The Monash Law Faculty has a strong commitment to diverse and innovative forms of high-quality and cross-disciplinary legal research that has governmental, professional, and social impact. As a member of the Group of Eight research-intensive universities, the Faculty has a vibrant research culture supported by research centres and other groups. Members of the Faculty continue to produce influential research that is doctrinal, theoretical, and law reform oriented and which attracts funding from a variety of sources.
There are four research and teaching centres: the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, the Centre for Regulatory Studies, the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI), the Centre for the Advancement of Law and Mental Health (CALMH), as well as a Commercial Law Group. In 2007 Professor Bernadette McSherry commenced a five year Federation Fellowship entitled Rethinking Mental Health Laws. Top students together with academic staff are involved in the publication of the peer-reviewed journal, the Monash University Law Review.