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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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Our researchers and supervisors

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Faculty of Law Researchers

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.

    27 September 2022Twilight Seminar
    Dr Mark Seton, Dr Gina Cleo, Dr Rachael Field
    'When professional training produces unhealthy habits - interdisciplinary musings between Law, Medicine and the Performing Arts'
    5.30-6.30pm. Register here
    6 October 2022

    Annual Legal and Social Change Lecture
    Professor Tamara Walsh

    'Can we fix it? Law, lawyers and social change'
    5.00-7.00pm. Register here

    17 November 2022Twilight Seminar
    Nick Abrahams
    'Every Organisation Needs a Web3 Strategy'
    5.00-7.00pm. Register here
    25 July 2022

    Twilight Seminar

    Saul Holt QC

    'Climate change litigation – science, evidence and strategy '
    2 June 2022

    Twilight Seminar

    Narelle Bedford, Jon Crowe, Alice Taylor

    Reconciliation Week
    'After the election: Where to from here for reconciliation?'
    26 May 2022

    Twilight Seminar

    Family Law Pathways Network

    National Families Week 2022
    'Achieving better outcomes for separated families'
    24 January 2022

    Twilight Seminar

    Acting Superintendent Ben Martain (QPS)

    'The Policing of Domestic and Family Violence within Queensland'


    3 - 11 November 2021

    COP26 Expert Series


    Daily Live Briefings from Glasgow (7 x 1/2 hour briefings)

    Click here for a recording of the seven briefings. Password: BondUniCOP26

    12 October 2021

    Twilight Webinar

    Dr Nadja Alexander, Assistant Professor Dorcas Quek Anderson 
    & Professor Lisa Toohey

    Panel Discussion on Mediation Ethics: From Theory to Practice

    8 September 2021


    Research Seminar

    Mark Arnold

    ‘Ukraine Airways Flight 752 Tragedy: Ontario Superior Court of Justice Rules Intentional Terrorist Attack’

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    22 July 2021

    Twilight Webinar

    Professor Sally Kift

    'Assuring Professional Competence: The Regulation of Legal Education in Australia’
    10 June 2021

    Twilight Seminar

    Teresa Dyson

    'Leadership is for everyone'

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.


    26 May 2021

    Annual Public Lecture on Legal and Social Change

    Kylie Weston-Scheuber

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

    'Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil: The Secretisation of Information by Government in Australia'

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    19 May 2021

    Twilight Seminar

    Emeritus Professor Steven Freeland

    'The Relevance of Space for all of Us: And how to Regulate it’

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    13 April 2021

    Twilight Seminar

    A/Chief Superintendent, Dr Geoff Sheldon

    'Does the full moon need to be factored in when policing the Sunshine State?'
    24 February 2021

    Twilight Seminar

    Dr Hugh Breakey

    'Defining the Social Licence to Operate, its Characteristic Regime and its Negative/Positive Variants'
    10 November 2020

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Sarah Joseph

    'COVID-19 and Human Rights: Balancing Interests and Obligations​' 

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    21 October 2020

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Simon Young

    'Can Akiba Recover the Promise of Mabo?'
    15 September 2020

    Twilight Webinar

    Commissioner Maree Adshead

    'Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020'
    23 July 2020

    Twilight Webinar

    Judge Judith Gibson

    'Defamation Law Reform and the Review of the Model Defamation Provisions'

    Click here for an audio recording of the presentation.

    25 June 2020

    Twilight Webinar

    Chris Chen

    'What relevant Australian laws should you be aware of before you provide digital assets acquisition service as a merchant to any Australian client?'
    11 March 2020

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Vicki Beyer

    'What's Ghosn Gone and Done?'
    11 February 2020

    Twilight Seminar

    Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock

    'In Honour of Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock'
    6 February 2020

    Twilight Seminar

    Commissioner Scott McDougall

    'Making Rights Real – The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)'
    22 October 2019

    Twilight Seminar

    Ulrika Wennersten

    'IP and Fashion: is imitation piracy or flattery?
    14 October 2019

    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'.

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    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. 

    CLick here for a recording of the presentation.

    7 November 2018

    Twilight Seminar

    Professor Lee Bygrave

    'Taming Algorithms: The Probable Impact of EU Data Privacy Law on Automated Decision Making'.

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.

    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'.

    Click here for a recording of the presentation.


    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 and Governance Journal ("SLGJ") (formerly the Sports Law eJournal) is an electronic journal on sports law. The Journal has an international and comparative law focus and contributors will discuss and analyse all aspects of sports law and regulation.

    The Journal 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 Journal 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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    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

    Arsic, Milena Atkinson, Violet Aus, Chloe
    Azzopardi, Rebecca Bamgbose, Oludayo Barnes, Carol
    Bonenfant, Alana Bonin, Lisa Carrigan, Amanda
    Chen, Kuan-Wei Do, Christina Doolan, Angela
    Duffy, Clair Edwards, Holli Eastwood, Michael
    Gilbert, David Hall, Maria Hamilton, Daniel
    Harmon, Joseph He, Yuxing Ivanova, Lyudmila
    Jackson, Christina Johanna, Bovas Junita, Fifi
    Krakat, Michael Lawal, Temitope McNaught, Chantal
    Mrocki, Gary Nakano, Kana Nand, Simrate
    Nicholls, Maddison O'Brien, Sophia Pedram, Mohammad Matin
    Pettit, Desmond Pumuye, Glen Schaffer, Jessica
    Tapp, Warren Taylor, Joshua Terzic, Irina
    Yasin, Tarisa Yin, Ken Zhao, Ying

    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.