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Early Career Research Fellow; Affiliated Lecturer; Access Officer

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Matilda Gillis is the current Hong Kong Link Early Career Research Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Corpus Christi College. Matilda grew up in Sydney and then moved to Canberra to study for a BA and an LLB (Hons) at The Australian National University (ANU). She subsequently practised as a solicitor in constitutional law at the Australian Government Solicitor, before undertaking an LLM in International Law at Trinity College Cambridge. Her LLM was fully funded by a Henry Arthur Hollond Studentship and she also received an honorary Lionel Murphy Endowment Postgraduate Scholarship. Matilda won various prizes in the LLM, including the Clive Parry Prize for International Law (for the highest ranked student in the international law designation of the LLM). Matilda then moved to Peterhouse, Cambridge to complete her PhD in Law, which was funded by a Peterhouse Graduate Research Studentship. Her PhD examined the interactions between domestic parliaments and international courts in the area of immigration law.

Matilda has published in the areas of trade law, international law, human rights law, constitutional law and commercial law. She has also taught at the LSE and ANU, and has previously supervised human rights law, international law and company law at Peterhouse, St John's, St Edmund's, Homerton, Robinson, Emmanuel and Fitzwilliam colleges. Matilda currently supervises criminal law for Corpus students, and is a lecturer at the Faculty for the LLM paper 'Use of Force, Law of Armed Conflict and Peacekeeping'.




"A Defence of the Human Rights Act 1998: The UK, The European Court of Human Rights and Immigration" (2024) Public Law (forthcoming)

(2024) Public Law (forthcoming)
Published: Jul 2024

"The ‘Level Playing Field’ Metaphor: Revealing a Competitive Move in EU Free Trade Agreements" (2023) 57 Journal of World Trade 125

(2023) 57 Journal of World Trade 125
Published: Oct 2022

"Can we talk? The application of the public law democratic dialogue model to the interactions between domestic legislatures and the European Courts" (2022) 23 German Law Journal 56

"Let’s Play? An examination of the ‘level playing field’ in EU Free Trade Agreements" (2021) 55(5) Journal of World Trade 715

(2021) 55(5) Journal of World Trade 715
Published: Dec 2020

"Ventilators, Missiles, Doctors, Troops…The Justification of Legislative Responses to COVID-19 through Military Metaphors" (2020) 14 Law and Humanities 135

(2020) 14 Law and Humanities 135
Published: Aug 2020

"A Doctrinal and Feminist Analysis of the Constitutionality of the Australian Citizenship Revocation Laws" (2020) 41(2) Adelaide Law Review 449

(2020) 41(2) Adelaide Law Review 449
Published: Aug 2020

"A symbolic legislative gesture? An argument for active enforcement of the insider trading prohibition in Myanmar" (2020) 14(1) Law and Financial Markets Review 59

(2020) 14(1) Law and Financial Markets Review 59
Published: Feb 2020

"Shell Companies and Exposing Beneficial Ownership: Testing the Boundaries of the International Commitment to Fight Corruption" (2019) 20(2) Melbourne Journal of International Law 378

(2019) 20(2) Melbourne Journal of International Law 378
Published: Mar 2019