Mr Jake Blight

Associate Professor in the practice of national security law
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Law Reform 480406
  • Administrative Law 480701
  • Law, Science And Technology 480408
  • Privacy And Data Rights 480706
  • Law, Gender And Sexuality (Incl. Feminist Legal Scholarship) 480407
  • Public Administration 440708
  • Other Engineering 4099

Research interests

  • National security law
  • Ethics, risk and the use of artificial intelligence 
  • Oversight and integrity in the national security context 
  • Cybernetics 



Jake has been working in the field of National Security Law for over 20 years. In that time he has worked in a range of roles including in the Australian Government Solicitor, as a General Counsel and as the Deputy and Acting Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.  He has advised extensively on the interpretation of security and intelligence related legislation and been involved in national security litigation. Jake has been involved in some way in most of the major tranches of national security law reform in the last 20 years and has frequently appeared before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

In 2021 Jake did a Masters in Applied Cybernetics at the ANU and is intending to combine this with his expertise in national security to do further research relating to artificial intelligence, risk and eithics in the national security context. 

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