Dr Lorne Neudorf

Lorne Neudorf
Deputy Dean of Law
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions

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Dr Lorne Neudorf

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

Dr Neudorf holds a Doctorate in 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 for his doctoral work.  Dr Neudorf also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Law degree from McGill University.  He also practised as an Associate Lawyer at the Toronto office of one of Canada's premier business law firms.

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

Dr Neudorf has published or edited more than 45 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.  His work has been cited in books and articles by comparative and public law scholars and others including the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.  It has also been introduced in evidence before a parliamentary committee of the House of Lords. Dr Neudorf is a co-founder and an Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, which publishes cutting-edge comparative scholarship on thematic 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 leading law schools including Cambridge, Yale, Stanford, the National University of Singapore, New York University, and Humboldt University.  He has been a visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.  In 2015, Dr Neudorf was elected as an Associate Member of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Dr Neudorf has been awarded more than $250,000 of funding 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.  He is presently undertaking a two-year research study on the parliamentary supervision of executive lawmaking in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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

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

Administrative Law, Comparative Government and Politics, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Law, Law and Legal Studies, Legal Institutions, Legal Interpretation, Public Policy

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Taking Comparative Law Seriously: Rethinking the Supreme Court of Canada's Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation. Statute Law Review, -.
2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Regulating Judges: Beyond Independence and Accountability. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 76, 2, 452-455.
10.1017/S0008197317000289
2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). The Supreme Court and Parliament: Evolving Roles and Relationships. Supreme Court Law Review, -.
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, 452-452.
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, 29-29.
2016 Hunt, C. & Neudorf, L. (2016). The Expert Witness’s Duty of Impartiality in Canada. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 20, 72-72.
2016 McIntyre, J. & Neudorf, L. (2016). Judicial review reform: avoiding effective review through procedural means?. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 16, 1, 65-99.
10.1080/14729342.2016.1211613
2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). Review of The Politics of Judicial Independence in the UK's Changing Constitution by Graham Gee, Robert Hazell, Kate Malleson and Patrick O'Brien (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). MODERN LAW REVIEW, 79, 6, 1144-1147.
10.1111/1468-2230.12236
2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Review of Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law by Ran Hirschl (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 74, 3, 621-624.
10.1017/S0008197315000732
2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Judicial independence: the judge as a third party to the dispute. Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, -.
2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Review of Authoritarian Rule of Law: Legislation, Discourse and Legitimacy in Singapore by Jothie Rajah (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 73, 1, 206-208.
2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Declaratory legislation: legislatures in the judicial domain?. University of British Columbia Law Review, 47, 1, 313-328.
2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Review of Constitutional Systems of the World (Series): The Constitution of China by Qianfan Zhang, The Constitution of Indonesia by Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey and The Constitution of Malaysia by Andrew Harding (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012). CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 73, 2, 443-446.
10.1017/S0008197314000506
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.
2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). Intervention at the UK Supreme Court. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2, 1, 16-32.
10.7574/cjicl.02.01.95
2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). Review of The Culture of Judicial Independence: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges by Shimon Shetreet and Christopher Forsyth, eds. (Leiden: Nijhoff, 2011). MODERN LAW REVIEW, 76, 1, 181-184.
10.1111/1468-2230.12009_2
2013 Neudorf, L. (2013). Review of Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: a Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine by Maria Popova. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 72, 2, 461-464.
10.1017/S0008197313000603
2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Editor's Introduction: Looking Back and Moving Forward. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1, 2, 1-1.
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). Promoting independent justice in a changing world. Human Rights Law Review, 12, 1, 107-121.
10.1093/hrlr/ngr048
2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). The Supreme Court and the New Judicial Independence. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1, 2, 25-25.
2012 Neudorf, L. (2012). Review of Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China by Margaret Yk Woo and Mary E. Gallagher, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 71, 2, 454-456.
2011 Neudorf, L. (2011). Review of The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse by Steven D. Smith (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010). Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 48, 4, 681-681.
2011 Neudorf, L. (2011). Review of Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion by Randall Peerenboom, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 70, 1, 267-268.
10.1017/S0008197311000274
2010 Laporte, J. & Neudorf, L. (2010). Canadian Pension Plan Administrators and Legal Liability. Pensions, 15, 3, 179-190.
10.1057/pm.2010.18
2010 Neudorf, L. (2010). Shifting Sanctions and Personal Responsibility. Saskatchewan Law Review, 73, 131-131.
2007 Neudorf, L. (2007). Independence and the Public Process: Evolution or Erosion?. Saskatchewan Law Review, 70, 53-53.

Books

Year Citation
2018 C. Hunt, L. Neudorf & M. Rankin (Eds.) (2018). Hunt, C, Neudorf, L, Rankin M (eds), Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives from the Common Law World. Canada: Carswell.
2018 Hunt, C., Neudorf, L. & Rankin, M. (2018). The Annotated Guide to the BC Interpretation Act. Canada: Carswell.
2017 R. Diab, C. Hunt & L. Neudorf (Eds.) (2017). Diab, R, Hunt, C, Neudorf, L (eds), Problems of Interpretation in International Law. Canada: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). The Dynamics of Judicial Independence: A Comparative Study of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan. Switzerland: Springer.
10.1007/978-3-319-49884-3
2016 R. Diab, C. Hunt & L. Neudorf (Eds.) (2016). Diab, R, Hunt, C, Neudorf, L (eds), Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives. Canada: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
2015 L. Neudorf, C. Hunt & R. Diab (Eds.) (2015). Diab, R, Hunt, C, Neudorf, L (eds), Health Law and Human Rights. Canada: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
2012 L. Neudorf (Ed.) (2012). The UK Supreme Court Yearbook. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
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
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
2017 Neudorf, L. (2017). Executive Erosion of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Comparative Perspectives on Lawmaking in Canada and the United Kingdom. Symposium on the Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform. Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
2016 Neudorf, L. (2016). Taking Comparative Law Seriously: Rethinking the Supreme Court of Canada's Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation. Borders, Otherness and and Public Law, The International Society of Public Law Conference. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). The Evolution of Judicial Institutions: A Comparative Study of Courts in England, Malaysia, and Pakistan. On Law and Social Transformations, Stanford Program in Law and Society. Stanford University, USA.
2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Judicial Independence and the Evolution of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan. Constitutionalism in the Courts: Judicial Review and the Separation of Powers, Centre for Asian Legal Studies. National University of Singapore.
2015 Neudorf, L. (2015). Courts in Comparative Perspective: The Dynamics of Judicial Independence. Public Law in an Uncertain World, The International Society of Public Law Conference. New York University, USA.
2014 Neudorf, L. (2014). Judicial Institutions and Responsibility: A Comparison of Courts in England, Malaysia and Pakistan. Law and Responsibility, Doctoral Scholarship Conference. Yale University, USA.
2014 McIntyre, J. & Neudorf, L. (2014). Judicial Review Reform: Avoiding Substantive Review through Procedural Reform?. Process and Substance in Public Law, Centre for Public Law. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

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

Memberships

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

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 - ongoing Board Member UBC International Law Journal Canada
2014 - ongoing Board Member Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law United Kingdom
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
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Law School
Room Number
2 11
Org Unit
Law School

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