Will Bateman

Senior Lecturer
PhD (University of Cambridge, approved pending conferral), LLM (Hons) (University of Cambridge), BA/LLB (Hons) (Australian National University)
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Biography

Will Bateman is a senior lecturer at the ANU College of Law.

He previously worked as associate to the hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC of the High Court of Australia, the hon Justice Steven Rares of the Federal Court of Australia and as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills (in litigation and banking).

He holds a BA/LLB(hons) from the ANU and a LLM(hons) from the University of Cambridge. His public law scholarship has been published by Oxford University Press, the Sydney Law Review, the Federal Law Review, the Melbourne University Law Review and the Public Law Review.

Appointments

Will is a member of the Centre of International and Public Law and an Editor of the Federal Law Review.

He is also a legal practitioner, admitted to practice in NSW and Federal Courts.

Significant research publications

'Comparative Constitutional Law' in Stone and Saunders (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (2018, Oxford University Press) (with S Gageler)

'The Normative Structure of Australian Administrative Law' (2017) 45 Federal Law Review 153 (with L McDonald)

'Federal Jurisdiction in State Courts: an Elaboration and Critique’ (2012) 23 Public Law Review 220  

'Legislating against Constitutional Invalidity: Constitutional Deeming Legislation' (2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 478  

'Chapter III of the Constitution, Federal Jurisdiction and Dialogue Charters of Human Rights' (2012) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 1 (with J Stellios)  

'The Constitution and the Substantive Grounds of Judicial Review: the Full Scope of the Entrenched Minimum Provision of Judicial Review' (2011) 39 Federal Law Review 432  

'Procedural Due Process Under The Australian Constitution' (2009) 31 Sydney Law Review 411

Recent news

29
Nov
2018
Image shows from left James Stellios, Will Bateman and Leighton McDonald
Dr Will Bateman, Professor James Stellios and Associate Professor Leighton McDonald
26
Oct
2018
Emeritus Professor Robin Creyke AO (left) and Emeritus Professor John McMillan AO
Honoring Emeritus Professors Robin Creyke AO and John McMillan AO

Past events

21
Aug
2018
Julia Powles and Will Bateman
5.30PM to 6.30PM In conversation
  • Dr Julia Powles, New York University School of Law
  • Mr Will Bateman, ANU College of Law

Artificial intelligence and automation have been spruiked as critical parts of public sector reform.

08
Aug
2018
Alumni speakers
6.00PM to 7.00PM Alumni Career Panel
  • Will Bateman, ANU Law School
  • Pauline Bomball, ANU Law School
  • Radhika Chaudhri, ANU Law School
  • Jennifer Darmody, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Stephen Priest, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Becoming an Associate to a Judge is very competitive and highly coveted. Hear five ANU Law alumni share their experiences of working as Associates at the High Court, Federal Court and the Supreme Courts of the ACT and NSW.

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

Research biography

Will researches and writes on legal dimensions of technology, public finance and public administration. 

Research projects & collaborations

Will is working on a broad-range of interdisciplinary projects with international and domestic scholars.

On law and technology, he is working with social scientists on empirical projects analysing legal actors' responses to technological change. He is also working with a variety of agencies on the legal implications of automation and AI in the public sector.

On law and public finance, he is working with economists and political theorists on the legal regulation of central banking, sovereign borrowing and public expenditure.

Book chapters

'Comparative Constitutional Law' in Stone and Saunders (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (2018, Oxford University Press) (with S Gageler).

Refereed journal articles

'The Normative Structure of Australian Administrative Law' (2017) 45 Federal Law Review 153 (with L McDonald).

'Federal Jurisdiction in State Courts: an Elaboration and Critique’ (2012) 23 Public Law Review 220.

'Legislating against Constitutional Invalidity: Constitutional Deeming Legislation' (2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 478.  

'Chapter III of the Constitution, Federal Jurisdiction and Dialogue Charters of Human Rights' (2012) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 1 (with J Stellios).  

'The Constitution and the Substantive Grounds of Judicial Review: the Full Scope of the Entrenched Minimum Provision of Judicial Review' (2011) 39 Federal Law Review 432.  

'Procedural Due Process Under The Australian Constitution' (2009) 31 Sydney Law Review 411.

Conference papers & presentations

‘Automatic Public Law’, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, November 2018.

‘Public Sector Automation’, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, August 2018.

'Legal Regulation of Central Banking' commenting on Lastra, 'Populism and Central Bank Independence', Centre for Arts, Social Science and the Humanities, University of Cambridge, March 2018.

‘Automatic Law’, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, March 2017.

‘Research Agendas in Public Law’, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge, February 2017

'Grounds of Review, Statutory Interpretation and Proportionality: Diversity and Unity in the English and Australian Law of Judicial Review', Cambridge Public Law Conference, University of Cambridge, September 2016.

'Parliamentary Control of Public Expenditure', Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Australian National University, August 2016.

‘Parliamentary Control of Public Money: The Curious Case of Sovereign Borrowing', Democracy and Debt Workshop, University of Cambridge, 2015.

‘Australia’s Constitutional and Regulatory Environment’, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney, 2013.

‘International Arbitration and Constitutional Law’, Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 2012.

‘Constitutional Law and Government Contracting’, Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 2012.

PhD supervision

Will is keen to supervise in his areas of research interest.

SJD supervision

Will is keen to supervise in his areas of research interest.

Honours thesis supervision

Will is keen to supervise in his areas of research interest.

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