The UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, was an independent community of scholars based at UNSW Sydney that operated from 1 November 2017 until 1 June 2024. It sought to add breadth and depth to research on the diverse interactions among technological change, law, and legal practice. It had influence over academic and policy debates through its engagement with the legal profession, the judiciary, industry, government and the broader community and its many submissions to policy processes.

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Felicity Bell is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Future of the Legal Profession at UNSW Law and Justice.

Felicity has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Sydney. Previously, she was a Senior Research Fellow for the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream at UNSW Law and Justice, and a Lecturer at the University of Wollongong.

Felicity is internationally recognised as an expert in family law and legal professionalism; and in new technologies and their impact on lawyers’...

 

Lyria is Director of the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Faculty lead in the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as...

Dr Kathy Bowrey FASSA is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney. Her research explores laws and practices that inform knowledge creation and the production, distribution and reception of technology and culture. Her primary expertise relates to intellectual property, information technology regulation, regulatory theory, media practice, business history, feminist scholarship and a concern for Indigenous rights. She has a strong interest in Open Research and research management. She has acted as a Consultant to the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) concerning research assessment...

I joined the Faculty in January 2007, and was appointed a Scientia Professor, and to the King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law, in 2013. This research sponsorship was expanded in 2018, with KPMG Law coming on board, and the Chair being renamed the KPMG Law - KWM Chair in Disruptive Innovation and Law.

My current research focus is on FinTech, RegTech and blockchain generally. My current particular focus is on cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies and initial coin offerings.

My research on FinTech and RegTech has been downloaded more frequently from the Social...

Daniel Cater gained a Bachelor of Nursing Science (with Excellence) and spent over a decade working in critical care nursing with the Royal Australian Airforce and in civilian hospitals in Australia and Canada. Daniel then gained Juris Doctor (with class 2:1 Honors) from UNSW and has been involved in ongoing PhD research focusing on transnational data protection and access law.

JANET is a multidisciplinary scholar with research interests in criminal justice policy and practice, sociology of organisation and occupation, and the social organisation of creativity. She is internationally recognised for her contributions to policing research, especially her work on police culture and socialisation, police reform, and the use of information technology in policing. Her major publications in this field include Changing Police Culture (Cambridge University Press 1997) and Fair Cop: Learning the Art of Policing (University of Toronto Press 2003).

Janet has been awarded a...

Philip Chung is Associate Professor of Law at UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales). He is Executive Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and associated projects (including AsianLII, CommonLII and WorldLII). AustLII is a joint facility of UNSW and UTS Faculties of Law. Philip manages the staff and resources of AustLII and jointly oversees the technical development of AustLII’s projects. He holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, with honours in Computer Science and Operations Research as well as a PhD in Law from UNSW. His...

Genna Churches is a PhD candidate at UNSW Law; the title of her thesis is ‘The Evolution of Metadata Regulation in Australia: From Envelopes and Letters to URLs and Web Browsing’.  The focus of her thesis on the access to and retention of telecommunications metadata, questioning if historical parliamentary debates and legislation of analogous technologies, such as the post and the telephone, have informed the balance between privacy protections and other social objectives in current telecommunications legislation. 

Having been exposed to computers from a young age, Genna developed a keen...

Roger Clarke is an independent consultant in the strategic and policy implications of advanced information technologies, with a particular focus on eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy.

He is a Visiting Professor in Law at UNSW and a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at the ANU. He has also held Visiting Professorships at the University of Hong Kong (2002-07), the University of Bern, and the University of Linz.

He holds Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (IS) from UNSW, and a PhD from the ANU. He was made a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society...

I am an Associate Professor at the 'Faculty of Law and Justice' working at the edges of law, on domains that, due to radical technological change or ruptures in our ethical imagination, require legal consideration in a philosophical register. The legal standing of collective ecological entities, the fashioning, use and ownership of human body parts, the legal status of non-human minds and agent-less creative processes; these are the frontiers of law across which I work, and though these are unstable and changing terrains, they necessarily feed back into classical questions of jurisprudence. 

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Simone Degeling is a Professor of Law at UNSW Law, Australia. She is an expert in private law specialising in equity & trusts, remedies, the law of restitution and unjust enrichment and the intersection of civil procedure and private law doctrine.

Simone is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Law and the General Editor of the Journal of Equity.  Additionally she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Commonwealth Law, the Advisory Board of the SSRN eJournal of Fiduciary Law, a Fellow of The Australian Centre for Private Law, University of Queensland and a member of the...

Anton is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney specialising in banking and finance law, with a focus on FinTech and open banking/open finance. He has over 10 years of experience as in-house counsel for major commercial banks in Moscow and as senior associate at a law firm in London.

Prior to joining UNSW Sydney, Anton worked as head of legal support of international operations in several commercial banks and as a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. His experience covers advising on banking regulations and legislation applicable to financial intermediaries...

