PROF Andrew Robertson

PROF Andrew Robertson


  • Academic, Law
  • The Law of Obligations



  • Andrew Robertson joined Melbourne Law School in 1999 and was appointed to a chair in 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in the law and theory of obligations, particularly the law of contract, negligence and equitable estoppel. He is co-author of Principles of Contract Law (5th ed, 2016) and Contract: Cases and Materials (13th ed, 2016), and has co-edited several collections of essays on the law of obligations and private law theory. His research has been cited by appellate courts in various common law jurisdictions, including the House of Lords and the English Court of Appeal. He is currently Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Law at Lund University, and has previously been Walter S Owen Visiting Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia and Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He convenes the biennial Obligations Conference series. The next conference in that series, Obligations X, will be held in 2020 at Harvard Law School, and will address the theme 'Private Law Inside and Out'.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • LLM, Queensland University of Technology
  • PhD, The Australian National University



Available for supervision

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