Associate Professor Amelia Simpson

BA Hons (ANU), LLB Hons (ANU), LLM (Columbia), JSD (Columbia), Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Australia
Honorary Associate Professor
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law 180108
  • Comparative Law 180106
  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120
  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence And Legal Interpretation 180122

Research interests

Australian and comparative constitutional law

Australian public law

Discrimination law

Law and development


Amelia Simpson joined the ANU College of Law in 2000. Her teaching and research focus on domestic and comparative constitutional law and her doctoral thesis examined conceptions of discrimination in Australian constitutional jurisprudence. Her publications include pieces on constitutional interpretation and reform, chapters in the Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and the Oxford Handbook of Australian Constitutional Law, and contributions to numerous edited collections. Her research has been cited with approval in the High Court and Federal Court.


Projects and Grants

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