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Dilan Thampapillai

BA, LLB (Australian National University); M.Com (University of Sydney); LLM (Cornell University); PhD (Melbourne University).

Dilan has significant expertise on artificial intelligence, copyright and contract law. Prior to becoming an academic, Dilan was a government lawyer with the Attorney-General's Department and the Australian Government Solicitor. He has advised on treaties, copyright law and commercial matters. He convenes and lectures Contract Law and Advanced Contracts. Dilan has written a textbook on Contract Law - Thampapillai, Bozzi and Bruce, Contract Law: Cases and Commentary (2nd ed) LexisNexis, 2016. Dilan has also written a text on Commercial Law with Cambridge University Press. Dilan's qualifications include: BA, LLB (ANU), M.Com (USyd), LLM (Cornell). Dilan has completed his doctorate at the University of Melbourne.

Dilan Thampapillai is the Dean of Law at the University of Wollongong.


  • –present
    Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australian National University


  • 2004 
    Cornell University, Master of Laws