Mark Giancaspro

Dr Mark Giancaspro


Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Mark Giancaspro is a Lecturer and practising commercial lawyer at the University of Adelaide Law School. He holds an honours degree in Laws and Legal Practice from Flinders University and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. His legal employment background and research interests are primarily commercial, with issues in contract law and its applications being his principal theme. Mark teaches in contract law, commercial law, operational commercial law and sports law, and has published widely on matters including issues with the formation and renegotiation of contracts, the doctrine of consideration, and smart contracts. He currently practices through the Law School’s Legal Advice Service in the Adelaide Magistrates Court and is a member of the Commercial Law Association of Australia as well as the Adelaide University Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics’ (RUMLAE) commercial law division.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2014 Access to Information Legal Officer WorkCover SA
    2013 - 2013 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons.)
    University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Contract Attorneys Course Judge Advocate General's School (US Army) United States
  • Research Interests

Year Institution Project Title/Description Amount
2016 University of Adelaide Learning Law: Improving the Learning Experience for Chinese Students $4,932
2015 Law Foundation SA Cyberbullying: Associated Harm and Awareness of Applicable Laws and University Policies $3,176
2015 University of Adelaide Lex Salus – Improving the Adelaide Law Student Experience: A Focussed Approach for a Unique Discipline $2,400



Active teaching areas

Commercial Transactions

Contract Law

Commercial Law I

Sports Law (UG and PG)

Previous teaching areas

Tort Law

Introduction to Law

Introduction to Business Law

Introduction to Australian Law

Moot Court (Advocacy)

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2019 - ongoing Director Executive Board Sport SA Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Representative Outreach Coordinator Adelaide Law School Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Faculty Work Health and Safety Committee The University of Adelaide, School of Law Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Lex Salus (Health and Wellbeing) Committee Adelaide Law School Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member International Association of Consumer Law Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Commercial Law Association of Australia Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Research Unit for Military Law and Intelligence (RUMLAE) Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Editor Alternative Law Journal University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130879
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 4344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 3
  • Room: 3 04
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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