The Australian & New Zealand Chapter aims to pursue the mission of the ICON Society by conforming a forum for interdisciplinary debate concerning public law development, serving as a bridge between the local and international academy in relevant fields of public law.

The chapter seeks to work with the Society to promote awareness about its upcoming events globally and promote the work, incorporation and training of early career scholars and students, all within the framework of the society and its diverse academic spaces.

The Australian & New Zealand Chapter aims at offering a space for local legal scholarship to deepened its involvement in public law debates taking place on both a local and global scale, thus encouraging dialogue with scholars from diverse legal traditions, hence why it welcomes young scholars and practitioners from law and other social sciences to take part in what is expected to be a fruitful academic exchange within and outside of the chapter’s boundaries.

Upcoming Chapter Events and Activities

The official launch of the Australia-New Zealand chapter of the International Society of Public Law took place on August 28, 2020 with the event ICON•S AUS-NZ Launch Event: Trans-Tasman Reflections on COVID-19 and Public Law. Speakers included

  • Professor Rosalind Dixon, Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law at UNSW Law, and Co-President of ICON•S
  • Professor the Hon Kevin Bell AM QC, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University
  • Associate Professor Claire Charters, University of Auckland Faculty of Law
  • Associate Professor Dean Knight, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law and Co-Chair of ICON•S AUS-NZ
  • Professor Adrienne Stone, Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School
  • Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous UNSW and a Professor of Law, UNSW Law
  • Professor Janet McLean QC, University of Auckland Faculty of Law
  • Professor Sarah Murray, University of Western Australia Faculty of Law and Co-Chair of ICON•S AUS-NZ

More information can be found here.

On February the society participated in the ANU Law Conference: Public Law and Inequality that hosted over 30 speakers.

Information can be found here.

Call(s) For Papers

No ongoing calls for papers.

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