Dr Scott Stephenson is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. After receiving his BA and LLB(Hons) with the University Medal in Law from the Australian National University, he worked at the High Court of Australia for two years, first as the Court’s Legal Research Officer and subsequently as Associate to Justice Virginia Bell AC. He then obtained his LLM and JSD from Yale University. He has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, King’s College London and University of Oxford. He is the Treasurer and a Council Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.
His research focuses on topics of Australian and comparative constitutional law and theory, including federalism, models of rights protection, the separation of powers, and the use of comparative materials. His book on the bills of rights in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, From Dialogue to Disagreement in Comparative Rights Constitutionalism, was awarded the Holt Prize in 2015. He has published in a number of leading Australian, Irish, UK, US and international journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, Dublin University Law Journal, Federal Law Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Melbourne University Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Sydney Law Review.