Anna Olijnyk

Dr Anna Olijnyk

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research focuses on the role of courts in relation to the other branches of government: a topic that encompasses elements of constitutional law, administrative law and procedure. I am Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit.

My research focuses on the role of courts in relation to other branches of government: a topic that extends to aspects of constitutional, administrative and procedural law. Much of my work has drawn on qualitative interviews with people responsible for creating and applying law and policy, including judges, politicians, and government lawyers. I am Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit.

My current research topics include: 

  • The relationship between the Australian Constitution and Australian national identity
  • Judicial federalism: the legal and practical operation of Australia's State and Territory courts in the federal system
  • The influence of Chapter III of the Constitution on State and Territory lawmaking 
  • A public law perspective on online courts
  • The constitutional position of tribunals in Australia
  • The role of judges in managing extremely complex civil litigation
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Appleby, G., & Olijnyk, A. (2021). OUP accepted manuscript. International Journal Of Constitutional Law, 18(4), 1136-1165.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS4
    2021 Koch, C., Castles, M., Giancaspro, M., Stubbs, M., Nosworthy, B., & Olijnyk, A. (2021). Innovation in Education: Adelaide Law School. The Bulletin - Law Society of South Australia, 43(1), 10.
    2021 Olijnyk, A., & McIntyre, J. (2021). Apprehended Bias in Integrated Online Dispute Resolution. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 28(2), 83-99.
    2021 Bell, F., Legg, M., McIntyre, J., & Olijnyk, A. (2021). The Use of Technology (and Other Measures) to Increase Court Capacity. International Journal on Online Dispute Resolution, 8(2), 102-130.
    DOI
    2021 Olijnyk, A., Waye, V., McIntyre, J., Knowler, J., Snowden, C., Martini, B., . . . Palmer, J. (2021). Maximising the Pivot to Online Courts: Digital Transformation, Not Mere Digitisation. Journal of Judicial Administration, 30, 126-152.
    2021 Olijnyk, A., Bell, F., Legg, M., & McIntyre, J. (2021). The Use of Technology (and Other Measures) to Increase Court Capacity: A View From Australia. REVISTA FORUMUL JUDECÃTORILOR, (2), 18-51.
    2020 Bell, F., Legg, M., McIntyre, J., & Olijnyk, A. (2020). The Use of Technology (And Other Measures) to Increase Court Capacity: A View from Australia.
    2020 McIntyre, J., Olijnyk, A., & Pender, K. (2020). Civil courts and COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities in Australia. Alternative Law Journal, 45(3), 195-201.
    DOI Scopus8
    2020 McIntyre, J., Waye, V. C., Knowler, J., Snowden, C., Martini, B., Deegan, G., . . . Palmer, J. (2020). Final Report: An Online Residential Tenancy Bond System for SA.
    2019 Olijnyk, A., & McDonald, S. (2019). The High Court’s Decision in Burns v Corbett: Consequences, and Ways Forward, for State Tribunals. AIAL Forum, 95, 10-25.
    2019 Olijnyk, A., & McDonald, S. (2019). Comments: State Tribunals, Judicial Power and the Constitution: Some Practical Responses.. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2019).
    2018 Olijnyk, A. (2018). Theory and Practice: Links between the legal academy and the legal profession. Law Society of South Australia Bulletin, 40(4), 24-25.
    2018 Olijnyk, A., & Appleby, G. (2018). Constitutional influences on state and territory lawmaking: An empirical analysis. Federal Law Review, 46(2), 231-258.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Olijnyk, A., & McDonald, S. (2018). State Tribunals, Judicial Power and the Constitution: Some Practical Responses. Public Law Review, 29, 104-110.
    2017 Appleby, G., & Olijnyk, A. (2017). Parliamentary deliberation on constitutional limits in the legislative process. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 40(3), 976-1007.
    2015 Olijnyk, A. (2015). Case Note: the Corporations Power in Williams (No 2). University of Western Australia Law Review, 39(2), 418-425.
    2015 Appleby, G., & Olijnyk, A. (2015). The impact of uncertain constitutional norms on government policy: tribunal design after Kirk. Public Law Review, 26(2), 91-110.
    2015 Olijnyk, A. (2015). Review essay: non-adversarial justice and the remaking of the courts. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 38(3), 1098-1112.
    2013 Olijnyk, A. (2013). Apprehended bias and interlocutory judgments. The Sydney Law Review, 35(4), 761-780.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2021 Appleby, G., Olijnyk, A., Stellios, J., & Williams, J. (2021). Judicial Federalism in Australia History, Theory, Doctrine and Practice.
    2018 Bannister, J., Olijnyk, A., & McDonald, S. (2018). Government Accountability – Australian Administrative Law (2 ed.). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
    2018 Bannister, J., & Olijnyk, A. (2018). Government Accountability – Australian Administrative Law Sources and Materials. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
    Scopus1
    2015 Bannister, J., Appleby, G., Olijnyk, A., & Howe, J. (2015). Government accountability: Australian Administrative Law. Australia: Cambridge University Press.
    2014 Bannister, J., Appleby, G., Olijnyk, A., & Howe, J. (2014). Government Accountability. Cambridge University Press.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Olijnyk, A., & McIntyre, J. (2021). Public Law Limits on Automated Courts. In J. Boughey, & K. Miller (Eds.), The Automated State: Implications, Challenges and Opportunities for Public Law (pp. 89-109). Federation Press.
    2020 Olijnyk, A. (2020). Influence of the Kable principle on human rights in state law-making. In J. Debeljak, & L. Grenfell (Eds.), Law Making and Human Rights: Executive and Parliamentary Scrutiny Across Australian Jurisdictions (pp. 627-657). Pyrmont, NSW, Australia: Thomson Reuters.
