Associate Professor Glenn Patmore

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Glenn’s research focuses on the legal regulation of democratic participation, with reference to international law, transnational law, constitutional amendment, constitutional freedoms, freedom from discrimination and workplace participation. He is the author of a substantial body of published work, including: two monographs, six books of collected essays, numerous book chapters, and many scholarly articles. You can read reviews of Glenn's books here. His work has been published in numerous journals including the Melbourne University Law Review, Federal Law Review, Public Law Review, Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal and Queen’s Law Journal.  He has also contributed chapters to field-specific handbooks published by Oxford University Press and Edward Elgar. He is the editor of the Research Handbook on Law and Democracy (Edward Elgar, forthcoming). In 2020, he was appointed to the Inaugural Advisory Council of the International Society of Public Law (‘ICON-S’) Australia and New Zealand Chapter.

Glenn’s recent work includes: ‘Employee Voice and Democracy: A Critique of National and Transnational Laws’ in Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon and Richard B Freeman (eds), Handbook of Research on Employee Voice (Edward Elgar, 2nd ed, 2020); and ‘Developing a Right to Democracy in International Law: Protection by the Rule of Law?’ in Brian Christopher Jones (ed), Democracy and Rule of Law in China’s Shadow (Hart Publishing, 2021).

Glenn has presented his research at numerous Australian and overseas universities, including Cambridge University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London, Queen’s University (Canada), and the Paris-Sorbonne University. He has also been invited to give several presentations to the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales.  His presentations span domestic and comparative law as well as interdisciplinary fields.

Glenn has taught Legal Method and Reasoning, Principles of Public Law, Constitutional Law and Torts. His JD elective subject, entitled Democracy, Law and Civil Liberties, examines case law from Australia and the United States. He helped found the MLS Equality Committee and was the inaugural Equal Opportunity Liaison Officer for Disability. Glenn also co-organised the MLS Faculty Research Seminar Series from 2015 to 2017.

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

Research Centres