PROF Jeremy Gans

PROF Jeremy Gans


  • Academic, Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Appeals (Evidence, Sentencing, High Court of Australia)
  • Criminal Fact-finding
  • Criminal Law
  • DNA in Criminal Investigation (Policing, Identification, Consent)
  • Evidence and Proof
  • Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights and Criminal Procedure
  • Rape Trials (DNA, Evidence, Credibility)
  • Sentencing
  • The High Court and Criminal Justice



  • Jeremy Gans is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, where he researches and teaches across all aspects of the criminal justice system. He holds higher degrees in both law and criminology. In 2007, he was appointed as the Human Rights Adviser to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee.

    His early research focused on fact-finding in sexual assault trials, the subject of his doctoral thesis and a number of published articles, and criminal investigation, especially the technique of DNA identification. He is the author of a criminal law treatise and a co-author of texts on evidence law and criminal process rights. He has contributed to public debate on criminal justice in a number of forums, including publishing a running commentary on Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities at in 2008.   


Member of

  • Supreme Court of Victoria. Admitted to practice 2005 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Grad Cert (Legal Practice), Leo Cussen Institute 2005
  • PhD, University of New South Wales 1999
  • MA, University of Toronto 1999
  • BSc, The Australian National University 1994
  • LLB, The Australian National University 1994

Awards and honors

  • National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Office for Teaching and Learning, 2013
  • Australian Education Publishing Award - Tertiary Australian Student Resource, Australian Publishing Association, 2012
  • Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1998
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, University of New South Wales, 1995
  • National Undergraduate Scholarship, The Australian National University, 1993



Available for supervision

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