A/PROF Rosemary Langford

A/PROF Rosemary Langford


  • Academic, Law



  • Dr Rosemary Teele Langford is an Associate Professor with the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she teaches a broad range of subjects including Corporations Law, Principles of Business Law and Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties. She has a first class honours degree in Law (as well as a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French and German) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Monash University. Prior to entering academia Rosemary practised with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters). Rosemary edits the Directors' Duties section of the Company & Securities Law Journal and is on the advisory board of the SSRN eJournal, Fiduciary Law. She is an active member of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Not for Profit Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Rosemary has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of directors’ duties. Her publications include Directors’ Duties: Principles and Application (Federation Press, 2014) and Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest (Oxford University Press, 2019), as well as articles in the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review and Sydney Law Review . In June she will commence a three year project on governance and regulation of charities funded by an Australian Research Council grant.   


Member of

  • Advisory Board SSRN. Member, Fiduciary Law 2017 -
  • Company & Securities Law Journal. Editor, Directors' Duties Section 2017 -
  • Corporations Teachers Association. Member, Corporations Teachers Association 2017 -
  • Law Council of Australia (Corporations Committee). Member, Corporations Committee, Business Law Section 2017 -
  • Law Council of Australia (Not for Profit Law Committee). Member, Not-for-Profit Law Committee 2017 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • MTC, University of Melbourne 2015
  • PhD, Monash University 2013
  • LLB, University of Melbourne 1994
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1994