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Dilan Thampapillai

Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

BA, LLB (Australian National university); M.Com (University of Sydney); LLM (Cornell University); PhD Candidate at 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. His thesis was passed without corrections. The degree will be conferred in early April 2020.


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


  • 2004 
    Cornell University, Master of Laws
  • Canberra, Australia
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