Professor Adrienne Stone

  • Professor Adrienne Stone

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies

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Adrienne Stone is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School. She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory with particular attention to freedom of expression. She is a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow and her Laureate Program on Comparative Constitutional Law assembles a research team to investigate challenges to liberal democratic constitutionalism.

She has published widely in international and Australian journals including, recently, in the Federal Law Review, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary. She is the author (with Carolyn Evans) of Open Minds: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech (2021). With Cheryl Saunders AO she is editor of the Oxford Handbook on the Australian Constitution (2018) and with Frederick Schauer, she is editor of the Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech (2021).

She is the President of the International Association of Constitutional Law and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Australian Academy of Law.


Melbourne Law Masters

Professional Associations and Activities

International Association of Constitutional Law: President (elected 2018); First Vice President (2014-2018), Member, Executive Committee (2007-)

Australian Association of Constitutional law - Council Member, Vice-President

Australian Academy of Law, Fellow

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow