Priya Sharma

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Priya Sharma obtained the Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of London in 1994 and the Certificate in Legal Practice in 1995. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor from the High Court of Malaya in 1996. After two years of practice in the corporate and conveyancing sector, she ventured into the academic field. She completed the LLM (Masters in Law) in 2001 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and joined HELP University College as a lecturer at law. Whilst in HELP University College, Priya Sharma specialized in areas of International Business Law, Finance and Banking law, Employment Law and Industrial Relations at the undergraduate level. Priya Sharma left HELP University College in 2009 and joined Monash University Malaysia as a Sessional Lecturer/Tutor in a variety of subjects ranging from Malaysian/Australian Business Law, Comparative Workplace Relations Law, International Trade Law, Current Issues in Corporate Governance and Management Ethics and Corporate Governance. She completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce from Monash University Malaysia in 2010 as a route toward a PhD. Her thesis is titled “The Exploitation Of Children For Labour: - The Malaysian Legislative Framework”. She has presented two (2) conference papers thus far, the first is titled ‘Exploitation Of Children For Labour :- CSR And The Law In Malaysia’ of which she presented at LAWASIA’s 23rd conference in Delhi from 11th-14th November 2010 and the second is titled ‘Exploitation of Children For Labour :- A comparative Analysis Between The International Framework & The Malaysian Legislative of which she presented at the 4th Children & the Law conference organized by LAWASIA in Siem Reap, Cambodia from the 27th -29th May 2011.

Research interests

  • Business Law

Monash teaching commitment

  • BTW2320 Current Issues in Corporate Governance
  • BTC1110 Australian Business Law
  • BTW1042 Malaysian Business Law

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Law and humanities
  • Legal theory
  • jurisprudence and legal interpretation