Lorne Neudorf

Dr Lorne Neudorf

Deputy Dean of Law

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Juris Doctor (Victoria); LLM (McGill); PhD (Cambridge)

Dr Lorne Neudorf is the Deputy Dean of Law and an Associate Professor in Law at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Barrister & Solicitor) and an Adjunct Professor at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.

Dr Neudorf holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of comparative law from the University of Cambridge. During his doctoral studies, he was twice awarded the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction. Dr Neudorf holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Law from McGill University. He also practised as an Associate Lawyer at the Toronto office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, one of Canada's premier business law firms.

Dr Neudorf previously held an Associate Professorship and was founding faculty in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University, helping establish the first new law school in Canada in more than 30 years. Dr Neudorf also taught English Administrative Law at six colleges of the University of Cambridge and lectured in English common law at Pembroke and King's colleges. He has been awarded five teaching excellence prizes by law students, including both by first year and upper year students.

Dr Neudorf has published or edited a number of scholarly collections, journal articles, case comments, book chapters, book reviews, and newspaper op-eds. In 2017, he published a monograph with Springer entitled The Dynamics of Judicial Independence: A Comparative Study of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan.  In 2018, Dr Neudorf was commissioned by Hart/Bloomsbury as the General Editor of a new global book series examining the rule of law in context (with Gabrielle Appleby). The first titles in the series are expected to be published in 2020-21.

Dr Neudorf's research has been cited in books and articles by comparative and public law scholars and others including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell. It has also been cited in evidence before the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the UK Parliament.

Dr Neudorf is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law (with C. Hunt and R. Diab), which publishes cutting-edge comparative scholarship on topical legal issues. He was formerly Managing Editor of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law and was responsible for the production of the innovative UK Supreme Court Yearbook.

