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Personal profile


Kenny graduated from Murdoch University with a First Class Honours in Law and received the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence (awarded to the top 2% of the university cohort). Kenny also holds a Master of Laws (with High Distinction average) from the Australian National University.

Kenny was previously an editor on the International Trade and Business Law Review. Kenny also served as a Representative on the Murdoch University Academic Council and was elected President of the Murdoch International Students’ Association in 2011-2013.

Kenny conducts research in the area of criminal law at the University of Western Australia and teaches at Murdoch University.



  • Kenny Yang, ‘Trust the People or Business as Usual? An Examination of Lay Participation in the Japanese Criminal Justice System’ (2017) 42(2) University of Western Australia Law Review 69
  • Kenny Yang, ‘Towards Cross Cultural Fluency in Mediation’ (2017) 36 University of Tasmania Law Review 69
  • Kenny Yang and Samuel Seow, ‘Can Mediators Arbitrate?’ (2015) (June) Mediate: Newsletter of the Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Kenny Yang, ‘Public Accountability of Public Prosecutions’ (2013) 20(1) Murdoch University Law Review 28
  • Kenny Yang, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion: A Balancing Act’ (Murdoch Research Repository 2012) (Paper also presented at the Murdoch School of Law Research Day Conference 28 Aug 2012)
  • Kenny Yang, ‘The Australian Statutory Derivative Action: Floodgates to Shareholder Activism? (2013) 16 The International Trade and Business Law Review 419
  • Kenny Yang, ‘The Rise of Legal Positivism in Germany: A Prelude to Nazi Arbitrariness?’ (2012) The Western Australian Jurist 245
  • Kenny Yang, “Book Review: International Commercial Arbitration” (2012) 15 International Trade and Business Law Review 471

External positions

Adjunct Tutor, Murdoch University

Research expertise keywords

  • Criminal Law
  • Sentencing


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