Associate Professor Farrah Ahmed

  • Associate Professor Farrah Ahmed

Associate Director (India), Asian Law Centre

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Farrah Ahmed joined Melbourne Law School in July 2012. Before this, she was a Lecturer in Law at the Queen's College, University of Oxford. Her research spans public law, legal theory and family law. Her recent work on constitutional statutes, the doctrine of legitimate expectations, the duty to give reasons, social rights adjudication and religious tribunals has been published by the Cambridge Law Journal, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Public Law and Child and Family Law Quarterly. Her book Religious Freedom under the Personal Law System was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Her blog posts can be found on the UK Constitutional Law blog . Preprints of her work can be found on her ssrn page. Farrah is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery grant studying religious dispute resolution processes.

Farrah has taught legal theory, legal methods, constitutional law and administrative law. She has offered electives on human rights, legal responses to multiculturalism and religion, and legal practice in Asia. She serves as Associate Director (India) of the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School. Her educational history includes an LLB from the University of Delhi, and a Bachelor of Civil Law, an MPhil in law and a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford.


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