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Janice started out as a solicitor, litigating on behalf of trade unions, before becoming an academic. This switch reflected a growing interest in legal theory gained while studying for an LLM in Labour Law. She has also been awarded an MA in Continental Philosophy (distinction) and PhD both from the University of Warwick. She joined Monash University in 2011, having taught at the universities of Exeter, Leicester and Staffordshire in the UK.

Janice Richardson specialises in the overlap between feminist and political philosophy, and the law. In particular, she is interested in ontological and psychological conceptions of self and personal identity. She has published three single authored books, two co-edited collections and a wide range of journal articles.

Research interests

The Law of Torts

Law and the Philosophy of Liberty

Feminist Perspectives on Social Contractarianism

Theoretical Debates within Feminist Legal Research

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4654 Law and liberty SEM1/T2

LAW4653 Privacy and surveillance in an information age: Comparative law perspectives SEM1/T2

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Research area keywords

  • critical theory
  • political philosophy
  • law
  • philosophy
  • continental philosophy
  • feminist philosophy

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