Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Western Australia

Michael Douglas is a Senior Lecturer in private law at UWA Law School. He researches private international law (AKA conflict of laws) and has a particular interest in cross-border media law problems involving defamation, privacy, and open justice. He is an Associate of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School and editor of the Media and Arts Law Review.

Michael attended UWA Law School as a Fogarty Foundation Regional Scholar. Apart from his legal studies, he holds an Honours degree in philosophy and an MBA with Distinction. His PhD is supervised by David Rolph and William Gummow.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer, Curtin University


    University of Western Australia, BA(Hons) LLB LLM(Dist) MBA(Dist)

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)