Brendan was previously Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of Australia. In that role, he assisted in the preparation of advice to, and the conduct of litigation on behalf of, the Australian government. He appeared as junior counsel in select matters of constitutional, administrative and international law, including before the High Court of Australia and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. Brendan has taught at the Australian National University and clerked for a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.
Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
Brendan’s dissertation project is in the field of constitutional law and his academic interests extend to other fields of public law, common law and legal theory.
Professors Bruce Ackerman (Supervisor), Jack M. Balkin (Reader) and Jed Rubenfeld (Reader).
LL.M., Yale Law School
Hons LL.B., University of Adelaide
B.Mus.(Hons), Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide
B.Ma.&Comp.Sc., University of Adelaide