Associate Professor Glenn Patmore


Glenn Patmore studied law at Monash University and Queens University, Canada. Before coming to the Melbourne Law School he taught Law at Monash University. He has held visiting positions at several overseas universities, including the Georgetown University Law Center (1998); University of Amsterdam (2002); Queens University (Canada) (2005); University of Ottawa (2007) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014).

Glenn works mainly in the fields of constitutional law, the law of democracy, Australian republicanism and labour law. His book, Choosing the Republic (UNSW Press) was published in 2009. You can read reviews of Glenn's book, "Choosing the Republic". His most recent book (with Kim Rubenstein) is Law and Democracy: Contemporary Questions (ANU press, 2014).

Some of his presentations include:

  1. Glenn Patmore, ‘Public Law, Democratisation and Protest – the Case of Hall’, paper presented at Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law, 4th Annual Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, University of Cambridge (8 – 9 May 2015)
  2. Glenn Patmore, ‘Law, Protest and Democratisation: The Case of Occupy Melbourne’, presented at the 4th Annual International Law, Regulation and Public Policy Conference (8 June 2015)
  3. Glenn Patmore and Paul Gollan, ‘Collaborative Employment Relations Seminar’, paper presented to the Judicial Commission of New South Wales and the Industrial Relations Court of New South Wales (5 August 2015)
  4. Glenn Patmore, ‘Preaching, Protest and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication in the High Court: Can the Implied Freedom Make a Difference to Popular Deliberation?’ paper presented at Constitutional Deliberations: Annual Public Law Weekend 2015, ANU College of Law (1-2 October 2015)


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Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Equal Opportunity Disability Liaison Officers (Law Faculty)
Member, Student and Academic Programs Equal Opportunity Committee

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the Australian Labour Law Association
Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Member of the Australian Republican Movement

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