Research Strengths

The School of Law’s research area strengths are aligned with the Western Sydney University's Research Themes, its mission and goals. Our cutting-edge research is inter-disciplinary, doctrinal, theoretical and contextual, and covers a wide range of substantive legal areas.

International Corporate Governance

Ocean Governance and Management

International Law and related areas

Environmental Sustainability

Human Rights Law and related areas

Dispute Resolution

Elder Law

  • Richard McCullagh

Intellectual Property and Internet Laws

Legal Education

Legal Theories and Philosophies

Private Law and related areas

Health Law and related areas

Public Law and related areas

Taxation Law and Practice

Criminal Law and related areas

Migration and Refugee Law

Employment Law and Regulation

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Legal Ethics and related areas

Family Law and related areas

Law of Contracts

Our researchers, and their areas of research excellence include:

RESEARCHERS

RESEARCH AREA STRENGTHS

Amira AFTAB
Lecturer 
religion and law, family law, ADR, women's rights, anti-discrimination law

Anna CODY
Professor, Dean

clinical legal education, human rights
Azadeh DASTYARI
Associate Professor  
human rights law

Beatriz GARCIA
Lecturer

international environmental law; climate change law; biodiversity law; forests and carbon markets

Bradley GOODING
Associate Lecturer  
legal theory, jurisprudence, political philosophy, feminist legal theory, legal ethics, legal education

Catherine RENSHAW
Professor

human rights law, international law, indigenous law

Daud HASSAN
Associate Professor

ocean governance; law of the sea; international and comparative environmental law; climate change and human rights

Elen SEYMOUR
Senior Lecturer

income tax; regulation of charities; taxation of charities; legal education

Elizabeth HANDSLEY
Professor  
children's media law, children's rights, media law

Francine FELD
Senior Lecturer

evidence law; criminal procedure

Grace BORSELLINO
Lecturer

corporate law; corporate governance; Board diversity; corporate culture

Jason DONNELLY
Senior Lecturer

administrative law; criminal law; immigration and refugee law; public international law

Jennifer WHELAN
Senior Lecturer

clinical legal education, human rights, children's rights

John  AZZI
Senior Lecturer

taxation law; international tax governance; judicial review of administrative action; double tax treaties

John JURIANSZ
Senior Lecturer

electoral law; constitutional democracy; law and public policy

Liesel SPENCER
Lecturer

public health law; income management law; urban food systems; legal geography

Ludmilla ROBINSON
Lecturer

equity and trusts; international energy/natural resources law; international banking law

Maria BHATTI
Lecturer

international commercial arbitration; corporate governance; islamic law; family law; dispute resolution
Meda COUZENS
Lecturer 
children's rights, human rights, international law, comparative constitutional law, juvenile justice

Michael BROGAN
Senior Lecturer

legal ethics; dispute resolution; criminal law; legal education

Michael HEAD
Professor

administrative law; law and society; civil liberties; Marxist legal theory

Nikki BROMBERGER
Lecturer

torts; negligence; public health law; legal education

Patrick FOONG
Lecturer

bioethics law; biotechnology law; medical law; ethics

Sandra NOAKES
Lecturer

legal education; student literacy; employment law

Sarah HOOK
Lecuter

copyright (including moral rights); derivative creativity; media law

Sonia ALLAN
Professor  
health law, public health law, health and human rights, bioethics, emerging and existing technologies

Thilla, RAJARETNAM
Lecturer

privacy and data governance regulation; cyber law; cyber crimes; corporate governance, International Law

Zhiqiong June WANG
Associate Professor

Dispute resolution; international trade and investment law; law and technology; comparative law; law in Asia