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The Australian National University

Dr Heather Roberts

PhD (ANU), LLB(Hons)/BA(Asian Studies)(Hons)
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law 180108
  • Property Law (Excl. Intellectual Property Law) 180124
  • Biography 210304
  • Equity And Trusts Law 180112
  • Law And Society 180119

Research interests

Heather Roberts teaches constitutional law, property law and equity and trusts. Her research examines Australian constitutional law and history, with a biographical focus. Her PhD thesis examined the constitutional jurisprudence of Justice Deane. She is currently working on a comparative analysis of the swearing-in speeches of Australian federal judges.



Copies of selected publications can be found at my ANU College of Law webpage:


Researcher's projects

  • comparative analysis of the constitutional jurisprudence of Australian High Court judges
  • comparative analysis of the swearing-in speeches of Australian High Court and Federal Court judges

Past student projects

Celia Winnett 'Just Terms' or Just Money? Section 51 (xxxi), Native Title and Non-Monetary Terms of Acquisition 33(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal



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