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Joellen Riley Munton

Dr Joellen Riley Munton is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology Law Faculty. She holds degrees in law from the Universities of Sydney and Oxford, and has been teaching and researching in the field of employment and labour law since 1998. She studied law after a number of years as a financial journalist, and spent some time in commercial legal practice before joining the academy.

Her academic career includes some years on the staff of the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales, where she taught principally in corporate and commercial law. Before joining UTS she was Professor of Labour Law at the Sydney Law School, where she also served a term as Dean (from 2013 till 2018). Joellen is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and the Commercial Law Association, and an active supporter of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights.

Research interests
* Employment contract law
* Labour law
* Intersections of commercial, corporate and intellectual property law with employment and labour law
* Equity and Trusts (her main teaching subject at UTS).


  • –present
    Dean and Professor of Labour Law, University of Sydney