The Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC
Justin Gleeson SC (Banco Chambers)
Justin has had over 30 years legal experience, as solicitor (1985 - 1988), counsel (1989 onwards), and Senior Counsel (2000 onwards). He was the founding head of Banco Chambers, Sydney (2005 - 2012). Most recently, he was the tenth Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (2012 - 2016).
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a prolific legal author.
From 2017 Justin has returned to practice at the private bar, specialising in international law, international arbitration, constitutional law, appellate law and select commercial cases. He is available to appear as counsel, act as advisor, or sit as arbitrator or expert determiner, in both domestic and international matters.
Professor James Stellios (ANU & 6 St James Hall)
Professor Adrienne Stone (Melbourne Law School)
She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory with particular attention to freedom of expression. Her Laureate Fellowship on the theme 'Balancing Diversity and Social Cohesion in Democratic Constitutions' investigates how Constitutions, in their design and in their application, can unify while nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society.
Her recent publications include Small Brown Bird: Values, Aspirations and the Australian Constitution (with Elisa Arcioni) in the International Journal of Constitutional Law and Constitutional Orthodoxy: The Deepening Divide in the Melbourne University Law Review. With Cheryl Saunders AO she is editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Australian Constitution.
She is First Vice President of the International Association of Constitutional Law; Vice President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Through the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies she is extensively engaged with government and non-governmental organisations. In 2015, she was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry on Traditional Rights and Freedoms.
She has taught at law schools in Australia, the United States and Canada and delivered papers and lectures by invitation at numerous universities in Australia, North America, Europe and China. In 2011, she was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
- International Association of Constitutional Law - First Vice President, Member, Executive Committee
- Australian Association of Constitutional law - Council Member, Vice-President
- Australian Academy of Law, Fellow
Professor Fiona Wheeler (ANU)
Associate Professor Leighton McDonald (ANU)
Dr Brendan Lim (Eleven Wentworth)
Brendan has a diverse practice in public law (administrative, constitutional and regulatory, including taxation, competition, electoral and securities) and commercial law (including contracts, equity, corporations and trade practices).
He has appeared in several recent High Court matters in constitutional and administrative law, as well as in evidence, electoral, migration, and other areas. He has appeared both led and unled in the principal NSW and Federal courts, and various administrative and regulatory bodies. Brendan is also available for international law matters and has appeared before the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization.
Before coming to the bar, Brendan was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth (Stephen Gageler SC). In that role, he worked across a wide range of statutory regimes in both advisory and litigious matters. He also worked as Associate to Justice Gageler of the High Court, and previously to Justice Besanko of the Federal Court.
Brendan has degrees in law, music and mathematics and University Medals for both law and music. He obtained postgraduate qualifications from Yale Law School, where he studied as a John Monash Scholar and won the John Addison Porter Prize for his dissertation. He has published widely on constitutional law, statutory interpretation and the law of jurisdiction.
Associate Professor Kristen Rundle (Melbourne Law School)
Kristen Rundle joined Melbourne Law School in 2015 and teaches in the areas of administrative law and legal theory. She has held appointments at the University of New South Wales, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Sydney, as well as adjunct, visiting and honorary appointments at the University of Toronto, Erasmus University, the University of Ottawa, and the Whitlam Institute, University of Western Sydney.
Kristen's research is located at the interface of legal theory and public law in its effort to trace the conditions of form and agency necessary for law to act as a limitation on power. Led by her work on the intellectual legacy of the mid-twentieth century legal philosopher, Lon Fuller, this question has informed her past research into the connections between law and the Holocaust, and the legal and institutional attributes of British child migration to Australia. It is also central to her current research into questions of legal theory and practice arising from the neoliberal redesign of the administrative state, especially with respect to contracted-out public functions.
Kristen has authored articles in Law and Philosophy, The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Jurisprudence, the University of Toronto Law Journal, and the Modern Law Review. Her book, Forms Liberate: Reclaiming the Jurisprudence of Lon L Fuller (Hart Publishing, 2012) was awarded second prize, UK Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, 2012. She was awarded a SJD from the University of Toronto, where she also held the Doctoral Fellowship in Ethics at the Centre for Ethics. She undertook a LLM (honours) in public law and legal theory at McGill University as Australia's 2001 Lionel Murphy Postgraduate (Overseas) Scholar, and also holds a BA/LLB (first class honours) from the University of Sydney. Prior to becoming an academic, Kristen worked as an associate at the Federal Court of Australia, and as a Legislative Policy Adviser at the New South Wales Attorney-General's Department.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Whitlam Fellow, The Whitlam Institute, University of Western Sydney (2015 - 2018)
- Trustee, Lionel Murphy Foundation (2017 - )
- Advisory Board, Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (2015 - )
- Secretary, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (2014 - )
- Editorial board member, Jurisprudence (2013 - )