Legal Theory

Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Administrative Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Administrative Law, Law and Social Justice, Law, Governance and Development, Regulatory Law and Policy
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Administrative Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Human Rights Law and Policy, International Law, Legal Theory
Lecturer
Research interests:
Law and Social Justice, Legal Theory, Private Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Administrative Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Legal Theory
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Environmental Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law and Gender, Regulatory Law and Policy, Human Rights Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Law and Social Justice
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Senior Lecturer
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Law, Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Law and Gender, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Legal History
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Professor
Research interests:
Law and Social Justice
Professor
Research interests:
Administrative Law, Legal Theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Human Rights Law and Policy, International Law, Law and Gender, Legal Theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Law and Religion, Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Human Rights Law and Policy, International Law, Law and Gender, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Manager - LRSJ
Research interests:
International Law, Law and Social Justice, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Casual Sessional Academic
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice, Legal History
Associate Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Law and Gender, Legal Theory
Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Lecturer
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy, Legal Theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Human Rights Law and Policy, International Law, Law and Religion, Law and Social Justice, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples

Latest news

31
Oct
2022
‘Secondary Rules’ podcast
Two legal scholars at the ANU College of Law put legal theory and public law under the microphone on a regular basis on their weekly podcast, ‘Secondary Rules’.
19
Oct
2021
Lady Justice statue
The Australian National University (ANU) Ashurst Novice Moot Competition concluded last week, and attracted a record-breaking 30 ANU teams.
30
Jun
2021
University of Canterbury, Dr Jelena Gligorijevic
ANU College of Law lecturer Dr Jelena Gligorijević FHEA has been named the inaugural Gerard McCoy Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
19
May
2020
Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee is a PhD candidate at ANU College of Law.
12
May
2020
Likim Ng
Likim Ng is a PhD candidate at ANU College of Law.

In the Media

11
May
2020

(Un)lawful Lockdown And Government Accountability

Jelena Gligorijevic writes in Scoop

11
Mar
2020

Will the modern university make it to its 1000th birthday?

Desmond Manderson writes in The Canberra Times

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13
Nov
2019

In politics and law, does art matter?

Desmond Manderson interviewed by ABC Radio National - Big Ideas

Research theme:
23
Oct
2019

Porter is swimming against the tide on legal cannabis

Desmond Manderson writes in The Canberra Times

Research theme:
22
Oct
2019

Cannabis laws bound for the courtroom to work out whether ACT or Commonwealth is right

Desmond Manderson quoted in ABC News

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25
Sep
2018

Taking Bigotry off the Books in India

Wayne Morgan interviewed by Policy Forum Pod

Upcoming events

25
Feb
2023

ANU-NJCA Joint Conference: Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference
9.00AM to 1.35PM

This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and The Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policymakers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system.

Past events

06
Oct
2016

Doing the research I do has left scars: Challenges of researching in the transitional justice field

Olivera Simic
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Olivera Simić, Griffith University

Transitional justice research involves critical examination of difficult topics that can raise ethical and methodological issues for participants and for researchers.

02
Dec
2016

New ways forward

Professor Michael Coper
12.00AM

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.

26
Sep
2017

Against epistocracy: Reconsidering the demographic objection

Udit Bhatia
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • Udit Bhatia, University of Oxford

Why should we prefer democracy to an epistocracy of competent persons? In his response to this question, David Estlund appeals to the ‘demographic objection’.

15
Aug
2018

Reading group - Contemporary critical theory: What is it? What's it for?

Reading group
5.00PM to 6.30PM

This reading group, convened by author and philosopher of aesthetics Robyn Ferrell, now an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, will excavate the history of critical theory from Benjamin and Adorno, with a focus on theoretical work by leading figures in recent years and on contemporary issues of the most urgent importance.  

17
Sep
2019

Performing sovereignty and the refugee body

Performing sovereignty and the refugee body
1.00PM to 3.00PM
  • Likim Ng

HDR student Likim Ng presents her thesis paper.

23
Sep
2020

Why the law is what it ought to be

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6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Trevor Allan LLD, FBA

In this seminar, Professor Trevor Allan LLD, FBA of the University of Cambridge will present his thesis that the law is constituted by the requirements of justice for the political community in which it operates, so that a public conception of justice is substituted for conflicting private ones.

27
Apr
2021

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Hohfeldian analytics of rights of action

ANU Law & Philosophy Forum: Hohfeldian analytics of rights of action
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Kit Barker, University of Queensland

Join Professor Kit Barker in the ANU Law & Philosophy Forum, a series focused on issues spanning law and philosophy. Professor Kramer will be sharing his work-in-progress, in which he applies Hohfeldian analytics to ‘rights of action’ in public and private law.

17
Mar
2021

Inventing Necessity: How Modern Jurisprudence Transformed the New 'Third World' States

Coel Kirkby seminar
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Coel Kirkby

Join our next ANU College of Law 'virtual visitor' Dr Coel Kirkby (University of Sydney) as he discusses his latest research.

27
Jul
2021

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: The concept of harm

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: The concept of harm
5.00PM to 6.00PM
  • Tony Zhou, Corpus Christi College, the University of Cambridge

Join Tony Zhou as he discusses the concept of harm, the extent to which risks can count as harms, and implications for legal duties in this session of the ANU Law and Philosophy Forum.

23
Sep
2021

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Legality as public reason

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Legality as public reason
5.00PM to 6.00PM
  • Dr Michael Foran, University of Strathclyde, UK

Join Dr Michael Foran as he talks about the principle of legality, and its capacity to constitute what we might call ‘public reason’ in this ANU Law and Philosophy Forum session.

12
Oct
2021

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Fair labelling in criminal law

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Fair labelling in criminal law
5.00PM to 6.00PM
  • Khomotso Moshikaro, Trinity College, the University of Cambridge and the University of Cape Town

Khomotso Moshikaro will talk to the ANU Law and Philosophy Forum about the ethics of fair labelling in criminal law, and how this relates to our understanding of criminal wrongdoing.

26
May
2021

What is wrong with slavery?

What is wrong with slavery?
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Associate Professor Joshua Neoh

Join Associate Professor Joshua Neoh as he explores what is wrong with slavery and its implications in this session of the ANU College of Law research seminar series.

08
Feb
2022

ANU Law and Philosophy Forum: Reflections on Death

Reflections on Death
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Associate Professor Joshua Neoh

The ANU Law and Philosophy Forum is delighted to announce its seventh meeting in 2021: a reading and discussion led by Dr Joshua Neoh, who will be reflecting on the topic of death.
 

03
Mar
2021

ANU Law & Philosophy Forum: Freedom of Expression as Self-Restraint

ANU Law & Philosophy Forum: Freedom of Expression as Self-Restraint
7.30PM to 8.30PM
  • Professor Matthew Kramer, Cambridge University

Join Professor Matthew Kramer from Cambridge University for the second instalment of the ANU Law & Philosophy Forum.

07
Sep
2022

Colonial Legal Imaginaries | Southern Literary Futures

Image credit: Unknown artist, cover art for WEB Du Bois, Dark Princess (1928)
6.00PM to 8.00PM
  • Debolina Dutta
  • Christopher Gevers
  • Luis Gómez Romero
  • Honni van Rijswijk

You are invited to join us for a discussion with four leading thinkers on colonial legal imaginaries and southern literary futures, whose work encompasses the histories and traditions of four continents.

09
Nov
2022

The patterns and purposes of anti-abortion legal experimentalism

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Fiona de Londras

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Professor Fiona de Londras (Birmingham Law School).

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