Research at Monash Law goes from strength to strength

By Professor Andrew D Mitchell

2021 proved an extremely positive year for research activity in the Faculty of Law.

Major highlights included an increase in academic scholarly output, strong funding success across all research categories and exceptional performance by our PhD cohort in both completions and commencements.

In addition, 2021 has seen the highest number of prospective PhD students applying to study with Monash Law, with over 110 Expressions of Interest received.


By the end of November 2021, the Faculty had produced over 124 publications in 2021 including books, chapters and journal articles.

Publications included:

  • Clyde Croft, Drossos Stamboulakis and Marilyn Warren’s book, International and Australian Commercial Arbitration published by LexisNexis
  • Steve Kourabas’s book, Global Finance in the 21st Century published by Routledge
  • David Frydrych’s book, The Architecture of Rights published by Palgrave Macmillan
  • Joanna Kyriakakis’ book, Corporations, Accountability and International Criminal Law published by Edward Elgar
  • Daniel Fitzpatrick’s book, Law, Property and Distasters, published by Routledge
  • Genevieve Grant’s book, Luntz & Hambly’s Torts: Cases, Legislation and Commentary (5th ed) published by LexisNexis
  • Carolyn Henckels’ article “Not all rights are created equal: a loss-gain frame of investor rights and human rights” published in the Leiden Journal of International Law
  • Yee-Fui Ng’s article “Institutional adaptation and the administrative state” published in the Melbourne University Law Review

Research funding

Law academics have led or been members of 69 research projects this year, many with partners from industry, international institutions and government, our sister faculties at Monash and with other Australian universities. The total value of these projects is more than $11.7 million.

Projects include:

  • Marilyn Pittard’s “New Technologies, the Future of Work, Skills and Industrial Relations” project
  • Eric Windholz and Yee-Fui Ng’s “ePlannings and eApprovals” project which (with Marilyn’s project) is part of the Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre funded by the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science
  • Gerry Nagtzaam’s project on "Maritime Cooperation for a Sustainable Future in the Indo-Pacific Region" funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Professor Andrew D Mitchell is Associate Dean (Research) at Monash Law.

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