James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

The University of Queensland

St Lucia

4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

An Uncommon Court: How the High Court of Australia Has Undermined Australian Federalism

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 30, pp. 245-294, 2008
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Nicholas Aroney and James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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federalism, federal powers, state powers, constitutional interpretation, Australia, High Court of Australia, Herbert, Engineers Case

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Revisiting the Hart-Devlin Debate

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 May 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Hart, Devlin, proper scope of the law, democracy

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Ineffective, Opaque and Undemocratic: The IOUs of - Too Much - International Law, and Why a Bit of Skepticism Is Warranted

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Jun 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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international customary law, international law, undemocratic, ineffective, Bentham, skepticism of international law

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A Public Conversation on Constitutionalism and the Judiciary between Professor James Allan and The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol 33, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
James Allan and Michael D. Kirby
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and Australian Federal Court
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originalism, living constitutionalism, judicial activism, Australian perspectives on the US, restraints on the judiciary

The Citation of Overseas Authority in Rights Litigation in New Zealand: How Much Bark? How Much Bite?

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2008
James Allan, Grant Huscroft and Nessa Lynch
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, Comparative constitutional law, use of foreign law

The Citation of Overseas Authority in Rights Litigation in New Zealand: How Much Bark? How Much Bite?

Allan, J., Huscroft, G., & Lynch, N. (2007). The citation of overseas authority in rights litigation in New Zealand: How much bark? How much bite?. Otago Law Review, 11(3), 433-467.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Nov 2017
James Allan, Grant Huscroft and Nessa Lynch
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Human Rights, Overseas Authority, New Zealand, Statutory Interpretation

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You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: No Bill of Rights for Australia

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 179, December 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 May 2011
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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bill of rights, Australia, human rights, failed attempt to enact one

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Jeremy Waldron and the Philosopher's Stone

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-03
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Waldron, Bills of Rights, Interpretation

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The Curious Concept of the 'Living Tree' (or Non-Locked-In) Constitution

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-23
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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constitutionalism, orginalism, interpretation, democracy, constructionism

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The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities: Exegesis and Criticism

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Democracy, Liberalism and Brexit

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Brexit, Liberalism, Democracy

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Constitutional Rights Coming Home to Roost? Rights Internationalism in American Courts

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Jul 2008
James Allan and Grant Huscroft
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law
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comparative constitutional law, bills of rights, judicial review, rights internationalism, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, UK Human Rights Act

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Not in for a Pound – In for a Penny? Must a Majoritarian Democrat Treat All Constitutional Judicial Review as Equally Egregious?

King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, 2010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2010
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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majoritarian democrat, rights-related judicial review, federalist-related judicial review, Bills of Rights, democracy, implied rights

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Portia, Bassanio or Dick the Butcher? Constraining Judges in the Twenty-First Century

The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Oct 2007
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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bills of rights, originalism, parliamentary sovereignty, reading down provisions, Merchant of Venice

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Reasonable Disagreement and the Diminution of Democray: Joseph's Morally Laden Understanding of 'The Rule of Law'

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 May 2011
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Rule of Law, Democratic Decision-Making, Lon Fuller, Morally Laden, Gallie, Reasonable Disagreement

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Collegiality in the Law School

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Feb 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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collegiality, universities, law schools, academics, hiring, morale

Collegiality in the Law School

University of Queensland Law Journal, 33, 391-396 (2014)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Hate Speech Law and Disagreement

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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hate speech laws, free speech, Jeremy Waldron

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Down Under Exceptionalism

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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law schools, bureaucracy, bizarre incentives, Bills of Rights

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The Three 'R's of Recent Australian Judicial Activism: Roach, Rowe and (No) 'Riginalism'

Melbourne University Law Review Vol 36:743
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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judicial activism, Roach, Rowe, constitutional interpretation, originalism, living tree, living, Constitution

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The View from Down Under: Freedom of the Press in Canada

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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hate speech, defamation bills of rights, Charter of Rights, free speech, freedom of the press

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Against Written Constitutionalism

Otago Law Review, (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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unwritten constitution, bills of rights, powerful judges, strong judicial review, constitutional interpretation

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Fantastic Mr. Fox -- A Review of Brian Simpson's 'Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2013
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Simpson Waldron, The Concept of Law, Roald Dahl Foxes

