The Centre for Law Markets and Regulation undertakes high quality research to inform its engagement with regulators and government, fellow academics, corporations, business and the wider community. The Centre’s researchers study the legal and contextual aspects of markets, corporations and business transactions. Through research and engagement it aims to deepen understanding, inform debate and influence change. The Centre aims for real world impact through its publications, public conferences, its members’ work on inquiries and boards and in the media. It also does this through the teaching activities of its members and through involvement in public conversations on law, markets and regulation in national and international forums.   


  • To undertake research at UNSW in the legal and contextual aspects of markets, corporations and business transactions and the dissemination of this research for users in government, business, markets, academy and community;
  • To promote informed public debate about the corporate and commercial law and regulatory issues of the day as well as researching more enduring theoretical, doctrinal and empirical questions;
  • To make this research available through a web-site, public lectures and professional conferences, the media as well as traditional academic publications and community involvement;
  • To develop a calendar of events and communications that establish CLMR as offering up-to-date and authoritative knowledge about corporate and commercial law and regulation for legal and allied professionals and do so in a way that also makes the issues of the day accessible to the public.


The Centre Director is Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith