Research Contributions

Newcastle Law School researchers are frequent contributors to discourse about justice reform. Their research is disseminated through conventional academic media such as books and top national and international journal articles, as well as through social media, media articles (in The Conversation, Newcastle Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age), and the provision of submissions and expert evidence to government inquiries.

The quality of Newcastle Law School’s research has been recognised through grants of prestigious funding by the Australian Research Council, as well as a number of government and private sector research grants. Newcastle Law School researchers have contributed to the Report on the Implications of Patent Policy for the Human Rights to Science and Culture of the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights; to the Declaration on Patent Protection: Regulatory Sovereignty under TRIPS of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and to the UNESCO Expert Meeting on Developing an Overall Results Framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Newcastle Law School researchers have been Team Leaders of expert missions and consultants to the EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Programme for projects and reform plans in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

Each year, Newcastle Law School runs a number of research events, including symposia, professional education, and public lectures directed at legal and other professionals. It hosts the annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture and the Social Justice and Human Rights Lecture Series. Newcastle Law School staff are also members of boards and professional associations and are frequently invited to speak at industry events about their research.

ARC Projects

A list of ARC Projects can be found here.

Research Projects

A list of current research projects can be found here.

Research Events

Recent Publications

Recent publications can be found in our researcher's profiles. Some examples of recent publications are below:

  Journal Articles
2018Anderson GP, Sobel-Read K, Salminen J, 'Recalibrating Contract Law: Choses in Action, Global Value Chains and the Enforcement of Obligations Outside of Privity', Tulane Law Review, 93 (2018)
2018Anderson JL, Ross N, 'A Restorative City for New South Wales - Could Newcastle be a Model?', Journal of Judicial Administration, 27 74-91 (2018) [C1]
2018 Rudolph S, Aydos EDL, Kawakatsu T, Lerch A, 'How to Build Truly Sustainable Carbon Markets', Solutions Journal, 9 1-13 (2018) [C1]
2018Foster NJ, 'Religious Freedom and the Law in Australia', Upholding the Australian Constitution: Proceedings of the Samuel Griffiths Society, Samuel Griffiths Society, Canberra 39-72 (2018)
2018Ross NM, Fernando M, 'Stifled Voices: Hearing children¿s objections in Hague Child Abduction Convention cases in Australia', International Journal of Law Policy and the Family, 2018 (2018)
2018Sobel-Read K, 'A cautionary tale regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights: lessons from US Supreme Court limits on American Indian tribal power', Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24 97-116 (2018)
2018Sourdin TM, Burstyner N, Liyange C, Bahadorreza O, Zeleznikow J, 'Using Technology to Discover More About the