Graeme Austin joined the Melbourne Law School in July 2011 after serving for nearly ten years a tenured professor at the University of Arizona, most recently as the J Byron McCormick Professor of Law. He has held academic positions at Auckland University and Victoria University.
He holds an LLM and JSD from Columbia Law School, with first degrees (LLB, LLM, BA(Hons)) from Victoria University of Wellington. A member of the New Zeland Bar, he holds a current practising certificate as a Barrister Sole. Between 1999–2001, he was a senior solicitor at the Auckland office of Chapman Tripp.