Professor John Howe appointed Director of the Melbourne School of Government

John Howe

The Melbourne School of Government is delighted to announce that the School’s new Director will be Professor John Howe. John is currently the Co-Director of the Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law and he has a longstanding interest in government and politics.

He will commence his role on 6 November.

John’s research and teaching interests include regulatory theory, labour law and corporate accountability. John has written extensively on the role of the state in regulating employment and labour markets, and on the intersection between state-based regulation and corporate governance. He is presently engaged in research concerning regulatory enforcement of minimum employment standards in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to commencing an academic career, John worked in private legal practice, and also as a researcher for public policy and advocacy organisations in Washington DC. John was Secretary of the Australian Labour Law Association between 2005 and 2009. He was Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Law School from 2013-2016, and sole Director of the CELRL between 2008 and 2013.

The School would also like to thank Professor Andrew Walter for his work as Interim Director of the School.