A/PROF Jason Bosland


  • Academic, Law
  • Contempt of Court
  • Defamation
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Media & Communications Law
  • Media Law (Digital Television and Policy)
  • Open Justice
  • Privacy
  • Property Law
  • Trade Marks



  • Jason Bosland is Co-Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School, where he teaches media and intellectual property law. He holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics. His primary research interests lie in media law, including defamation and privacy, open justice and the media, contempt of court and freedom of speech.

    Recent Publications:
    J. Bosland, 'Two Years of Suppression Under the Open Courts Act 2013 (Vic)' (2017) 39 Sydney Law Review 25. •J. Bosland, 'WikiLeaks and the Not-So-Super Injunction: The Suppression Order in DPP (Cth) v Brady' (2016) Media & Arts Law Review 21.
    •T. Aplin and J. Bosland, 'The Uncertain Landscape of Article 8 of the ECHR: The Protection of Reputation as a Fundamental Right?' in A. Kenyon (ed), Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law , Cambridge University Press (2016).
    •J. Bosland, A.T. Kenyon and S. Walker, 'Protecting Inferences of Fact in Defamation Law: Fair Comment and Honest Opinion' (2015) 74(2) Cambridge Law Journal .
    •J. Bosland and J. Gill, 'The Principle of Open Justice and the Judicial Duty to Give Public Reasons' (2014) 38(2) Melbourne University Law Review 482.
    •J. Bosland and A. Bagnall, 'An empirical analysis of suppression orders in the Victorian Courts: 2008-12' (2013) 35 Sydney Law Review 671-702.

    Jason joined the Melbourne Law School as a Senior Lecturer in 2011. Prior to that he was a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • LLM (Dist), London School of Economics and Political Science 2010
  • LLM, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BA, University of Melbourne 2004
  • LL.B, University of Melbourne 2004



Available for supervision

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