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The Idea of Human Rights

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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human rights, Bentham, bills of rights, post world war II trends, American constitutionalism

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One of My Favourite Judges: Constitutional Interpretation, Democracy and Antonin Scalia

Br. J. Am. Leg. Studies 6(1) (2017), DOI: 10.1515/bjals-2017-0003
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Scalia, constitutional interpretation, approach to judging, originalism, democracy

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Is You Is or Is You Ain't Hart's Baby? Epstein's Minimum Content of Natural Law

Ratio Juris, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 213-229, June 2007
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 May 2007
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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In Honor of a Simple-Minded Originalist

Constitutional Commentary, 2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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originalism, intentionalism, constitutional interpretation

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A Churchillian and Benthamite Defence of Democracy

SAN DIEGO LAW REVIEW VOL. 56: 853, 2019
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Feb 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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democracy, law, rule by judges

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Human Rights, Doubts and Democracy

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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human rights, democracy, skepticism

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Do Judges Know Best?

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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strong judicial review, libertarianism, majoritarianism, constitutional interpretations, Somin, democracy

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A Bill of Rights Odyssey for Australia: The Sirens are Calling

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 175,1997
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Sep 2012
James Allan and Richard Cullen
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Interpretation Wholly Unmoored from Constitutional Text: Can the High Court of Australia Fix its own Mess?

Forthcoming, Australian Law Review
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Apr 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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constitutional interpretation, implied rights, High Court of Australia

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Reply to 'How Foot Voting Enhances Political Freedom'

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Somin, libertarianism, immigration, law

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Procedural Innovation and the Surreptitious Creation of Judicial Supremacy in the United Kingdom

Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 347-366, 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 May 2020
David Campbell and James Allan
Lancaster University - Law School and The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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The Activist Judge – Vanity of Vanities

Allan, James (2015). The activist judge – vanity of vanities. In Luis Pereira Coutinho, Massimo La Torre and Steven D. Smith (Ed.), Judicial Activism: an interdisciplinary approach to the American and European experiences (pp. 71-87) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Free Speech is Far Too Important to Be Left to Unelected Judges

The Western Australian Jurist, 4 5-22, 2013
Posted: 26 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Why Australia Does Not Have, and Does Not Need, a National Bill of Rights

Giornale Di Storia Constituzionale, 24 35-45, 2012
Posted: 20 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Implied Rights and Federalism: Inventing Intentions While Ignoring Them

University of Western Australia Law Review, 34 2: 228-237, 2009
Posted: 19 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Time and Chance and the Prevailing Orthodoxy in Legal Academia Happeneth to Them All: A Study of the Top Law Journals of Australia and New Zealand

Adelaide Law Review, 33 2: 519-558
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
James Allan and Anthony Senanayake
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and Independent

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Bills of Rights as Centralising Instruments

Adelaide Law Review, 27 1: 183-198
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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The Vantage of Law: Author's Response to the Commentators

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 38 183-196, 2013
Posted: 12 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Of Newspapers and Law Reviews

Public Law Review, 20 4: 251-256
Posted: 11 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Tom Campbell and Democratic Legal Positivism

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 34 2009: 283-293
Posted: 11 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2013
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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originalism, Australia bill of rights living, constitution

Australian Originalism Without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

J Allan, 'Australian Originalism Without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin' (2015) 6 The Western Australian Jurist 1-32
Posted: 10 Apr 2016
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Meagher's Mischaracterisation of Majoritarianism

Posted: 05 Aug 2009
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Waldron, statutory bills of rights, paternalism, democratic credentials

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Statutory Bills of Rights: You Read Words In, You Read Words Out, You Take Parliament's Clear Intention and You Shake It All About

Posted: 04 Aug 2009
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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statutory bills of rights, Ghaidan, reading down provisions, declarations of incompatibility

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The Paradox of Sovereignty: Jackson and the Hunt for a New Rule of Recognition?

King's Law Journal, Vol. 18, pp. 1-22, 2007
Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Jackson v Attorney-General, parliamentary sovereignty, foxhunting, House of Lords

Other Papers (1)

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Why Politics Matters

Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2018
Posted: 10 May 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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law, politics, judicial review, bills of rights