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Professor Jennifer Hill joins Monash Law as Bob Baxt AO Chair in Corporate and Commercial Law

Professor Hill will advocate for commercial entities to behave ethically. She will also contribute to research into organised crime, alternative and online dispute resolution, and family law mediation.

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The latest news, events and expert opinions from the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

Will you change the future of legal tech at the Global Legal Hackathon?

Is there a problem in the legal industry that requires a tech solution? Join the Global Legal Hackathon at Monash Law (22-24 February) and you can be part of the fix.

Smart contracts

Will smart contracts disrupt the legal industry?

Smart contracts are great for reducing operational risk. However, like all disruptive technologies, there are a number of hurdles before it's widely adopted, writes Monash Law student Dick Ting.

Why there should be no room in the law for celebrants to discriminate on same-sex marriage

Marriage celebrants are looking forward to Australia’s busiest-ever wedding season, but not all marriages will be equal, writes Dr Becky Batagol.

Could Section 44 exclude Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce from parliament?

The prime minister’s job offers may have inadvertently rendered both Abbott and Joyce disqualified from parliament, writes Dr Luke Beck.

Australians think our politicians are corrupt, but where is the evidence?

There is a public perception that a small elite is reaping large benefits in Australian society in terms of political influence and its flow-on dividends, writes Dr Yee-Fui Ng.

Explainer: How does mental illness affect sentencing?

The Victorian Court of Appeal has significantly reduced the sentence given to a mother who killed three of her children. Dr Jamie Walvisch explores how this can happen.

Are AFL footballers above the law?

A notorious on-field incident in the AFL has exposed inconsistencies in how our legal system treats different perpetrators of acts of violence, says Dr Eric Windholz.