Anthony is a PhD Student currently researching religious freedom and the law in Singapore and Japan. He has a broader research interest in comparative law in the legal systems of Australia, Singapore, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea. In these systems he is particularly interested in the relationship between law and culture, discourses between individual legal rights and social harmony/national security, and the impacts of constitutional change on public and administrative law. 

Scholarship: Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

HDR Project Title: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Protections for Religious Freedom in Japan and Singapore 

Supervisors: Associate Professor Ann BlackAssociate Professor David Chapman 


  • Anthony Shaw, ‘The Chrysanthemum Throne: The Status of the Emperor and Gender Discrimination in Japanese Law’ (MPhil Thesis, The University of Queensland, School of Law, 2022). Supervised by Associate Professor Ann Black and Associate Professor David Chapman. 


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts – The University of Queensland 

  • Master of Laws (Dean’s Honour Roll) – The University of Queensland 

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology 

  • Master of Philosophy (School of Law) – The University of Queensland

  • Admitted as a Lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland in September 2020