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Our research

Research focus

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

Our research informs law reform, public debate and is published in leading Australian and international scholarly forums. It also conforms to relevant guidelines governing privacy and the ethical conduct of research.

Contribute to our research by studying a masters or PhD

By studying a research degree at 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.

We have postgraduate research supervisors available in:

  • constitutional law
  • corporate governance
  • data and the law
  • energy and natural resource
  • torts and the law of medicine
  • intellectual property
  • international law
  • criminal justice
  • transnational law.

If you'd like to study a masters or PhD at the School of Law and would like help to find a supervisor, please contact Business and Law Research Services.

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Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin

Research strengths

Our research scope is wide, covering:

  • anti-discrimination law
  • comparative law
  • constitutional law
  • corporate governance
  • data and the law
  • energy and natural resource law
  • health law
  • intellectual property
  • international law
  • legal history sentencing and criminal justice
  • transnational commercial law.

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Deakin Law School partners with industry, government and community to transform ideas into impact. Get in touch to discover how you can leverage our world-class researchers, facilities and networks.

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Funded research projects

2022

Project titleAcademic
Regulating Predictive Technologies for Preventive CounterterrorismAssociate Professor Shiri Krebs

2021

Project titleAcademic
A data driven holistic understanding of all aspects of strata insuranceAssoc. Prof. Mark Bowler Smith
A data driven holistic understanding of all aspects of strata insurance Ms Karen Powell
Confidential international consultancy on public health law matters Dr Penelope Gleeson
Data Sharing: clarity in contractingAssoc. Prof. Shiri Krebs
Theme leader for law and policy in the cybersecurity CRCAssoc. Prof. Shiri Krebs

2020

Project titleAcademic
Ownership of data in AustraliaAssoc. Prof. Shiri Krebs
A data driven holistic understanding of all aspects of strata insuranceAssoc. Prof. Mark Bowler Smith
A data driven holistic understanding of all aspects of strata insurance Ms Karen Powell

2019

Project titleAcademic
Internationalisation of German corporate law and corporate governance - Anneliese Maier Research AwardProf. Jean Du Plessis
Mobile financial services: regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Mr Edwin Tongoi
Mobile financial services: regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Prof. Jean Du Plessis
Mobile financial services: Regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Prof. Louis De Koker
Bullying and harassment review Dr Jane  Kotzmann
Bullying and harassment review Ms Rebecca Tisdale
Victoria on demand economy rapid reviewAssoc. Prof. Jason Taliadoros
Victoria on demand economy rapid review Ms Rebecca Tisdale

2018

Project titleAcademic
Internationalisation of German corporate law and corporate governance - Anneliese Maier Research Award Prof. Jean Jacques Du Plessis
Mobile financial services: regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Mr EdwinTongoi
Mobile financial services: regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Prof. Jean Du Plessis
Mobile financial services: regulatory responses in Australia, Kenya and South Africa - Edwin Tongoi Prof. Louis De Koker
Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes Prof. GillianNorth
AHURI project with UWA: supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals, the role of impact investment Prof. Gillian North
Disagreements in the care of critically ill children: challenges for policy in changing social and medical contextsAssoc. Prof. Neera Bhatia

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Past research reports

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