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Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Sessional Law Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Mark Deng is a sessional law academic at the University of Queensland. He recently completed a PhD in comparative constitution-building in post-conflict societies, with a particular focus on South Sudan.

He was admitted to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2015.

He has published on the issues of transitional constitutional development and administration of justice in South Sudan.


  • 2021–present
    Casual Academic, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2020–present
    Sessional Lecturer , The University of Queensland
  • 2017–2020
    APA Scholar, The University of Queensland
  • 2013–2015
    Legal Officer, Queensland Government


  • 2021 
    The University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2016 
    Griffith University , Grad Cert in Australian Migration Law & Practice
  • 2014 
    Queensland University of Technology, Grad Dip in Legal Practice
  • 2012 
    The University of Queensland, LL.M
  • 2011 
    James Cook University, LL.B


  • 2021
    Bride Price in the Patriarchal South Sudanese Society: A Legal Perspective (2021) 35 (1) International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 1–19,
  • 2018
    South Sudan v James Dak: A Case of Travesty of Justice (2018) Sudd Institute 1– 9, 1
  • 2017
    Defining the Nature and Limits of Presidential Powers in the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan: A Politically Contentious Matter for the New Nation (2017) 61 (1) Journal of African Law 23 – 39,

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)