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Dr Colette Langos

Telephone +61 8 8313 9166
Position Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 4344
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 2 21
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD (Law) (UniSA)

Master of Commercial Law - MComLaw (Deakin)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - GDLP (Law Society of South Australia)

Bachelor of Laws  - LLB (Adelaide)

Bachelor of Arts - BA (Adelaide)

Awards & Achievements


      Outstanding Achievement in International Engagement Award for Australian/Indian Anti-bullying Research Collaboration (University of South Australia, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Academic Excellence Awards).


Commonwealth Government Early Career Research Fellowship: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children and Adolescents Collaborative Research Networks, Perth. Fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.


Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Australia.


University of South Australia Top-Up Scholarship.


Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (Commonwealth).


Teaching Interests


I specialise in teaching:
  • Commercial Law - Postgraduate and Undergraduate
  • Operational Commerical Law - Australian Defence Force 
  • Sports law
  • Legal research and writing





Faculty of the Professions Learning Development Grant

'Learning Law: Optimising the Learning Experience for Chinese Students' (with Mark Giancaspro)

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the areas of technology law, operational commercial law in a military context and sports law. I am an active Member of the Commercial Law Division of the University of Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) and a memeber of the RUMLAE Management Board.

I have specific expertise in:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Misuse of technology in cross cultural contexts
  • Operational Commercial Law - military context
  • Commercial Law
  • Restoratve justice
  • Police legitimacy

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Law Foundation of South Australia (external grant)

'Cyberbullying: Associated Harm, Applicable Laws and University Policies' (joint award)


Law Foundation of South Australia (external grant)

'Out of Bounds App Development for iOS and Android: Cyberbullying Addition' (joint award)


University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme (internal grant)

'A Public Health Approach to Dealing with Sexting' (joint award; lead institution: UniSA)


University of South Australia Division Research Performance Fund (internal grant)

'Australia-Inida Anti-Bullying Research Collaboration (AIARC): Facilitating intellectual and scholarly exchange about school bullying through a cross-cultural network' (joint award; lead institution UniSA).


PhD Thesis

Colette Langos, 'Cyberbullying, associated harm and the criminal law', Doctoral Thesis (2013) (University of South Australia):



Mark Giancaspro and Colette Langos, Understanding Contract Law: A Practical Guide (LexisNexis, 2016). ISBN 9780409344141. 


Journal articles

Colette Langos, 'Langos Responds to Spyrou: Changing Group Norms May Foster Positive Responses to Victimisation' (2015) 1 UniSA Student Law Review, 68-73.

Colette Langos and Mark Giancaspro, 'Does Cloud Storage Lend Itself to Cyberbullying?' (2015) 2 (5) IEEE Cloud Computing, 70-74.

Colette Langos and Rick Sarre, ‘Responding to Cyberbullying: The Case for Family Conferencing’ (2015) 20 (1) Deakin Law Review, 299-319.

Colette Langos, 'Cyberbullying: The Shades of Harm' (2015) 22(1) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 106-123

Colette Langos, 'Sexting: Time for Some Changes to the Law?' (2014) 36 (10) The Bulletin 18-20.

Colette Langos, 'Regulating Cyberbullying: A South Australian Perspective' (2014) 16 (1) Flinders Law Journal, 73-109.

Rick Sarre and Colette Langos, 'Policing Young People: Can the Notion of Police Legitimacy Play a Role?' (2013) 13 Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, 1-10.

Colette Langos, 'Which Laws Can Apply to Cyberbullying?' (2013) 35 (10) The Bulletin, 38-40.

Colette Langos, 'Cyberbullying: The Challenge to Define' (2012) 15 (6) Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 285-289.

Colette Langos, 'Internet Trolling Case Sparks Calls for an Online Ombudsman to Handle Social Network User Complaints Relating to Internet Content - What of the Idea?' (2010) 13 (5) Internet Law Bulletin, 82-88.

Colette Langos, 'Proposed Mandatory Filtering for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) - A Brief Insight Into How Filtering the Refused Content List May Affect Australian ISPs' (2010) 13 (7) Internet Law Bulletin, 132-137. 


Book Chapters

    Colette Langos and Mark Giancaspro, ‘Cyberbullying in the Australian University Context: Shades of Harm and Implications for Policy’ in Wanda Cassidy, Chantal Faucher & Margaret Jackson (eds), Cyberbullying at University: A Cross-Jurisdictional, Multi-Disciplinary Perspective (Routledge) (forthcoming).

Colette Langos, Barbara Spears, Carmel Taddeo, Lesley-Anne Ey, Alex Stretton, Damanjit Sandhu and Suresh Sundaram, ‘Cyberbullying, law and cultural context: Pre-service Teacher’s Perspectives’ in Peter K Smith, Suresh Sundaram, Barbara Spears, Catherine Blaya, Mechthild Schafer & Damanjit Sandhu (eds), Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming).

Barbara Spears, Carmel Taddeo, Lesley-Anne Ey, Alex Stretton, Colette Langos, Damanjit Sandhu & Suresh Sundaram, ‘Pre-service teachers’ Understanding of Bullying in Australia and India: Implications for Practice’ in Peter K Smith, Suresh Sundaram, Barbara Spears, Catherine Blaya, Mechthild Schafer and Damanjit Sandhu (eds), Bullying, Cyberbullying and Pupil Well-being in Schools: Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming).

David Plater, Matthew Goode, Colette Langos and Nicholas Crawford, 'Chapter 6 Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person’ in David Caruso, Rhain Buth, Mary Heath, Ian Leader-Elliott, Patrick Leader-Elliott, Ngaire Naffine, David Plater and Kellie Toole, South Australian Criminal Law: Review and Critique (LexisNexis, 2nd ed, 2016).




Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Flinders University, November 25-27, 2015, Adelaide, Australia.

Paper presented: Colette Langos, 'Cyberbullying: A survey of South Australian laws'.


National Centre Against Bullying Conference, August, 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

Paper presented: Colette Langos, 'Defining Cyberbullying in the Australian Legal Context: The Criminal Law'.


Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Griffith University, October 1-3, 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

Paper presented: Colette Langos, 'How Does the Criminal Law Govern Cyberbullying in South Australia-Is There Merit in Enacting a Specific Cyberbullying Offence?’

Special invitation to participate as a delegate for the Bullying, Cyberbullying, Young People and the Law Symposium, July 17-18, 2013, Melbourne, Australia.




Professional Associations

Member of the South Australian Law Society.

Member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Member of Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Member of Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association.

Member of Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology &Law.

Member of the Australian Law Teachers Association.

Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Entry last updated: Friday, 19 May 2017

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