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Professor of Private International Law, Griffith University

Mary Keyes is a Professor at Griffith Law School and is admitted to practice as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and of the High Court of Australia. Her research expertise is in private international law, particularly in the area of jurisdiction. She is widely published in private international law, and is co-author of a leading Australian textbook, Private International Law in Australia (2nd ed, 2011, with Professor Reid Mortensen and Professor Richard Garnett; 3rd ed forthcoming in 2015). She is currently working on a book on party choice in private international law. Professor Keyes is the Review Articles editor and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Private International Law.

Professor Keyes teaches international litigation, conflict of laws, international commercial arbitration and contract law, and has a particular expertise in mooting in legal education.

Research expertise
Private international law, particularly jurisdiction, choice-of-law for tort and theory


  • –present
    Professor of Private International Law, Griffith University


  • 2004 
    Griffith University, PhD/Law