Benedict Sheehy, FAAL


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting
Social Enterprises/ Shared Economy/ Social Investment
Corporate law
Regulatory agencies


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Benedict Sheehy is a Professor of Law at Canberra Law School and an internationally recognised leader in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate law and regulatory theory. Benedict is a highly cited law academic, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and formerly practiced as a barrister and solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

His research work has been supported by over $500,000 in research funding including current grant supported research projects of $94,000 from the EU Jean Monet Program on Corporate Social Responsibility and $53,000 from the Korea Foundation on Comparative Social Media Regulation.  In addition, he has provided professionally focused research consultancies for the legislative assembly of the ACT and the Attorney General of the State of Victoria, among others. He has published with leading presses and journals of such distinguished universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Melbourne, California and Virginia.

Benedict’s  research examines different aspects of how law works, how law fails and how society can more effectively achieve long term environmental and social sustainability using various types of law in a wide variety of contexts. Benedict is an interdisciplinary researcher having published in the disciplines of law, business, economics, psychology and philosophy. His interdisciplinary approach comes from his interdisciplinary education which includes the following degrees: BTh, MA, JD, MA, LLM and PhD. He especially interested in Law and Society research and Business and Society research. His interdisciplinary work with researchers from around the globe has led to significant research outcomes.

Benedict welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with scholars in all disciplines. He and is available to supervise research students seeking master's and doctorates including the PhD.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

Bachelor, Eastern PBC

Master, McMaster University

Master, University of Queensland

PhD, Juris Doctor, University of Windsor

Master, Wilfrid Laurier University


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