Dr Neudorf has presented his research at top law schools including those at Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, Stanford, the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, New York University, and Humboldt University. He has also appeared as an expert witness before the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations in the Canadian Parliament, advocating reform to strengthen the parliamentary scrutiny of executive lawmaking. Dr Neudorf has been a visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. In 2015, he was elected as an Associate Member of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Dr Neudorf has been awarded more than $250,000 through various fellowships and grants to support his legal research. His research often takes a comparative perspective and is principally focused on public law, especially judicial review and statutory interpretation, legal institutions, and government and governance. He is presently undertaking a multi-year study on the parliamentary supervision of executive lawmaking in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Deputy Dean Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide
    2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Associate Professor Thompson Rivers University
    2013 - 2017 Assistant Professor Thompson Rivers University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Teaching Award Society of Law Students Teaching Excellence Prize (First Year Curriculum) Thompson Rivers University Canada
    2017 Research Award Insight Development Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canada $68,000
    2017 Teaching Award Society of Law Students Teaching Excellence Prize (Upper Year Curriculum) Thompson Rivers University Canada
    2016 Research Award Legal Research Grant The Foundation for Legal Research Canada $10,000
    2016 Teaching Award Society of Law Students Teaching Excellence Prize (First Year Curriculum) Thompson Rivers University Canada
    2016 Teaching Award Society of Law Students Teaching Excellence Prize (Upper Year Curriculum) Thompson Rivers University Canada
    2015 Teaching Award Society of Law Students Teaching Excellence Prize (Upper Year Curriculum) Thompson Rivers University Canada
    2015 Research Award Research Awards: Student Apprenticeship Award (2015; 2016), Internal Research Award (2015; 2016); Tri-Agency Support Award (2016) Thompson Rivers University
    2012 Scholarship Modern Law Review Scholarship Modern Law Review
    2012 Recognition Ishii Bursary for Outstanding Academic Merit in the Arts or Humanities Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
    2012 Distinction Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction Government of Alberta, Canada Canada $20,000
    2011 Fellowship Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship Law Foundation of British Columbia Canada
    2011 Scholarship Modern Law Review Scholarship Modern Law Review United Kingdom
    2011 Recognition Ishii Bursary for Outstanding Academic Merit in the Arts or Humanities Clare Hall, University of Cambridge United Kingdom
    2011 Distinction Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction Government of Alberta, Canada Canada $20,000
    2010 Fellowship Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship Law Foundation of British Columbia Canada
    2007 Fellowship Graduate Fellowship McGill University Canada
    2007 Fellowship Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship Law Foundation of British Columbia Canada
    2007 Scholarship Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canada $17,500
    2007 Scholarship Law Society Graduate Scholarship Law Society of British Columbia Canada
    2005 Recognition Course Prizes (Highest Standing): Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, Torts, Advanced Taxation, Trusts, Real Property University of Victoria Canada
    2005 Scholarship The President's Scholarship University of Victoria
    2004 Award Student Award for Public Service, Contributions to the Community and Promotion of Justice and Law Reform Canadian Bar Association Canada
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 University of Cambridge United Kingdom PhD
    2009 McGill University Canada LLM
    2007 University of Victoria Canada Juris Doctor
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 Barrister and Solicitor Law Society of Upper Canada Canada
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Neudorf, L. (2019). Reassessing the Constitutional Foundation of Delegated Legislation in Canada. Dalhousie Law Journal.
    2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Review of Regulating Judges: Beyond Independence and Accountability by Richard Devlin and Adam Dodek eds. (Edward Elgar 2017). Cambridge Law Journal, 76(2), 452.
    2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Taking Comparative Law Seriously: Rethinking the Supreme Court of Canada's Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation. Statute Law Review.
    2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). The Politics of Judicial Independence in the UK's Changing Constitution. MODERN LAW REVIEW, 79(6), 1144-1147.
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    2016 McIntyre, J., & Neudorf, L. (2016). Judicial review reform: avoiding effective review through procedural means?. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 16(1), 65-99.
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    2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). Inadequate reasons: the need for tribunal participation in judicial review litigation. Alberta Law Review, 54(1), 219-231.
    2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). Rule by Regulation: Revitalizing Parliament's Supervisory Role in the Making of Subordinate Legislation. Canadian Parliamentary Review, Spring 2016, 29.
    2016 Hunt, C., & Neudorf, L. (2016). The Expert Witness’s Duty of Impartiality in Canada: A comment on White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Haliburton Co.. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 20(1), 72.
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    2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Judicial independence: the judge as a third party to the dispute. Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, 1 page.
    2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 74(3), 621-624.
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    2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Constitutional Systems of the World. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 73(2), 443-446.
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    2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Authoritarian Rule of Law: Legislation, Discourse and Legitimacy in Singapore. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 73(1), 206-208.
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    2014 Neudorf, L., & Hunnisett, G. (2014). Force majeure clauses in comparative perspective: the Canadian common law approach in light of recent developments in the courts of Singapore and the United Kingdom. University of New Brunswick Law Journal, 65, 312-340.
    2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Declaratory legislation: legislatures in the judicial domain?. University of British Columbia Law Review, 47(1), 313-328.
    2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). Intervention at the UK Supreme Court. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2(1), 16-32.
