Professor of Public Law, University of Sydney

Professor Mary Crock is Professor of Public Law at Sydney Law School, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, solicitor and Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Her expertise spans immigration, citizenship and refugee law, administrative and constitutional law, public international law, particularly human rights and international refugee law, and comparative law. She has published 13 books (including a leading text on Australian immigration and refugee law), over 70 refereed articles and book chapters and many other pieces; delivered hundreds of public lectures and has been awarded over 2.2 million dollars in research grants. Her research has been cited frequently in Australia’s Federal Courts and High Court and she has given evidence before a many parliamentary hearings in Australia and (once) in Canada. She has worked as adviser to the Australian Senate (Inquiry into Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program, 2000); consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (on immigration detention); and consultant to the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse (on children in immigration detention). She is frequently consulted by, and contributes opinion pieces to, the national and international media.

Experience

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    Professor of Public Law, University of Sydney