Dr Philippa Ryan

Dr Pip Ryan is a barrister and lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. Her area of expertise is commercial equity and the legal implications for blockchain-based smart contracts. Her PhD formulated a new classification for the liability of third parties to a breach of trust. Pip designed and coordinates two of UTS Law’s new Legal Futures subjects: Disruptive Technologies and the Law; and Law Technology, Policy and Ethics. She is on the editorial board of the Standford CodeX Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy. She is Chair of the Standards Australia Blockchain Technical Committee’s Smart Contracts Working Group. She has co-authored a forthcoming book: Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World and is she is now busy working on her next title: Trust and Distrust in Distributed and Digital Economies.


About the Association

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is a research and educational institute associated with Monash University. It is funded by the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and also from subscription income from its membership.

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

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