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At Murdoch Law and Criminology we believe that all people should have the right to access education, health care, justice and opportunities to suceed.

Social justice is a framework based on human rights and inspires many of our students to get the skills and knowledge they need to go out and stand up for the rights of others.

Social justice and human rights is also the foundation that connects Murdoch Law and Criminology's research activity and inspiration.

Murdoch Law and Criminology has a proud tradition of not only delivering world-class legal education and training, but also conducting impactful research, with human rights and social justice at the core of everything we do.

Murdoch Law and Criminology highly value research and view this as crucial to good teaching, as well as the discipline's intellectual atmosphere and reputation.

Academic staff in Murdoch Law and Criminology have diverse teaching and research interests ranging from maritime and shipping law, to family law, to criminal law, to international and European human rights law, to constitutional law and much more.


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Newspaper Icon  When unborn children are killed, how does the law deal with culpability?

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Lorraine Finlay, Lecturer, Murdoch Law and Criminology
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Newspaper Icon  Why is this happening? Expert raises the spectre of 'copycat' killings

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A/Professor Guy Hall, Associate Professor, Murdoch Law and Criminology

Newspaper Icon  1.34 million Aussies go cruising every year BUT what happens when you become a victim of crime on the high seas? Maritime Law Expert Kate Lewins says it is a huge grey area


Professor Kate Lewins, Professor, Murdoch Law and Criminology

Newspaper Icon  Poland forces out 40% of their Supreme Court judges


Professor Jürgen Bröhmer, Head of Law, Murdoch Law and Criminology

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Academic staff in Murdoch Law and Criminology have varied teaching and research interests and areas of expertise, and are available to supervise higher degree research students in a range of different areas of law.

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Research Activity & Events

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Academic staff and students in Murdoch Law and Criminology are involved in a number of impactful and responsive research projects with important, real-world applications.

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Research Impact

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Murdoch Law and Criminology produces high-impact research and engages with industry, government and the community to contribute to law reform, policy development and expansion of the legal knowledge base.

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