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Education CV


Doctor of Philosophy in Law, University of Cambridge

Master of Laws (First Class Hons), University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons), Australian National University

Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University and McGill University


Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship/Cambridge Australia Scholarship (PhD), University of Cambridge

Senior Scholar (Hon) (Gonville and Caius College), University of Cambridge

Emlyn Wade Prize for Law (Gonville and Caius College), University of Cambridge

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (LLM), University of Cambridge


Legal practitioner (High Court of Australia, Australian Federal Courts and Supreme Court of New South Wales)


High Court of Australia, Associate to the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC

Herbert Smith Freehills, Solicitor (disputes)

Federal Court of Australia, Associate to the Hon Justice Steven Rares

Fields of research

Public finance, sovereign debt, central banking, tax

Law and technology

Constitutional and administrative law

Law and public administration



Parliamentary Control of Public Money


Professor David Feldman

Representative Publications

Major Publications

'Comparative Constitutional Law' in Stone and Saunders (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (2018, Oxford University Press) (with S Gageler)

'The Normative Structure of Australian Administrative Law' (2017) 45 Federal Law Review 153 (with L McDonald)

'Federal Jurisdiction in State Courts: an Elaboration and Critique’ (2012) 23 Public Law Review 220  

'Legislating against Constitutional Invalidity: Constitutional Deeming Legislation' (2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 478  

'Chapter III of the Constitution, Federal Jurisdiction and Dialogue Charters of Human Rights' (2012) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 1 (with J Stellios)  

'The Constitution and the Substantive Grounds of Judicial Review: the Full Scope of the Entrenched Minimum Provision of Judicial Review' (2011) 39 Federal Law Review 432  

'Procedural Due Process Under The Australian Constitution' (2009) 31 Sydney Law Review 411

Conferences and public addresses

'Grounds of Review, Statutory Interpretation and Proportionality: Diversity and Unity in the English and Australian Law of Judicial Review', Cambridge Public Law Conference, University of Cambridge, 2016

'Parliamentary Control of Public Expenditure', Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Australian National University, 2016 (keynote speaker)

‘Parliamentary Control of Public Money: The Curious Case of Sovereign Borrowing', Democracy and Debt Workshop, University of Cambridge, 2015

‘Australia’s Constitutional and Regulatory Environment’, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney, 2013 (keynote speaker)

‘International Arbitration and Constitutional Law’, Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 2012

‘Constitutional Law and Government Contracting’, Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 2012

Start Date

Jan 2014

End date

Jan 2018