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Nicholas  Aroney

Nicholas Aroney

Professor and Fellow, Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law; Legal Theory; Religious Freedom in Multicultural Societies; Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law; Federalism; Legal History

Curriculum Vitae

As Professor of Constitutional Law, Aroney has led international collaborative research projects in constitutional law and legal theory, with emphasis on questions related to the theory and practice of federalism, the design and performance of bicameral parliamentary systems, religious freedom in multicultural societies, and the accommodation of Islamic law within Western democratic states. In 2011, he was awarded a four-year Australian Research Council fellowship to research comparative federalism.

Aroney has held visiting positions at Emory, Oxford, Paris, Edinburgh, and Sydney universities and is the author of more than 100 books, chapters, and articles. His books include The Constitution of a Federal Commonwealth: The Making and Meaning of the Australian Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Shari’a in the West (Oxford University Press, 2010), and The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

He received his doctorate in Constitutional Law and Politics from Monash University, an LLB in law from the University of Queensland, and a bachelor of arts from UNSW Australia.