Jeannie Marie Paterson specialises in the areas of contracts, consumer protection and consumer credit law, as well as the role of new technologies in these fields.
Jeannie’s research covers three interrelated themes:
- The effect of new technologies on consumer decision making, choice and consent;
- Protection for consumers experiencing vulnerability;
- Regulatory design for AI that is safe, fair and fit for consumer purposes.
Jeannie is the co-author (with Andrew Robertson) of Principles of Contract Law (6th ed, 2020), the author of Corones’ Australian Consumer Law (2019) and the co-author (with Hal Bolitho and Nicola Howe) of Duggan and Lanyon on Consumer Credit Law (forthcoming 2019), as well as numerous journal articles on these topics.
Jeannie is the co-director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, a new collaborative, interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy centre at the University of Melbourne involving the faculties of Computing and Information Systems, Law, Arts and Science 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 completed her BA/LLB(Hons) at ANU and her PhD at Monash University. She previously lectured at the Faculty of Law at Monash University and prior to that time was a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).
Jeannie holds a current legal practicing certificate and regularly consults to government and non-for-profit organisations.
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Ensuring Equality for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities in Consumer Contracting: An Inte..
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Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials
Gail Pearson, Elisabeth Peden, GJ Tolhurst, Jeannie Paterson, Shellagh McCracken, Anne McNaughton, Ryan Catterwell, Allison Silink
Book | 2019
The 4th Edition of Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials reflects changes in legislation and case law. It contains new commenta..
Doctrine, Policy, Culture and Choice in Assessing Unconscionable Conduct under Statute: ASIC v Kobelt
Jeannie Paterson, Elise Bant, Matthew Clare
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Equity
In Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Kobelt the High Court of Australia held by a narrow majority that an informa..
Exploring the Boundaries of Compensation for Misleading Conduct: The Role of Restitution under the Australian Consumer Law
Elise Bant, Jeannie Marie Paterson
Journal article | 2019 | The Sydney Law Review
The Australian Consumer Law ('ACL') provides a comprehensive suite of remedial orders available in response to conduct contravenin..
Should Specifically Deterrent or Punitive Remedies be made Available to Victims of Misleading Conduct under the Australian Consumer Law?
Elise Bant, Jeannie Paterson
Journal article | 2019 | Torts Law Journal
The ‘smorgasbord of remedies’ available to victims of misleading conduct under the Australian Consumer Law (‘ACL’) and parallel le..
Intuitive Synthesis and Fidelity to Purpose? Judicial Interpretation of the Discretionary Power to Award Civil Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law
Jeannie Paterson, Elise Bant
Book Chapter | 2019
The fertility of judicial techniques of statutory interpretation is uniquely evidenced in the development of the jurisprudence sup..
From Safety Nets to Support Networks: Beyond 'Vulnerability' in Protection for Consumers with Cognitive Disabilities
Y Maker, Jeannie Paterson, Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Bernadette McSherry, Lisa Brophy
Journal article | 2018 | University of New South Wales Law Journal
This article considers the significance of the obligations in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabili..
Ensuring Equality for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities in Consumer Contracting: An International Human Rights Law Perspective
Y Maker, Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Bernadette McSherry, Jeannie Paterson, Lisa Brophy
Journal article | 2018 | Melbourne Journal of International Law
This article explores the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘CRPD’) for th..
Supporting People with Decision-Making Impairments: Choice, Control and Consumer Transactions
Y Maker, B McSherry, L Brophy, J Paterson, A Arstein-Kerslake
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Law and Medicine
A key goal of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to increase the choice and control that people with disabilities have ov..
Consumer Protection, Statute and the Ongoing Influence of the General Law in Singapore
Jeannie Paterson, V Wong
Journal article | 2016 | Singapore Academy of Law Journal
Consumers seeking redress for misleading and other types of wrongful conduct by traders will usually seek to rely on the rights pr..
In the Age of Statutes, Why Do We Still Turn to the Common Law Torts?: Lessons from the Statutory Prohibitions on Misleading Conduct in Australia
J Paterson, E Bant
Journal article | 2016 | Torts Law Journal
One unique feature of Australian Consumer Law is that the protection afforded by the statutory prohibition on misleading conduct i..
"Safety Net" Consumer Protection: Using Prohibitions on Unfair and Unconscionable Conduct to Respond to Predatory Business Models
Jeannie Paterson, G Brody
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Consumer Policy
Consumer advocates and regulators in Australia have long been concerned about prevalent business models that prey upon vulnerable ..
Limitations on Defendant Liability for Misleading or Deceptive Conduct Under Statute: Some Insights from Negligent Misstatement
Elise Bant, Jeannie Paterson
Book Chapter | 2015
Liability for having induced another to act to their detriment on the basis of a negligent misstatement can arise under the genera..
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Doctorate in Law
Bachelor of Arts
Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws
Australian National University