Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
International Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force, International Space Law, Law of the Sea and Naval Operations, National Security Law.
Date Position Institution name 2017 Professor The University of Adelaide 2013 - 2016 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide 2013 Captain Royal Australian Navy (Reserve) 2010 - 2013 Senior Lecturer (Adjunct) The University of Adelaide 1989 - 2013 Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain Royal Australian Navy (Permanent)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Teaching Award Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching Adelaide University — — 2016 Teaching Award Distinguished Practice in Teaching Adelaide University — — 2009 Award Bronze Star U.S. Government United States — 2003 Award Conspicuous Service Medal Australian Government Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2009 - 2014 Harvard University United States SJD 2003 - 2004 Harvard University United States LL.M 1997 - 2003 University of Melbourne Australia LL.M 1989 - 1989 University of South Australia Australia GDLP 1985 - 1988 University of Adelaide Australia LL.B (Hons) 1982 - 1984 Flinders University Australia B.A.
Date Title Institution name Country 2011 Commonwealth Basic Procurement Course Australian Government, Canberra Australia 1997 NBCD Course Australian Government, Canberra Australia 1997 Austeyr F88 Conversion Course Australian Defence Force Australia 1990 RAN Swimming Test Australian Government, Canberra Australia
Year Citation 2019 Creyke, R., Stephens, D., & Sutherland, P. (Eds.) (2019). Military Law in Australia. Australia: Federation Press. 2016 Stephens, D., & Babie, P. (Eds.) (2016). Imagining law: Essays in conversation with Judith Gardam. Adelaide: Adelaide University Press.
2013 Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University. (2013). HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare. Cambridge University Press.
Live Performance of Creative Works
Year Citation 2015 Stephens, D. G. (2015). Research 21 Public Lecture - Autonomous Weapons and the Role of Law (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide University Web Site.
Year Citation 2016 Stephens, D. (2016). Naval Power in the Indian Ocean: 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges: Maritime Governance and the Indian Ocean. 2012 Stephens, D. G. (2012). The Accommodation, disjunction and felt experience of law in military operations. ANU Centre for International Governance and Justice.
Year Citation 2017 Stephens, D. G., & Gutman, T. (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque Holds a Heritage Lesson for Australia.
Dec 2016 - $A 120,000 - Department of Defence (Cth) Grant for Space Military Activities and Law Project.
April 2016 - $CA 190,450 - Co-Investigator on Category 1 Partnership Development Grant Application for the MILAMOS project from the Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Dec 2015 - $2000 - Cat 1 Support Funding (Faculty)
Dec 2014 - $10,000 - Cluster Evolution Grant (Faculty)
Dec 2007 (start date 2008) - $220,593 over three years ARC Linkage: LP 0882300, 'Australia's War Crimes Trials Law Report Series' PI Dale Stephens.
International law, Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal law, Law of the Sea, National Security Law.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Legislating for Emerging Areas of Commercial Activity in Outer Space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Joel Willis Lisk 2019 Co-Supervisor Best Practices in Leveraging the AI Commercial Sector for US / Australia Defence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Andrew Scott Bowne 2019 Principal Supervisor Reforming American Military Justice: A Sensible Approach to Civilianize it Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Prof John Loran Kiel 2017 Principal Supervisor Reconciling conflicts in the application of disparate and fragmented International legal regimes to military uses outer space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Duncan Blake 2016 Co-Supervisor Space Debris A New Can: Toward long-term sustainability of the use an enjoyment of outerspace for all humankind Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Caitlin Marshall 2015 Co-Supervisor Legal and Political Economy of Corruption and Foreign Bribery Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Mr Matt Lady
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Petulant and Contrary: Approaches by the Permanent Five Members of the Security Council to the Concept of 'Threat to the Peace' under Article 39 of the UN Charter Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tamsin Phillipa Paige 2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Permission to Intercede or Sovereignty Supreme?: The Influence of R2P on Non-Forceful Responses to Atrocity Crimes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Stacey Henderson 2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Proposal for the Implementation of Human Rights Treaty Obligations in Armed Conflict Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Samaneh Hassanli
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2015 - ongoing Director Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) Adelaide University Australia 2012 - ongoing Board Member Woodcroft College Council Woodcroft College Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2013 - ongoing Chair SA Red Cross IHL Committee Red Cross Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Academy of Law Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Editor The Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations Adelaide University, Exeter University, Nebraska University, UNSW (Canberra) Australia 2009 - ongoing Board Member Australian Yearbook of International Law — Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2013 - ongoing Head SA/NT/Northern WA Navy Legal Panel Royal Australian Navy Australia
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