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Sharon Rodrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She also holds a Master of Laws by major thesis from the University of Melbourne. Her thesis was titled "The Ownership, Control and Licensing of Pay Television in Australia".

Her teaching interests are in the areas of Property Law and Media Law. Her research interests are in the area of media law. She has published a number of articles on aspects of the Torrens System and is the co-author of D Butler and S Rodrick, Australian Media Law (4th ed, 2012).

A selection of Ms Rodricks' publications are available on-line at:

Areas of Expertise

Broadcasting Law

Regulation of Journalists and the Press

Research interests

Contempt of Court


Property Law

Monash teaching commitment

LAW 7140 Defamation law SEM1/T2

LAW 5144 Media Law 1 SEM1/T2


Projects 2011 2012

Research Output 1999 2017

"Opportunities and challenges for open justice in light of the changing nature of judicial proceedings"

Rodrick, S. P., 2017, In : Journal of Judicial Administration. 26, p. 76-97 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The reach and efficacy of s 121 of the Family Law Act

Rodrick, S. & Sifris, A., 2017, In : Family Law Review. 7, 1, p. 30-53 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

100 Years of Open Justice in Family Law Proceedings in Australia

Rodrick, S. P. & Sifris, A. R., 2016, In : Legal History. 16, 2, p. 13-54 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Regulating media diversity in Australia: Where to next?

Rodrick, S. P., 19 May 2016, Media Diversity Law: Australia and Germany Compared. Gounalakis, G. & Taylor, G. (eds.). 1st ed. Germany: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 49-97 49 p. (Schriften zum Medien-, Urheber- und Wirtschaftsrecht).

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

Australian Media Law

Butler, D. & Rodrick, S. P., 2015, 5th ed. Pyrmont NSW Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. 1039 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review