    2018 Appleby, G., & Olijnyk, A. (2018). Constitutional Deliberation in the Legislative Process. In R. Levy, H. Kong, G. Orr, & J. King (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (pp. 88-100). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
    DOI Scopus2
    2018 Olijnyk, A., & Appleby, G. (2018). Constitutional Deliberation in the Legislative Process. In R. Levy, H. Kong, G. Orr, & J. King (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (pp. 88-100). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
    DOI
    2017 Appleby, G., & Olijnyk, A. (2017). Constitutional Dimensions of Law Reform. In R. Levy, M. O'Brien, S. Rice, P. Ridge, & M. Thornton (Eds.), New Directions for Law in Australia: essays in contemporary law reform (pp. 387-395). Acton, ACT, Australia: ANU Press.
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    2016 Olijnyk, A., & Schwartz, M. (2016). A Restorative Justice Approach. In G. Appleby, & R. Dixon (Eds.), The Critical Judgments Project: Re-reading Monis v The Queen (pp. 179-192). The Federation Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Appleby, G. J., & Olijnyk, A. (2019). Executive Policy Development and Constitutional Norms: Practice and Perceptions. In SSRN Electronic Journal. Elsevier BV.
    DOI
    2017 Olijnyk, A., & McDonald, S. (2017). State Tribunals and Federal Jurisdiction. In N/A. Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Olijnyk, A. (2022). Managing Complex Litigation in the Commercial Court. Poster session presented at the meeting of Singapore International Commercial Court Conference. Online.
    2022 Olijnyk, A., & Grenfell, L. (2022). Safeguarding Human Rights in the Context of National/State Emergencies. Poster session presented at the meeting of National Meeting of Parliamentary Ombudsmen. Adelaide.
    2022 Olijnyk, A., & Grenfell, L. (2022). Safeguarding Human Rights in the Context of National/State Emergencies. Poster session presented at the meeting of Presentation to staff of Australasian Ombudsman's Offices.
    2020 Olijnyk, A. (2020). Public Law Responses to COVID-19: Fairness in Virtual Courtrooms. Poster session presented at the meeting of Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law: Public Law Responses to COVID-19: Fairness in Virtual Courtrooms. Online.
    2020 Olijnyk, A. (2020). Post-Pandemic Recovery. Poster session presented at the meeting of Adelaide University Economics Club, the Politics and International Relations Association and the Adelaide Business Students' Society Post-Pandemic Recovery Seminar. Adelaide.
    2020 Olijnyk, A. (2020). Technology in the Courts of the Future. Poster session presented at the meeting of Public Sector Network: Future Courts and Corrections.
    2019 Olijnyk, A. (2019). The High Court's Decision in Burns v Corbett. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Institute of Administrative Law. Canberra.
    2018 Olijnyk, A. (2018). The High Court's Decision in Burns v Corbett. Poster session presented at the meeting of Council of Australasian Tribunals National Conference. Canberra.
    2017 Olijnyk, A. (2017). Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation. Poster session presented at the meeting of NA. King's College London.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., & Le Mire, S. (2021). Judicial Bias Inquiry.
    2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19.
    2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the COVID-19 Response Committee. Adelaide.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2019 Olijnyk, A. (2019). Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation.
    2015 Olijnyk, A. (2015). Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2020 McIntyre, J., Olijnyk, A., & Pender, K. (2020). Courts and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Australia. AUSPUBLAW.
    2019 Olijnyk, A. (2019). Joint sittings, common fund orders and comity. AUSPUBLAW.
    2017 Olijnyk, A. (2017). Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power. AUSPUBLAW.
    2016 Olijnyk, A. (2016). Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia: A constitutional chapter in a very long story. AUSPUBLAW.
    2015 Olijnyk, A. (2015). Apprehended Bias: A Public Critique of the Fair-Minded Lay Observer. Australian Public Law Blog.

2019 Faculty Aim for the Stars Grant 

2019 Faculty Aim for the Stars (Indigenous) Grant

2015 Faculty Learning Development Grant for Blended Learning in Australian Constitutional Law

 

I teach Australian Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Advanced Constitutional Law.

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Principal Supervisor Fraud and Falsity in Migration Applications – Reviewing the Review Rights Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kostiantyn Kuzmin
    2020 Principal Supervisor Constitutional Adjudication via a Non-Judicial body and the Rule of Law: The Case of Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Legesse Tigabu Mengie
    2020 Co-Supervisor The extent of and motivations for post-legislative scrutiny in Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Samuel John Hastings-Fernance
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor The Decision to Prosecute Serious Crimes in Australia: How Tension between Independence and Accountability Threatens the Public Interest and the Rule of Law Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kellie Toole
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Rights-Protecting Role and Impact of Commonwealth Parliamentary Committees: The Case of Australia's Counter-Terrorism Laws Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sarah Moulds
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member South Australian Executive Australian Institute of Administrative Law
    2015 - ongoing Member Public Sector Lawyers' Committee Law Society of South Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member South Australian Chapter Australian Association of Constitutional Law
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137166
  • Email: anna.olijnyk@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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