Dean and senior management

Monash Law is overseen by our Dean and a team of other Monash staff members, including Directors, Convenors, Academic Advisors, Chairs, and Group Managers. You’ll find details of the Monash Law academic staff below.


Professor Bryan Horrigan
Personal Assistant: Ms Lyn White

Associate Deans

Associate Dean (Education) Associate Professor Melissa Castan
Deputy Associate Dean (Education): Associate Professor Luke Beck

Associate Dean (Experiential Learning): Professor Jeff Giddings
Deputy Associate Dean (Experiential Learning): Associate Professor Rachel Spencer

Associate Dean (Research): Professor Jean Allain
Deputy Associate Dean (Research): Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick

Associate Dean (Academic Resourcing): Professor Marilyn Pittard
Deputy Associate Dean (Academic Resourcing): Dr Sharon Rodrick

Associate Dean (International): Professor Jonathan Clough
Deputy Associate Dean (International and Engagement): Dr Tania Penovic

Associate Dean (Engagement): Professor Stephen Barkoczy
Deputy Associate Dean (Engagement): Associate Professor Normann Witzleb


Director LLB: Dr Stephen Gray
Deputy:  Associate Professor Karinne Ludlow

Director LLM: Professor Moira Paterson
Deputy: Associate Professor Heli Askola

Director JD: Professor Ann Monotti
Deputy: Dr Lisa Spagnolo

Director HDR: Associate Professor Patrick Emerton
Deputy: Dr Joanna Kyriakakis

Director Equity and Social Inclusion: Professor Paula Gerber

Director Work Integrated Learning Programs: Associate Professor Ross Hyams

Director Monash Law Clinics: Associate Professor Rachel Spencer

Director Springvale Monash Legal Service: Dr Kathryn James (Acting)


FLAP: Associate Professor Adiva Sifras

Honours: Professor Graeme Hodge

High Achievers' Program: Dr Susan Barkehall-Thomas

Law Review:  Dr Richard Joyce and Dr Yee-Fui Ng

Legal Practice Programs: Associate Professor Adiva Sifris

Malaysia Program: Dr Nadir Hosen

Mooting, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution: William Lye; Deputy Convenor: Associate Profesor Jacqui Horan

Prato Program:  Professor Marilyn Pittard

Faculty Research Centres

The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI)
Director: Dr Genevieve Grant

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Director: Professor Sarah Joseph
Deputy Director: Assoc Professor Julie Debeljak

Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies
Director: Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick

Research Groups

Law, Health and Wellbeing

Feminist Legal Studies Group
Co-convenors: A/Prof Janice Richardson and A/Prof Becky Batagol

Criminal Law Group
Convenor: Professor Liz Campbell

Sustainable Legal Practice Research Group
Convenor: Professor Jeff Giddings


Clinical Advisory Board: Professor Jeff Giddings

Coordinator Executive Education Programs:

Faculty General Manager

Faculty General Manager: Ms Fiona Bygraves

Group Managers

Education Services: Mr Mike Neuzerling

Marketing and Engagement: Ms Kathy Ilott

Finance and Resource:

Research Services: Mr John Rabling

Experiential Education:  Ms Melissa Fletcher