Jenny Morgan is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she has taught across a range of courses since 1988. Having served on numerous committees in the University, Jenny was Dean of Melbourne Law School (2017–2018), and Deputy Dean (2003–2007). Jenny holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney, an LLB from University of New South Wales and an LLM from Yale 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.
Jenny’s research interests are in the areas of violence against women, homicide, feminist legal theory, reproductive rights and law reform, and she has published widely. She has been on the management committees of various community organisations, including Women’s Legal, CASA House and Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service, and worked for many years with VicHealth on their violence against women agenda.
Appointed Director, Independent November 2018.