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Simon Young

Adj/Prof Simon Young

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct and Honorary Staff (Law School)

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Adjunct and Honorary Staff (Law School)
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
+60 413 737 650
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BA LLB Qld, AMusA LLM Qld UT, PhD W.Aust.
Simon Young was a full-time member of the UWA Law Faculty from 2005 until 2014 - before which he worked for four years with a national law firm and eight years with the Queensland University of Technology. In 2014 he took up a position as Professor of Law & Justice at the University of Southern Queensland in his family's home town of Toowoomba. He remains an Adjunct Professor at UWA. 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, 2008 and 2016, and his articles have appeared in Australian, Canadian and UK journals. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate units at USQ and UWA. He has conducted seminars for, consulted to, or advised various government agencies (in Australia and Canada), various non-government organisations, the Australian Law Reform Commission, judges, law firms, barristers and journalists.
Key research
Administrative Law and government accountability
Native Title Law (including comparative)
Indigenous Law and Policy
Aspects of Constitutional Law
Simon's major legal publications include:
• Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen and Jeremy Patrick (eds), Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples in Australia: Theories and Comparative Perspectives (Federation Press, 2016)
• Simon Young, The Trouble with Tradition: Native Title and Cultural Change (Federation Press, 2008)
• WB Lane and Simon Young, Administrative Law in Australia (Thomson Lawbook Co, 2007)
• WB Lane and Simon Young, Administrative Law in Queensland (Lawbook Co, 2001)
• Bryan Horrigan and Simon Young (eds), Commercial Implications of Native Title (Federation Press, 1997)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Simon is an Adjunct Professor of Law at UWA (now based in Queensland).
External Fellow - Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, University of Queensland (2017-)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Indigenous Law Bulletin (2014-)
Member of the Environmental Defenders Office (WA branch) (2007-)
Member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (2004-)
Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1994-)
Honours and awards
UWA Blackstone Society Awards for Law Teacher of the Year (2008 & 2013)
UWA Faculty of Law Excellence in Individual Teaching Award (p/grad & u/grad) (2008)
Robert Street Prize for PhD thesis at UWA making the most significant contribution to its field (2005)
Simon teaches principally in the fields of administrative law, government accountability and Indigenous law and policy. He also periodically teaches in specific areas of Constitutional Law and Property Law.

Research profile
Research profile and publications

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