Australia's leading Law School in latest Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects

1 November 2011

Sydney Law School has been awarded the most number of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects commencing in 2012 for an Australian Law School.

"The outstanding success of my colleagues in being awarded six ARC discovery grants confirms the growing reputation of the Sydney Law School, both in Australia and internationally, for first class legal research that makes a difference in achieving social justice," said the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs.

Professor Ben Saul received $195,000 for his project titled "Terrorism and the International Law of Armed Conflict".

Professor Patricia Apps and Professor Richard Vann with Professor Ray Rees (Munich University) and Dr Glen Loutzenhiser (Oxford) have been awarded $282,000 for their project titled "Growing Inequality in Incomes and Wealth and the Taxation of Capital Income: An Economic and Legal Analysis"

Professor Roger Magnusson with Professor Larry Gostin (Georgetown University Law Center) has been awarded $212,000 for his project titled "Evidence-informed legal strategies for preventing cancer, heart disease and diabetes: what can Australia learn from the United States?"

Associate Professor David Rolph has been awarded $106,000 for his project titled "Judicial Perceptions of the Media: A Thematic Analysis"

Kym Sheehan, although no longer with the Law School, has been awarded $125,000 for her project titled "The role of proxy and governance advisers in corporate governance", which was submitted while she was in the Law School.

Associate Professor Anne Twomey and Professor Helen Irving who are part of a successful Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant awarded $330,000 for The Australasian Legal History Library: Creating historical depth in legal data on AustLII, to improve all legal research.

Of the 17 successful grants coded to Law and Legal Studies:

Sydney Law School received 5 for a total of $852,879

Australian National University received 3 for a total of $469,500

Griffith University received 2 for a total of $468,717

University of Queensland received 2 for a total of $351,500 (one of which included Professor Patrick Parkinson AM as a Chief Investigator with Nicholas Aroney from UQ)

Melbourne University received 1 ($295,000)

Monash University received 1 ($97,000)

University of New South Wales received 1 ($215,000)

University of Western Australia received 1 ($180,000)

University of Technology, Sydney received 1 ($342,000)

The success follows that of last year -

Success in Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects for 2011

Contact: Greg Sherington

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