Faculty of Law research profiles

Faculty of Law Research

Bond Law has a well-established reputation for innovative and internationally focused research into diverse aspects of law and related disciplines. Bond Law’s academics have headed ground-breaking legal challenges and court appeals, both here in Australia and on an international scale.

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Faculty of Law Researchers

Research Newsletter

Welcome to the Faculty of Law's Research newsletter. In this newsletter you can read about the latest publications and activities by the academics within the Faculty; some examples of the many ways in which work by our academics is engaging and having an impact upon the legal profession, our legal system and the wider community; the latest achievements by our HDR students, our research centres and our research networks; and some upcoming research events and opportunities. Enjoy!

Research journals

The Faculty of Law manage the publication of a number of Law journals within a diverse range of research disciplines. They have an international focus and are circulated to law libraries and legal and accounting practitioners throughout the world. All the journals are refereed by experts in the field and professional peers. Bond Law staff also sit on the Editorial Panels of several other law journals in a variety of jurisdictions, including Britain, Malaysia and New Zealand.

The Australian Journal of Clinical Education ("AJCE") is an open access double-blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to issues of practice and innovation in clinical education across the two disciplines of Law and Health. The Bond University Faculty of Law's Centre for Professional Legal Education administers the journal.

The AJCE is an open access journal. All articles are published and made available at no cost to the author or the reader and are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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The Bond Law Review ("BLR") is a refereed journal that publishes articles, comments and notes on the whole spectrum of legal topics and issues.

The BLR is published twice each year by the Bond University Faculty of Law Review Editorial Committee.

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The Dispute Resolution Review is an open access peer-reviewed journal covering the spectrum of dispute resolution processes and practices.

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Established in 2005 by the Centre for Commercial Law, the Enterprise Governance eJournal(formerly the Corporate Governance eJournal ("CGEJ")is an Australian journal on with a focus on global corporate governance law and practices for commercial and not for profit organisations. The eJournal has an international and comparative law focus. Contributors will discuss and analyse all aspects of corporate governance law and practice, with special emphasis on company directors' powers and duties.

The eJournal is published online as each article or note is refereed, accepted for publication, edited and posted on the web. From time to time, selected contributions will also be published in monographs.

The eJournal will be of interest to lawyers, managers, law and management academics and students. Articles are written by leading researchers, practitioners and students in aspects of corporate governance law and practice.

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The Legal Education Review (LER) is an independent, refereed journal. Its objectives are to encourage and disseminate research into legal education and to stimulate discussion debate and experimentation on topics related to legal education.

All articles are published under an Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND.

The LER was established in 1989 with the support of a grant from the Law Foundation of NSW. The Editors of the Review are appointed by the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA), whilst publication of the journal is managed by the Bond University Law Faculty.

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The Owen Dixon Society was founded at Bond University in 1994 in honour of Sir Owen Dixon. Its members include law teachers, students and practitioners who support the ideals of a University education in Law put forward by Australia’s most eminent Judge, Sir Owen Dixon (1886-1972).

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Established in 1989, the Revenue Law Journal ("RLJ") is an Australian journal with an international focus on all aspects of taxation. One volume of the Revenue Law Journal is published each year. The Revenue Law Journal is circulated to law libraries throughout the world, to practitioners, academics and law students. Leading tax thinkers write articles which are scrutinised by experts of international standing.

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Established in 2005 by the Centre for Commercial Law, the Sports Law eJournal ("SLEJ") is an electronic journal on sports law. The eJournal has an international and comparative law focus and contributors will discuss and analyse all aspects of sports law and regulation.

The eJournal is published online as each article or note is refereed, accepted for publication, edited and becomes available on the web. From time to time, selected collections of contributions will also be published as monographs.

The eJournal will be of interest to sports lawyers and administrators, sports managers and leaders, sports participants and sports law and management students. Articles are written by leading researchers, practitioners and students in all aspects of sports law.

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This open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal provides a focus for advances in our understanding of the creative uses of spreadsheets in education.

All accepted papers are published and made available at no cost to the author or the reader and may be freely downloaded and used in accordance with the terms of the Non Commercial No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) Creative Commons licence.

This journal does not levy any Article Processing Charge for the processing or publication of a paper and download statistics are provided for each article.

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Research events

The purpose of the Faculty of Law Twilight Seminar Series is to celebrate and disseminate the world-class expertise of our researchers, honorary adjunct professors and visiting scholars. It provides the context for staff, students, and the broader community to engage with leading minds and stimulating topics. These events are free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend. Read more

    Twilight Seminar - 'Compensation for Victims of Terror Under Canadian Law: The Case of Ukraine Airlines Flight 752'
    Speaker: Mark Arnold, Semester Professor, Specialist in Civil Litigation
    Details: Thursday 23 January 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Details on Bond events.

    Twilight Seminar - 'Making Rights Real – The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)'
    Speaker: Scott McDougall, Commissioner (Queensland Human Rights Commission)
    Details: Thursday 6 February 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Details on Bond events.

    Twilight Seminar - 'In Honour of Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock'
    Launch of a Festschrift in honour of Mary Hiscock. Mary will also deliver a Twilight Seminar.
    Details: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Details on Bond events. Read more


    22 October

    Twilight Seminar

    Ulrika Wennersten

    'IP and Fashion: is imitation piracy or flattery?
    14 October

    Research Week

    Faculty of Law Academic and HDR Presentations

    'Legal Research at the Frontiers'

    Click here for the news article on this event.

