Research by Garrick Professor of Law James Allan examines important issues of law related to judging, bills of rights and abstract questions of legal philosophy. His work focuses on the jurisprudential issue of whether it is desirable to maintain a separation of the demands of law and of morality, and offers insights on how bills of rights and aspects of international law affect democratic decision-making.

Professor Allan has extensive publishing credits in the areas of legal philosophy, constitutional law and bills of rights scepticism and on the connections between all three.  He is a well-known writer in Australia on the Victorian Charter of Rights and related court decisions, in the United States and Canada for his publications on how to interpret constitutions, and has written a number of publications in the UK in defence of parliamentary sovereignty.

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Professor James Allan

Garrick Professor of Law
TC Beirne School of Law