Mark Giancaspro

Dr Mark Giancaspro

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Mark Giancaspro is a Senior 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 and consumer 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 has provided training to international commercial law firm LK Law’s Accessible Justice Project on commercial and consumer law. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section, Digital Commerce Committee), the Australian Commercial Law Association, the International Association of Consumer Law, and the Adelaide Law School’s Research Units on the Regulation of Commerce, Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation (ROCCIT) and Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing 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

Company and Business Law

Sports Law

Previous teaching areas

Tort Law

Introduction to Law

Introduction to Business Law

Introduction to Australian Law

Moot Court (Advocacy)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Property Law Aspects of Digital Assets Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Federico M Pucci
    2020 Co-Supervisor Making contractual remedies more accessible in the construction industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Ansar Rana
  • 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 - 2022 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: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130879
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83134344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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