Professor Emerita Jennifer Corrin researches on law reform and development in plural legal regimes and legal issues affecting small states. She is a former Australian Research Council Future Fellow and in 2019 was a short-term Visiting Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. In 2016, she was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant which investigated means of better managing the flow of public finances and people across Australia's international borders.

Professor Emerita Corrin is part of an interdisciplinary team working on environmental issues in the Solomon Islands, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She has been consulted as an expert in a number of legal cases. Professor Emerita Jennifer Corrin has published in the areas of legal pluralism, comparative law, South Pacific law, customary law, human rights, court systems, evidence, civil procedure, family law, land law, constitutional law and contract. Current projects include research on legal pluralism and theories of law; access to justice in plural regimes; indigenous law and processes in Melanesia; and family law in the South Pacific.

In 2019 she co-edited and wrote several chapters in a book on adoption in plural legal regimes. She also co-edited a collection of essays on small states. In 2020, she published the latest edition of Contract Law in the South Pacific. In 2017, she published a fourth edition of Introduction to South Pacific Law and in 2016 a third edition of Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific.

Before joining The University of Queensland, Professor Emerita Corrin spent six years at the University of the South Pacific, having joined the Faculty after nine years in her own legal firm in Solomon Islands. She retains strong links with the profession and is a life member of Solomon Islands Bar Association. Professor Emerita Corrin is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Pluralism, a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of South Pacific Law, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Comparative Law Journal and of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

Featured projects Duration
Assessing the Impact of Public Finances on the PNG-Australia Borderland
ARC Discovery Project
Towards a New Legal Pluralism:
ARC Future Fellowship
Customary law in South Pacific Legal systems
Arts and Humanities Research Council