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 holds a Chair at Melbourne Law School where she is also a  Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow, a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies. She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory and holds an Australia Laureate Fellowship (2017-2021).

She has published widely in international journals including in the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law;  International Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary,  the Toronto Law Journal and in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. With Cheryl Saunders AO she is editor of the Oxford Handbook on the Australian Constitution and with Frederick Schauer, she is editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech.

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. Through the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies she is extensively engaged with government and non-governmental organisations on constitutional questions including freedom of speech, constitutional recognition of Indigenous Peoples, and bills of rights.

She has held visiting positions in the United States, Canada and France.  She delivered papers and lectures by invitation at many universities in Australia, North America, Europe and Asia.

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


Melbourne Law Masters