We conduct research about law, taxation, human rights and corporate social responsibility using traditional legal, empirical legal, comparative and interdisciplinary methods. Our location within the Monash Business School give us opportunities to push the boundaries of legal research to explore questions about law that cannot be addressed using traditional methods. We are particularly interested in projects which explore the impact of law, regulatory alternatives beyond formal law, and access to justice.

Our researchers work collaboratively in research groups to create research outcomes that have an impact in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. We work in conjunction with the business community, accounting and legal professions, government agencies, social welfare bodies and international organisations.

We have a vibrant research culture and regularly sponsor international symposia, as well as host a range of research seminars.


Our academic staff are among the top in their field internationally. They have been engaged as consultants for governments and international organisations and the private sector on topics ranging from taxation policy to labour law reform and human rights mechanisms.

We are committed to offering high-quality supervision to students undertaking a graduate research degree. Our expert academic staff currently supervise PhD students on a range of research topics within our specialist fields of enquiry.

Our main departmental research strengths are:

  • banking, consumer and commercial law
  • corporate law and corporate social responsibility
  • labour law, equality and human rights law
  • comparative business law, with a particular focus on the Asian region
  • taxation law and policy
  • international trade law


Across these strengths, we have a strong focus on research collaborations, which we foster primarily through our research groups: