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Dr Laurie Berg

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney
Co-Executive Director, Migrant Justice Institute Sydney NSW Australia


Dr Laurie is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal researchers on migrant workers’ rights. She has conducted major international and national studies on migrant worker wage theft, exploitation, and access to justice in Australia, and globally. Her book, Migrant Rights at Work: Law’s Precariousness at the Intersection of Immigration and Labour published by Routledge in 2016, was the first on migrant workers’ rights in Australia. Prior to her academic appointment, Laurie held posts at Human Rights First in New York, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington DC, and the Australian Red Cross in Sydney. She is a recipient of the Lisa Gilad prize by the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and has been awarded numerous university and faculty prizes for research excellence and impact.