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 Justice System', Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, 44 1-32 (2018)
2018Toohey LC, 'Enhancing Mediation in the Asia-Pacific: The Interaction of the ARMO Regime with Existing Dispute Settlement Mechanisms', Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, 13 63-80 (2018)
2018Toohey LC, Lo C-F, Nakagawa J, Lin T-Y, Chaisse J, Lee J, et al., 'Concept Paper on the Creation of a Permanent 'Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization' for State-to-State (Economy-to-Economy) Disputes', Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, 10 321-336 (2017) [C1]
2017 Rennie S, Connor TJ, Delaney A, Marshall S, 'Orchestration from Below? Trade Unions in the Global South, Transnational Business and Efforts to Orchestrate Continuous Improvement in Non-State Regulatory Initiatives', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 40 1275-1309 (2017) [C1]
2017Lindsay KA, Tomkins D, 'Hail to the Chief! The Roles and Leadership of Australian Chief Justices as Evidenced in Extra-Curial Activity 1964-2017', UNSW Law Journal, 40 712-760 (2017) [C1]
2017Maguire AM, 'What is a Refugee?', International Journal of Refugee Law, 29 516-519 (2017)
2017Matulionyte R, 'A Boom of Self-Publishing and its Legal Challenges', European Intellectual Property Review, 754-754 (2017) [C1]
2017McCarthy SG, Meredith J, Bryant L, Hemsley B, 'Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Advance Care Directives in Australia: Implications for the Advance Care Planning Document in the Australian My Health Record', Journal of Law and Medicine, 25 136-149 (2017) [C1]
2017McLoughlin K, Jose J, 'The politics of the public and private spheres: the High Court¿s decision in Monis and the gendered privileging of free speech', Australian Journal of Political Science, 52 565-579 (2017) [C1]
2017Murphy BW, 'Retaining and Expanding Breach of Peace', Criminal Law Journal, 41 222-241 (2017) [C1]
2017 Brennan C, Sourdin T, Williams J, Burstyner N, Gill C, 'Consumer vulnerability and complaint handling: Challenges, opportunities and dispute system design', International Journal of Consumer Studies, 41 638-646 (2017) [C1]
2018Anderson GP, Property Law: Philosophy, Concepts and Doctrine, Oxford University Press, Australia, - (2018)
2018Antons C, Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage, Routledge, London and New York (2018)
2018Toohey L, Moon G, The Future of International Economic Integration: The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited, Cambridge University Press, New York (2018)
2017Anderson JL, Williams N, Roy J, Marychurch J, Uniform Evidence in Australia, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, 1184 (2017)
2017Antons, C, The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law, Routledge, London - New York (2017)
2017Aydos EDL, Paying the Carbon Price: The Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters under Emissions Trading Schemes, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 233 (2017) [A1]
2017Foster NJ, Luntz H, Hambly D, Burns K, Dietrich J, Grant G, Harder S, Torts: Cases and Commentary, LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia, 1029 (2017)
2017Foster NJ, Gray J, Dorsett S, Roberts H, Property Law in New South Wales, LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia, Chatswood, 799 (2017)