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Matt Nichol

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20122019
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Biography

Matt's research interests are sports law, employment law, Japanese law and regulatory theory. He teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate law units: employment law, banking/finance law and sports law and policy.

Matt completed his PhD in 2017 at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. His thesis examined the regulation of labour and labour mobility in professional baseball in the United States (Major League Baseball), Japan (Nippon Professional Baseball) and Australia (Australian Baseball League).

Edward Elgar published Matt’s book in 2019. It is titled ‘Globalisation, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: the Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Australia’. His other sports law publications include articles on the movement of players from Japan to the United States, The labour regulation of Major League Baseball, wages in Minor League Baseball, the undue commodification of labour in professional baseball and Australian football and free agency in baseball and Australian.

 

Matt has a long involvement in Melbourne baseball as a player, coach and administrator.  Since 2010 Matt has volunteered in baseball operations at the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League.  He is currently a board member of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League and was a junior coach for a number of years for teams at local clubs and teams competing in state, national and international tournaments. 

Research interests

Employment law.

Regulatory theory.

Sports law.

Japanese law.

Corporations law and governance.

Monash teaching commitment

The Law of Employment, Sports Law, Banking Law

Community service

Research fellow, Graduate School of Policy and Management, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Asian law research fellow, Graduate School of Politics and Law, Osaka University, Osaka Japan

Guest lecturer, corporations law and governance, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Guest lecturer, International Sports Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Comparative law
  • Corporations law
  • Japan
  • Labor Law
  • Regulatory Theory
  • Sports/Athletics
  • Regulation

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Projects 2019 2019

  • 1 Not started

Research Output 2012 2019

Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan

Nichol, M., 2019, 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 245 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The commodification of labour in the Australian Football League: what is the impact of free agency?

Nichol, M., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Labour Law. 31, 1, p. 73-99 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Self-Regulation of Australian Professional Sport; When is External Regulation Needed?

Nichol, M. & Kawai, K., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Performance-enhancing drugs, sport and corporate governance: Lessons from an Australian football club

Duffy, M. & Nichol, M., 2017, In : Common Law World Review. 46, 2, p. 83-111 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Matt Nichol (Recipient), Nov 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2018

  • 7 Contribution to conference

Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2018

Matt Nichol (Organiser)
2018

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New Zealand Labour Law Association Conference 2017

Matt Nichol (Organiser)
2017

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Australian Labour Law Association Biannual Conference

Matt Nichol (Organiser)
2016

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Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2014

Matt Nichol (Organiser)
2014

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Annual Conference on Baseball and Literature at Middle Tennessee State University

Matt Nichol (Organiser)
2012 → …

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