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Dr. Benedict Atkinson

Dr. Benedict Atkinson

Dr. Benedict Atkinson

Senior Lecturer, Business


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law), Australian Catholic University
  • Master of Laws (Hons 1), Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Sydney University

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Ben is a specialist in intellectual property law who teaches commercial law at JCU Singapore.  He was a senior advisor in the Australian government, a senior lawyer at an international law firm, and Head of JCU Law Australia.  At JCU Singapore he teaches Business Law, the Law of Business Organisations and Taxation Law.  He will also teach the History of Economic Thought and Sports Law in coming semesters.  Ben has authored or co-authored six books on the law and history of copyright.  He will author a new book in 2021 on social inequality.  His background in government and commercial law equips him to contribute to JCU’s growth in Singapore as a hub of commercial expertise.

Research Interests

Social inequality and property relations.