Research Centres and Institutes

Melbourne Law School is host to 17 research centres 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 research centres' teaching and research programs, and to use the research centres as a resource to pursue their own particular research interests.

In addition to teaching and research programs, the centres and institutes 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 the research centres' 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
(ALC)
 
Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law
(APCML)
 
Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies
(CCCS)
 
Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
(CCLSR)
 
Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law
(CELRL)
 
Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
(CILIS)
 
Centre for Media and Communications Law
(CMCL)
 
Competition Law and Economics Network
(CLEN)
 
Centre for Resources Energy & Environmental Law
(CREEL)
 
Civil Justice Research Group
 
Electoral Regulation Research Network
(ERRN)
 
Global Economic Law Network
(GELN)
 
Institute for International Law and the Humanities
(IILAH)
 
Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
(IPRIA)
 
Obligations Group
 
Tax Group
 
Transactional Law