The TC Beirne School of Law is one of Australia’s foremost centres of expertise in private law. Scholars specialising in the field are also members of a broader private law network shared with the University of Melbourne. Their work has been influential in shaping academic and judicial thinking across a broad range of subjects including the law of trusts, contract and commercial law, tort law, medical law, property law, consumer law, private international law, restitution and unjust enrichment. Their work has been regularly cited by the highest courts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. They have contributed to enriching theoretical thinking about the shape, content and purpose of private law rules, as well as understanding and refining its doctrine and technical rules.