LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Changing behaviour. Shaping debate. Interdisciplinary research.
Globally, concerns are increasing about inequality and its impact on society. Is this an issue of social change or political change? What is the role of law and policy in both changing behaviour and shaping national and international debate and awareness, from issues as wide-ranging as human rights throughout the life span, to the environment.
UniSA’s School of Law is emerging as a leader in legal and policy research in Australia. It combines broad disciplinary expertise with a focus on applied and often multi-disciplinary work that addresses key societal issues, and influences decision-making and policy development.
The School has particular strengths in corporate and commercial law – including competition and consumer law, and hosts the annual competition law forum, in partnership with ACCC.
The School also has depth in public law and human rights, which includes interdisciplinary research on ageing, and intergenerational and indigenous rights.
The prevalence of elder abuse in South Australia
Professor Wendy Lacey leads a research project which looks at the prevalence of elder abuse in South Australia. The project involves researchers from the disciplines of law, social work, and linguistics.
Professor Irene Watson is the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, and Professor of Law at UniSA. Professor Watson belongs to the Tanganekald, Meintangk Boandik First Nations Peoples, of the Coorong and the south east of South Australia. She has written extensively, including Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism, and International Law: Raw Law (2015), and the forthcoming publication, Indigenous Peoples as Subjects in International Law.
Dr Ping Xiong is Senior Lecturer in law in the School of Law of the University of South Australia. Dr Ping Xiong and Professor Roman Tomasic are examining developments in China and Australia from a legal perspective, to see what this might mean for the way investments are regulated in the future.
Professor Roman Tomasic is a Professor of Law in the School of Law where his teaching and research focuses mainly on Australian and comparative corporate and commercial law. Dr Ping Xiong and Professor Roman Tomasic are examining developments in China and Australia from a legal perspective, to see what this might mean for the way investments are regulated in the future.
Dr Mia Rahim
Dr Ping Xiong and Professor Roman Tomasic
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Appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court shortly after the Native Title Act came into force, Justice John Mansfield AM QC has shaped its jurisprudence with clear and sometimes bold expression of ideas.