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Professor of Law, UNSW Sydney

Michael Legg is a Professor, Faculty of Law & Justice, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is also the Director of the UNSW Centre for the Future of the Legal Profession ( ).

Michael’s research interests are in complex litigation (including class actions and regulatory actions), the use of technology in litigation and the future of the legal profession. He has previously written on legal ethics and artificial intelligence, the use of artificial intelligence in litigation, and online dispute resolution / courts.

His publications include authoring Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (Federation Press, 2nd ed 2022) and Public and Private Enforcement of Securities Laws (Hart, 2022), and co-authoring Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation (LexisNexis, 3rd ed 2023), Corporate Misconduct and White-Collar Crime in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2022) and Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession (Hart, 2020).

Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions 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
    Professor , Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW


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

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)