PROF Simon Evans

PROF Simon Evans


  • Honorary, Law
  • Accountability of Government
  • Acquisition of Property / Eminent Domain / Takings / Property Rights
  • Administrative/Public Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Courts and Judges: Appointment and Independence
  • Domestic Human Rights Law
  • Legal Education and Theory
  • Parliamentary law
  • Parliaments / Legislatures and the Protection of Human Rights
  • Restitution
  • Statutory and Constitutional Protection of Human Rights



  • Simon Evans is a Professor in the Melbourne Law School and the University of Melbourne's Pro Vice-Chancellor (International).

    As Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Simon Evans works on the University’s international strategy and international relationships, under the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement).

    His scholarly work is as a comparative public lawyer, with broad interests in constitutional and administrative law, particularly in common law and Commonwealth countries. He holds an ARC funded Discovery Project grant to analyse the powers and accountabilities of the executive branch of government. He recently completed a major project investigating the capacity of parliaments to protect human rights and the effectiveness of the Commonwealth model of human rights protection. He has also worked on the implementation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights. Other interests include constitutional property rights, accountability of executive government and constitutional theory. He was Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies from 2005 to 2007 and Director of Teaching in the Law School from 2004 to 2006. He was a national finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching in 2005 and a Universitas 21 Teaching Fellow in 2006-7. He is a member of the Executive of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.   


Member of

  • Australian Study of Parliament Group. Member 2006 -
  • Australian Institute of Administrative Law. Member 2003 -
  • Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. Member 2003 -
  • High Court of Australia. Barrister & Solicitor 1998 -
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales. Barrister & Solicitor 1998 -
  • Australian Association of Constitutional Law. Treasurer 2005 - 2007


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Cambridge 1997
  • LLB, University of Sydney 1992
  • BSc, University of Sydney 1988



Available for supervision

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