Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Faculty of Business and Law

School of Law

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre


Dr Rachel Hews
Course Coordinator
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Professor Judith McNamara
Head, School of Law
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


The rise of legal technology and the rapidly changing legal landscape continue to disrupt the way the legal profession is regulated.

Regulation of the Australian legal system strictly limits the provision of legal advice to those who are registered legal practitioners. This regulation may present a barrier to innovation because of the constraints it places on the way legal services are delivered and, as a result, it may limit the ability of the legal profession to respond to evolving client needs and community expectations.

By applying an empathetic legal design approach to the regulation of the profession, it may be possible to understand how new models of regulation can be developed to respond to current and future social, legal and policy requirements more appropriately.

Research activities

Research activities during this project may include:

  • a literature review
  • participating in writing a scholarly paper.

This project is expected to run for 20 hours a week, for 6 weeks.


Contact the Graduate Research Centre at for more information on the Vacation Research Experience Scheme.