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Law and Democracy

Notes on Contributors

Elisa Arcioni is a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Law School. Prior to joining the Law School, Elisa was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Wollongong and an associate to the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby, High Court of Australia. Elisa teaches and researches in Australian public law. The focus of her current research is the concept of ‘the people’ in the Australian Constitution.

Joe Edwards is a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor, practising mainly in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. In 2013–2014, Joe was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth. He has also worked as an associate to a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Joe graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, and from New York University with a Master of Laws.

Anne Macduff is a lecturer at The Australia National University. Her academic interests relate to legal theory, social justice and law reform issues and legal education. She has explored critical race and gender theories and applied them to areas such as citizenship law, family law and migration and refugee law. She has also been active in researching the role of critical and reflective thinking in legal education, as well as continually developing her teaching and legal professional practice.

Niamh Lenagh-Maguire (BA/LLB (Hons, ANU) is an LLM candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Yee-Fui Ng is a Law Lecturer at RMIT University. She researches the interaction between constitutional/administrative law and politics. She has previously researched and taught at The Australian National University and Monash University. Yee-Fui has practised as a solicitor at top tier law firms in Melbourne, London and Canberra. In addition, she has worked as a Policy Adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, a Senior Legal Adviser at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, as well as a Manager at the Victorian Department of Justice.

Graeme Orr is Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. He has written The Law of Politics (Federation Press 2010) and Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems: A Comparative Legal Approach (Ashgate, 2015) and co-edited Realising Democracy (Federation Press, 2003) and Electoral Democracy: Australian Prospects (Melbourne University Press, 2011). Graeme is International Editor of the Election Law Journal and is completing a book with Ron Levy on The Law of Deliberative Democracy (Routledge, 2015).

Glenn Patmore is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Law School and is a member of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne University. His research interests include the law of democracy, constitutional law and republicanism. His book, Choosing the Republic (UNSW Press), was published in 2009, and was long-listed for the John Button prize for the best piece of Australian political writing of the year. He has also published two monographs, five books of collected essays, and numerous articles and book chapters.

Kim Rubenstein is Professor and Director of the Centre for International and Public Law, and a Public Policy Fellow at The Australian National University. A graduate of Melbourne and Harvard Universities, her research covers citizenship and nationality, and gender and the constitution. She is currently working on the second edition of her book, Australian Citizenship Law in Context (2002) and is the co-series editor of the Cambridge University six volume series, Connecting International Law with Public Law.

Stephen Tully is a barrister at Sixth Floor, St James’ Hall Chambers in Sydney. He practises primarily in the area of administrative and government law and has an interest in several areas of public international law, including the practice of international law before national courts and the responsibility of corporations under international law. Most recently, Stephen edited International Corporate Legal Responsibility for Kluwer Law International (2012).


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