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Dr Tom Round
BA(Hons)(Qld), LLB(Qld), PhD(Griff)
Current Appointment: Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Law and Justice
Campus: Gold Coast
Brief Biographical Details
Tom Round has degrees in Arts (with first-class honours in Government) and Law from the University of Queensland, and a PhD (in Politics and Public Policy) from Griffith University. He has lectured and tutored in the Schools of Criminology (formerly Justice Administration) and Politics at Griffith University, and of Government at UQ; he also worked in the federal Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (as it then was). Before teaching at SCU, he was a Research Fellow at Griffith's Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice, and Governance (KCELJAG). Tom has co-edited two books, BEYOND THE REPUBLIC: MEETING THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO CONSTITUTIONALISM (2000) and ASIA-PACIFIC GOVERNANCE: FROM CRISIS TO REFORM (2003), and published several book chapters and journal articles. He also helped Professor Charles Sampford write RETROSPECTIVITY AND THE RULE OF LAW (Oxford University Press, 2006).
LAW10068 Law & Government Decision-Making [odd-numbered years]
LAW00117 Administrative Law
LAW10158 Intro to Evidence & Advocacy [even-numbered years]
Current Research & Research Interests
Ouster (privative) clauses; constitutional limitations (if any) on Australian parliaments' power to rewrite rules of evidence and court procedure; electoral systems; institutional mechanisms for protecting minority rights.
Areas of Expertise
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