Andrew Kenyon

Professor Andrew Kenyon

Languages spoken: English, French

Phone: +61 3 834 49972

Fax: +61 3 9348 0973

Email: Andrew Kenyon

Room: 0927

Overview    Publications    Research Activities

Andrew Kenyon is Professor of Law and a Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law in the Melbourne Law School. He researches in comparative media law, including defamation, privacy, free speech, copyright and media policy. As well as legal doctrine, this work draws on a wide range of social, cultural and political research. Between 1999 and 2012 he edited the Media & Arts Law Review (with colleagues from 2009-2012). He has also been a Network Participant in the Australian Research Council Cultural Research Network, and is a former president of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand.

He has law degrees from the universities of Melbourne and London, and his memberships include the International Communication Association, the European Communication Research and Education Association, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Recent articles and working papers can be found via Melbourne Legal Studies on the Legal Scholarship Network, as well as being listed under Publications, above.

Areas of Expertise:

The Melbourne Law Masters:
  • Defamation Law (2016)
  • The Melbourne JD:
  • Legal Research (2015)

  • Current Research Interests

    Media law: Comparative defamation law, news production practices and public debate; free speech theory; privacy, defamation and journalism; digital television; media regulation.

    Copyright, digitisation, cultural institutions and creators.

    Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

    Chair, Libraries and Academic Resources Committee (a committee of the University's Academic Board)

    Past roles include:

    Deputy Dean, Melbourne Law School (mid 2010-early 2013)

    Memberships and Affiliations

    ICA: International Communication Association

    SLSA: Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK)

    CAMLA: Communications and Media Law Association (Australia)

    Past roles include:

    President, LSAANZ: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (2006-2007)

    National Council Member, Museums Australia (May 2001-May 2005)

    Board Director, Arts Law Centre of Australia (1999-May 2006)


    Editorial Board member, Communication Law and Policy

    Editorial Board member, Fibreculture Journal, journal of the Fibreculture network of critical internet research and culture in Australasia

    Editorial Board member, International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP)

    Director, 3RRR (Melbourne independent community radio)

    Co-convenor, Mediating Law: Theory . Production . Culture, the 11th International Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia (December 2002)