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.
Our research groups include:
- Centre for Commercial Law
- Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network
- The Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE)
Our legal research teams include:
Our researchers and supervisors
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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!
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Higher Degrees by Research
We offer three HDR programs in the Faculty of Law:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Legal Science (Research) (SJD)
- Master of Laws (by Research) (LLM (res))
Current HDR students
|Atkinson, Violet||Azzopardi, Rebecca||Barnes, Carol|
|Bonenfant, Alana||Bonin, Lisa||Carrigan, Amanda|
|Crowley, Joseph||Doolan, Angela||Du, Zejun|
|Edwards, Holli||Feng, Jinheng||Fletcher, Kylie|
|Goff, Christopher||Harman, Joseph||Jackson, Christina|
|He, Yuxing||Ivanova, Lyudmila||Jones, Lance|
|Krakat, Michael||Larkin, Dani||Le, Thao|
|Li, Feiyue||Mark, Nathan||Nand, Simrata|
|Nakano, Kana||O'Brien, Sophia||Shabrokh, Daniel|
|Wilson, Christopher||Yasin, Tarisa||Yin, Ken|
The Pursuit of HDR Study
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:
- 7 News Gold Coast – Australia Brand Protection
- European Union External Action – ‘Commissioner declares ‘Europe open for business’
- The Sydney Morning Herald – Australia might keep its prosecco but won’t win all food name battles, says EU
- The Mercury – Trade deal hope for top Tassie products
- The Courier Mail – Why we might have to rename our favourite foods
- European Commission – Press Release Database
- 91.7 ABC Coast FM Interview with William Van Caenegem on February 11 2019 4:06PM
- 91.7 ABC Coast FM Interview with William Van Caenegem on February 11 2019 5:47PM
- 91.7 ABC Coast FM Interview with William Van Caenegem on February 11 2019 5:53PM
- ABC Sunshine Coast FM at February 12 2019 8:33AM
- ABC Tropical North FM at February 12 2019 10:33AM