Professor Melissa de Zwart

Full Academic Status

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor de Zwart is Professor (Digital Technology, Security & Governance) Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security & Governance.

Professor de Zwart is a thought-leader in the area of law and technology and has a strong international profile in the fields of internet law and the regulation of access to and uses of outer space. She previously served as Dean of the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide (2017-2021), and Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia, Board Member of the Australian Academy of Law and a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy (Reserve).


BA (Hons); LLB (Hons); LL M (Melb); Ph D (Monash)

Grad Cert Higher Ed (Monash); Grad Cert Higher Ed (Online Learning) (Adelaide)

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Australian Academy of Law

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