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Prof. James Allan

Garrick Professor in Law, The University of Queensland School of Law
James Allan

James Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. He is a native born Canadian who practised law at a large firm in Toronto and then at the Bar in London before moving to teach law in Hong Kong, New Zealand and then Australia. He has had sabbaticals at the Cornell Law School and the University of San Diego School of Law in the U.S. and at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Dalhousie Law School in Canada (where he was the Bertha Wilson Visiting Professor of Human Rights).

Prof. Allan has published widely in the areas of constitutional law, legal philosophy and bill of rights scepticism. His latest book, aimed at the educated layperson, came out recently. It is titled Democracy in Decline and is available from Connor Court in Australia and from MQUP in the U.S. and Canada. Prof. Allan also writes regularly for weeklies and monthlies, including being a regular contributor to The Australian, The Spectator Australia, and Quadrant. He was elected to the Mont Pelerin Society in 2011.


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Publications and Multimedia
“The Case of the Speluncean Explorers" -- The Classic Law Review Article Revisited - Podcast
Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group Pocast
June 24, 2015
Democracy in Decline? - Podcast
International & National Security Law and Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Groups Podcast
May 27, 2014