Andrew’s main research interest is in sports law, with a focus on the legal problems of international sports disputes. As part of his Master of Laws studies, Andrew wrote a thesis aimed at examining systematically the laws under which the courts of Australia, England, New Zealand and the United States exercise jurisdiction over private sports organisations. Related to this, Andrew’s current research interest is the role of alternative dispute resolution, in particular that of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in resolving sports disputes. In his PhD thesis Andrew investigated the significance of independence to the law-making function of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Andrew Vaitiekunas is the leader of the Business Law Group in the Graduate School of Business Law. The Business Law Group teaches Commercial Law, Company Law and the Law of Investments and Financial Markets to undergraduate students and Legal Aspects of Company Finance, Business and Corporations Law and Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law to postgraduate students across the College of Business. The Group also teaches many of these courses at RMIT in Vietnam and at the Singapore Institute of Management.
Andrew is also the coordinator for Commercial Law. He has also taught in a number of other courses, including Taxation Law, Company Law, Law of Investments and Financial Markets, Legal Aspects of Company Finance and Contract Law.
- PhD (Melb), 2013
- BA(Hons), LLB, LLM, GradDipEd (Melb)
- Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Vaitiekunas, A. (2014). The court of arbitration for sport: Law-making and the question of independence, Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Switzerland
3 PhD Current Supervisions