Prof Jeannie Marie Paterson

The University of Melbourne

Jeannie Marie Paterson teaches and researches in the areas of consumer protection and consumer credit law, and the law and regulation of emerging technologies. Her work focuses on themes of fairness, safety/reliability and accountability in consumer products, along with support for consumers experiencing vulnerability.

Jeannie is the co-director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, a collaborative, interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy centre and co-leader of the Digital Ethics research stream at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, an interdisciplinary research institute focused on social equity and community led research. Jeannie teaches in law and emerging technologies in the undergraduate breadth program (AI Ethics and the Law), the Juris Doctor (New Technology Law) and Melbourne Law Masters (Digital Consumer Protection Law). Jeannie holds a current legal practicing certificate and regularly consults to government and not-for-profit organisations.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She is a member of the academic steering committees of the Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab (UWA), Cyber Security CRC (Canberra) and the Australian Society for Computers and the Law. She is an academic editor of the Australian Journal of Business Law and the Journal for Law, Technology and Humans.