Veronica L. Taylor is an international lawyer and socio-legal scholar. Her work centres on regulatory intermediation and institutional reform. Within international law and justice norm-making, she analyzes the people and institutions that animate rule of law as foreign policy, commercial activity and a professional practice.
Within the field of Asian and Comparative law, her work on Japan and Indonesia includes empirical and comparative studies of contracts, competition and corporate governance. Her current work focuses on the actors shaping legal pluralism in the Philippines; the ways in which regulation and law are made in Myanmar; and how to improve Indonesia’s research competitiveness. She has written and consulted extensively on legal education reform and the regulation of the legal profession in Asia.
Her work draws on more than 30 years’ professional experience as a designer and implementer of legal reform for international and bilateral aid programmes in 15 countries.
Veronica Taylor is a Professor of Law and Regulation at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Veronica has supervised more than 40 PhD, Masters and Honours-level research projects. In undergraduate education, she has been the lead national coach for Team Australia in the bilingual Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition held annually in Tokyo: https://www.teamaustralia-inc.net
At ANU Veronica is an ANU Public Policy Fellow. Her external engagement includes co-convening the Australian Law and Justice Development Community of Practice, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is a member of the Executive of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee; a Director of the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies; and a member of the Oceania Advisory Committee for the interdisciplinary, transregional project Meridian 180: https://meridian.northwestern.edu
Veronica Taylor joined ANU in 2010 as Director of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) (2010-2014) (now the School of Regulation and Global Governance) and served as Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (2014-2016). She has served two terms as Director of the ANU Japan Institute. Prior to joining the ANU, she was Director of the Asian Law Center at the University of Washington, Seattle.
- Law and society in Asia
- Regulation and global governance
- Rule of law promotion
- Law and justice practice
- Policy design
- Higher education reform and policy