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Simon Young joined the UWA Law Faculty in 2005 after working for four years with a national law firm and eight years with the Queensland University of Technology.

He specialises in public law (particularly administrative law) and Indigenous law and policy (particularly native title).

He has published books in these fields in 1997, 2001, 2007 and 2008, and his articles have appeared in Australian, Canadian and UK journals. He completed his PhD on comparative native title in 2005, and was awarded the Robert Street Prize for the UWA thesis (from across all disciplines) making the most significant contribution to its field.

He teaches undergraduate and Masters units at UWA and QUT, and at UWA has received student and Faculty teaching awards. He has conducted legal seminars for (and/or consulted to) various federal and state government agencies (and the Canadian Dept of Justice), non-government organisations, judges, law firms, barristers and journalists.


  • –present
    Professor in Law, University of Western Australia