- BSc (Monash)
- LLB (Monash)
- LLM (Monash)
- PhD (ANU)
- Barrister and Solicitor (Vic)
Professor John Gillespie is the director of the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group. His research and teaching interests include Asian comparative law, law and development theory and regulatory theory.
His recent books include (co-edited) Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam: A Comparison of Asian Communist Regimes, London: Routledge, 2010; (co-edited), Regulation in Asia: Pushing Back on Globalization, London: Routledge, (2009), Transplanting Commercial Law Reform: Developing the Rule of Law in Vietnam, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate (2006) and (co-edited), The Diversity of Legal Change in Socialist China and Vietnam, Canberra: Australian National University Press, (2005).
He is the lead investigator on an ARC discovery project entitled, Pushing against globalisation: Understanding how state and non-state actors in socialist transforming East Asia shape global laws and regulations and has recently completed an ARC Discovery project exploring 'Regulatory networks: Assessing the limits to the Rule of Law in East Asia' 2006-2008 and was the lead investigator on an ARC discovery project on 'Transplanting Commercial Legal Development into East Asia' 2001-2003.
Prior to joining Monash, John worked as an Associate Professor in the Law School at Deakin University and as a visiting research fellow at the Australian National University. He has also worked in the research and information department of the Law Institute Victoria and in legal practice with several commercial law firms.
Over the last 15 years he has consulted widely to international donors such as the World Bank, UNDP, IFC, Danida and AusAID on legal development projects in East Asia. He has also worked on committees advising the Federal Attorney General and AusAid on legal cooperation and developed in East Asia. He is an adviser to the Australian Journal of Asian Law and member of the International Trade Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Recent Competitive Research Grants
Summary of Recent Competitive Research Grants (1997-2009)
John's research interests cover comparative commercial law, with a particular focus on law and development and regulatory theory. He is currently working on a project with the Centre of Comparative and Public Law, Law Faculty, Hong Kong University comparing legal development in China and Vietnam.
John's teaching interests include Asian Comparative Commercial Law and Global Law and Development. He is currently supervising PhD students examining various aspects of legal and regulatory transformation in China, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Recent publications (doc, 25kb)