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

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 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 Principal Supervisor Fraud and Falsity in Migration Applications – Reviewing the Review Rights Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kostiantyn Kuzmin
    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
    2015 Co-Supervisor A Comparative Study Regarding Attitudes to Court-connected Mediation - Perspectives from the Bar, the Bench and the Mediation Table Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Peter George Kassapidis
  • 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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