Comparative Law, Employment Law, Labour Law, Chinese Law, Regulation
Law Reform in Developing Countries
Workplace Relations and Employment Law
Sean Cooney's research interests are international and comparative labour law, with a focus on Asia, and Chinese law. He is currently working on new approaches to improving international working standards, including an Australian Research Council-funded projects on enforcement reform in China and Australia, and is part of a research team examining the 'legal origins' debate in several Asia-Pacific countries. Sean speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and German has published articles in major refereed law journals in the United States, China and Australia. He currently teaches Obligations, Chinese Law, Employment Law, and Law and Economic Development in Asia. Sean has studied at the University of Melbourne and Columbia University. He also spent several years as a lawyer practising mainly in the areas of employment and administrative law.