Research Fellow

Bruce is a PhD candidate at the School of Private and Commercial Law, supervised by Dr. Heng Wang and Dr. Kayleen Manwaring. His thesis focuses on Chinese and US data governance, concentrating on user devices' cross-border data flows in the context of data protection and data security frameworks. Prior to his PhD candidacy at UNSW, he obtained his LLM from Tsinghua University School of Law, writing his thesis on Chinese infrastructure REITs and 5G small cell densification, and was awarded the First Prize for International Students. He also holds a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Bassina joined UNSW as in 2009 after a decade as a human rights litigator and clinical legal educator in New York, Mumbai, and Sydney. She is the founding Co-Executive Director of the Migrant Justice Institute, a global not-for-profit organisation that partners with UNSW Law. Bassina was founder and Director of the UNSW Human Rights Clinic from 2009 to 2019. Bassina has led numerous national and global research teams on the rights of migrant workers in Australia, Asia, the US and globally, working closely with civil society, trade unions, business, governments, donors, and international...

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons), MJur(Hons) (Sydney); GDLP (College of Law); PGCAP (London); PhD (ANU); FHEA

Dr Alexandra George specialises in intellectual property law. She joined the UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea, and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy and taught courses at the University of Sydney, the National University of Singapore, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She has...

Daniel is Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow. He is an internationally recognised scholar of international and comparative refugee and migration law. His ARC DECRA project examines fast-track asylum policies, and whether it is possible to design procedures which are both fair and efficient. He has also published widely on the way restrictive asylum policies have spread around the world. This is the topic of his book, Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent...

Tahlia Gordon is a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. Tahlia’s PhD topic is focused on the effect of non-lawyer ownership and investment in law firms on legal professionalism.

Tahlia has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons), a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in the United States where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Tahlia is a lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School where she teaches Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the co-founder and co-director of Creative...

Brief overview
Honorary Associate Professor, Dr Janice Gray  specialises in the law and governance of water, property and aspects of energy. Immediately, before joining the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney,  Janice  was a solicitor in the corporate section of one of the large, commercial, Sydney law firms. She holds a current practising certificate as a  lawyer and has served on the Property Law Committee of the NSW Law Society. She has also held  management positions in the public sector. As an academic, Janice  taught: Property, Equity and Trusts; Land Law; Advanced Issues in Property; Native...

Graham Greenleaf holds a research appointment as Professor of Law & Information Systems at UNSW Australia Faculty of Law, and as Founding Co-Director and Senior Researcher of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and associated international projects (particularly AsianLII, CommonLII & WorldLII). Further biographical details are on his web pages.

Michael is a Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice and the former Head of the School of Private and Commercial Law (2021-24). He researches in the field of intellectual property law, focusing in particular on national and international trade mark law, the international regulation of geographical indications of origin, and copyright law.

Michael is the co-author, with Professor Robert Burrell, of Australian Trade Mark Law (LexisNexis, 3rd ed, 2024), one of the leading texts on the topic. He is also the co-author, with Professors Kathy Bowrey, Dianne Nicol, Jane Nielsen and Kimberlee...

Deborah Hartstein is a PhD Candidate at UNSW Law, supervised by Bronwen Morgan and Amy Cohen. Her PhD is looking at the law and political economy of the use of ‘platform technologies’ (e.g. data and algorithms) in Australian food retail. Deborah has a JD (Distinction) from UNSW, has written in the area of legal professional regulation, and has worked as a research assistant for a number of UNSW law faculty members – including members of the Allens Hub’s FLIP stream, researching topics like the use of AI in the practice of law. Deborah’s research interests fan out from the point of intersection...

Dr Jessica Hudson is an Associate Professor and researches and teaches in multiple areas of private law, including equity, trusts, remedies and unjust enrichment, as well as corporations and financial services law. Prior to lecturing, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, and worked as a Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Oxford (BCL, Distinction) and UNSW (PhD, BA, LLB, First Class Honours).

Visiting Appointments

April/May 2015...

Ms. Jefferies is a Teaching Fellow and Scientia PhD Scholar at the University of New South Wales. She is also an affiliate of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration. Ms. Jefferies has more than 10 years of experience practicing asylum and refugee law before United States federal administrative agencies, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In 2011, she earned her Master of Studies at the University of Oxford in international human rights...

Natalia is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law and Justice of the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, Australia) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. In her current role, she looks at how data and technology are revolutionising financial services in Australia and abroad and what changes could be put in place to improve regulatory approaches to better facilitate innovation. Natalia’s broader research and teaching interests include general international law, comparative law, and the law of armed conflict.

Prior to joining the ARC Laureate Fellowship team...

Vedna Jivan re-joined UNSW Law in 2018 as the founding director of UNSW's PLT Program. Vedna was admitted to the legal profession in 1995 and worked at Kingsford Legal Centre for eight years. Vedn'as teaching career spans over 20 years, across a range of programs, and pedagogies. Her previous roles have included senior solicitor/clinical supervisor and PLT Director and Senior Lecturer at UTS Law where she taught for 14 years.

Vedna has a strong commitment to social justice and the practical realisation of human rights. She has worked as a consultant for various international organisations...