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Our people

Meet our exceptional and remarkable scholars

Our staff are acclaimed legal educators, world-renowned researchers and venerated practitioners. We also attract the involvement of prominent international scholars and leaders in the judiciary and government.

School leadership

Rita Shackel

Professor Rita Shackel

Interim Head of School and Dean / Professor of Law and Ethics

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Jason Harris

Professor Jason Harris

Interim Deputy Head of School and Dean

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Associate Deans 


Program Directors

Emeritus professors

  • Hilary Astor BTech (Law) PhD Brunel
  • Ben Boer LLB BA (Hons) LLM Melbourne
  • Peter Butt BA LLM LLD Sydney
  • Terry Carney AO LLB (Hons) Dip Crim Melbourne PhD Monash
  • John Carter BA LLB Sydney PhD Camb
  • Graeme Cooper BA LLB LLM DipJur (Sydney) LLM (Ill) LLM JSD (Col)
  • Reg Graycar LLB (Hons) Adelaide LLM Harvard
  • Jennifer Hill BA LLB (Hons) Sydney BCL Oxford
  • Helen Irving BA (Hons) Melbourne MPhil Camb LLB (Hons) PhD Sydney 
  • Ron McCallum AO, BJuris LLB (Hons) Monash LLM UQ
  • Barbara McDonald, BA LLB Sydney LLM Lond
  • Colin Phegan BA LLB LLM Sydney LLM Mich
  • Joellen Riley Munton BA MA LLB Sydney  BCL Oxford  PhD Sydney
  • The Hon Justice Elisabeth Peden BA (Hons) Sydney, LLB (Hons and University Medal) Sydney, PhD Cantab
  • Gillian Triggs LLB Melbourne LLM SMU PhD Melbourne
  • Anne Twomey BA LLB (Hons) Melbourne LLM ANU PhD UNSW
  • David Weisbrot AM, BA (Hons) Queens NY JD UCLA

Challis lecturers

  • The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, BA LLB SydneyChallis Lecturer in Maritime Law
  • The Hon Robert Austin BA LLM Sydney DPhil Oxon, Challis Lecturer in Corporate Law
  • The Hon Justice Arthur Emmett AO KC, BA LLB LLM D.Laws LLD SydneyChallis Lecturer in Roman Law
  • The Hon Justice Mark Leeming SC, BA LLB PhD Sydney, Challis Lecturer in Equity

Honorary titles


  • Yuri Andrienko, MSc Moscow State, MA Moscow, PhD Sydney, Research Affililate
  • Livingston Armytage AM, LLB LLM (Hons) PhD SydneyAdjunct Professor
  • Jenny Bargen, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Andrew Bell SC, BA LLB Sydney PhD, Adjunct Professor
  • Alan Bennett, LLM UTS, Adjunct Professor
  • Hayley Bennett, BA Sydney, MA MSc Macquarie, PhD (Medicine) LLB Sydney, Research Affiliate
  • The Hon Justice Ashley Black, BA LLB LLM Sydney, Adjunct Professor
  • Max Bonnell, BA LLB Sydney MA Warwick, Adjunct Professor
  • Elizabeth Boros, LLB Adelaide LLM PhD Camb, Adjunct Professor
  • Chloe Burnett, BCom LLB Sydney LLM NYU, Adjunct Lecturer
  • The Hon Joseph C Campbell KC, FAAL, BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) Sydney, Adjunct Professor
  • David Chin, BEc LLB (Hons) Macquarie MSt Oxon, Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Rebecca Connolly LLB (Hons) LLM PhD Syd., Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Nicholas Cowdery, Adjunct Professor
  • Tony Cunneen, Research Affiliate
  • Frank Decker, MSc PhD in Physics Berlin MAppFin Macquarie PhD Bremen, Research Affiliate
  • Adrian Diethelm, Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Melissa Heath-Ogier, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Christopher Hodgekiss SC, BA BCL Oxon, Adjunct Professor
  • David Howarth, BEc LLB Sydney LLM UNSW LLM Germany, Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Jonathan Jackson, BSc Leeds, MSc PhD London School of Economics, Adjunct Professor
  • John Lee, BSc LLB, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Kevin Lewis, LLB BJuris SJD MBA, Adjunct Professor
  • The Hon Justice Kevin Lindgren, BA UNSW LLB Lond MA PhD LLD Newcastle, Adjunct Professor
  • Paul O'Donnell, BA (Hons) Sydney, LLM (Hons) Sydney
  • Justice Nicola Pain, BA LLB JSD Sydney, GradDip Interntl Law ANU, Adjunct Professor
  • Jack Pembroke-Birss, BSc LLB Macquarie, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Justice Rachel Pepper, BA LLB ANU, Adjunct Professor
  • Alison Pert, LLB Manc LLM Lond PhD Sydney, Adjunct Associate Professor
  • The Hon Justice Brian Preston, BA LLM Macquarie, Adjunct Professor
  • Elizabeth Raper, Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Ray Rees, Research Affiliate
  • Donald Robertson, BEc LLB Sydney LLM Col, Adjunct Professor
  • Karen Rooke, LLB (Hons) ANU LLM Sydney, Adjunct Professor
  • The Hon Peter Rose AO, KC, Adjunct Professor
  • The Hon Justice Iain Ross AO, BEc LLB LLM PhD Sydney MBA Monash, Adjunct Professor
  • Michael Skinner, BA MA Oxon LLM UNSW, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Brett Williams, LLB, BEc, (Adel.), GradDip Interntl Law (ANU), PhD (Adel.), Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Amelia Simpson, BA ANU, LLB ANU, LLM Columbia, JSD Columbia, Adjunct Associate Professor