Professor, Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne

Adrienne Stone researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory. She has published extensively on freedom of expression, the legal and institutional questions surrounding bills of rights and on judicial method in constitutional cases. Her recent publications include The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression in Comparative Constitutional Law, (Rosalind Dixon, Tom Ginsburg, eds 2011); Structural Judicial Review and the Judicial Role in Constitutional Law (2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Review 109; Comparativism in Constitutional Interpretation [2009] New Zealand Law Review 45 and 'Judicial Review without Rights' (2008) 28 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1. She currently holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for a four year project entitled "Freedom of Expression in Democratic States".

She has held a Chair at Melbourne Law School since 2007. Her past positions include a Fellowship at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and Associate to the Hon. Justice M.H. McHugh of the High Court of Australia. She has taught at law schools in Australia, the United States and Canada and presented papers by invitation universities in Australia, North America and Europe. In 2011, she was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Centre.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law and Treasurer of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


  • 2007–present
    Professor, University of Melbourne