Professor, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Jeremy Gans is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, where he researches and teaches across all aspects of the criminal justice system. He holds higher degrees in both law and criminology. In 2007, he was appointed as the Human Rights Adviser to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee.

His early research focused on fact-finding in sexual assault trials, the subject of his doctoral thesis and a number of published articles, and criminal investigation, especially the technique of DNA identification. He is the author of a criminal law treatise and a co-author of texts on evidence law and criminal process rights. More recently, he has published an academic true crime book, The Ouija Board Jurors (Waterside Press, 2018), on a murder trials where some jurors held a seance.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Melbourne


  • 1999 
    UNSW, Doctor of Philosophy