Boundaries of Public Law

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Boundaries of Public Law

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Melbourne Law Schol
185 Pelham Street, Carlton


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2017 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture

In many western legal systems, public law stands at the crossroads. Now a well–established field of law and doctrinal inquiry, public law has nevertheless either lost its self-evident "autonomy" in the continental systems (as in France) or never acquired such a privileged status (UK, and possibly Australia), despite its development. Redefining the boundaries of public law now seems more necessary than ever. This may raise questions as to the status of the core concepts in the field, and a willingness to challenge the very nature of the "publicness" of public law.

Professor Denis Baranger is professor of public law at Université Panthéon-Assas since 2001.

The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program

The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program enables overseas scholars of international distinction to make an extended visit to the University and contribute to the University's academic, intellectual and cultural life.

The Fellowships are awarded annually, following an application and selection process that begins with nominations from University of Melbourne Faculties.

The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program arose from a recommendation by the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund Committee - the body responsible for the management of the Russell Grimwade bequest.


  • Professor Denis Baranger
    Professor Denis Baranger, Professor of Public Law