Professor Pauline Ridge

BA LLB (ANU)(Hons), BCL (Oxon.), Barrister & Solicitor Supreme Court ACT
Associate Professor
ANU College of Law
T: 6125 4126

Areas of expertise

  • Access To Justice 180102
  • Corporations And Associations Law 180109
  • History And Philosophy Of Law And Justice 220204
  • Equity And Trusts Law 180112
  • Religion And Society 220405
  • Law 1801

Research interests

Current research interests concern statutory reform of religious charity law and accessorial liability in private law.



Pauline Ridge is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law. She graduated from the ANU with a BA/LLB (Hons) and a University Medal in Law. She also holds a BCL from the University of Oxford. She was previously Director of the Centre for Commercial Law from 2005 to 2007 and Acting Director in second semester 2013. In March 2013 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Asian Law Institute, National University of Singapore. She researches in equity, restitution and contract law, and law and religion (particularly the reform of religious charity law). She has published a number of book chapters and journal articles in these areas including in the Law Quarterly Review, Melbourne University Law Review and the Journal of Legal History. She is also the co-editor of Fault Lines in Equity (Hart Publishing, 2012).

She convenes  Equity and Trusts; Commercial Equity; and Restitution.


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