Researcher

Professor Michael James Legg

My Expertise

Civil Litigation; Mega-cases; Class Actions; Litigation Funding.

Online dispute resolution/courts

Securities Litigation and Corporate Law.

Legal Profession, Technology and Disruption.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Michael Legg is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW.

He specialises in complex litigation, including regulatory litigation and class actions and in innovation in the legal profession. 

He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, co-author of Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (3d ed 2016) published by Thomson Reuters and co-author of Annotated Class Actions...view more

Michael Legg is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW.

He specialises in complex litigation, including regulatory litigation and class actions and in innovation in the legal profession. 

He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, co-author of Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (3d ed 2016) published by Thomson Reuters and co-author of Annotated Class Actions Legislation (2d ed 2018) published by LexisNexis.  He is also the editor of Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement (2011) published by Thomson Reuters and The Future of Dispute Resolution (2013) and Resolving Civil Disputes (2016), both published by LexisNexis. 

His research has been cited in judgments from the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Victoria, and in law reform reports by the Australian Law Reform Commission, Productivity Commission, NSW Law Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Michael has 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner having worked with leading Australian and US law firms. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York.  He holds law degrees from UNSW and the University of California, Berkeley.

He is the Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law. Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions Committee and a member of the Law Society of NSW's Future Committee. 


My Qualifications

University of California, Berkeley, USA
Master of Laws, May 2001

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Laws, November 1996
Masters of Commerce with honors in Accounting, November 1996
Bachelor of Commerce with honors in Accounting, April 1993


My Awards

In 2017 he was awarded the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Academic of the Year.

In 2016 he received the Dean’s Award for Impact and Engagement.

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Location

Room 215
Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 2 9385 9653