Marilyn Pittard

Professor

19972019
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Biography

Professor Marilyn Pittard is Associate Dean Academic Resourcing in the Faculty of Law, Monash University. She finished a term as Associate Dean, International and Engagement from 2011 to end 2015, and is Professor of Law in the Law Faculty, with responsibility for labour and employment law in both the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. She completed a term as Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies) in the Faculty of Law in 2009, and also for the period 2003 to 2006. She was Associate Dean (Research) for two periods, 1997 to 2000 and 2007 to 2009. Professor Pittard has also served as Director of the Honours Programme; Deputy Associate Dean, International and Engagement (2016-2017); and Acting Dean in the Faculty.

She is also currently Convenor Prato Law program; and Deputy Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies.

Professor Pittard publishes extensively in labour and employment law in books and law journals, with research publications arising from the award of Australian Research Council grant funding and research grants from other funding bodies. 

 Her recent books include:  

  • Asia-Pacific Judicaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity, editted by HP Lee and Marilyn Pittard, publisher Cambridge University Press, UK, 2018 (18 chapters, 431 pages).
  • Australian Labour and Employment Law, LexisNexis, 2015 (1095 pages, co-author Dr Richard Naughton);

  • Business Innovation and the Law: Perspectives from Intellectual Property, Labour, Competition and Corporate Law (27 chapters, editors Professors M Pittard and Ann Monotti and Assoc Prof John Duns, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, 2013).

She has published several editions of Australian Labour Law: Text, Cases and Commentary published by LexisNexis (co-author R Naughton); and Public Sector Employment Law in the Twenty-First Century, (Professors M Pittard and Professor P Weeks eds, ANU E-Press, 2007), arising from an Australian Research Council Grant.

Her article on redundancy law appears in French in the second issue, 2017, of Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale, entitled 'Les licenciements économiques en Australie: un cadre légal équitable?'.

She is co-convenor of two public law lecture series: the Monash Law Faculty’s Lucinda Lecture series and the Fiat Justitia Lecture series, covering topical issues in the field of both constitutional law and administrative law. 

She is Vice President of the Australian Labour Law Association; legal member of the Victorian Cancer Council Human Research Ethics Committee; and Principal Examiner for Law Institute of Victoria Workplace Law Specialisation Accreditation. She is editor of LexisNexis Employment Law Bulletin, which is disseminated broadly to lawyers and human resources practitioners as well as academia.

Research interests

Administrative Law and Regulation

Anti-Discrimination Law

Australian Legal System

Corporatisation/Privatisation

Employment Law

Employment Rights

Human Rights

Labour Law

International Labour Law

Workplace rights

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4199/LAW5633 Contemporary Workplace Relations Law SEM1/T2

LAW 5358 Current Issues in workplace law SEM1/T1

LAW 5374 Federal Labour Law SEM2/T3

External positions

President, Australian Labour Law Association

Nov 2017 → …

Chair, conference committe, Eighth National Conference Australian Labour Law Association 2016

20152016

Vice President, Australian Labour Law Association

20102017

Legal member, Cancer Council Victoria

Principal Examiner, Law Institute of Victoria

Convenor, Victorian Chapter Australian Labour Law Association

Projects 2003 2016

Research Output 1997 2019

Australia

Naughton, R. B. & Pittard, M. J., 2019, Regulating Strikes in Essential Services: A Comparative 'Law in Action' Perspective. Mironi, M. M. & Schlachter, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Alphen aan den Rijn Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, p. 53-87 35 p.

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

Asia-Pacific judiciaries: themes and contemporary perspectives

Lee, H. P. & Pittard, M., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 1-8 8 p.

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

Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity

Lee, H. P. H. P. . (ed.) & Pittard, M. (ed.), 2018, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 431 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

The challenges of judicial independence in the Asia-Pacific

Lee, H. P. & Pittard, M., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 394-414 21 p.

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

The triumph of practical fairness over legitimate expectation in Australian administrative law

Pittard, M. J., Mar 2017, In : Singapore Academy of Law Journal. 29, p. 856-881 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review