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Welcome to Scholarship for the Legal Community - a curated selection of recent and salient academic research with a Victorian audience in mind. You can access article summaries at Scholarship for the Legal Community. | Judicial College Victoria


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Scholarship for the legal community (Anon)


Ryan Catterwell, 'Purposive contract interpretation and the High Court' (2020) 49 Australian Bar Review 54

Andrew Godwin, ‘The Contractual Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate and Financial Transactions’ (2020) 48 Australian Business Law Review 116

Jenny Buchan and Rob Nicholls, ‘The Challenges of Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic for Australia's Franchise Sector’ (2020) 48 Australian Business Law Review 126

Buwaneka Arachchi, ‘Chains, Coins and Contract Law: The Validity and Enforceability of Smart Contracts’ (2020) 47 Australian Business Law Review 40



Joachim Dietrich and Iain Field, 'Statute and Theories of Vicarious Liability' (2020) 43(2) Melbourne University Law Review 515

Anthony Gray, ‘The Evolution from Strict Liability to Negligence: Implications for the Tort of Private Nuisance’ (2020) 94(9) Australian Law Journal 699

Felicity Maher, ‘An Empirical Study of Exemplary Damages in Australia’ (2020) 43(2) Melbourne University Law Review 694


Criminal Law

Marco Lopresti and Andrew Burke, 'Suppression Orders in Criminal Trials: Still Necessary in the Digital Era' (2021) 45(1) Criminal Law Journal 18

David J Carter, 'Transmission of HIV and the Criminal Law: Examining the Impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Treatment-as Prevention' (2020) 43(3) Melbourne University Law Review 937

Dr Nicole Rogers, ‘Climate Activism and the Extraordinary Emergency Defence’ (2020) 94 Australian Law Journal 217


Indigenous legal issues / Sentencing

Guy C Charlton, ‘Indigenous over-incarceration and individualised justice in light of Bugmy v The Queen’, (2021) 50 Australian Bar Review 427 (NEW)

Marilyn Bromberg, 'The Devil You Know Is Not Better – The Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images and Sentencing' (2020) 44(3) Criminal Law Journal 173

Mirko Bagaric, Theo Alexander, and Brienna Bagaric, ‘Offenders Risking Deportation Deserve a Sentencing Discount but the Reduction Should Be Provisional’  (2020), 43(2) Melbourne University Law Review 423

Mirko Bagaric and Gabrielle Wolf, ‘An argument for recognising childhood sexual abuse and physical abuse as a mitigating factor in sentencing’ (2020) Australian Bar Review 227


Equity, Trusts and Estates

Fabian Di Lizia, 'The Requirement of Property or Possessory Rights for Relief against Forfeiture' (2021) 95 Australian Law Journal 641

Man Yip and Kelvin FK Low, 'Reconceptualising Fiduciary Regulation in Actual Conflicts' (2021) 45(1) Melbourne University Law Review (advance)

Kit Barker, ‘Unjust Enrichment in Australia: What Is(n't) It? Implications for Legal Reasoning and Practice’(2020), 43(3) Melbourne University Law Review 903



Helen Fraser and Yuko Kinoshita, 'Injustice Arising from the Unnoticed Power of Priming: How Lawyers and Even Judges can be Misled by Unreliable Transcripts of Indistinct Forensic Audio' (2021) 45(3) Criminal Law Journal 142

Greg Taylor, 'Respects of Character' (2020) 44(1) Criminal Law Journal 32

Gary Edmond et al, 'Facial Recognition and Image Comparison Evidence: Identification by Investigators, Familiars, Experts, Super-Recognisers and Algorithms' (2021) 45(1) Melbourne University Law Review (advance)

Gary Edmond, ‘Regulating Forensic Science and Medicine Evidence at Trial: It's Time for a Wall, a Gate and Some Gatekeeping’ (2020) 94 Australian Law Journal 427


Corporations Act and ASIC Act

Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster, 'An analysis of the use of stepping stones liability against company directors and officers' (2021) 50 Australian Bar Review 168


Public Law (including human rights)

Hasan Dindjer, 'What Makes an Administrative Decision Unreasonable?' (2021) 84(2) Modern Law Review 265


Consumer Law 

Elise Bant and Jeannie Marie Paterson, ‘Systems of misconduct: Corporate culpability and statutory unconscionability’ (2021) 15 Journal of Equity 63

Philip H Clarke, ‘Unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law: Clarification and Contention’ (2021) 49 Australian Business Law Review 180 (NEW)