Dr Brooke Marshall

BA/ LL B (Hons), The University of Queensland; Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University; Admitted to practise, Supreme Court of Queensland; Dr iur summa cum laude, University of Hamburg; Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

Brooke Marshall is a Lecturer at UNSW Law, where she researches and teaches in the areas of private international law (conflict of laws), comparative law and international commercial arbitration. Prior to joining UNSW, Dr Marshall was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, where she wrote her doctorate. She speaks and researches in English, French and German, and has taught in French at the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and the Université de Strasbourg

Outside of academia, Dr Marshall has worked as an Associate (Tipstaff) to the Honourable Justice Keane, when His Honour was Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, as a litigation lawyer at Allens Linklaters and at the intergovernmental organization, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, in the Netherlands.

Dr Marshall is a laureate of The Hague Academy of International Law.

Journal articles

Marshall B, 2018, 'The Hague Choice of Law Principles, CISG, and PICC: A Hard Look at a Choice of Soft Law†', The American Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 66, pp. 175 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avy007

Marshall B; Keyes M, 2017, 'Australia’s Accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 246 - 283

Marshall BA, 2016, 'Imbalanced Jurisdiction Clauses under the Lugano Convention - Judgment of the French Cour de Cassation of 25 March 2015', Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, vol. 24, pp. 515 - 527, http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-4CDB-3

Keyes M; Marshall BA, 2015, 'Jurisdiction agreements: exclusive, optional and asymmetrical', Journal of Private International Law, vol. 11, pp. 345 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441048.2015.1106718

Pertegás M; Marshall BA, 2014, 'Party Autonomy and its Limits: Convergence through the New Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts', Brooklyn Journal of International Law, vol. 39, pp. 975 - 1003, https://brooklynworks.brooklaw.edu/bjil/vol39/iss3/2/

Pertegás M; Marshall BA, 2014, 'Intra-regional reform in East Asia and the new Hague principles on choice of law in international commercial contracts', 국제사법연구 Korea Private International Law Journal, vol. 20, pp. 391 - 428

Marshall BA, 2012, 'Reconsidering the Proper Law of the Contract', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, pp. 505 - 539, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318859373_RECONSIDERING_THE_PROPER_LAW_OF_THE_CONTRACT

Book Chapters

Marshall B, 2020, 'Australia: Inconsistencies in the Treatment of Optional Choice of Court Agreements', in Keyes M (ed.), Optional Choice of Court Agreements in Private International Law, Springer Nature, pp. 51 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23914-5_2

Marshall B, 2019, 'The 2005 Hague Convention: A Panacea for Non-Exclusive and Asymmetric Jurisdiction Agreements Too?', in Douglas M; Bath V; Keyes M; Dickinson A (ed.), Commercial Issues in Private International Law: A Common Law Perspective, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 91 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509922901.ch-005


Keyes M; Marshall B; Douglas M; McKibbin S, 2020, Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Submission on the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, https://www.ag.gov.au/legal-system/consultations/singapore-convention-mediation

Marshall BA; Keyes M, 2016, Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties: Inquiry on Australia’s Accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements


Conference Papers

Duden K; Engel A; Marshall BA, 2015, 'The XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law – 20 to 26 July 2014, Vienna', Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, Austria, presented at XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law, Austria, 20 July 2014 - 26 July 2014

Conference Presentations

Marshall B, 2019, ''Economic Efficiency and ex ante Forum Selection'', presented at Law and Economics Group, UNSW Law, Sydney

Marshall B, 2019, ''Justifications for Party Autonomy in the Context of Exclusive Jurisdiction Agreements'', presented at 8th Journal of Private International Law Conference, Munich, Germany, 12 September 2019 - 14 September 2019

Marshall B, 2018, ''Asymmetrische Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen und prozessuale Grundrechte'', presented at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany

Marshall B, 2014, 'La Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé : un aperçu', presented at Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague, Netherlands

Marshall B, '‘Reforming Contract Choice of Law in Australia’', presented at East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, 17 July 2019 - 18 July 2019

Marshall B, '‘Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses’', presented at Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Marshall B, '"Australia, her Trading Partners and Why the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements Matters to Both"', presented at University of New South Wales Law School, Sydney, Australia

Marshall B, '‘Recognition of Judgments based on Non-exclusive Jurisdiction Agreements’', presented at The University of Sydney Law School, Commercial Issues in Private International Law Conference, Sydney, Australia

Marshall B, '‘The Hague Choice of Courts Convention and Non-exclusivity’', presented at Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Cross-Border Issues in Australasian Courts Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 13 February 2018 - 14 February 2018

Marshall B, 'The CISG or the PICC as the Governing Law: Normative Ambiguities, dépeçage and the Purportedly Chosen Law', presented at Sciences Po, Paris, France

Marshall B, '‘A Hard Look at a Choice of Soft Law’', presented at University of Cambridge, Private Law Centre, Cambridge, England

Marshall B, '‘A Dash of Pragmatism in the Non-State Law Pudding?’', presented at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany

Marshall B, '‘Lawyers as Lobbyists before International Organisations’', presented at New York Bar Association/UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria

Marshall B, 'The UNIDROIT Principles as the Chosen Law and the New Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts', presented at UNIDROIT/The Protection Project, Muscat, Oman

Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law (Private International Law)

Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship Award

2019 UNSW Law Faculty Research Grant

Private international law; Cross-border contracting; Comparative law; Jurisdiction

Teaching Activity

Conflict of Laws (LAWS3382, JURD7482)

International Law Competitive Moot (LAWS3086, JURD7610)

Law in the Global Context (LAWS7270, JURD7270)

Legal Research and Writing: Stage III 

Honours Research Thesis (LAWS3901)