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    2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). The Culture of Judicial Independence: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges. MODERN LAW REVIEW, 76(1), 181-184.
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    2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 72(2), 461-464.
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    2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Promoting independent justice in a changing world. Human Rights Law Review, 12(1), 107-121.
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    2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 71(2), 454-456.
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    2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Home invasion by regulation: truckers and reasonable expectations of privacy under section 8 of the Charter. University of British Columbia Law Review, 45(2), 551-591.
    2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Editor's Introduction: Looking Back and Moving Forward. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1(2), 1.
    2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). The Supreme Court and the New Judicial Independence. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1(2), 25.
    2011 Neudorf, L. (2011). The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 48(4), 681.
    2011 Neudorf, L. (2011). Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 70(1), 267-268.
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    2010 Laporte, J., & Neudorf, L. (2010). Canadian pension plan administrators and legal liability. Pensions, 15(3), 179-190.
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    2010 Neudorf, L. (2010). Shifting Sanctions and Personal Responsibility. Saskatchewan Law Review, 73, 131.
    2007 Neudorf, L. (2007). Independence and the Public Process: Evolution or Erosion?. Saskatchewan Law Review, 70, 53.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2019 Hunt, C., Diab, R., & Neudorf, L. (2019). Perspectives on Animal Law. L. Neudorf (Ed.), The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2018 Hunt, C., Diab, R., & Neudorf, L. (2018). Privacy, Identity, and Control: Emerging Issues in Data Protection. The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2018 Hunt, C., Neudorf, L., & Rankin, M. (Eds.) (2018). Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives from the Common Law World. Canada: Carswell (Thomson Reuters).
    2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). The Dynamics of Judicial Independence: A Comparative Study of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan. Switzerland: Springer.
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    2017 Hunt, C., Neudorf, L., & Rankin, M. (2017). The Annotated Guide to the British Columbia Interpretation Act (1 ed.). Canada: Carswell (Thomson Reuters).
    2017 Diab, R., Hunt, C., & Neudorf, L. (Eds.) (2017). Problems of Interpretation in International Law. Canada: The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2016 Diab, R., Hunt, C., & Neudorf, L. (Eds.) (2016). Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives: Volume I. Canada: The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2016 Hunt, C., Diab, R., & Neudorf, L. (2016). Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives: Volume II. L. Neudorf (Ed.), The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2015 Neudorf, L., Hunt, C., & Diab, R. (Eds.) (2015). Health Law and Human Rights. Canada: The Canadian Association of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
    2012 Neudorf, L. (Ed.) (2012). The UK Supreme Court Yearbook (Vol. 2). Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Neudorf, L. (2019). Separating Powers through the Constitution: A Comparison of India and Australia. In V. Arora (Ed.), Comparing and Contrasting the Constitutional Models of India and Australia. Amity University.
    2018 Hunt, C., Neudorf, L., & Rankin, M. (2018). Legislating Statutory Interpretation: The Parliamentary Regulation of Judicial Discretion. In C. Hunt, L. Neudorf, & M. Rankin (Eds.), Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives from the Common Law World.
    2018 Neudorf, L. (2018). Canada's First Act: The Role and History of the Interpretation Act. In C. Hunt, M. Rankin, & L. Neudorf (Eds.), Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives from the Common Law World.
    2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). The Supreme Court and Parliament: Evolving Roles and Relationships. In G. Editor (Ed.), Supreme Court Law Review. LexisNexis Canada.
    2006 Ferguson, G., & Neudorf, L. (2006). The Use of Evidence of Tainted Witnesses: International and Canadian Standards. In Chen Guang Zhong (Ed.), A Study on Procedural Law Issues in UNTOC and UNCAC. United Nations Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Neudorf, L. (2018). Lawmaking in 21st Century Canada: Executive Power and the Search for Accountability. In ICON Society. The University of Hong Kong.
    2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Executive Erosion of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Comparative Perspectives on Lawmaking in Canada and the United Kingdom. In Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
    2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Judicial Independence and the Evolution of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan. In National University of Singapore. National University of Singapore.
    2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Courts in Comparative Perspective: The Dynamics of Judicial Independence. In New York University. New York University, USA.
    2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). The Evolution of Judicial Institutions: A Comparative Study of Courts in England, Malaysia, and Pakistan. In Stanford University. Stanford University, USA.
    2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Judicial Institutions and Responsibility: A Comparison of Courts in England, Malaysia and Pakistan. In Yale University. Yale University, USA.
    2014 McIntyre, J., & Neudorf, L. (2014). Judicial Review Reform: Avoiding Substantive Review through Procedural Reform?. In University of Cambridge. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). Taking Comparative Law Seriously: Rethinking the Supreme Court of Canada's Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation. Poster session presented at the meeting of Humboldt University. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2014 McIntyre, J., & Neudorf, L. (2014). Reforming Judicial Review: Procedural Reform and the Avoidance of Substantive Review?.
  • LAW 1100: Introduction to Law
  • LAW 2508: Comparative Law
  • LAW 7174: Advanced Comparative Law
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing American Society of Comparative Law United States
    2015 - ongoing British Institute of International and Comparative Law United Kingdom
    2015 - ongoing The International Society of Public Law United States
    2013 - ongoing The Society of Legal Scholars United Kingdom
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Editor-In-chief Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law Canada
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Life Member Clare Hall, University of Cambridge United Kingdom
    2009 - ongoing Barrister and Solicitor Law Society of Upper Canada Canada
  • Position: Deputy Dean of Law
  • Phone: 83130584
  • Email: lorne.neudorf@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 2
  • Room: 2 11
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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