Shaun McVeigh

Shaun McVeigh joined the law school at Melbourne University in 2007. He previously researched and taught at Griffith University in Queensland as well as Keele and Middlesex Universities in the United Kingdom. He has a long time association with critical legal studies in Australia and the UK. More recently he has been involved in convening a symposium “Of the South” that develops an account of lawful existence within the South.

He has research interests in the fields of jurisprudence, health care, and legal ethics. His current research projects centre around three themes associated with refreshing a jurisprudence of jurisdiction: the development of accounts of a ‘lawful’ South; the importance of a civil prudence to thinking about the conduct of law (and lawyers); and, the continuing need to take account of the colonial legal inheritance of Australia and Britain.

related publications

‘Jurisprudences of jurisdiction: matters of public authority’ Griffith Law Review 23:4 (2014).

Jurisdiction (2012).

‘Rival jurisdictions: the promise and loss of sovereignty’ in After Sovereignty: On the Question of Political Beginnings (2010).