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Gregor Urbas

Associate Professor of Law 


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), First Class Honours (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class Honours (ANU)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (ANU)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) (ANU)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) (ANU)

Admitted Legal Practitioner, ACT Supreme Court and High Court of Australia


  • UC Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award  for Teaching (2013)
  • ANU Teaching Enhancement Grant (with Molly O'Brien) for production of Evidence in Context DVD (2010)
  • ANU College of Law Internal Grants for research on cybercrime (2010) and intellectual property enforcement (2009)
  • Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Fellowship, National University of Singapore (2008)
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC), Division of International Criminology Book Prize, awarded to Cyber Criminals on Trial (with Russell Smith and Peter Grabosky), Toronto, 2005

Career Bio

Dr Gregor Urbas joined the University of Canberra in early 2013 after a decade teaching at the Australian National University and previous appointments at the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Law Council of Australia and IP Australia. He is internationally recognised for his expertise in cybercrime and intellectually property enforcement and has given invited presentations in numerous countries, including in 2012 as a Visiting Professor at the International Cybercrime Research Institute at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.


  • 7481 Criminal Law and Procedure G
  • 7026 Cybercrime / 7565 Cybercrime G
  • 7030 Evidence Law / 7228 Evidence Law G
  • 8064 Forensic Evidence and the Law


Research Publications - 5 most significant

  • Urbas G (2012) 'Cybercrime, Jurisdiction and Extradition: The Extended Reach of Cross-Border Law Enforcement'  16(1) Journal of Internet Law 7-17
  • Urbas G (2012) 'Copyright, Crime and Computers: New Legislative Frameworks For Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement'  7(1) Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology 11-26
  • Urbas G (2010) 'Protecting Children From Online Predators: The Use of Covert Investigation Techniques by Law Enforcement' 26(2) Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 410-425
  • Urbas G and Choo KKR (2008) 'Resource Materials on Technology-Enabled Crime'28 Technical and Background Papers, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 2008
  • Smith R, Grabosky P and Urbas G (2004), Cyber Criminals on Trial, Cambridge University Press (awarded American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology 2005 Book Prize in Toronto, Canada)

Research Activities

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant 2010 – 2012, Detecting Fraud and Anti-Competitive Behaviour in the Australian Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries (with Thomas Faunce and Lesley Ann Skillen) 

Research Interests


Criminal trials and appeals

Intellectual property enforcement

DNA identification evidence

Victims of crime

Research - External Profile