Researcher biography

Dr Ryan Catterwell is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. He teaches undergraduate Contract Law.

Dr Catterwell holds a PhD in contract interpretation from the University of Sydney. He is published on contract law in leading Australian and English journals. He is the author of a book titled "A Unified Approach to Contract Interpretation" that is to be published by Hart Publishing in 2020.

Dr Catterwell's research interests include private law, commercial law, contract theory, legal interpretation, logic and law, and law and technology. In broad terms, his research seeks to explain the law by employing a blend of theoretical and empirical methods. Ryan also applies his doctrinal research in exploring the extent to which legal reasoning can be automated.

Prior to joining academia, Dr Catterwell practised for several years in a litigious, advisory and transactional capacity. He continues to practise as a consultant for a leading global law firm. In both his research and his teaching, Ryan brings to bear his commercial and practical experience.