    10 October 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Tania Murdock

    'The cost of experiencing Vicarious Trauma: Working with clients experiencing high levels of conflict and chronic stress'
    8 August 2019

    Lunchtime Seminar

    Co-hosted by the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network

    Graham Hassall and Kennedy Graham

    'Global Constitutionalism in the 21st Century: The UN in a Time of Crisis'
    8 August 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Steven Freeleand

    'The Wonders of Space Law: Meeting the Challenges of Technology'
    9 August 2019


    Co-hosted by the Technology and Jurisdiction legal research team

    'Technology and Jurisdiction in Outer Space and Cyberspace' 
    9 July 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Gregory Durston

    'Admiralty Sessions in Early Modern England: An Old Response to a Present-Day Problem'
    11 July 2019

    NAIDOC Week Panel Discussion

    Assistant Professors' Narelle Bedford, Lisa Bonin and Louise Parsons

    'Voice, Treaty, Truth'
    24 June 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Co-hosted by the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network

    Professor Kristine Bowman

    'Free Speech on Campus in the United States and Australia'
    6 June 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Co-hosted by the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network

    'Survivors Speak: How the Criminal Justice System Responds to Sexual Violence'

    10 April 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Judge Eugene M. Hyman

    'Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases: Perspectives From the United States'
    21 March 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    co-hosted with Somerset Writer's Festival

    Jerome Doraisamy

    'Health, happiness and law: Proactive, individual responsibility for lawyers'
    6 March 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Vicki Beyer

    'What's going on with Ghosn?' 
    14-15 February 2019

    Colloquium on Sport

    Hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law and Bond Business School

    'Wellbeing in Sport: A Multitude of Perspectives' 
    12 February 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Dean Song Richardson

    'Innovation, Creativity and the Brain'. View Seminar 
    12 February 2019

    Colloquium on GI's

    Hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University, and the Delegation of the European Union, Canberra

    'Taking provenance seriously: Will Australia benefit from better legal protection from GIs?' 
    22 March 2019


    Ontario Ombudsman, Mr. Paul Dube

    Hosted by the Canadian Law, Policy & Practice Team

    'Accountability in Administration and Human Rights'



    3 December 2018

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Daniel H. Foote

    'Lawyers in Every Corner of Society?: A Progress Report. View Seminar. 
    7 November 2018

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Lee Bygrave

    'Taming Algorithms: The Probable Impact of EU Data Privacy Law on Automated Decision Making'. View Seminar. 
    24 September 2018

    Twilight Seminar

    Neil Sahota/ Lawcadia/ Professor Margaret Thornton

    Hosted by the Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE)

    'Uberising Law: the Transformation of Law and Legal Practice'. View Seminar. 

    Higher Degrees by Research

    We offer three HDR programs in the Faculty of Law:

    1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    2. Doctor of Legal Science (Research) (SJD)
    3. Master of Laws (by Research) (LLM (res))

    Current HDR students

    Atkinson, VioletAzzopardi, Rebecca Barnes, Carol
    Bonenfant, AlanaBonin, Lisa Carrigan, Amanda
    Crowley, JosephDoolan, Angela Du, Zejun
    Edwards, HolliFeng, Jinheng Fletcher, Kylie
    Goff, ChristopherHarman, Joseph Jackson, Christina
    He, YuxingIvanova, Lyudmila  Jones, Lance
    Krakat, MichaelLarkin, Dani Le, Thao
    Li, FeiyueMark, Nathan Nand, Simrata
    Nakano, KanaO'Brien, Sophia Shabrokh, Daniel
    Wilson, ChristopherYasin, Tarisa Yin, Ken

    The Pursuit of HDR Study

    Interested in a higher degree by research?

    If you're interested in studying a higher degree by research in the Faculty of Law, watch this youtube video with some of our current students and supervisors.


    Professor Dan SvantessonEU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Phil Hogan and Professor William van Caenegem (Faculty of Law, Bond University)

    Congratulations Professor Dan Svantesson

    During his ARC Future Fellowship, Dan Svantesson developed the jurisprudential framework for jurisdiction which was recently adopted in the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy’s Draft Recommendation on the Protection and Use of Health-Related Data. Furthermore, for the second year in a row, Dan has been identified as the ‘Field Leader in Technology Law’ in The Australian RESEARCH magazine published in partnership with research analytics firm League of Scholars. The data relied upon was scanned from publicly available information in Google Scholar on all researchers working in Australia and the evaluation took into account both the volume of research produced and its quality. 

    European Union and Bond University GI Colloquium

    On 12 February 2019, Professor William van Caenegem hosted a colloquium in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Australia and the Centre for Commercial Law, concerning Geographical Indications of Origin. The keynote speaker was Phil Hogan, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development of the EU. He emphasised the success of registered food GIs (such as feta, parmesan, stilton, Scotch whiskey) to support rural communities with unique character in the production and promotion of value-added food products. The Commissioner was joined by academics, wine and whisky producers, and a King Island Council representative to discuss the merits of GIs, particularly in light of the importance of the topic in the current FTA negotiations between the EU and Australia. 

    The event attracted considerable press attention. To read about this event, click on the following: