Professor Jennifer Corrin is Director of Comparative Law at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law’s Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law.
Jennifer researches law reform and development in plural legal regimes and legal issues affecting small states. She is a former Australian Research Council Future Fellow and in 2019 was a short-term Visiting Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. In 2016, she was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant which investigates means of better managing the flow of public finances and people across Australia’s international borders. Professor Corrin is a partner investigator in an international research collaboration on legal pluralism funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
She is also Co-Convenor of the University of Queensland Solomon Islands Partnership, an interdisciplinary group which promotes and coordinates international academic interests in Solomon Islands. She has published in the areas of legal pluralism, comparative law, South Pacific law, customary law, human rights, court systems, evidence, civil procedure, family law, land law, constitutional law and contract law.
Before joining The University of Queensland, Professor Corrin spent six years at the University of the South Pacific, having joined the Faculty after nine years in her own legal firm in Solomon Islands. She retains strong links with the profession and is a life member of Solomon Islands Bar Association. Professor Corrin is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Pluralism, a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of South Pacific Law, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific.