Jennifer Hill

Professor

1986 …2024

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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  the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS). 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 accountability and culture; global shareholder stewardship and activism; directors’ duties and transnational legal orders; and executive compensation. Jennifer’s work is widely cited in academic literature in Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia. 

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

  • Chair, Research Committee, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) (2023).
  • Director and Vice Chair, Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) (2022-).
  • Chair, Research Committee, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) (2023).
  • Director and Vice Chair, Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) (2022-).
  • Director, ‘Corporate Purpose’ program in the European Corporate Governance (ECGI) ‘Responsible Capitalism’ project (2022-).
  • ECGI Blog Advisory Board Member (2022-).
  • Academic Fellow and Member of the International Research Working Group on Sustainable Finance, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EU Sustainable Finance and Law (EUSFil) (2020-).
  • Life Membership Award, Corporate Law Teachers’ Association/Society of Corporate Law Academics (CLTA/SCoLA) (2020-).
  • Research Affiliate, Better Policy and Governance, Monash University (2020-).
  • 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) (2020).
  • Appointed Life Membership, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (2019-).
  • Adjunct 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) (2014-2019).
  • Foreign Visiting Chair Professorship, University of Ghent, Belgium (2013).
  • Appointed Fellow, Australian Academy of Law (AAL) (2012-).

Visiting Teaching and Research Positions

  • Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (July-December 2018).
  • Visiting Scholar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (May 2017).
  • Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Law, Taipei, Taiwan (May 2017).
  • Senior Global Research Fellow, Hauser Global Fellows Program, NYU School of Law (Pollack Center for Law and Business) (Fall 2015).
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge) (July-August 2015).
  • Foreign Visiting Chair Professorship, University of Ghent, Belgium (May 2013).
  • Distinguished Guest Speaker, National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Law, Commercial and Enterprise Laws Program, Taipei, Taiwan (December 2008).
  • Visiting Scholar, Corporate Law Studies Interest Group (CoSIG), Hong Kong (May 2008).
  • Visiting Fellow, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy (May 2007).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong, Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL), Hong Kong (2005).
  • Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School (Spring 2003, Spring 2006-2010, 2019).
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law (Spring 1999).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (Fall 1998).
  • Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School (Spring 1994).
  • Visiting Scholar, Duke University School of Law (Spring 1989).

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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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