Professor Dennis Pearce AO FAAL

Emeritus Professor
LLB (Adel.); LLM PhD (ANU); Barrister & Solicitor SAust. & ACT; Solicitor NSW
+61 2 6125 3398
Room 273

home icon ANU College of Law, Bld 6, Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2601

mail icon ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2601

 

Research Theme

Biography

Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce is Australia’s leading authority on statutory interpretation and the co-author (with R S Geddes) of Statutory Interpretation Australia, one of the most cited texts on Australian law. He is also the author (with Stephen Argument) of Delegated Legislation in Australia. He has just completed a 4th edition of his book Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Dennis has written many articles and book chapters on administrative law, Parliament and copyright. Dennis provides legal advice to government on a regular basis through the law firm HWL Ebsworth to which he is a consultant. He has also conducted many reviews on behalf of the Commonwealth and ACT governments. The most recent of these which are publicly available are Review into Sexual Abuse in the Defence Force 2012 (with Gary Rumble and Melanie McKean) and Review of Workplace Conduct in CSIRO 2013-2014 (with Melanie McKean).

Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor, ANU College of Law
  • Consultant HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Awards

Year Title
2018 Best Lawyers': 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Canberra Regulatory Practice

read more »

Significant research publications

  • Statutory Interpretation in Australia (with RS Geddes), LexisNexisButterworths, 8th ed, 2014
  • Delegated Legislation in Australia (with Stephen Argument), LexisNexisButterworths, 4th ed, 2012
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal,LexisNexisButterworths, 4th ed, 2015

Recent news

11
Apr
2017
Corporate scene

Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO FAAL and several ANU College of Law Alumni have been recognised as the country’s top lawyers in the 10th annual Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year 2018 list.

02
Mar
2016

ANU College of Law Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO has been named as Canberra’s Public Law Lawyer of the Year.

03
Apr
2014

A Conference in Honour of Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce.

Public Law Weekend 2014

15
Aug
2013

The Report of Phase 1 of the Investigation conducted by ANU College of Law Emeritus Professor Pearce, , into 'Workplace conduct in CSIRO' was made public on 14 August 2013.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce is Australia’s leading authority on statutory interpretation and the co-author (with R S Geddes) of Statutory Interpretation Australia, one of the most cited texts on Australian law. He is also the author (with Stephen Argument) of Delegated Legislation in Australia. He has just completed a 4th edition of his book Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Dennis has written many articles and book chapters on administrative law, Parliament and copyright. Dennis provides legal advice to government on a regular basis through the law firm HWL Ebsworth to which he is a consultant. He has also conducted many reviews on behalf of the Commonwealth and ACT governments. The most recent of these which are publicly available are Review into Sexual Abuse in the Defence Force 2012 (with Gary Rumble and Melanie McKean) and Review of Workplace Conduct in CSIRO 2013-2014 (with Melanie McKean).

Currently supervising

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team