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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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 Teachers Association (ALTA), 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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Research Events

Twilight Seminar:
'Health, happiness and law: Proactive, individual responsibility for lawyers'
Thursday 21 March, 5:30-7pm (refreshments provided)
Case study 2 (4_3_41)

'Accountability in Administration: The Case of Adam Capay' by Ontario Ombudsman, Mr. Paul Dube
Friday 22 March, 12-1pm (Lunch is provided)
Case Study 2 (4_3_41) Read more

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.

Twilight Seminar 2019 Professor Vicki Beyer
'What's going on with Ghosn?'

Twilight Seminar 2019 Professor Dean Song Richardson
'Innovation, Creativity and the Brain'
(https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/f6fcdf19225546ee95bb8ce62ff9ab6c1...)

Twilight Seminar #9 2018 Professor Daniel H. Foote
‘Lawyers in Every Corner of Society?: A Progress Report’
(https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/6ce8995ce0c649b3adcc327e544849b81...)

Twilight #8 2018 Professor Lee Bygrave
'Taming Algorithms: The Probable Impact of EU Data Privacy Law on Automated Decision Making' (https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/42429812a70c411da809a7c8aa45e6b01...)

Twilight #7 2018 Neil Sahota/Lawcadia/Margaret Thornton
'Uberising Law: the Transformation of Law and Legal Practice'
(https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/be8b15d6eff34c84ba276fd3dfc5dd421...) Read more

Colloquium on GIs:
'Taking provenance seriously: Will Australia benefit from better legal protection from GIs?'
Proudly hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University, and the Delegation of the European Union, Canberra, 12 February 2019

Twilight Seminar #9 2018 Professor Daniel H. Foote
‘Lawyers in Every Corner of Society?: A Progress Report’
(https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/6ce8995ce0c649b3adcc327e544849b81...)

Twilight #8 2018 Professor Lee Bygrave
'Taming Algorithms: The Probable Impact of EU Data Privacy Law on Automated Decision Making' (https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/42429812a70c411da809a7c8aa45e6b01...)

Twilight #7 2018 Neil Sahota/Lawcadia/Margaret Thornton
'Uberising Law: the Transformation of Law and Legal Practice'
(https://lcs.bond.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/be8b15d6eff34c84ba276fd3dfc5dd421...)

Colloquium on Sport:
'Wellbeing in Sport: A Multitude of Perspectives'
Hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law and Bond Business School.
14 -15 February 2019

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, RebeccaBarnes, Carol
Benga, FlorentinaBonin, LisaCoundouris, Nick
Crowley, JosephDu, Zejun Feng, Jinheng
Fletcher, KylieGoff, ChristopherHarman, Joseph
Yuxing, HeIvanova, Lyudmila Jones, Lance
Krakat, MichaelLarkin, DaniLe, Thao
Li, FeiyueMark, NathanNand, Simrata
O'Brien, SophiaObreja, Leyla-DenisaParsons, Louise
Shabrokh, DanielWilson, Christopher 

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.

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 11th 2019 4:06PM

91.7 ABC Coast FM Interview with William Van Caenegem on February 11th 2019 5:47PM

91.7 ABC Coast FM Interview with William Van Caenegem on February 11th 2019 5:53PM

ABC Sunshine Coast FM at February 12th 2019 8:33AM

ABC Tropical North FM at February 12th 2019 10:33AM