University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Master of Laws
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Laws
Masters of Commerce with honors in Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce with honors in Accounting
Michael Legg is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW.
He specialises in complex litigation, including regulatory litigation and class actions and in innovation in the legal profession.
He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, author of Public and Private Enforcement of Securities Law (2022) published by Hart, co-author of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (4th ed 2020) published by Thomson Reuters, co-author of Annotated Class Actions Legislation (2d ed 2018) published by LexisNexis and co-author of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession (2020) published by Hart. He is also the editor of Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement (2011) published by Thomson Reuters and The Future of Dispute Resolution (2013) and Resolving Civil Disputes (2016), both published by LexisNexis and The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession published by Intersentia.
His research has been cited in judgments from the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Supreme Court of Victoria and Supreme Court of New Zealand, and in law reform reports by the Australian Law Reform Commission, Productivity Commission, NSW Law Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission.
Michael has 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner having worked with leading Australian and US law firms. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York. He holds law degrees from UNSW (LLB), the University of California, Berkeley (LLM) and the University of Melbourne (PhD).
He is the Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law. Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions Committee and a member of the Law Society of NSW's Future Committee.
Recipient of the Article/Chapter (General) Award at the Australian Legal Research Awards for 2020.
Awarded the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Academic of the Year for 2017.
Recipient of the Dean’s Award for Impact and Engagement for 2016