Anna Saunders

  • Ms Anna Saunders

    MPhil candidate

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Anna Saunders is an MPhil candidate with the Laureate Program in International Law researching international law and constitution-making. Her work draws on history, theory and political economy to describe how international lawyers understand the contemporary work of constitution-making, as a technique of international peace and security. She is also co-editor of a volume on revolution and international law with Anne Orford, Kathryn Greenman and Ntina Tzouvala, to be published with Cambridge University Press. She has been a Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School, teaching in the subject Public Trials, and from 2017 to 2019 was a Senior Program Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law.

Anna holds a JD (first class) from Melbourne Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide, with honours in Politics. She is a former Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law and has tutored in public law and legal theory at the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College. Prior to commencing her MPhil, she was a research assistant at Melbourne Law School in the fields of international law, constitutional law, and legal theory, and has worked in the field of native title in the state of Victoria. From late 2019, she will take up the position of Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Kenny at the Federal Court of Australia.

Thesis Title

Enemy States and the United Nations: A Legal and Political History


  • International Law
  • Public Law
  • Legal History
  • Legal Theory