Jennifer Hill

Professor

19992020
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Biography

Jennifer Hill is the inaugural Bob Baxt AO Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at Monash University Faculty of Law and will also be the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS) from 2020. Jennifer is an internationally recognised legal scholar in the field of comparative corporate law and governance. Her recent scholarship has focused on governance issues, such as corporate culture; shareholder stewardship and activism; directors’ duties and transnational legal orders; common ownership; private ordering by shareholders and directors; and executive compensation.

Jennifer’s work is widely cited in academic literature in Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia. A number of her papers have been reprinted in the Corporate Practice Commentator as among the Ten Best Corporate and Securities articles of the year in North America. Her research has formed the basis for law reform. It has also been cited in government reports and by courts in Australia and the United States.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA LLB (Hons) and the University of Oxford (BCL) and has held visiting teaching and research positions at leading international institutions, including the University of Cambridge; Cornell University; Duke University; NYU Law School; University of Virginia, University of Texas, and Vanderbilt University Law School.

Recent Professional Honours and Awards

  • Monash University Networks of Excellence (NoE) Research Grant member, “Enhancing Corporate Accountability” (with researchers from Monash Law School and Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Manchester University).
  • Research Fellow, British Academy's Future of the Corporation Programme (2018-)
  • Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK (2018)
  • Senior Global Research Fellow, Hauser Global Fellows Program, NYU School of Law, USA (2015)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK (2015)
  • European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Research Member (2006-); Research Committee Member, ECGI (2018-); Chair, Research Member Engagement Committee, ECGI (2016-)
  • External Advisory Panel Member, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) (2014-19)
  • Foreign Visiting Chair Professorship, University of Ghent, Belgium (2013)
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Law (AAL) (2012-)

 

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Projects 2019 2020

Enhancing Corporate Accountability

Campbell, L., Clough, J., Hill, J., Welsh, M., Lord, N., Varottil, U., Puchniak, D. & Lan, L. L.

2/09/191/05/20

Project: Research

Research Output 1999 2019

Australia: the protection of investors and the compensation for their losses

Dixon, O. & Hill, J. G., 2019, Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement. Conac, P-H. & Gelter, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 1063-1100 38 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The trajectory of American corporate governance: shareholder empowerment and private ordering combat

Hill, J. G., 2019, In : University of Illinois Law Review. 2019, 2, p. 507-562 56 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Directors' duties and legal safe harbours: a comparative analysis

Hill, J. G. & Conaglen, M., 2018, Research Handbook in Fiduciary Law. Smith, D. G. & Gold, A. S. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 305-330 26 p. (Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Good activist/bad activist: the rise of international stewardship codes

Hill, J. G., 2018, In : Seattle University Law Review. 41, 2, p. 497-524 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
5 Citations (Scopus)

Images of the shareholder - shareholder power and shareholder powerlessness

Hill, J. G., 31 Jul 2015, Research Handbook on Shareholder Power. Hill, J. G. & Thomas, R. S. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 53-73 21 p. (Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review