Professor of Law, UNSW

Michael Legg is a Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Michael’s research interests include case management of complex civil litigation, regulatory litigation, class actions and litigation funding.

He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, co-author of Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (3d ed 2016) published by Thomson Reuters and co-author of Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation (2d ed 2018) published by LexisNexis. He is also the editor of Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement (2011) published by Thomson Reuters and The Future of Dispute Resolution (2013) and Resolving Civil Disputes (2016), both published by LexisNexis.

Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions Committee and a Board Member of the Australian Pro Bono Centre.

Michael is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Courts of Australia, as well as being a member of the New York Bar.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
  • –present


    University of California, LLM
    UNSW, M.Com (Hons)
    UNSW, B.Com (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)