The Adelaide Law School is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Melissa de Zwart as the 30th Dean in its 134 year history. Professor de Zwart’s five year term as Dean began on 1 February 2017.
Professor de Zwart holds a BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), and LLM from the Melbourne Law School, and a PhD and Grad Cert Higher ED from the Faculty of Law of Monash University. An internationally recognised expert in copyright, digital technology, social networking, virtual communities, online games, and the laws affecting use of outer space, prior to joining the Adelaide Law School, Professor de Zwart was Legal Manager, CSIRO, where she specialised in technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, and a faculty member of the Faculty of Law of Monash University.
The Adelaide Law School (ALS), Australia’s second oldest, is renowned for the quality of its graduates and research. It is home to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers, committed to furthering an understanding of the principles and operation of the law. With over a century of excellence in globally-focussed research and teaching, the Adelaide Law School is committed to the rule of law, and the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, professional responsibility, and community service. With the aim of contributing to the social good, the Adelaide Law School examines and critiques the law from diverse perspectives, discovering new knowledge and advocating for change. Student well-being is a priority to which the Adelaide Law School devotes energy and innovation.