Melissa Castan

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

19972020

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Melissa Castan is an Associate Professor, and Associate Dean (Academic resources - Internal) in the Law Faculty. She has also been a Deputy Director in the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, and Associate Dean (education). Her teaching and research interests are Australian Public Law, Constitutional law, Indigenous Legal Issues and Legal Education.

Melissa's most recent ARC Project is Real-time rights-based recordkeeping governance with Professor Moira Paterson, Associate Professor Joanne Evans and Professor Elisabeth Shepherd. It explores how records co-creation can be conceptualised in child protection and information law and overseen dynamically through a new digitally enabled, child-centred and rights-based advocacy and regulatory framework (2020-2023).

Her most recent books are The Global Lawyer (2019) Associate Professor Kate Galloway, and Professor John Flood, andFederal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2019) with Professor Sarah Joseph.  She is also co-author, with Professor Sarah Joseph, of The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Commentary and Materials (2013), as well as having numerous scholarly articles and chapters.

She is National Convenor of the Alternative Law Journal, and hosts podcasts 'Law Radio' and 'Just Cases'. She tweets as @drmcastan.

Biography

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Australian Public Law

Constitutional Law

Human Rights

International Human Rights Law

legal Identity

Legal History

Legal Education

Monash teaching commitment

Public Law and Statutory Interpretation

Foundations of Law

Constitutional Law

Indigenous Rights and International Law

 

External positions

Board Member, Victorian Law Foundation

1 Oct 2015 → …

National Editorial Convenor, Alternative Law Journal

Research area keywords

  • Human Rights
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Public law
  • Legal history
  • Legal Education
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Legal Identity

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Projects

Research Output

The Global Lawyer

Galloway, K., Castan, M. & Flood, J., 2020, 1st ed. Chatswood NSW Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths. 198 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Towards a taxonomy of legal education research

Galloway, K., Castan, M. & Steel, A., 2020, Imperatives for Legal Education Research: Then, Now and Tomorrow. Golder, B., Nehme, M., Steel, A. & Vines, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 120-140 21 p. (Emerging Legal Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Constitutional Law

Castan, M. & Beck, L., 2019, Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques. Krever, R. (ed.). 10th ed. Sydney NSW Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, p. 200-214 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View

Joseph, S. & Castan, M., 2019, 5th ed. Sydney NSW Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. 644 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Blended Learning in the Law Classroom: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Intervention in the First Year Curriculum

Castan, M. & Hyams, R., 13 Dec 2017, In : Legal Education Review. 27, 1, p. 1-19 19 p., 13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  • 8 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Legal Geography Symposium 2020

Melissa Castan (Invited speaker), & Kate Galloway (Invited speaker)

6 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2018, on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Katie O'Bryan (Contributor), , Melissa Castan (Contributor), & Kate Galloway (Contributor)

2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Access to Retained Data in Civil Proceedings: Submission to Government Consultation

Melissa Castan (Contributor), & Adam Fletcher (Contributor)

30 Jan 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law to Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into the Census 2016

Caroline Henckels (Fellow), & Melissa Castan (Fellow)

2016

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries