Jenny Morgan is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she has worked since 1988. She has taught Criminal Law, Anti-Discrimination Law, Feminist Legal Theory and the introductory law course in the JD, Legal Method and Reasoning. Jenny served as Dean of Melbourne Law School from July 2017 until February 2018, and was Deputy Dean from 2003 to 2007, and has served on numerous committees in the University.
Jenny has been a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, a Commissioner with the Australian Law Reform Commission on their Equality Before the Law inquiry, and a Hearing Commissioner with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. She was a founding Director of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council and a consultant to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on their Homicide Law Reform reference. She is currently a member of the Victorian Police Registration and Services Board.
She has been on the management committee of various community organisations, including Women’s Legal, CASA House and Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service. She worked for many years with VicHealth on their violence against women agenda.
Jenny’s research interests are in the areas of violence against women, homicide, feminist legal theory, reproductive rights and law reform. Jenny is perhaps most well known for her book, with Reg Graycar, The Hidden Gender of Law published by Federation Press in 1990, with a second edition in 2002. Much of her more recent work has focused on media representations of violence against women.
Appointed Director, Independent November 2018.