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Professor of Law, UNSW Sydney

Michael Legg is a Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Michael’s research interests include complex civil litigation, such as regulatory litigation and class actions, and innovation in the legal profession.

He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, co-author of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (4th ed 2020) published by Thomson Reuters, co-author of Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation (2d ed 2018) published by LexisNexis and co-author of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession forthcoming from Hart Publishing. He is also the editor of Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement (2011) published by Thomson Reuters and The Future of Dispute Resolution (2013) and Resolving Civil Disputes (2016), both published by LexisNexis.

Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions Committee and the Law Society of New South Wales Future Committee.

Michael is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Courts of Australia, as well as being a member of the New York Bar.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
  • –present


    University of California, LLM
    UNSW, M.Com (Hons)
    UNSW, B.Com (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)