Staff listing

Head of school, Dean of Law

Professor Jenni Lightowlers

Jenni is considered one of Australia's leading advisors to universities (both in Australia and the South Pacific) and has a deep understanding of the university and higher education sectors, particularly their compliance and operational issues.

School Executive

Dean of Law
Jenni Lightowlers

Deputy Dean of Law
Marilyn McMahon

School Manager, Deakin Law School
Natalie Brown

Director of Research
Professor Dan Meagher

Associate Head of School
Associate Professor Patrick Emerton

Director of International and the Master of Law
Jean du Plessis

Director, Juris Doctor (JD)
Dr Tamsin Paige

Director, Bachelor of Laws
Associate Professor Gabrielle Wolf

Academic coordinators


Director, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Associate Professor Gabrielle Wolf

Deputy Director, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Dr Antje Kreutzmann-Gallasch

Director, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB Hons)
Dr Colin Campbell

Associate Head of School
Associate Professor Patrick Emerton

Director, Juris Doctor (JD)
Dr Tasmin Paige

Director, Master of Laws (LLM)
Professor Jean du Plessis
Director, Master of Professional Accounting and Law (MPAL)
Dr Zehra Gulay Kavame Eroglu

Director of HDR

Dr Ben Saunders
Director International
Professor Jean du Plessis 

Coordinator, Recognition of prior learning

Dr Penny Gleeson
Director, Research
Professor Dan Meagher
Program Coordinator, Deakin Law Clinic
Michele Tucker
Moot Director
Dr David Tan


Emeritus professors

Adjunct professors

Adjunct Professor the Honourable Justice Ross Robson
Adjunct Professor the Honourable Justice Josh Wilson

Associate professors

Senior lecturers


Associate lecturers

Teaching scholars

Research fellow

Clinical solicitors

Current HDR students

Name PhD topic Principal supervisor Associate supervisor External supervisor/ research adviser
Manasi Kumar The Indian Group of Companies Doctrine and its implications for Indian contract law Dr Firew TibaDr Shu ZhangProfessor Shivprasad Swaminathan
Morgan Stonebridge The Application of Empathy to the Question of Animal Rights Dr Jane KotzmannAssociate Professor Patrick Emerton
Isa Alade FinTech and Data Protection: Imperatives for Bespoke Regulatory Standard Dr Zehra Gulay Kavame ErogluProfessor Jean Du Plessis
Serena Hildenbrand Victorian government transport data-sharing framework, encompassing privacy and human rights Associate Professor Shiri KrebsAlfred Deakin Professor Matthew Groves
Jack Aquilina Research and Development Tax Incentive in the New Knowledge Economy Associate Professor Mark Bowler-SmithAssociate Professor Shiri Krebs
Madeleine Hale Protection of free speech rights against infringement by private entities Associate Professor Patrick EmertonDr Colin Campbell
Maragrita Vladamirova Legal Regulation of Facial Recognition Software and Its Application Associate Professor Patrick Emerton

Dr Colin Campbell

Kate Miller Is administrative law fit for high volume, high velocity decision making? A case study Alfred Deakin Professor Matthew GrovesProfessor Dan Meagher
Kelly Green Toward a Cohesive Theory of Search Engine Liability in Defamation Dr Sharon ErbacherAssociate Professor Jason Taliadoros
Ninia Reza A critical analysis of the domestic and transnational laws applicable to multinational corporations in selected jurisdictions with supply chains in the Bangladeshi garment industry Professor Jean Du PlessisAssociate Professor Jason Taliadoros
Lisa Rogers The safeguarding and protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in international law and policy. Associate Professor Jason TaliadorosProfessor Christoph Antons

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