Irene Han

DPhil Socio-Legal Studies

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St Antony's College


Irene is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Her research is supervised by Professor Linda Mulcahy, and examines the impact of lawyer behaviour and incentives on commercial dispute outcomes.

Prior to commencing her DPhil, Irene worked as a commercial dispute resolution solicitor at Linklaters and Quinn Emanuel in London, and spent a few months at the High Court as a Judicial Assistant. Irene holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics (First Class Honours) and Juris Doctor (First Class Honours) at the University of Melbourne.

Irene is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and regularly mentors students from the Melbourne Law School. While at the University of Melbourne, she was an academic tutor in undergraduate micro- and macroeconomics, and founded the China Rural Education Initiative, a group which provides volunteer teaching support to schools in rural China.

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies