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Centre for Legal Governance

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The Centre for Legal Governance provides a platform for research into legal governance and regulatory problems facing governments, businesses and communities in the new world order and contributes to the development of ethically informed legal and social policy.

Our strengths include international and comparative law, international migration law, environmental law, human rights law, health law, and information and privacy law

The Centre's research reaches out to the legal profession, business, governments and NGOs requiring expertise in legal governance in Australia and as far afield as Bangladesh, Mexico, the Pacific Islands and China. More


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Macquarie University is currently ranked 9th out of 41 Australian universities for successful research funding through government grants.


Top honour for Macquarie Associate Professor

Macquarie Law School Associate Professor, Carlos Bernal-Pulido, has been awarded a top honour by an Ecuadorian University for his work in Constitutional Theory in Latin America.

Dr Bernal-Pulido