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Dale Smith

Associate Professor
Law
Ronald Dworkin
Discrimination Law
Statutory Interpretation
Theoretical Disagreement
Legal Philosophy
Legal & Political Authority
Criminal Law
law
government & law
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A/Prof

Dale Smith

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Legal Philosophy/Jurisprudence
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A/Prof

Dale Smith

 

Dale Smith’s research focuses primarily on analytic legal philosophy, especially on the jurisprudential writings of Ronald Dworkin. He also writes on theoretical aspects of statutory interpretation and (with Colin Campbell) on anti-discrimination law.

Dale’s recent publications include ‘Deliberative Freedoms and the Asymmetric Features of Anti-Discrimination Law’ (with Colin Campbell) (2017) 67(3) University of Toronto Law Journal 247; ‘Is the High Court Mistaken about the Aim of Statutory Interpretation?’ (2016) 44(2) Federal Law Review 227; ‘Direct Discrimination without a Comparator: Moving to a Test of Unfavourable Treatment’ (with Colin Campbell) (2015) 43(1) Federal Law Review 91; ‘Agreement and Disagreement in Law’ (2015) 28(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 183; ‘Law, Justice and the Unity of Value’ (2012) 32 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 383; and ‘Must the Law Be Capable of Possessing Authority?’ (2012) 18 Legal Theory 69.

Together with Lisa Burton Crawford and Patrick Emerton, he is co-editor of a festschrift for Emeritus Professor Jeff Goldsworthy (Lisa Burton Crawford, Patrick Emerton and Dale Smith (ed), Law under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Hart, 2019)).

Dale graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998 with first class honours degrees in Law and Arts. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a D.Phil in Law from the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis was on the implications for adjudication of the debate between moral objectivists and anti-objectivists.

Prior to joining Melbourne Law School in 2014, Dale was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. He was a Visiting Academic at the Faculty of Laws, University College London in October 2012.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Law

Editor

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy

Treasurer

Australian Society of Legal Philosophy

Education


Doctorate in Law

University of Oxford

Masters in Arts

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws (Hon)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne