Researcher

Professor Andrew Lynch

My Expertise

Constitutional law, High Court, judicial appointments and diversity, judicial dissent

Fields of Research (FoR)

Constitutional law, Public law, Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems)

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Biography

Professor Andrew Lynch is Dean at UNSW Law & Justice. He has previously served as Head of School and Deputy Dean of the Law School. He teaches and researches in the field of Australian constitutional law. His research concentrates on the topics of federalism, judicial dissent, judicial appointments and education, and legal responses to terrorism.

Andrew is an author of Blackshield & Williams’ Australian Constitutional Law and Theory (6th ed,...view more

Professor Andrew Lynch is Dean at UNSW Law & Justice. He has previously served as Head of School and Deputy Dean of the Law School. He teaches and researches in the field of Australian constitutional law. His research concentrates on the topics of federalism, judicial dissent, judicial appointments and education, and legal responses to terrorism.

Andrew is an author of Blackshield & Williams’ Australian Constitutional Law and Theory (6th ed, 2014; 7th ed, 2018), Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis - The Tim Carmody Affair (2016), Inside Australia’s Anti-terrorism Laws and Trials (2014), What Price Security? Taking Stock of Australia’s Anti-Terror Laws (2006), and Equity and Trusts (2001 and 2005). He is a co-editor of the books Law and Liberty in the War on Terror (2007), Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11 (2010), Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government (2012) and the editor of Great Australian Dissents (2016).

Between 2008-2013, Andrew was the Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW and he continues to work on research housed within the Centre’s Judiciary Project. He is a member of the Council of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


My Grants

ARC DP120101056: ‘New Models of Co-operative Federalism in Australia – Constitutional Principles and Practice’ – A Lynch & G Williams - $215,000 awarded;

ARC DP0986083: ‘Federalism for the 21st Century – A Framework for Achieving Reform and Change’ – A Lynch, G Craven, N Warren & G Williams - $270,000 awarded;

ARC LIEF - LE0989700: ‘The Australian Policy Online Full-Text Research Repository and Thematic Gateways’ – J Thomas, D Meredyth, D Whitehead, R Tiffen, J Spoehr, I Katz & A Lynch - $175,000 awarded

ARC DP0556465: 'Terrorism and Public Law after September 11’ - G Williams & A Lynch - $410,000 awarded


My Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM (QUT), PhD (UNSW)


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Constitutional law, federalism, judicial appointments and regulation


My Engagement

 

  • ‘Susan Kiefel’s first year shows a welcome degree of consensus’, The Australian (23 February 2018);

My Teaching

  • Principles of Public Law
  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Constitutional Law
  • Introducing Law & Justice
  • Legal Concepts, Research & Writing
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Location

Room: 245
The Law Building
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Contact

+61 2 9385 9654