Macquarie Law School
Staff Research Interests
Academic staff at Macquarie Law School have wide-ranging interests and research areas, which are listed below. In general, their interests reflect the commitment to viewing the operation of the law and legal system in its total social, economic and political context. All staff have published widely and in a broad range of subject areas.
Emeritus Professor Tony Blackshield
Constitutional Law, Tort Law.
Professor Rosalind Croucher (currently on leave as President to the Australian Law Reform Commission)
BA (Hons) LLB (Sydney), PhD (UNSW), AMusA (AMEB), FRSA, FACLM (Hon)
Wills, trusts, equity, legal history, property, management of use of corpses.
Professor M. Rafiqul Islam
BA (Hons) LLB, MA (Rajsh), LLM, PhD (Monash)
Public international law; International trade and WTO law; Foreign direct investment law; International human rights law; Law of international organisations; and International security law.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Kercher
BA LLB (Syd), LLM (UNSW), PhD (Macq)
Legal history, especially Australian colonial and nineteenth century British legal empire.
Professor Natalie Klein
BA (Juris) LLB (Hons) (Adel), LLM JSD (Yale)
Public international law, particularly international dispute resolution; Law of the sea; International humanitarian law; International commercial arbitration, Investment disputes
Emeritus Professor Zada Lipman
BA (Hons) (Wits); LLB (SA); LLM (Qld)
Environmental Law, especially pollution law, planning law, climate change law, biodiversity and environmental impact assessment.
Professor Denise Meyerson
BA (Wits) LLB (Cape Town) (magna cum laude) B Phil (Oxon) D Phil (Oxon)
Human rights; constitutional law and comparative constitutionalism; jurisprudence; theoretical foundations of public law.
Professor Brian Opeskin
B Com (Hons Econ) (UNSW), LLB (UNSW), BCL (Oxon)
Public law, international migration law, courts and judges, public health law, Pacific legal systems, legal governance.
Professor Peter Radan
BA LLB PhD (Syd) DipEd (SCAE)
Self-determination; Secession; Laws of war; Law and religion.
Associate Professor Shawkat Alam
LLB (Hons) (Raj), LLM (Dhaka), PhD (Macq)
International environmental law, public international law, international trade law, WTO and sustainable development, globalisation and sustainable development, developing countries in global environmental politics, trade - poverty and environment nexus, international human rights law, law of international institutions, regional trading blocks and the environment, intellectual property rights and legal education.
Associate Professor Archana Parashar
BSc LLM (Delhi) PhD (ANU)
Feminist legal theory; Discrimination law; Family law.
Associate Professor Iain Stewart
LLB (Hons) (Exeter), PhD (London)
Comparative law; constitutional law; theory of law.
Associate Professor Malcolm Voyce
LLB (Auck), MA, PhD (Lond), PhD (Macq)
Property law and Succession concerning the privatisation of public property, geographical indications, intellectual property rights, social welfare, family farm inheritance; Law and religion.
BA(Asian Studies)/LLB (ANU)
Public international law; international human rights law; constitutional law; administrative law; transparency and accountability in government including government compliance with international obligations; regulation of government-held information under privacy, freedom of information, archives and secrecy laws; government decision-making processes; and government law reform processes.
Dr Carlos Bernal-Pulido
LLB (Hons) (University Externado of Colombia), MA (Philosophy) (Florida), SJD (Salamanca)
Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Torts, Comparative Law, Social Ontology, Philosophy of Action.
Dr Margaret Kelly
BA (Hons) (QU), LLB (ANU), PhD (Macq)
Constitutional law, administrative law; the nature of governance; Australian governance; the people; Common law history and constitutionalism; History and law of the monarchy; Constitutional history; legal history; Jurisprudence: natural law, common law, philosophy of law; Australian politics; The State.
BA (UQ); LLB (1st Class Hons. UQ) BCL (Oxon)
Labour law, labour mobility, anti- discrimination law, dispute resolution, gender equality and human rights.
BA LLB (Macq) MA (UTS)
Ethics; Clinical legal education; regulation and discipline in the Legal Profession; Conveyancing practice and procedure; Online teaching of practical skills.
BEc LLB (Macq) LLM (Monash) Grad Dip in Higher Education (UTS)
Regulation; Competition law; Commercial law; Legal education.
Dr Niloufer Selvadurai
BA LLB (Hons) (Syd), Grad Dip Leg Prac (UTS), PhD (Macq)
Telecommunications law; Technology law; Intellectual property law.
ARCT (Toronto), BSc (Toronto), LLB (McGill)
Health law and bioethics, research ethics and regulation, law and mental health, elder law, children and the law.
BA (Hons) (Tas) LLB (UNSW) LLM (Syd)
Torts generally, with specific interests in negligence, causation, educational malpractice and school law, medical/health law including wrongful life and birth, tobacco litigation, mass torts, privacy; Remedies generally especially damages and personal injury; legal education and generic skills.
Dr Alexander Zahar
B.A. (Hons), LL.B. (UNSW), Ph.D. (UCL), Prof. Cert. Arbitration (U. Adel.)
Climate change law, especially international aspects including verification of state actions and compliance by states; International criminal evidence and procedure; International criminal defence and rights of the accused; International humanitarian law as applied especially to civil war (non-international armed conflict); Genocide law and history.
Dr Roy Baker
LLB (Hons) (Brunel), LLM (British Columbia), LLM (UNSW), PhD (UNSW)
Defamation, media law, journalism and the law, censorship, free speech, European law, international law.
BA LLB (Macq) LLM (UNSW)
Indigenous legal issues, family law, constitutional law, remedies, law and cultural studies.
BA LLB (Qld) LLM (Syd)
Family law; Discrimination law; Legal history; Indigenous people and the law; Criminal law; Criminology.
BA (Hons) LLB (Syd) LLM (Macq)
Law and society; Law of church and state; Contract law and theory; Law of work; Dispute resolution; Legal history.
BEd (Syd), DipTeach (STC), DipLaw (SAB), LLM (Syd)