Daniel Ghezelbash

Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University

Daniel joined Macquarie Law School in 2014 where he teaches courses in administrative law, human rights and social justice advocacy. He is the founder and Director of the Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic. Prior to joining Macquarie Law School he was a Sessional Lecturer at Sydney Law School where he taught courses in refugee law at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Daniel's research focuses on comparative refugee and immigration law. He has a particular interest in the diffusion of restrictive asylum seeker policies across jurisdictions. He has spent time as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School.

Daniel holds a practicing certificate from the Law Society of NSW and is a registered not-for-profit migration agent. He is a Special Counsel at the National Justice Project. He also operates a pro bono immigration and refugee practice and sits on the board of a number of not-for-profit organisations delivering immigration advice and other services to asylum seekers and refugees.

Daniel is the author of Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World, Cambridge University Press, 2018.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Macquarie Law School