A/PROF Kristen Walker

A/PROF Kristen Walker


  • Honorary, Law
  • Administrative/Public Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Law and Bioethics
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Litigation
  • Migration Law
  • Parliamentary Law
  • Queer and Post-modern Legal Theory
  • Refugee Law
  • Sexual identities and the Law



  • Kristen Walker QC is a a Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She completed her articles with Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks in Melbourne and also served as Associate to Sir Anthony Mason, then Chief Justice of Australia. Kristen currently teaches Constitutional Law in the JD program. In the Melbourne Law Masters Kristen teaches Written Advocacy (with Andrew Palmer) and Constitutional Litigation. She has also taught international human rights law and legal ethics at Columbia Law School in New York.

    Kristen's research interests are in constitutional law, law and sexuality, and international law, particularly human rights and refugee law. Kristen also practices at the Victorian Bar, where she specialises in constitutional law and more generally in public law.


Member of

  • Supreme Court of Victoria. Barrister & Solicitor 2004 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • LLM, Columbia University
  • LLM, University of Melbourne 1997
  • LLB(Hons), University of Melbourne 1992
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1992