Research Centres and Institutes

Melbourne Law School is host to 18 research centres, institutes and groups that span the spectrum of legal endeavour and provide many opportunities for students to engage with experts and leaders in all areas of the law. Graduate students and others are encouraged to participate in the teaching and research programs, and to use the research centres, institutes and groups as a resource to pursue their own particular research interests.

In addition to teaching and research programs, the centres, institutes and groups regularly arrange international and national conferences, seminars, interest group discussions, and in-house programs on leading-edge topics. While academics from within the Melbourne Law School are key contributors to these activities, the centres benefit in their activities from the extensive involvement of a variety of experts and leading practitioners drawn from relevant industries, professions, investment institutions, governments and universities in Australia and overseas.

The specialist research centres and institutes are:

Asian Law Centre
Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law
Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies
Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law
Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
Centre for Media and Communications Law
Competition Law and Economics Network
Centre for Resources Energy & Environmental Law
Civil Justice Research Group
Electoral Regulation Research Network
Global Economic Law Network
Institute for International Law and the Humanities
Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
Obligations Group
Public Interest Law Initiative
Tax Group
Transactional law