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Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Michelle Foster is a Professor and Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School. Michelle has published widely in the field of international refugee law, human rights and statelessness including International Refugee Law and Socio-Economic Rights: Refuge from Deprivation (CUP, 2007), with James C. Hathaway, The Law of Refugee Status, Second Edition, (CUP 2014), with Hélène Lambert, International Refugee Law and the Protection of Stateless Persons (OUP 2019) and with Cathryn Costello and Jane McAdam, The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (OUP 2021). Michelle teaches Refugee Law and International Refugee Law at Melbourne Law School, and directs the annual Statelessness Intensive Course at Melbourne Law School.


  • –present
    Professor, Melbourne Law School