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

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

Hadeel AL-ALOSI
Lecturer

criminal law; child abuse; domestic violence; dispute resolution and criminology

John  AZZI
Senior Lecturer

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

Maria BHATTI
Lecturer

international commercial arbitration; corporate governance; islamic law; family law; dispute resolution

Grace BORSELLINO
TFR Lecturer

corporate law; corporate governance; Board diversity; corporate culture

Michael BROGAN
Senior Lecturer

legal ethics; dispute resolution; criminal law; legal education

Nikki BROMBERGER
Lecturer

torts; negligence; public health law; legal education

Donna CRAIG
Professor

international environmental law; biodiversity and protected areas law; Indigenous rights and knowledge; natural resources and climate change law

Azadeh DASTYARI
Associate Professor  
human rights law

Jason DONNELLY
Lecturer

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

Francine FELD
Senior Lecturer

evidence law; criminal procedure

Sue FIELD
Adjunct Associate Professor

elder law

Patrick FOONG
Lecturer

bioethics law; biotechnology law; medical law; ethics

Steven FREELAND
Professor

space law; international criminal law; international human rights law; public international law

Beatriz GARCIA
Lecturer

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

Daud HASSAN
Associate Professor

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

Michael HEAD
Professor

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

Sarah HOOK
TFR Lecuter

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

John JURIANSZ
Senior Lecturer

electoral law; constitutional democracy; law and public policy

Simon KOZLINA
Lecturer

World Trade Organization dispute settlement; contracts; law reform and public policy; law and social theory

Cressida LIMON
Lecturer

Feminist and critical legal theories; biopolitics; biotechnologies; property

David NEWLYN
Lecturer

business and commercial law; law of contracts; legal education

Sandra NOAKES
TFR Lecturer

legal education; student literacy; employment law

Thilla, RAJARETNAM
Lecturer

privacy and data governance regulation; cyber law; cyber crimes; corporate governance

Catherine RENSHAW
Professor

human rights law, international law, indigenous law

Ludmilla ROBINSON
Lecturer

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

Kate SAINSBURY
Lecturer

legal education; criminal law; criminology; juvenile justice

Carolyn SAPPIDEEN
Professor

law and medicine; torts law;  employment law; community land trusts

Razeen SAPPIDEEN
Professor

banking and finance law; corporate governance law; World Trade Organization law; law and development; International Economic Law

Elen SEYMOUR
Senior Lecturer

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

Liesel SPENCER
Lecturer

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

Zhiqiong June WANG
Associate Professor

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