and important business and legal questions of our time.

Industry-backed commercial research

We focus on high-quality discovery, using industry connections to carry out commercial research that’s relevant to both business and the wider community. We engage and collaborate with industry, learning and sharing ideas.

Innovative research in law

We develop innovative and relevant research in a diverse range of legal fields. These include public law, corporate governance, crime and social justice, health law, intellectual property and technology, international organisations and security, mining and energy law and human rights.

Highly respected research

Alfred Deakin Professor Matthew Groves, from Deakin Law School, is one of Australia's most eminent public law scholars. An elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, he has a highly respected international profile, and his research is among the most cited in Australian courts.

Research centres and units

Our research centres and units focus on key challenges, bringing together experts from multiple disciplines to maximise our impact. The faculty is home to the following research centres and units.

Research with us

By studying a research degree at Deakin Business School or Deakin Law School, you can start your path towards a research or academic career. Alternatively, you can use your degree to stand out to employers who value the important skills you gain, which in turn opens up a diverse mix of job opportunities.

Study a PhD from Deakin Business and Law

Study a PhD from Deakin Business and Law

The PhD program in the Faculty of Business and Law is your opportunity to develop yourself as the real deal, a contributor to knowledge through research, with the ability to make real impact.

Industry partnerships

Through our industry and community collaborations, Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School help organisations and institutions innovate their practices, solve problems and enhance their capability by equipping employees with the skills and knowledge required for success.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Our students and researchers have access to industry-standard facilities that support every aspect of your learning. Enjoy real-world learning where you can practise and refine the skills that are crucial to your career success.

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Get in touch with our team to find out more on our research programs, media expertise and collaboration.