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Brendan Lim

Brendan Lim is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, from where he obtained an LL.M. in 2009. He holds degrees in law, music and mathematics from the University of Adelaide and completed his professional qualification in New South Wales, where he is now admitted as a lawyer. Brendan won the University Medals for law and for music, and was also awarded the Honours Alumni University Medal, which is open to all disciplines. He is the recipient of a General Sir John Monash Award for his postgraduate studies.

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.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Bruce Ackerman (Supervisor), Jack M. Balkin (Reader) and Jed Rubenfeld (Reader).

Education
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