Dr Dean Knight

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Senior Lecturer School of Law

Courses

Teaching in 2019

  • LAWS 213 Public Law
    as Course Coordinator and Lecturer

Research interests

Public law (constitutional and administrative law, incl judicial review and the Bill of Rights); local government and democracy; GLBT legal issues

Qualifications

BCA, LLB(Hons) Well, LLM Br Col, PhD LSE

Profile

Dean specialises in public law, with scholarly interests across a wide range of topics in constitutional and administrative law. Areas of particular emphasis in his work include judicial review of administrative action, local government and democracy, and constitutional reform. In addition, he maintains an interest in gay and lesbian legal issues, particularly various human rights issues and reforms in this area.

Dean graduated from Victoria with LLB(Hons) and BCA degrees, rejoining the faculty of law as an academic in 2005 after a number of years in practice in with an Australasian law firm (specialising in litigation, public law and local government). He has completed a PhD at London School of Economics and Political Science (“Vigilance and Restraint in the Common Law of Judicial Review: Scope, Grounds, Intensity, Context) and LLM by thesis at the University of British Columbia ("Estoppel (principles?) in public law: the substantive protection of legitimate expectations").

Dean is one of the directors of the NZ Centre for Public Law, a member of Victoria’s “Advancing Better Government” steering group, and an executive committee member of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, as well serving on the editorial committee of the NZ Journal of Public and International Law.

Areas of supervision

Student Consultations

Students can book an appointment via the Microsoft Bookings online portal

Blog

LAWS179: "Elephants and the Law"

Selected publications

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Courses

Teaching in 2019

  • LAWS 213 Public Law
    as Course Coordinator and Lecturer