- Dr Douglas Guilfoyle, Reader in Law, University College London
- Professor Brian Opeskin, Macquarie University
- Jennifer Balint, University of Melbourne
- Anna Hood, University of Melbourne
- Professor Adrienne Stone, The University of Melbourne
The tension between law and democracy is most vividly illustrated by constitutional law: courts exercise their powers to over-turn the work of the democratically elected arms of government.
- Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice
Judge Christopher Weeramantry, AM is a former Judge of the International Court of Justice(ICJ) (1991 to 2000) serving as Vice-President of the ICJ from 1997 to 2000. Prior to that service, Justice Weeramantry was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1972 and a Professor at Monash University. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Monash University.
This year's Public Law Weekend theme is Law and Democracy, which seeks to examine the complements and tensions between the two ideals. Law can of course maintain the smooth functioning of democracy, helping people to establish voice and participation in the exercise of authority, through electoral, associational, information and communication protections.
- Dr Nick Seddon, Will Bateman and Assoc Prof Daniel Stewart
In Williams v Commonwealth of Australia  HCA 23 a majority of the High Court invalidated a Commonwealth funding agreement for the provision of chaplaincy services at a Queensland State school. In the process the case overturned widely...
- Michael Curtotti, Acting Deputy University Counsel, The Australian National University