Kieran Pender

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU)
Honorary Lecturer
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law 180108
  • Labour Law 180118
  • Media And Communication Law 480411

Research interests

Kieran is a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre and an honorary lecturer at the ANU College of Law. He is also an award-winning journalist, contributing to The Guardian, The Saturday Paper and The New York Times. Kieran is a graduate of the ANU, where he was awarded the university medal. Kieran frequently writes, speaks, publishes and teaches on public law and employment law issues.

Select academic publications include:

Pender, Kieran, ‘Red Scare on Ice: Antarctica, Australian-Soviet Relations and the International Geophysical Year’ (2017) 14 History Australia 645

Pender, Kieran, ‘The “Price” of Justice?: Costs-Conditional Special Leave in the High Court’ (2018) 42(1) Melbourne University Law Review 149

Pender, Kieran, ‘“Silent Members of Society”? Public Servants and the Freedom of Political Communication in Australia’ (2018) 29 Public Law Review 327

Pender, Kieran, ‘Before the High Court – Comcare v Banerji: Public Servants and Political Communication’ (2019) 41 Sydney Law Review 131

Pender, Kieran, Sofya Cherkasova and Anna Yamaoka-Enkerlin, ‘Compliance and Whistleblowing: How Technology will Replace, Empower and Change Whistleblowers’ in Jelena Madir (ed), FinTech: Law and Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2019)

Pender, Kieran, Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (International Bar Association, 2019)

McIntyre, Joe, Anna Olijnyk and Kieran Pender, ‘Civil Courts and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Australia’ (2020) 45(3) Alternative Law Journal 195

Castles, Madeleine, Tom Hvala and Kieran Pender, ‘Rethinking Richardson: Sexual Harassment Damages in the #MeToo Era’ (2021) 49 Federal Law Review 231

Pender, Kieran, ‘Improving Workplace Culture: Lessons from the Legal Profession’ (2021) 36(2) Australasian Parliamentary Review 36

Pender, Kieran, ‘Regulating Truth and Lies in Political Advertising: Implied Freedom Considerations’ (2022) 44 Sydney Law Review 1

Pender, Kieran, ‘How Does the Implied Freedom of Political Communication Constrain Executive Power?’ (2022) 96 Australian Law Journal 704

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