Gordon Walker

  • Lecturer in Law


  • LLB honors Otago University
  • BA honors Otago University
  • MBA Australian Graduate School of Management
  • Duke University School of Law


Gordon Walker is Professor and Chair of Commercial Law at La Trobe University School of Law in Melbourne, Australia.  This is his second time teaching in the J-Term Program.  He will teach a seminar on “Public Listing Down Under – Australia and New Zealand Company and Securities Law,” focusing on transactional planning issues involving corporate and securities laws of Australia and New Zealand that share a legal heritage with other British enclaves including Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.  Professor Walker is also Director of the LLM in Global Business Law and the LLM for International Students programs at La Trobe.  He previously served as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law & Management and as Head of School for La Trobe University.  He was the Lissie Rathbone Scholar at the Otago University where he earned a B.A and LLB, both with honors, and holds a Dip. Ed.  and an LLM degree from the University of Adelaide, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at Sydney University School of Law, and a doctoral degree in law from Duke University School of Law.