Graham Greenleaf

  • Graham Greenleaf AM is Professor of Law & Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia where he has researched and taught since 1983. In 2012 he will be a JSPS Research Fellow at Meiji University, Tokyo (Sept-Nov), and is a Global Faculty Member, GIGA Institute, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.

    He specialises in the relationships between information technology and law. He has degrees in Arts and Law, and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. His current areas of research focus are Asian data protection and privacy laws, public rights in copyright, and the globalisation of free Internet access to legal information. In 2010 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to advancing free access to legal information, and to the protection of privacy. He received the 2007 Dieter Meurer Prize for Legal Informatics at the University of Saarbrucken.

    He is a co-founder and Co-Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) since 1995, and of AustLII’s international portal projects, WorldLII, CommonLII and AsianLII, and the LII of India. He has been awarded twenty three competitive research grants with colleagues, many of them concerning the development of legal information systems. Further details, copies of publications and links to web resources are on his Home Page at