Associate Professor Wayne Morgan

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Education)
BA LLB (Hons)(Melb); LLM (Columbia)
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Biography

Wayne Morgan undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTIQ* community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

Wayne actively pursues his research through practical law reform activities. Wayne’s research has contributed to a number of test cases before tribunals and courts at the national and international level, including cases before the Australian High Court and the UN Human Rights Committee. This research has influenced the outcome in cases involving decriminalisation of sodomy, HIV regulation and discrimination and sex work.

His research has also contributed to ground-breaking legislative reform, such as the Tasmanian Relationships Act (2003), and reforms to Commonwealth family law in 2008. Most recently, Wayne has contributed as a commentator to the Australian Feminist Judgments Project (2013-2014).

Appointments

Associate Dean (Education)

Deputy Dean of Students, ANU (2014-2015)
Sub-Dean (LLB/JD) (2012-2015)

Recent news

16
Oct
2020
Bella Rollinson and Hannah Swedlund, ANU Gender Identity + Sexuality Law Moot champions
Read our Q&A with ANU Gender Identity + Sexuality Law Moot winners, Bella Rollinson and Hannah Swedlund.
15
Sep
2020
Student ambassadors
During ANU Virtual Open Week 2020. staff and students answered your most frequently asked questions.
26
Aug
2020
Gender Identity and Sexuality Moot
Law students across Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to register for a new e-mooting competition that shines the light on LGBTIQ+ law reform issues.
20
Dec
2016
Isabelle Reinecke
Isabelle Reinecke (LLB (Hons) ’11, BSc (Psych) ’12) has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to be taken up in 2017.

In the Media

26
Jul
2020
Wayne Morgan interviewed by The Wigs Podcast
25
Sep
2018
Wayne Morgan interviewed by Policy Forum Pod
1
Jun
2017
Wayne Morgan speaks to The Australian

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Wayne Morgan undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTIQ* community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

Wayne actively pursues his research through practical law reform activities. Wayne’s research has contributed to a number of test cases before tribunals and courts at the national and international level, including cases before the Australian High Court and the UN Human Rights Committee. This research has influenced the outcome in cases involving decriminalisation of sodomy, HIV regulation and discrimination and sex work.

His research has also contributed to ground-breaking legislative reform, such as the Tasmanian Relationships Act (2003), and reforms to Commonwealth family law in 2008. Most recently, Wayne has contributed as a commentator to the Australian Feminist Judgments Project (2013-2014).

Currently supervising

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Topic: 'Recognising and Responding to Economic Forms of Domestic Violence in Private Law' (funded by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship)

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2020 LAWS2204
Class #2225
Property
2020 LAWS4256
Class #9355
Law and Sexualities
2020 LAWS6204
Class #4156
Property
2020 LAWS6204
Class #2915
Property

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