Bryan Horrigan

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Bryan Horrigan
Born1962 (age 57–58)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
OccupationDean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University

Professor Bryan Horrigan (born 1962) is an Australian legal academic. His expertise is in commercial law, corporate social responsibility and government contracts. Professor Horrigan currently holds the Louis Waller Chair of Law and has been the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University since January, 2013. He also works as a consultant to law firms and governments.


Bryan Horrigan was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He was educated at St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace (Brisbane) and the University of Queensland (BA, LLB), where he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.[1] He was subsequently awarded a D. Phil. in Law from University College, Oxford.

Professional career[edit]

Horrigan worked with law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR), first as a senior associate from 1991 to 1994, then as a consultant since 1995.[2] In 1995, he also became an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology.[3] In July 2000, he became a professor in the School of Law at the University of Canberra, as well as the director of the National Centre for Corporate Law and Policy Research[4] and deputy director of the National Institute for Governance,[4] until 2005.

In 2005, Horrigan joined the Division of Law at Macquarie University as professor as well as its associate dean for research.[4] He was co-director of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Comparative Law, History, and Governance,[5] holding publicly funded research grants on corporate governance in the public sector as well as internationalisation of Australian law and adjudication. Horrigan left Macquarie's Division of Law in 2008. He has been a visiting academic at the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia.[6]

Horrigan has contributed papers to many publications and authored three books. His published research has been cited in judgments, reports, or speeches by judges and other public officials, parliamentary committees, regulatory bodies (including the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC)'s 2005 Discussion Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility), academics, and legal practitioners.



Horrigan has contributed chapters to the following academic and professional texts:

  • 1994. Enforcing Securities
  • 1994. Foreign Investment in Australia
  • 1995. Equity: Issues and Trends
  • 1996. Interpreting Constitutions
  • 1997. Commercial Implications of Native Title
  • 1998. Government Law and Policy: Commercial Aspects (ed., contrib.)
  • 1999. Corporatisation and Privatisation in Australia
  • 1999. Guarantees and Solicitors' Certificates
  • 2001. Human Rights and Commercial Law
  • 2002. Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia
  • 2003. From Bureaucracy to Business Enterprise
  • 2005. Handbook of Corporate Legal Responsibility


Horrigan's books include:

  • 2000. Horrors' Hints: Helpful Hints on the Theory and Practice of Legal Research and Analysis for Students, Academics and Practitioners
    Faculty of Law, Kelvin Grove, Qld.: Queensland University of Technology, ISBN 978-1-86435-474-4 (pbk.)
  • 2003. Adventures in Law and Justice: Exploring Big Legal Questions in Everyday Life
    Law at Large, Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, ISBN 978-0-86840-572-8 (pbk.), "a down-to-earth explanation of topical and newsworthy law-and-justice dilemmas".
  • 2008. Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: Debates, Models and Practices Across Government, Law and Business
    Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 978-1-84542-956-0 (hbk.), ISBN 978-1-84720-835-4 (pbk.)


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c Horrigan, "Details".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)