PROF Megan Richardson

PROF Megan Richardson


  • Academic, Law
  • Breach of Confidence and Privacy
  • Intellectual Property and Privacy (Trademarks, Passing Off, Copyright and Breech of Confidence,)
  • Trade Marks and Designs



  • Megan Richardson is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. Her fields of research and publication include intellectual property, privacy and personality rights, law reform and legal theory. She was one of a group of scholars convened by the Australian Law Reform Commission to explore the meaning of ‘privacy’ for its 2006-8 privacy reference, and in addition served on the international advisory panel for the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s invasion of privacy review in 2006-2009. She was also a member of the advisory committee for the Australian Law Reform Commission's reference on Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (report published 2014). She is currently Co-Director of the Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA).   


Member of

  • High Court of New Zealand. Barrister & Solicitor 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • LLM, Yale University
  • LLM, Brussels
  • BA, Victoria University of Wellington
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington



Available for supervision

  • Y